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Celebrating your Successes and Preparing for New Ones in the New Year

Another year has come to an end which means there’s no better time to look back on the past 12 months and celebrate our successes. It’s also a great time to set new and exciting goals for the New Year. SlimFast Plan Consultant and Registered Dietitian, Maryann Walsh shares how she celebrates her accomplishments and sets S.M.A.R.T. goals for the future.

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Celebrate the wins!
If you wrote down or set goals this past year, did you end up achieving them? If you did, then take some time to reflect on and to feel proud of yourself and your accomplishments! Consider rewarding yourself, maybe a trip to the spa or a new pair of sneakers, or even a new planner so you can stay on track to achieving your goals in the New Year!

Celebrate the learning opportunities!
Even if you feel like you fell short, it’s important to not view that as failing, because there’s a good chance you learned something about yourself:

  • Maybe you learned that a certain exercise class or type of exercise just wasn’t your thing and some other type of exercise would be more fun for you!
  • Or maybe you learned that it was unrealistic to meal prep on Sunday afternoons because that is usually when you have family over, so Sunday mornings make more sense for you.
  • Or perhaps you learned that it’s difficult for you to get in your water each day unless you have a bottle of water next to you on your desk to sip on all day

By evaluating what went well and what could have gone better you can adjust and make changes to your routine to set yourself up for success in the future!

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Now for the fun part! Let’s set some new goals!
Ask yourself what you want for yourself in this New Year,make it into a S.M.A.R.T goal and write it down. A S.M.A.R.T. goal is a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely-set goal. Check out this blog post where I cover the steps in detail! Also, if you aren’t already a member of one of the SlimFast Together Facebook groups, definitely check them out. They make up an amazing little corner of the internet where you can go for support, advice and accountability on your weight management journey.

Remember as you enter this New Year, that a consistent routine that you actually stick to is so much better than an unrealistic aim for perfection that only lasts a few weeks! Have a happy and healthy New Year!