It’s officially January and I know many of you are probably looking to get back on the healthy living train after a month of holiday parties and travel. I love that many people prioritize their health in the new year – but it’s important to do so in a way that will set you up for a long term healthy relationship with food and exercise, rather than going all out and crashing and burning in a few weeks. So, with that said, before you decide to give up sugar or cut out all carbs or exercise 7 days a week for 3 hours per session, I’d love to help you come up with a more realistic and sustainable plan.
photo credit: Taylor and Ben Photography
Here are a few of my best blog posts from over the years that share tips for embracing healthy living in a way that won’t leave you face planting into a plate of cookies – or quitting your new exercise routine entirely – come February 1. I hope you find them helpful as you start off your new year!
- How to Make a Successful New Year’s Resolution – tips for turning vague, overwhelming resolutions (like “I want to eat healthier this year”) into actual action.
- Simple Tweaks for a Healthier Life – speaking of action… the key to living a healthier lifestyle is making a series of simple tweaks, then making some more, until they become habit. Breaking it up into small, actionable changes not only makes living healthier a lot more manageable, but it also makes the changes more sustainable, because you’re not trying to change too much at once, getting overwhelmed, and giving up. This post contains a ton of ideas for simple tweaks you can make to improve your health, one manageable step at a time.
- Adding, Not Subtracting for a Healthier New Year – more ideas for how to make healthy living more sustainable and actionable. These are some of the biggest tips and goals I share with my AnneTheRD nutrition clients!
- How to Get Rid of Sugar Cravings – no, it doesn’t involve cutting out sugar.
- 7 Common Nutrition Myths – and why you shouldn’t believe them.
What are your health-related goals for the new year? And if necessary, can you make any of them more actionable and sustainable? My goal is to get back into fitness in a realistic and gentle way, taking into account my new routine as a new mom, and the limitations I’m going to have for a little while given my C section (and pregnancy) recovery. I’ll talk more about how I’m going to do this in a gradual and sustainable way soon – stay tuned!