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Quotes for the New Year

Posted By NWI, Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

Follow the Yelloe Brick RoadThis is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.

- Taylor Swift

 

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

 

No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!

- C. JoyBell C.

 

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

- L. Frank Baum

 

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

- Carl Bard

 

Now I've gone for too long
Living like I'm not alive
So I'm going to start over tonight
Beginning with you and I

- Hayley Williams

 

Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.

- Mandy Hale


Surrender...sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed.

- Rick Warren

 

It took me a very long time to accept that an ending was really just a new beginning.

- Charlene May

 

I read about history I don't repeat it.

- nechantenique

Tags:  Behavior Change  Inspiration  January 2014  New Beginnings 

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Wellness In 10: New Year's Resolutions Better Than Losing Weight

Posted By NWI, Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

Small StepsAt one time or another many people have wanted to lose weight. Some even go so far as to dump that one wish on a hopeful January 1st (or very late December 31!). If resolutions were all it took to accomplish what we wanted, we would make resolutions every day. As it is, most of us be-grudge the annual time of year when we are supposed to vow to do better, knowing that accomplishing those lofty goals are easier said than done.

What we know from years of study is that smaller goals are often easier to accomplish than large lofty goals, so here are 10 goals that are better than "I want to lose weight.” Just pick one. If you "master” it, add another one.

1. I will eat a high protein, low-fat breakfast.

2. I will not have a second helping (at least on weekdays).

3. I will try one new healthy recipe each week. (allrecipes.com has a great selection)

4. I will make sure each meal includes a green vegetable.

5. I will drink water throughout the day.

6. I will replace a half hour of TV time with movement (The TV can still be on!).

7. For those who sit at desks = I will get up and move around at least once an hour.

8. I will learn about strength training and how to do it safely. Here’s a great site: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2013/02/28/strength-training-101/

9. I will reward myself when I accomplish little goals.

10. I will look for at least five opportunities each week to move more.

Tags:  Intellectual  January 2014  New Beginnings  Physical  Weight Loss  Wellness In 10 

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