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JANUARY 2017 | Vol. 22 | Issue 1 | Mail Run: 8,499 | Total Print Run: 11,500

The Catoctin Your Good News Community Newspaper, Serving Northern Frederick County, MD Since 1995

New You!new year, 2017

James Rada, Jr.

It’s a new year, and with it comes Don’t try to do everything mind as you pursue the next goal. The Catoctin Banner’s New Year’s
a new beginning. It’s a chance for at once. We have developed bad This technique also helps when you
you to challenge yourself to meet habits over time and getting rid of start to feel discouraged. You can Resolution Contest
some of the goals you want, whether them will take time. If you try and look back and see how far you have
it’s to lose weight, find a new job, correct all of your bad habits at come in pursuit of your goal and We, The Catoctin Banner
save for a dream vacation, or the same time, you will dilute your benchmarks that you have hit. Newspaper Team, want you
something else. efforts. Using the willpower as a to be the very best you can
muscle comparison, if you have a Appeal to your other senses. be in your life. We want to
We at The Catoctin Banner lot of exercises in your workout, Some people have photos of the help you achieve! Submit
hope you can achieve all of your you will find that your energy has body type they want to have, and your 2017 resolution to
goals, and we want to do our part fizzled by the time you do the last they hang them on their refrigerators us by January 20, 2017,
to help. Along those lines, you’re ones. If you are trying to change a to remind them of their goal. to enter our Resolutions
invited to participate in our New lot of behaviors, you will wind up You might fill water jugs with the Contest.
Year’s resolution contest (see more shortchanging some of them. amount of weight you lose. As the
information on the right side of this number of jugs increase, you will Up to three individuals will
page). If selected as a participant, Expect setbacks. It is very feel invigorated since you can see be selected to participate
we’ll provide periodic checks on unlikely that you’ll hit your goal how much weight you are losing. in our year-long contest.
your progress, and cheer you on without stumbling along the way. Record a motivational speech for We will announce our
throughout the year. How many people have lost weight yourself that you can play once a contestants and their
only to gain it back? Those who day to remind yourself of why you resolutions in February, give
We’ve compiled a list of some tips try to exercise more may suffer are trying to reach your goal. updates on their progress
for setting and completing your New injuries that cause them to stop their every couple of months, and
Year’s resolutions so that 2017 is workouts to recover. Keep your eye Write your goals down. Put cheer them on via Facebook.
your best year so far. on the long-range goal. If you have your goals down in writing and keep In December 2017, we’ll
a stumble, refocus your efforts and track of them. It will help keep you announce the winner of our
Keep your resolutions start again with renewed energy. focused on the progress that you are contest and review their
reasonable. For instance, if you making. Place your written goals progress through the year.
want to run a marathon, don’t Set intermediate goals. Staying where you can refer to them each day. The candidate who achieves
expect to do it next month. Find focused for a year on a goal can the most progress wins
a marathon near the end of the be draining. Set intermediate goals Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to $100.
year, and lay out a plan that allows with rewards if you hit them. Before ask for help or look for support in
you to work your way up to full you run that marathon, you may the pursuit of your goal. This could Submit your resolution
marathon. If you’re not used to want to set a goal to run a 5K, then provide you a new viewpoint that to us via “Deb Spalding
running at all, you might want to a 10K, and then a half marathon. you hadn’t considered and could (The Catoctin Banner)” on
plan on running a half marathon As you hit each goal, you go and give you new strategies and ideas to Facebook, email to news@
this year and a full marathon next buy yourself a small present as a aid you in reaching your set goal.,
year. WebMD suggested thinking of reward for making the goal. In this It also helps to have someone to submit a contact form from
your willpower as a muscle. Use it way, reaching the goal and getting whom you’re accountable. Who our website, or stop by to
more, and you will be able to handle the reward is still fresh in your wants to admit that they’ve failed? enter in person at E Plus
more. No one. Many of us will work even Copy Center in the lobby
harder to make progress toward of Jubilee Grocery Store in
EDDM our goal, when someone is holding Emmitsburg.
us accountable, so we don’t have to
PAI D admit failure. A resolution can be a
personal challenge to get
U.S.POSTAGE Compete in The Catoctin fit or lose weight, to kick
Banner’s New Year’s resolution a destructive habit, to do
ECRWSS contest. If selected to participate, good things for others, or to
PRSRT STD PORSeTsAiLdCeUnStiTOalMECRustomer you will have the community earn something for yourself.
cheering you on as you seek to It must be trackable,
The Catoctin Banner Newspaper • 515B East Main Street • Emmitsburg change your life for the better. Go measurable, and attainable.
for it!
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