A new year means a new you, right? Well, that's what they say. But honestly, it's up to you to go after those goals you have and take advantage of the new year that's upon us.

Last month I started to make a small list of things that I really wanted to work on in the New Year. I don't want to jinx myself but I guess we can call them New Year's resolutions

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I am always looking to do better when it comes to exercise and nutrition. The struggle is real over here. And I'm not using that as an excuse. But man, for me at least, it's really hard to get everything I'd like to accomplish in one day done. But honestly, this year I am making my health my biggest priority.

So that means planning healthier meals for myself (separate from what I make for my kids), making sure I get at least four days of exercise each week, more sleep and some downtime free from electronics. That doesn't seem so hard, right?

My next New Year's resolution is to incorporate family time with an exercise routine. So my husband and I decided to start what we call Family Workouts. The four of us go together to Healthtrax in Dartmouth and exercise together 2-3 days out of the week.

So far, so good and it appears that everyone is enjoying this new thing we're doing. The boys aren't complaining about it, my husband is having fun coaching our boys and showing them new exercises, and I love watching them move through the gym and finding new things to try. I confess that yes, of course, I've secretly videoed them without their consent. I'm their mom. I feel like I'm going to stay on track this New Year and will be anybody else's cheerleader, too, if you need one. Sometimes timing is everything.

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