OK, there is no easy way to ask. So here it is. Now that we are into February, how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? We know that it takes about four to six weeks of dedicated time to reinforce a new behavior so that it becomes habit. That goes for exercising, eating right or any other change to your daily routine. Make it past six weeks and you have a much greater chance of sticking with it for long-term success.
For those of you who are going strong and sticking with your weight loss and exercise goals, my guess is that you are feeling stronger, have more energy and may be sleeping better at night. For those who may have, lets just say, not been as dedicated as you could have, do not give up. Always remember that everyday is a new chance to change your life and health for the better.
Here in New Orleans, we are hitting a critical stage for New Year’s resolutions – Mardi Gras. Don’t let this span wreck all that you have worked for up to this point. Go into Mardi Gras weekend with a plan, especially if you are on the go frequenting parades. There are ways you can enjoy Mardi Gras and come out of it with your resolutions intact.
My top five tips for a healthy, resolution-saving Mardi Gras season are: