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Your Walking Cane Store Offers Tips on Keeping Your Resolutions

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New Year’s Eve is a time to set goals. You spend the evening thinking about ways you can lose weight, eat better and get out of debt. You may even resolve to take more walks with your walking cane.

But we as humans are notoriously bad at resisting temptation. Which is why by mid-January or the first part of February at the very latest, we have already failed at many of our resolutions.

You vowed to lose weight and eat better, yet since January 1st, you have consumed 2 entire pizzas, three Triple Whoppers and a heap of leftover Christmas candy including, but not limited to, chocolate Santas, red velvet candy canes, homemade peanut butter cups and an untold amount of candy cane flavored Hershey Kisses.

You also resolved to get out of debt. However, you have pulled out your credit card to make purchases on no less than four occasions this week. And in our opinion, you didn’t really need that 112-piece Tupperware set. That’s just overkill.

But don’t fret, all is not lost, you have been going out for walks with your cane more often. That’s a good start.

The Walking Cane Store, your source of canes, walking sticks and shoe horns, offer up a few ways in which you can better succeed at your New Year’s resolutions.

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Be Realistic

The surest way to fail at your resolutions is to set the bar way too high. Maybe you would like to lose 30 pounds, but promising yourself to do so in two months is a tough goal to meet. Instead, resolve to lose two or three pounds a month until you reach your ultimate goal.

The same holds true for eating better. Nobody expects that you will suddenly go from a Triple Whopper fiend to eating only tofu, avocados and brown rice overnight.

What you need to do is resolve to eat less unhealthy food and more healthy food over the course of weeks or even months. You will find that this is a better road to success.

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

You are not a perfect person, none of us are. And since we are not perfect, we will make mistakes and are destined to fail at least at some level.

All this means is that when we do break down and scarf a half pound of Christmas candy, we brush ourselves off and move forward. It’s really no big deal.

But what you don't want to do is have a fit and cry because you messed up. It’s going to be just fine.

Ask for Support

There is no shame in asking friends and family for support, especially if it means reaching healthy goals. Accepting help from those who care about you will strengthen your resilience and help manage the stress caused by your resolutions.

A hiking pole or set of hiking poles is just what you need if you have resolved to exercise more or lose weight. Hiking is a great way to stay fit, so if you need hiking poles, check out what The Walking Cane Store has for you.