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How to have a Happy New Year!

posted on Friday, 31st December 2010 | find under Fitness
It's getting to be that time of year again when we start to reminisce about what we have done over the last 12 months and start to think about the coming year. If you are trying to decide on your new year's resolutions, take a look at these tips before committing.
1. Is the resolution you are making something you want to do? If the answer is no, then it is likely that by March you will have thrown the towel in. Make resolutions something that you actually look forward to doing. For example, if your resolution is to be better with money, why not change it to deciding on something you have always wanted to do, setting up a bank account and saving for that? That way, you will feel you are giving yourself something, not taking something away.
2. Think about what happens after you have met your goal. If you are looking to lose weight and you have decided on how much you want to lose and how you will do it, imagine yourself once you have achieved it. If you know that you will continue with the healthy eating and exercise forever then that's great! If you think you may just go back to eating the bad foods and not doing the exercise, then consider changing your eating plan and exercise routine to somthing which is realistic for you. You want to have a plan that gets you results now but that you can also do for the rest of your life. After all, you don't want to come to next new year and have to start it all again!
3. Reward yourself as you go along. Make mini goals for yourself such as 'when I have gone to the gym four times in the month, I will buy myself a new workout top'. If you congratulate yourself regulary and talk to yourself in a positive way, you will be so much more motivated to continue.
I wish you a healthy and happy new year!

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