Baby Steps: Making It Happen in 2014

It’s that time again: Resolution Time.

I asked my eldest daughter in December if she was going to make any resolutions this year and her response was very insightful: “No, because I never keep them.”

Why is it so difficult for us to keep resolutions? I think for many of us, we are unrealistic of our own ability to change, and we just simply set the bar too high.

One of my favorite sayings is, “When the Pain of Being the Same Becomes Greater Than the Pain of Being Different, You Change.”

The good news is, we don’t have to go through pain to make small changes that can dramatically affect the way we eat and live.

My motto for 2014 is: Baby Steps.

By taking Baby Steps in changing the way you lead your life, you can see dramatic results that last a lifetime.

So instead of setting yourself up for failure, going through major self- deprivation of certain food groups or setting unrealistic exercise goals like hitting the gym for 3 hours a day, 7 days a week, start adding in what you need slowly. By doing that, you’ll be crowding out what you don’t need.

Here’s an example: instead of saying, “NO more burgers and fries in 2014”, make a decision to cook burgers at home, increasing the quality of ingredients from a fast- food burger, and add a whole wheat bun, sweet potato fries, a salad or veggies to your meal. Ditto for the kids.

Baby Steps.

You can Make it Happen!




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