A New Year, A Healthier You!

The beginning of a new year is a great time to remind ourselves what our bodies need to be healthy and happy. Trying to come up with some New Year’s resolutions? Mary’s Gone Crackers is here to help! Here are some resolutions from our team members.

Marjorie, Acting Marketing Director, will be celebrating her one year anniversary as a non-smoker. Her New Year’s resolution for 2012 will be to embrace a new eating lifestyle with portion control and less red meat. Also, she will be incorporating exercise into her daily life.

Marjorie, I would like to congratulate you on being one year smoke free. You’ve probably added many extra years onto your life. I would recommend starting slow with physical activity. Building muscle takes time and when it’s done too quickly your body will let you know. Understanding that seeing results takes time will cause you to become less frustrated in the next few months.

Laura, Sales Support Tech, would like to lose 30 pounds.

Laura, I would recommend incorporating moderate exercise in your daily routine. I’d also recommend being conscious of the things you are eating and how they make you feel. Generally the foods that make you feel sluggish are the foods that contribute to extra pounds. Developing a healthy relationship with food is the key to a long, happy life.

Liz, Confidential Executive Assistant, would like to lose weight and spend more time playing with her dogs.

Liz, your resolutions go hand in hand, what a better way to lose weight than to spend time exercising with your dogs?

Serena, Bookkeeper, wants to become more conscious of what foods she’s eating and the nutrients her body needs.

Serena, understanding what your body needs, is a lifelong journey. Keeping a food diary is a great way to show yourself what you eat on a daily basis. It’s easy to forget that you may have been indulging in more sweets lately or that your busy schedule is causing you to be less prepared for lunch, hence eating out more. Also, a great way to be more conscious of what you are eating is to read nutrition facts. It is sometimes the foods that are labeled as healthy are actually higher in calories and fat than other brands.

My resolutions are to drink less coffee and more tea, incorporate more Omega 3’s into my diet and to exercise on a regular basis.

To incorporate more Omega 3’s I would like to have fish at least once a week. Since I am very picky about where my fish comes from, I think a fishing trip is in order! If it is in my freezer and available, I will definitely eat more.

Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Valerie Douglass, DTR
Mary’s Gone Crackers

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