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How to Set a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

A few years ago, I belonged to a gym that was just down the street from our house. I joined in July and faithfully went about three or four times per week through the summer, then fall, and into the winter. I figured out just the right time when it wasn't too busy and I could grab a treadmill without a wait.

But then came January. And the gym. Was. Packed.

Every treadmill - in use.

All the free weights - gone from their resting place.

The indoor walking track - completely packed.

As a healthcare professional, seeing all the people working out delighted my heart! As a regular gym-goer, I was incredibly annoyed.

I needn't have worried, though; a month later the gym was back to its normal capacity. The good-intentioned New-Years-Resolution folks had tired - or (more likely) had come up with valid reasons that excused them from completing their goals.

Let's be honest - we've all been there. I've certainly been there. We've all set goals that we genuinely intend to keep. But somehow things come up, we run out of time, or we just plain run out of motivation.

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Five Tips for Surviving (and even Enjoying) The Holidays

For those of us with a sweet tooth (or an urge to snack on things in front of us), this can be a treacherous time of year. I mean, I barely made it out of the grocery store alive after the Halloween candy sale (ahem, not saying that nothing "accidentally" fell into my cart). Up next are two of my favorite - not to mention the most delicious - holidays of the year.

I mean, there is one holiday that is completely dedicated to eating with those you love. Seriously? It's like Thanksgiving's subtitle is Ann's Ideal Holiday.

But of course, for those of us who also prioritize our health, this time of the year brings certain challenges. I.e. fighting the urge to eat all the things. As such, I'd like to share with you a few of my personal strategies that I use to help find a balance between health and enjoyment of some of these favorite foods.

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