Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip – Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time again, a time to reflect on the past year and make goals for the new one.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you meet all of your health and fitness goals last year? If not, here are some tips on how to make a better New Year’s Resolution:

  • Write down all of your goals for the upcoming year and keep them in a journal or in a safe place so you can reference it often;
  • Make short and long term goals with an end date in mind;
  • Be realistic;
  • Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! Exercise is key for optimal health and for faster results. Plan your exercise sessions in your daily planner just like you would schedule any other appointment. That way, you can plan accordingly (bringing your workout clothes with you to work so you can hit the gym on your way home) and make exercise a priority;
  • Make yourself accountable for your new goals. Enlist family or friends to help you attain those New Year’s Resolutions, and remember, these are goals for the whole year not just January! Look over your goals every month so you can evaluate if you are on task. If you aren’t, it’s not the end of the world; set a new goal and you’ll be on track again in no time!

Need accountability in reaching your goals in 2016?  Contact Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Shannon Center today!