Eat healthy, drink in moderation and keep a merry and positive attitude.
Celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a resolution that will be easy to keep. Instead of resolving to lose weight and exercise more, change the language that you speak to yourself and instead make healthy, happy choices that can last a lifetime.
Beginning day one, make the conscious decision to take control over your life and the choices you make. It really is that simple. If you concentrate on taking control over your life, you will find that there really are no excuses. No excuse for overeating, especially foods that contain high calories per serving and no excuse for not exercising, there are plenty of exercises that can be done indoors and outdoors.
Even if you just want to lose a few pounds, changing the way you think about food and dieting can be the secret to a healthy weight for the rest of your life. From savory to sweet, food is the source of life and should be enjoyed with every bite. You don’t have to give up your favorite foods in order to shrink your waistline, just eat smaller amounts.
Losing weight is on the list of many women making New Year’s resolutions, but the truth is that most of those resolutions will fail. The main reason that these resolutions don’t make it is because these ladies choose a short-term solution for a long-term goal. Successful weight loss requires a long-term solution. Successful weight loss cannot be achieved without weight management and weight management cannot be achieved without self-control.
If I make it sound too easy, it may be because deep down, you know that self-control is the foundation for all the decisions that you make. We may not be able to control life, but we have the power to control how we react to all life has to offer. Self-control is a gift that we have all been blessed with and it is ours to nurture and grow. Just like a muscle strengthens with exercise, the more we exercise our self-control, the stronger it becomes.
As the celebrations begin I raise my glass in a toast to you my friend, let’s say good-bye to 2013 and look forward to the coming of 2014, with all the anticipation and promise for a Happy, Healthy New Year.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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