Posted on 12/21/2016 at 09:01 AM by YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Although we think you can start a resolution on any ol' Monday, the new year is a chance to start fresh and say goodbye to any of the frustrations the previous year held — a perfect opportunity to make resolutions that will help strengthen one’s spirit, mind and body.
However, many of us find our resolutions thrown out along with the holiday decorations. It’s no wonder—starting the new year by making sweeping cuts to our diets and declarations that we’ll hit the gym seven days a week doesn’t exactly set us up for success! But by reframing resolutions and breaking them down into smaller, easy-to-sustain goals you’ll see big benefits in the long run.
As a community-serving organization here in central Iowa, we see how things such as getting involved with the community and making lifestyle adjustments can change someone’s life for the better. While you bid farewell to the past year, consider these New Year's resolutions our Y team recommends for 2017.
What resolutions are you making for 2017? Let us know in the comments!
Want some help sticking with it? Ask your local Y about free wellness coaching, personal training, educational courses, group exercise opportunities and other supportive programs — or just grab a coffee with another member and start hatching a plan together.