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How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution

We have all made New Year’s resolutions. We make them with the full intention of fulfilling them.

But, for one reason or the other one excuse or the other, the new work out program or the promise to quit smoking is abandoned by the end of the first week of the New Year. The major reason for this is that we over-inflate our goals to a point where they aren’t realistically attainable!

Shift thinking

Rather than making a resolution to lose 30 pounds by Valentine’s Day, make a commitment to take a walk during your lunch break, or to cut back on the amount of sugar you put in your coffee or even removing soda from you life one day a week and slowly increase each goal as you become comfortable with the new change.

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Before you know it, you will not only have achieved your goal, but you will have developed a new lifestyle with far less effort and stress than an overly ambitious resolution. Think about it, what’s your end goal? What is the one small thing you can fold into your life that will get you into that swimsuit or help you spend more time with your family or allow you to run that marathon by summer?

Start with that and take it one day at a time.

You will be surprised how far you go!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? I’d like to know! E-mail me or write in the comments below.

Happy New Year!

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    Denise E
    January 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Since I never fully complete my resolution, this year I decided not to make a resolution but I have recommitted myself to studying the Word of GOD and to not allow the distractions of life deter me..

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    January 2, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    get healthily so I can get off diabetes meds and forgive the person that hurt me and ask for forgiveness and love more enjoy life more. quit trying to correct or change things or people. LOVE more

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    Karanji B.
    January 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    This New Year I didn’t make any resolutions but I made God a promise that I will try to stay focus on my calling…Having a Bold obedience and Just Do It! So Pray for me.

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    January 2, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I want to lose weight and manage my inner peace. I just read how to achieve my goals so now it’s more of a mind frame of… 15 minutes of yoga on my yoga mate i got over the holidays and drinking water instead of soda… the small things to option the bigger goal…Thank you for putting it in prospective. ..

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    Rosalind H.
    January 2, 2015 at 5:38 am

    I am single mom of 4 so I have a lot of stress on me on me cause i just recently got layed off of of work but my goal is to start a exercise routine but it seem like things alwayz get in the way i want to quit making excuses. Im also a singer as well and i want to start using my talent more cause i dont want to lose it. So I need help in all areas now .

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    Angela Rodgers
    January 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Happy Newyear Kimberly ? I don’t have any resolutions. I just want to learn how to eat right stay healthy and and have good work out and stay with it.

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    Letitia Fowler
    January 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    This is My 1st New Year’s Resolution: As a dreamer, I’m always thinking long and hard about the end result…and then baulking at the actual task at hand. So, this is year I’m switching it up a bit. I want to go to Paris (never been to Europe)! I’ve made myself a promise…Pray to God all the details, and seriously look for Him to assist in implementing my dream into reality. My Resolution is: there is no other objective. Pray with me, and I’ll send a photo when I get there 🙂 2015 is my year! Letitia

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    Cassandra Coates
    January 1, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the encouraging words. Looking forward to accomplishing my goals. Have a wonderful year!

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    January 1, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Happy New Year Kimberly! My resolution is to start a business. I hesitated in the past because my divorce was not finalized, so on December 31st I went to the court house and filed the papers. Going into the new year knowing there are no obstacles holding me back and relinquishing myself of my one excuse, I know I’ll get it started in 2015. Thanks and I love all your post!

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    Cornelius Rawlings
    January 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I need some help
    please help me
    on getting back into
    school and take
    care of my family
    I needs transportation
    to get back and forth
    to work so many bill I can’t even
    put no money on me a car
    I jus need an angel to to come from heaven an bless me and my family……………..

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      Kimberly Elise
      January 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Good luck Cornelius. There’s always your church and your friends in your community.

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