NEW YEAR! NEW YOU! TIPS TO
KEEP THOSE RESOLUTIONS
Here it is again; the New Year. The time of resolution galore. The most common New Year’s resolutions refer to health and fitness in one way or another. That’s a good thing. Unfortunately by Feb. 1, many resolutions have gone by the way side.
Here our a few ways to get started.
GET SPECIFIC: If your New Year’s resolution involves health and wellness, that’s great. Take it one step further. Be specific about your goal. A goal must be specific and measurable. For example: I want to lose 10 pounds in 4 months.
It must also be realistic. Establishing a goal of losing 10pounds in 1 week will probably set you up for failure. Other examples of specific, realistic and measurable goals are: I want to be able to do 10 push-ups in 25 seconds by such and such date. I want to be able to walk a 15-minute mile on the treadmill by such and such date. To simply say I want to get in shape, or lose weight just isn’t enough.
EVALUATE YOUR PRESENT CONDITION: After you’ve been cleared by your physician, you must evaluate your present condition. A fitness professional can help you with this. If you do not have access to a fitness professional you can do a self-evaluation. If your goal is to walk a 15 minute mile- you’re going to have to walk a mile, or whatever distance you are capable of now, and record your time and calculate your pace. The information you obtain from the evaluation will serve as baseline data for you to measure your progress by. In the end it will help you to measure whether or not you have achieved your goal
HAVE A PLAN: You must have a plan. How much time will you devote each day/week to achieving your goal.
WRITE IT DOWN: Put it in writing. Write down your goal. Write out your plan. Keep a journal of your activities.
RE-EVALUATE: Periodically reevaluate your progress by performing some of the original tests.
FROM THE DESK OF
SECRETARY JOHN COELHO
To all County Chiefs, Training Officers and House Captains, if there are any changes or information
about your department that needs sharing, please let me know ASAP, so that I can include it in the next print of the Hoseline. If there has been a line of Duty Death, a department member has answered his or her last alarm, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make sure that their name is added to the list and not forgotten at the Annual Hartford County Memorial Service which is held in
October during National Fire Prevention Week.
Also if someone is sick or in the hospital please forward me their names so it can be read off at the
board meetings and plan meetings. You can e-mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the
information to me at PO Box 447,
Plainville, CT. 06062 or you can fax me at
860 747-2137 or call me on my cell phone
Wondering when was the last time you visited our website www.hcfep.org. New information is always being added, and with a little bit of your own curiosity you can keep exploring other sites for interesting news and tidbits. Example go to the home page and you will find the new Guidelines for Cadets/Explores/ Junior Firefighters. This month’s poem is one that I had found and would like to share it with you.
A Firefighters Pledge
I promise concern for others. A willingness to help all those in need. I promise courage-courage to face an conquer fears. Courage to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me. I promise strength-strength of the heart to bear whatever burdens might be placed upon me. Strength of body to deliver to safety all those placed within my care. I promise the wisdom to lead, the compassion to comfort, and the love to serve unselfishly whenever I am called.