Dear Red Hot Mamas

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: January 16, 2012

2012 New Years Resolutions

Many of us have made our New Year’s resolutions. Some will work hard to achieve our goals, while others will discard them in a short time. It’s important while making your resolutions to list ones that are truly realistic and achievable. Whether your goals deal with your health, your relationships or others, they should all be carefully looked at to see if they can be adhered to. You should also look to the past if you have set these goals before. If you have failed, take a look at why – what were the chief causes of problems that made you abandon your goals?

For myself, I like to set a limited amount of resolutions, three goals at most. Then, I attach a plan to actually set my goals in motion to accomplish. Next, I try to keep myself grounded. For example, one of my goals this year is to exercise more. So, to make that goal attainable, I set out my gym clothes the night before and plan what activity I will do in the morning. It takes some planning.

Perhaps, I have learned from my mistakes of the past when I’ve made resolutions and six months later, I was again off track and they were broken. I now know that for each resolution I make, the progress must be looked at along the way. I must admit that in the past, after several months, I looked at my resolutions as merely a chore list. I won’t do this in 2012. I will look at my resolutions and know that these goals were set for me in the hopes that it will promote good health. I’m going to accentuate the positive. I will feel much better if I exercise and look better and be healthier.

I hope that if you’ve set goals for yourself, that you will stay focused. A new year is a great time to make a commitment to change, and I wish you good luck with the resolutions you have set. And, I wish you a healthy and great year ahead!

This month, we would like to welcome Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL – a new Red Hot Mamas program that will be offering customized menopause education and support to their community in the months to come.

In addition, we would like to thank West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL for their continued commitment to midlife education. West Florida is entering their 8th year of RHM programming with strong support from their community and staff – here’s to another successful year!

A happy and healthy New Year to you!

Karen Giblin
Founder and President
Red Hot Mamas