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12 Months of Healthy Habits

Ah, it's the second week of 2014. How are those resolutions going? It's easy to set them...much harder to follow through. If your goal is around health, it is especially difficult because there are so many things to change. You could add more veggies, exercise more, etc. If you try to do them all at once...total overwhelm! So, here is a 12 month strategy to make your plan easier. Swap out any item that doesn't fit your goals. The idea is to do something small, something achievable and to make it a habit. Then, the following month, add another. Imagine where you would be one year from now with 12 new healthy habits!

January - Eat vegetables with your snack or meal at least three times per day.

February - Cut your processed sugar in 1/2 (or out all together).

March - Drink your water. 64-oz every single day!

April - Get your sweat on most, if not all days of the week. Even just 20 minutes will count!

May - Stop eating foods with hydrogenated oils, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup.

June - Get at least 8-hours sleep every day.

July - Go meatless at least one day per week.

August - Meditate (or sit in silence) 10 minutes every day.

September - Kick it up a notch! Increase the time or intensity of your workouts.

October - Eat good fats! Get your Omega 3's in with foods like salmon and walnuts,

November - Be grateful. Gratitude is good for your health. Practice it daily.

December - Meditate (or sit in silence) 10 minutes every day.

Stop striving for perfection. Strive to be better than you were yesterday. Don't just go through this year; grow through it!