“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” -John C. Maxwell
Rather than creating a long list of resolutions this year, I invite you to focus instead on creating a few new healthy habits.
I am a firm believer that it is small habits, done every day, that lead to long lasting, healthy results.
So, if you REALLY want to make BIG changes in your health in 2024, one of the surefire ways to achieve this is to ditch the resolution for a specific weight loss goal and instead focus on creating some healthy habits. If you do this consistently every day, the weight will come off almost like magic and you will feel better and have more energy.
Below, I suggest five habit changes to get you started. By creating a new routine of healthy habits this year, you may find by the end of the year, they have all added up to one of the most life-changing, healthy (and lighter) years yet.
Here are five habits to consider adding to your routine in January.
- Eat one organic apple each day. (More if you like, but at least one.)
- Eat 2 cups of broccoli each week. (Or, eat broccoli sprouts daily.)
- If you eat animal protein, then choose to eat meat at only one meal each day, instead of all three. If you’re vegan, then commit to reducing the oil in your diet. Try sautéing your veggies in water, instead of oil.
- Skip all restaurant food for the month of January. Instead, eat a whole-food diet prepared at home. You might just be amazed at how wonderful you feel, and eating out less often may just become a new healthy habit.
- Walk outside every day for 30 minutes. Rain or shine, get outside in the fresh air and walk. No excuses. Just do it. Take your kids with you.
It’s the daily habits you choose that will have a huge impact on your health and your life. If five are too many, you can start small. Just pick one and be consistent with it until it’s a new habit and part of your daily routine.
When we invest time and resources in ourselves by focusing every day on living a healthier life, we start to feel better and those around us get healthy, too. I call this generational health change – a gift to ourselves that ends up helping those we love.
A Win Win situation for the entire family!