Setting Goals for the New Year

Happy New Year! Got those resolutions ready? Time to re-commit to keeping a health journal, exercising regularly, eating better, drinking less? Guess what, online sources say that 80% of people fail to maintain their resolutions by February. That means most people only last a MONTH! We have some tips to help you keep your resolutions. We are all about not setting yourself up for failure.

  1. Be specific. Don’t say you are going to “eat better”… “workout more” …” be better at managing your diabetes.” What does that even mean? Set specific goals like: “I’m only going to eat out once a week and I’m going to get to the gym at least 3 times a week” or I’m going to check my blood sugar at least 3 times a day, and I’m going to find 15 minutes every day to walk the dog.”
  2. Be realistic. Rhodes is notorious for setting very lofty goals that he simply cannot achieve. He gives up all sweets or all alcohol, or says he’s going to work out 7 days a week. Once you fail, you feel defeated. Set goals that are achievable. Talk to your friends and family to give you some feedback about realistic goals.
  3. Be supported. Tell those around you about your new years resolutions. Ask them to help keep you accountable. Make sure your co-workers, friends and family are on board so they encourage you to be successful rather than invite you into temptation.

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