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Keeping your New Year's resolutions

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LENOIR, NC (WBTV) -

It is that time of year when all things are possible and most everyone looks ahead to a new year and a new attitude and starts it with resolutions.

For many the pledge is to spend more time with family or stop smoking.

At the Valmead Fire and rescue office Tuesday Firefighters, EMT's and Paramedics discussed what they want in the new years.

"I want to be a better leader," said Chief Shane Greene. Gary Whisnant said he wanted to improve himself "To be a better father, brother and friend."

The most common of all resolutions, say the experts, is to get healthy by losing weight and exercising. 

"A lot of people come in with that as their New Year's resolution" said officials at the Flex Gym in Morganton.

But too often, they say, it only lasts a week or two. 

Experts say setting goals is good thing but the goals have to be realistic. Setting the bar too high discourages people from accomplishing what they set out to do, they say. 

The best way to make the resolution a reality is to make it a reachable goal. Once that goal is met, set another. 

Too often the original goal is something that might take months or longer to achieve and people tend to give up. Experts say to take it all one day at a time.

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