No need to wait for your New Year’s resolutions! Let’s get into proper habits now so that we don’t have to break our promises by going head first into lifestyle changes. This year we’ve been treated to a special Christmahanakwanzika that was preceded by a late Thanksgiving and comes right before New Years. We get to enjoy a month long celebration. Thanks to this wonderfully festive season you have undoubtedly begun to look more like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. It’s okay, you may have just had a few too many holiday treats. I’ve been there before and well let’s just say the Gingerbread Man couldn’t run away fast enough.
Along with the new year comes a lot of similar and familiar resolutions that this year will be the year that I “eat better”, “exercise more”, and “become more active”. We all want to live long lives, and common knowledge suggests that we need to be healthy to achieve our goal. Well the art of living longer is a lifestyle in itself.
Let’s embark on a journey towards the better selves that we dream to be. It’s not necessary to make a bunch of changes to our lifestyles all at once. In fact you’re more likely to sustain your vision if you gradually progress towards your goals.
What if I told you that you can start those resolutions now, and they didn’t have to be just for a year. I know that sounds great right. I personally choose to have my cake and eat it too. Did I mention I like cake?
Here is my challenge to you: Everyday between now and New Years day
- Go for a walk for 20 minutes or more.
- Do 80 crunches (in however many sets it takes you to finish them).
- Get up and stand while you hold your conversations!
- Have an extra glass of water with your cheerful drink.
- Laugh and enjoy your time alone or with family and friends.
It may not seem like much, but you’ll be set on your path to a new lifestyle. Happy Holidays folks!