New Years Resolutions to get "Healthie"
We have a NEW platform to interact with you this year, stay tuned! It is called Get Healthie! As the holidays come and go, it’s time to look on to the next year with hope, anticipation, and ideally, confidence. Maybe you were able to keep your holidays healthful and you are looking to keep up that steam, or possibly, they didn’t go quite as you had hoped and you need to regroup and recover. Either way, it’s time for the dreaded New Year’s resolution, but this year we want to help you turn your resolution into results. So here are some tips on how to make, and keep a nutritious New Year’s resolution.
Start Small Don’t get yourself in over your head by throwing out all your food and investing in an entire year’s gym membership up front. Choose small changes that you can easily sustain without risking getting burnt out from trying to do too much too fast. Healthy living is a lifestyle, not a diet. Instead of resolving to go from meat-lover to vegetarian, try incorporating meatless meals once a week to start. If you’re a couch potato, try adding an after-dinner walk instead of committing to 5 days a week at the gym. Even small goals like drinking more water each day help work toward a healthier life, it doesn’t have to happen all at once. Be Specific Vague goals like “eat healthier” or “exercise more” are easy to write off or ignore for another day. Be specific about the behaviors you want to change. Plan for meatless Mondays and pick out several meatless meals you’d like to try. Choose a walking route or bodyweight fitness routine and put the activity on your calendar. Buy a water bottle to help remind you to drink more water. Share your goals and specifics with other people who may help hold you accountable for keeping your commitment to the schedule. Be Gentle Give yourself wiggle room and let yourself make mistakes. Workouts will be skipped, and meals will be unplanned; don’t use one mistake as an excuse to throw away your goals. You’ve committed toward a healthier life, and your life is more than the outcome of one day. Get back on the wagon as soon as you can and recommit yourself.