May celebrates more than Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. It’s also celebrated as Recommitment Month. Although it’s not legally recognized, it is an opportunity for us to take a look what is going on in our lives.

This is the time to look at those health and wellness goals you set for yourself in January. Did you vow to get back on track with your eating? Did you promise that you would be more physically active? How are you doing with those commitments? If you have kept those goals, good for you! It may be time to add to them. What else can you do to improve your eating habits or food intake? Can you add more time to your physical activity plan? If you haven’t met your goals, then take a look at what has gotten in the way of being successful. What do you need to change to be successful?

But recommitment month isn’t just about health and wellness. It’s also time to recommitment to career or education goals too. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine and lose sight of the prize at the end.

And last, but certainly not least, it’s time to recommit to your relationships with family and friends. Maybe you promised to spend more time together or participate in family activities. How are you doing? People who have a good social support system are more happy and healthy.

So this month, sit down and reflect on what is important in your life. This will help keep you focused and put your energy and efforts where it is most productive and enhances your well-being and quality of life.

Eat Smarter…
Vicki Bovee, MS, RDN, LD