Another Year of Resolutions

Happy New Year! Well, have you written down or told someone your New Year’s resolution for 2010?! I know I have, and I was relieved that my only one wasn’t to start a diet and lose weight! That has been my resolution for pretty much all of my life and I knew this year would be different. While one of my resolutions was definitely to continue my weight loss, I changed my wording. Mine this year is to remain healthy and make healthy choices. Take an hour a day for myself for my mental health and that encompasses my daily exercise. I have also committed to myself that I would make small changes to make my eating a little better at each meal.

Happy New Year! Well, have you written down or told someone your New Year’s resolution for 2010?! I know I have, and I was relieved that my only one wasn’t to start a diet and lose weight! That has been my resolution for pretty much all of my life and I knew this year would be different. While one of my resolutions was definitely to continue my weight loss, I changed my wording. Mine this year is to remain healthy and make healthy choices. Take an hour a day for myself for my mental health and that encompasses my daily exercise. I have also committed to myself that I would make small changes to make my eating a little better at each meal.

So I am asking you! Don’t make the same resolutions as years in the past or more importantly, don’t let 2010 pass you by and another resolution not met. So I encourage you to make small healthy changes everyday. It could be as simple as swapping out 2 sodas for 16 ounces of water. Small changes lead to great rewards!


I know with this thought in my head over the holidays I was able to enjoy myself without over indulging. I ate what I wanted, but I would cut things in half and cut my portions down tremendously. You get the same satisfaction out of 3 M&M’s as you do the entire bag! Why waste the calories? I know that over the holidays my mom made these amazing eggnog waffles…my mouth still waters for them as I write this. I had 1 waffle and chewed for 30 seconds and enjoyed every bite and felt full and drank water with my breakfast. I was able to enjoy Christmas morning breakfast with my family without the guilt.

So I challenge you to start making small changes today, remember the rewards are amazing!

66 Clever Ways to Keep Your Road Trip Healthy

From road trip food to on-the-go health hacks, here's all you need to have a safe vacation from city to city.

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip! But do you wonder how you can stay healthy with all the fast food and potential health issues along the way? Things can go downhill for everyone pretty quickly. Here are 66 clever and easy tips for keeping the trip on track for health and fun.

1. Pack Compact Snacks to Avoid Overeating

Reuse a cleaned creamer bottle or fill up a new tackle box with healthy bites like nuts, seeds, berries, dried fruit, and granola. This way, you'll cut down on multiple snack bags and boxes and won't over-indulge because you can only have a small handful at a time.

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