EXTENSION CONNECTION: Start New Year’s resolutions small

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM.

I have suggestions for some great New Year’s resolutions that are achievable. 

For example, instead of setting a goal to lose 50 or more pounds by summertime, start small. Cut out sweets and see where you get with that. Then cut half your soda intake.

Slow and steady wins the race. 

If you set your standards too high to begin with, you will never achieve them, so set a smaller goal you know you can achieve — then up the ante.

This way, you guarantee yourself you will see success.

Another resolution many people make is exercising.

If you’re no marathon runner, don’t set a goal to run a 5K in a month. Start small and begin with a run around the block twice a week.

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