Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when people start making all those resolutions – the ones that don’t typically make it past the end of January. I shared some of my best tips for making New Year’s resolutions that really last over at AboutOne yesterday. I hope you’ll stop by and check them out.
One of my tips was to make specific goals. This will be the first year that I can recall in my adult like that one of my goals isn’t to lose a significant amount of weight. All I’ve got left is the less-than-10 pounds to reach my goal weight. Surely I can hit that by the end of 2012.
My big focus this year is going to be improving – or rather, fine-tuning – my eating habits. They’re vastly improved from when I started losing weight, but my diet could still stand to be healthier.
I loved an article in the January issue of Runner’s World about specific small steps to improve your overall nutrition. I’m going to start with one of my own before moving through the ones suggested in the article.
My first goal is to begin eating at least one fruit or vegetable with every meal. I usually have veggies with lunch and dinner, but I don’t always get a fruit or veggie in with breakfast. As part of that, I also want to make sure I’m getting at least two servings of fruit every day.
After I’m doing well with that I’ll probably work on trying to include more whole grains in my diet, since that’s an area in which I’m really weak. Then, I’ll start working my way through the suggestions in Runner’s World.
I’ll be fine-tuning my nutrition in 2012, have you set any goals for yourself?
Do or do not. There is no try.