Ready to Quit?
It’s serious discussion time. We’re almost at the end of the second week of the New Year. This is the time when most people lose their resolve, give up their hopes, dreams, and plans, and slip back into their old ways – and end up at the end of the year at exactly the same place they did last year — and probably the year before…
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
It doesn’t have to be that way. Small changes can produce big results.
Here are four easy ways to stay on track:
Did you notice when you drink more water you feel better? Water helps your body to run better and will even help you to lose weight. Water will help give you a beautiful, youthful glow too. Make sure that you don’t just chug it all at once. Grab a water bottle and keep it with you throughout the day. This will make it that much easier to achieve your goal, and it will be so beneficial for your entire body. For more on the benefits of water, click here.
#2. Crowd out unhealthy foods
Unhealthy foods that are filled with sugar, preservatives, and who knows what else do our bodies no good. Instead of just eating because you have a sweet tooth craving or because something looks delicious, eat because you want to nourish your body. If you eat foods that will give you energy and help you to feel better, you’ll be on track. So, start by eating whole, real foods that nourish and benefit your body. Here’s a recipe to try.
#3. Move more
Most people think of a New Year’s resolution as heading to the gym every morning. Although this is a great goal, it can sometimes be unachievable with your schedule. You do not need to head to the gym to move more. In fact, if you sit all day it’s a very good idea to go for a walk on your lunch break, or stand up and move in between breaks. Make moving fun in 2017. You will feel so much better! Here’s a plan to get you started (or keep you going).
#4. Write it down.
All of it. Even the cookies and ice cream. Studies show that keeping a food journal is one of the best tools for losing and keeping weight off. You can do it electronically (My Fitness
Pal is one app for that) or do it the old-fashioned way — put pen to paper. Send me an email with “Journal” in the subject line if you’d like me to send you a printable journal.
Now, it’s your turn. Did you like this? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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