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December 23, 2018: Prepare for the New Year

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2018 is coming to an end, but with that ending comes new beginnings. The number one resolution that people have for the new year is weight loss, followed closely by other changes to their health. Not a surprise, so why don’t you start early and pave the way for success in the new year of healthy habits now? This week, we’re going to talk about preparing for the new year and getting a jumpstart on the 2019 version of you.

Getting a head start

There are so many little things you can do now to prepare you for your ultimate success in the new year. And if you start now, then you have time to come up with another resolution because you’ll have a plan to achieve success and that’s half the battle.

Here are three easy things you can do now:

  • Start small. I’m sure that with all of the friends and family creating a vortex in your living room, you have eaten out more than in this holiday season. Take a trip to the grocery store and stock up on healthy food to fill your refrigerator and pantry. When you’re ready, pass out the last of the candy and cookies and then don’t look back. Start eating healthy meals at home before the new year comes.

  • Talk a walk. You may not be quite ready for full-on “beast mode” in the gym yet, but if you start out by walking, you’re on your way. Exercise more each day until you’re ready to tackle the gym in the new year.

  • Drink a lot of water. A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. It’s hard to remember to do that sometimes, so invest in a water bottle and carry it with you everywhere. If you’re not a fan of drinking straight-up water, infuse it with some strawberries, mint, or cucumbers to give it a hint of flavor. The water will begin to flush your system. With the addition of your healthy meals, and walking, you’re well on your way to a healthier, fitter you.

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about your official 2019 resolutions!

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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