Editor’s Dose: If you take nothing else away from Amanda’s story, remember these three things

Editor’s Dose: If you take nothing else away from Amanda’s story, remember these three things

IF YOU’VE READ the fitness story in this edition of Central Florida Health News, then read on. If you haven’t, then stop right here, click back to http://bit.ly/2jmLtAE, and return to this when you’re done. There are a few key points that— no matter what your New Year’s resolution is — you can apply from Amanda Miller’s story to help you reach your goals. Here it is!

CELESTE JO WALLS

CELESTE JO WALLS

1. THERE IS NO EASY WAY. No matter what your goal is — to lose 20 pounds, to quit smoking, to finish your college education — it will be a challenge. There are no shortcuts, magic formulas, or schemes that will work better than hard work and determination. Remember that when you are making a plan for how to stick to your commitment, and then, follow the next two pieces of advice from Amanda’s story.

2. ACCOUNTABILITY IS FOR REAL. If you don’t have someone to hold you accountable to your promise, then the promise will more than likely be broken. Why, you ask? Because of the previous point. Remember, there is no easy way. You will have hurdles, and there will be times when you want to give up. Having one person (or two, or three people) to support you and remind you to keep going is an essential part of the formula for success.

3. REMAIN CONSTANT. Don’t forget the plan. You spent the time mapping one out, now follow it. It sounds simple, but it really is easier said than done. If it were easy, everyone would be a healthy weight, but you can do it. Plan your meals out, days in advance, if necessary, to avoid impulsive eating. If your weakness is sweet foods, keep them out of your house. The kids can go without ice cream or cookies, except for on a special day or occasion. Remember that your healthy lifestyle change will be good not just for you, but also for everyone else in your household.

Happy New Year from all of us here at Central Florida Health News magazine, and remember to follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/CentralFloridaHealthNews to share your resolution goals. We can help be your accountability for a healthy change!

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