Happy New Year! 2017 is here – and this is the time where I used to always want to lose weight (those holiday sweets don't work off themselves!)… I have a hunch that you know what I'm talking about too.
The gyms get CRAZY, wellness books jump to the top of best seller lists, and radical diets that promise quick fixes get a lot of attention. We start doing all sorts of things we don't intend on doing for the rest of our lives. And this is where the problem lies with new year's resolutions.
Did you know that only about 8% of people keep their New Year's Resolutions? That is a bit maddening isn't it? We all start the year off with the best intentions, but all too often life gets in the way, excuses begin, and we are back to our old ways. It can seem like we are just spinning our wheels and will never get ahead!
Don't go crazy by setting a bunch of resolutions that you'll never keep.
Instead develop a healthy habit that you CAN keep for the rest of your life! Your health should be your number one priority for the rest of your life. Period.
Keep it simple and start with just ONE new healthy habit in 2017.
This is how I transformed my own health, one step and one day at a time. Once you have mastered your new healthy habit (which takes about 21 days to become rock solid), then go ahead and add another healthy habit. Before you know it, you will accomplish so much in 2017 that you will create it your healthiest year yet. This is how I did it and I'm going to help you get there too!
How to start your 2017 off right…
Take out a pen and paper and start brainstorming what would make you feel healthy and fantastic about your life (If you need ideas, you can pick any of the "days" in my book The Food Babe Way - for example, starting with warm lemon water in the morning).
Don't just think about it, write it down! Seeing it on paper helps motivate you to take action. Here are some questions to help you get the process going -
- What do you struggle with the most when it comes to your diet and health?
- Is there a specific type of food that makes you feel horrible? How does it make you feel exactly?
- Do you want to change a certain aspect of your diet? Why?
- What would you do to improve your health if it was impossible to fail?
- What is holding you back from taking certain steps to improve your health?
- What is one thing you could change about your diet that would make you feel better right away?
This little exercise will do wonders to set you up for success… After you've completed it, I want to hear from you. Simply reply to this email and tell me what you need the most help with and I'll put my best advice and solutions together to share ASAP!
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