Don’t Make a January 1st Lifestyle

Dec 15, 2020

Don’t Make a January 1st Lifestyle 


January 1st has been a frustration of mine ever since I started  working in the Health and Wellness field. I see so many people waiting to begin being “Healthier” until January 1st. January 1st is the ultimate reset for many people. I think it is great to adopt health and wellness goals for the next year; however there are a few things that go a rye when most people put to much emphasis on “being healthy starting January 1st”

What’s Wrong With Waiting Until January 1st ? I mean it is 2020

  1. When I developed my reset method, it was for nutrition, but also for the mental aspect of wellness. I wanted everyone to look at each meal as a moment to reset and make choices that will benefit your body. When you say, ” I am going to start on Monday” or “I am starting 2021” you naturally stop resetting each meal. You make poorer health choices and inevitably will have to work harder come 2021 than if you started incorporating health habits before. 
  2. It leads to crash dieting. You might have eaten not the healthiest diet over the past few weeks so you feel the need to go to extremes. This never works and your body will rebel against you EVERY SINGLE TIME.
  3. It leads to extreme exercising. If you put off starting your goals until 2021, you might have stopped moving as much and then go full out into an exercise program and overdo it. This spikes cortisol and can cause overuse injuries. 


                               Okay So What Should I Do?

Here’s the deal. I want Health to be a lifestyle for you. I would rather you start slower and it last longer then continue on a path of yoyo dieting and unhealthy habits both mentally and physically. Take a look at these healthy habits and try and do what you can. If you have a day that you only do one then that is better than none! Focus on what you are doing and not what you are not doing. 

  1. Get Your Steps In. Aim for 10,000 steps per day
  2. Eat at least 3-4 servings of greens per day
  3. At each meal make sure you have a Protein, Healthy Fat and Veggie (preferably a green)
  4. Drink Water
  5. Sleep 7-8 hours per night
  6. Start each Morning with a Protein and Healthy Fat
  7. Limit or eliminate Processed Foods and Sugar 

Look at each day, each meal as a moment to nourish your body and mind. Indulge at celebratory meals, not each meal over the Holiday season. And do not give up. You might have a not so great day, take a breath and reset- this is how you make health a lifestyle and not a January 1st lifestyle. 

Wishing you all Love, Health and Happiness!


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