So here we are at the end of another holiday season and while it was fun, it also so easy to fall off track (insert…string of parties, get togethers, sweets, alcohol and less than usual sleep) with our wellness habits. This is usually the most challenging time of the year for many people and I get it. You want to have fun without depriving yourself of the things you enjoy so I hope you did eat the cake and have that cocktail without any food guilt…I did!
I ate the rum cake, Krispy Crème donuts, fresh baked bread and drank the coquito…YES I did! However, now we are the end of the year, a time typically when people want to start fresh. The number one goal of many people year after year is weight loss. Personally, I have never been a fan of focusing on hitting a number on the scale. It’s about overall health and creating those habits to encourage and support one’s overall health.
The goal going into the new year is to reset and replenish the body and mind. It’s time to get all the processed sugar out of my system and I would love for you to join me in this. Again, this is about creating healthy habits that you can totally stick with. This reset will consist of three simple things:
- Begin EVERY morning with warm lemon water. You wouldn’t go to work without taking a shower, right?! Starting your day with warm lemon water is like giving yourself an internal bath. Lemons help to alkalize the body, flush out toxins, aids in digestion, helps reduce joint pain and inflammation and much more.
- Stretch every day. I think some people believe that you must be flexible to stretch when that is so far from the truth. Whether you have five or fifteen dedicated minutes to stretching, especially first thing in the morning, you are giving yourself the gift of health. Here are some benefits of daily stretching: Helps loosen tight muscles, can wake up the mind and body, helps reduce soreness, helps increase energy levels, increases blood flow, improves mental alertness, can improve sleep (when done right before bed time), decrease risk of injury and more.
- Have a green salad every day. That’s right, every day! You can have it at any meal YOU choose, just make it sure you are having some leafy greens and add some color to make it more visually appealing.
That’s it. You can do this, and you also have the benefit of knowing you are not alone on this journey. I am doing it right along with you! Are you in? Comment below and let me know.
Love and health,