Staying motivated is the biggest challenge
"Every New Year’s Eve folks gather together to reflect on their lives and proclaim to make changes for the better. In between bites of cheesecake we ease our guilt with a firm promise that in the New Year we will lose weight and exercise once and for all. While the champagne is still bubbling, we look ahead to thinner, healthier days. More often than not, our good intentions are swept away in the morning with the confetti.
Have faith. Next year can be the year of your success. Starting now.
The key to getting fit is sticking with an exercise program year round. Do what you can, whenever you can, for the good of your health. Knowing that you can prevent a variety of diseases caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle is a strong incentive to exercise. "
Make small changes each day.
Change habits one at a tim.:
Use extra virgin olive oil and vinegar or lemon instead of creamy salad dressings.
Use jam on your bagels and toast instead of butter or cream cheese.
Eat whole grain breads instead of bread made with refined flour.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables each day.
Use skim milk insteqad of whole milk
Get out for a walk as often as possible.
Drink lots of water.
Eliminate or limit soda.
Avoid sugar as often as possible.