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New Year Micro-Resolutions

2019 Micro-Resolutions

Are you tired of making New Year’s resolutions that only last a month … IF it even lasts that long?

Instead of New Year’s resolutions, I like to pick a theme for the year.

You’ll see the world thru different eyes.
It will change you if you let it.

I found systems to organize everything from bill paying to customer follow up.

I track income and expenses because you need to know where the money comes from and where it goes. And I learned a lot about investing.

This year, I’m learning about micro-resolutions.

Most of us set vague and lofty annual goals, like exercise, eat health and spend less/save more.

But, what if we set 12 monthly goals?

Goals that are large enough to make a difference in your life, but small enough to be attainable in 30 days.

And after 30 days, you’re done …
Or you can keep it.

Here are some ideas …

Walk an extra 1,000 steps.
Learn a new exercise (Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba)
Start a hobby.

Limit non-business computer time.
No swearing.
Stop smoking.

Exchange a donut/danish breakfast for a protein shake/smoothie.
Eat one more piece of fruit a day.
Eat more broccoli and salad.
No sugar. Or no chocolate.
No Starbucks.

Choose one micro-resolution for each month.
Schedule it on your calendar.

Is this something you would do?

Happy 4th of July 2013

Happy 4th of July

February is American Heart Month

American Heart Association
According to the American Heart Association

  • More than one in three adults has some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • The good news is 80% of heart disease and stroke can be prevented.

Life’s Simple 7 keys to prevention

Control cholesterol
Cholesterol is more than just a number. One important factor is the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL). The more HDL in your blood, the better the ratio. Keep your cholesterol in check by reducing and/or eliminating the bad fats in foods like greasy burgers and bacon.

Manage blood pressure
Blood pressure can be controlled with medication or try these low blood pressure tips.

Reduce blood sugar
Prevent diabetes by living a healthy lifestyle outlined here. Check your blood sugar with a simple blood test. If you have diabetes, control it with diet and exercise. And take your medicine if your doctor prescribes it.

Eat right
Eat less red meat. Eliminate boxed, prepared and over processed food. Stop eating white flour and sugar.
Eat more fruits and vegetables. Follow the food pyramid or go vegan.

Lose weight
There’s no magic to losing weight. To lose one pound, you need to …
Eat 3,500 calories less
Burn 3,500 calories more
Or a combination of both
You’re invited to do a 180 turnaround. 90 Days to lose the weight. Then 90 days to learn how to keep it off.

Get moving
Walking is one of the best exercises. All you need is a good pair of shoes and get moving.

Stop smoking
There are lots of good reasons to stop smoking. And NO good reason to continue smoking. Top 10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

What Are My Chances of Getting Heart Disease

Make the Effort to Prevent Heart Disease with Life’s Simple 7
What Are My Chances of Getting Heart Disease?
American Heart Association

Leave a comment with YOUR heart healthy tips.

Marilyn Kvasnok

45 Reasons to Get Healthy

45 Reasons to Get Healthy

The number one New Year’s Resolution:  Lose weight and get healthy. But, it’s not going to happen without a plan. My first step is to figure out WHY I want to get healthy. Here are 45 reasons …

  1. I want to feel good.
  2. I want to smile when I look in the mirror.
  3. Because beauty starts on the inside.
  4. I want to prevent disease.
  5. I want a strong heart.
  6. Healthy is sexy.
  7. I want to be a good example to my family and friends.
  8. I have goals I want to reach.
  9. Staying healthy is cheaper than being sick.
  10. I’m ready to do a 180 and lose the fat forever.
  11. I want lean, stong muscles.
  12. It’s the only place I have to live.
  13. I want strong bones.
  14. I want to stay active.
  15. I want to maintain a healthy weight.
  16. I made a commitment to myself.
  17. I want to feel good in my clothes.
  18. I am not a quitter.
  19. I have a long bucket list to accomplish.
  20. I want a healthy brain.
  21. I want good eating habits.
  22. Life is worth living.
  23. Because I am in charge of my life.
  24. I want to wear my skinny jeans.
  25. Because not working out isn’t working out for me.
  26. I want to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
  27. If you rest, you rust.
  28. I want to keep my blood pressure low.
  29. I want to travel.
  30. Because vitamins are better than medication.
  31. I know healthy is the right thing to do.
  32. Eating healthy and controlling my weight prevents diabetes.
  33. I want to dance at my grandchild’s wedding.
  34. I want to live a long and healthy life.
  35. I want to feel happy.
  36. Because I’m worth it.
  37. I want to breathe easy.
  38. I want healthy, glowing skin.
  39. I want my family to be proud of me.
  40. I want to add years to my life.
  41. Because I am stronger than my excuses.
  42. Because mom would be proud.
  43. I want more energy.
  44. I want healthy lungs.
  45. Because I can.

Leave a comment with YOUR reasons to get healthy.

Download a printable list:  45 Reasons to Get Healthy

Marilyn Kvasnok

Get Ready To Do a 180

Merry Christmas 2012

May the Christmas season
fill your home with joy,
your heart with love
and your life with laughter.

St Albert the Great Church Altar

St Albert the Great Chapel

St Albert the Great Nativity
St Albert the Great Christmas Tree
 Photos from St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in North Royalton, Ohio.

Marilyn Kvasnok

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