Jennifer Cassetta: Another Year, Another Resolution

With each January, many of us want better things for ourselves and our lives. Some call them goals, others resolutions. “I want to lose ten pounds”, or “I am going to start exercising starting on January 1st.” Whatever it may be, many people fail at getting what they really want. There are many reasons why but I will highlight the most common reasons why people fail, specifically at their health goals.

1. Denial of Reality: You first have to know where you are in order to plan how to get to where you want to be. For some, that means stepping on a scale or taking stock of your strengths and weaknesses.

2. Taking Action without Planning: You need a map or GPS to drive to a place you have never been, right? The same goes for your health. If you want to increase your energy or obtain the body of your dreams, you need to have a plan that works for you.

3. Planning without Taking Action: This is probably the biggest downfall for those of us who set New year’s resolutions. We have great intention, but come January 2, the excuses kick in and no action is taken in achieving what you set out to do.

So, when thinking of what you want for your New Year, remember to:

– Find out where you are, really. No guessing. You want facts.
– Make a plan. Get help from a professional (coach, trainer, mentor, nutritionist, etc.) You don’t need to do it alone!
– Set realistic goals that are measurable and attainable.
– Check in. Hold yourself accountable by monitoring your results. Or have a friend, loved one, trainer, etc., check in with you on a weekly basis to keep you on your toes.
– Reward yourself when you achieve your goals.

I wish you all the best for 2008. Go Get em’!

Learn more about Jennifer and Health and City here.

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