A professor of mine once told our class, “Excuses don’t get the work done.” It really is true. We can come up with a million reasons why we haven’t reached goals this past year. But what it really comes down to is that goals without plans are merely wishes. It is important to take action in order for your plans to be successful. Forget about the past and focus on what is ahead. A new year means you can become a new you! What are your goals for 2013? Maybe you want to increase your fitness level, eat more healthfully, manage stress better, or spend more time with your family. Think about what you want to accomplish in the next 365 days and set out a plan of action. You CAN do it!