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Small Steps and Reasonable Goals = 2013 Resolution Success in the Poconos

East Stroudsburg, PA – Reach Your Fitness Goals with the Slow and Steady Approach

Small Steps followed CONSISTENTLY will add up to accomplishing your Fitness Goals for the NEW YEAR.  Chances are it has taken more than one week for you to get unhealthy, overweight and out of shape.   In most cases, it’s been months and years of inactivity and overeating that got you to the point of needing to make a change – so you can’t expect to wake up tomorrow as a new healthy you.  Don’t overwhelm yourself, or set yourself up for failure by setting unreasonable goals for a new healthy you this year.

Here are some suggestions:

Start a FOOD JOURNAL – for 3 days, write down EVERY SINGLE ITEM that passes your lips, and the times you are eating.  You will be able to quickly see how much you are eating, what you are eating, and when you are eating.  Improve your eating habits by replacing the mindless eating with drinking water.  Mindless eating includes:  eating while driving, reading, watching TV or your kids playing sports, working, or any other time when you are bored, lonely, or not really hungry.

Just Start Moving  – commit to just 10 minutes of some VIGOROUS activity, but do it  EVERY DAY – and after two weeks, add 5 more minutes each week, and eventually you will get to 60 minutes.

Put Yourself in a Healthy Environment – Avoid Unhealthy Places and Situations – join a health club and stay around healthy people, stay away from the office areas where the food is laid out, bring your lunch to work – or take a walk at lunch time, have a NO FOOD in the Car policy, etc.

Make ONE Change in your diet and follow through on this ONE change for a month.  For instance, eliminate deserts, soda, alcohol, red meat, dairy, etc. for just ONE month.

Also – Knowledge Is POWER, and if you are HONEST with yourself, and REALLY want to change, you will get the information you need to SUPPORT what you want to do.

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