4 Tips to Make Your New Year's Resolution a Reality

3. Ask for Support

The American Psychological Association suggests sharing your experience with family and friends. They advise to join a support group such as a workout class at your gym or a group of coworkers quitting smoking. The APA says that having someone to share your struggles with makes your journey to a healthier lifestyle easier and less intimidating.

4. Don't Get Discouraged

If you have a bad day or week, don't quit. It happens. It's important to just keep going. You don't gain weight by having a bad day or a bad week, but when indulgences happen day after day, month after month, you'll see the changes. Close the book on a bad week and start fresh on Monday, call your friend or coworker to pull you out of your rut and get back on your path.

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Suzanne Corey

Suzanne Corey is a journalist and athlete. She competes in events around the country, including a marathon in Hawaii, a sprint triathlon in California, a rockin' half-marathon in Tennessee, and a century ride through Vermont and New Hampshire. When she's not training, Suzanne is raising two daughters and dreaming of a half-ironman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Suzanne Corey is a journalist and athlete. She competes in events around the country, including a marathon in Hawaii, a sprint triathlon in California, a rockin' half-marathon in Tennessee, and a century ride through Vermont and New Hampshire. When she's not training, Suzanne is raising two daughters and dreaming of a half-ironman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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