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Get Fit For 2013: Making Realistic Resolutions

With 2013 so close, it's time to start mapping out your goals for the next 12 months. Tackling resolutions in the new year can be tough, so we've rounded up tips to help you make your healthy living resolutions stick — you don't want to be making the same promises next year!

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Irina3178892 Irina3178892 3 years
But where and how will you workout? Here are advantages and disadvantages to working out alone, with a friend, with a PT, at home or outdoors
Zelana-Montminy Zelana-Montminy 4 years
wow, these resolutions sound fantastic - thanks to all for sharing and happy new year!!
hazelcelt hazelcelt 4 years
Love it! Baby steps is where it's at. :D And deadlines! To begin: Goal: to lose 35lbs. -I will lose 1-2lbs a week by removing packaged and take-out foods (unless they are from vegan/vegetarian restaurants that I trust and only once in a while i.e. maybe once a month if that) -I will give myself 5-6 months to achieve my goal and I will focus the rest of the year on maintenance -Other specific things I will do to achieve my goals are: finding and cooking more low-fat, no-sugar vegan recipes, using only whole foods (i.e. fruit, veggies, intact whole grains, sprouted grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and including sea vegetables) -I will also plan my meals by making large portions on days off/weekends and packing them up into meals I can take to work/school with me; examples include: brown rice, quinoa, millet, bulghur, tomato and vegetable based sauces/broths, variety of beans and legumes, raw, unsalted almonds and sunflower seeds in baggies, tofu, tempeh, etc. -Ensuring I am working out at least 5 days a week/60 mins per session (though I am a fitness instructor, there are periods where I don't teach i.e. holidays, etc.) and 3 days must include strength training, at least 30 minutes.
courtney04 courtney04 4 years
Small, attainable steps and monthly goals are good tips. My resolutions are more ongoing goals that I will continue to work on, but here they are: 1) Get into grad school 2) Learn tennis 3) Run a 5K 4) Keep the house cleaner 5) Read at least one book per month
carpenteria carpenteria 4 years
Training for it now...but I'm going to participate in my first 5K!
Chickonspeed Chickonspeed 5 years
Well, I liked the monthly planning tip.I will definitively implement it. My resolutions have started past summer ;-). I 've had a rough year, yet I decided to not let events impact my health anymore. See Sean Anderson's concept of "Emotional Steel Wall" :-)). As a huge emotive girl, I 've come to realize that exercising really soothes me (I had first to reconcile myself with fitness as I used to relate it to pain & diet !). -I will commit myself more regularly to my fitness regimen : treadmill (walk & jog) : 3 hrs/week ; strength training ( w/ Jillian Michaels'DVD !!) : 5 hrs /week. - I will for sure cut down my emotional eating habits (for me it's like a carb addiction) by eating a Paleo Diet- see Mark's Daily Apple blog. (when I eat this way, I sleep better, no more bloating or headaches ...and I look younger !). - I will set up a new blog , where to pour my curiosity and creative energy into. Voilà. Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy New Year ! :-)) (I'm heading to my family's until Jan.1st).
Chickonspeed Chickonspeed 5 years
Well, I liked the monthly planning tip.I will definitively implement it. My resolutions have started past summer ;-). I 've had a rough year, yet I decided to not let events impact my health anymore. See Sean Anderson's conceot of "Emotional Steel Wall" :-)). As a huge emotive girl, I 've come to realize that exercizing really soothes me (I had first to reconcile myself with fitness as I used to relate it to pain & diet !). -I will commit myself more regulary to my fitness regimen : treadmill (walk & jog) : 3 hrs/week ; strength training ( w/ Jillian Michaels'DVD !!) : 5 hrs /week. - I will for sure cut down my emotional eating habits (for me it's like a carb addiction) by eating a Paleo Diet- see Mark's Daily Apple blog. (when I eat this way, I sleep better, no more bloating or headaches ...and I look younger !). - I will set up a new blog , where to pour my curiosity and creative energy into. Voilà. Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy New Year ! :-)) (I'm heading to my family's until Jan.1st).
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