Time for Spring Resolutions

by John Murphy, Founder, Make 100 Healthy Foundation

Wouldn’t it be great if New Year’s resolutions had a May start date? Think about it. The weather is nice and mild. The flowers are blooming. The days are longer. It’s the ideal environment to keep your resolutions.

Usually most of us resolve to lose weight, exercise more, eat better and make strides in our life. Cold weather and short days are not the best recipe for success.

Now is the perfect time to renew and reaffirm the goals you made just a few short months ago. If you have made it this far on your goals and resolutions — bravo! This is a great marker to keep going.

If you haven’t kept the goals you made, this is the time to fulfill the promises you made to yourself. Use the longer days, warmer weather and the great outdoor amenities in our area to excel and make your goals a reality.

As the actor Rob Schreiner once said, “You can do it”! I encourage you to push the reset button and give yourself a second chance to accomplish what you want to improve your life and health.

Everyone’s schedule is different.

I love to work out, swim and exercise early in the morning. Some people love to wind down their day after work with a fitness regimen or an evening bike ride. It doesn’t matter what time you carve out for yourself, but now is the time to recommit and take action.

I find it very helpful to write down my goals. It makes them real to me and it’s almost like a contract with myself. Try it. You’ll like it.

Goals should be achievable. You don’t need to recreate your world, just make a commitment to do something healthy, like taking a long walk every night.

These are exciting times, and I urge you to take advantage of the favorable conditions to renew your resolution. Happy New You!