Many usher in the New Year (just like the last!) with some sort of dietary or fitness pledge. Unfortunately, less than 8% of people make their resolutions stick and more than 30% don't even start trying in the first place. One reason is because very strict or lofty goals can be tough to sustain. So, how can you beat the statistics? Follow these steps to make positive diet and exercise changes that will carry a healthier you into 2015 and beyond.
Making healthier diet choices and getting exercise doesn't have to be overwhelming. Instead of trying to "do it all" at once, break your larger goals into more manageable ones and avoid these other critical mistakes.
If you pledged to start going to the gym but realize you kind of hate the gym, it's time to rethink your exercise strategy. Instead of throwing your hands in the air or feeling shame for not accomplishing your goal, remember there's more than one means to an end.