Reassessing resolutions: Progress, trends + accountability

Reassessing resolutions: Progress, trends + accountability

Have you heard that it takes at least three weeks to create a new habit?  Experience tells me it takes a bit longer to automate those actions, but if you've stuck with your 2017 resolutions through this point (3 weeks into January!), you're certainly on the right track!  More often, the end of January hits, resolutions aren't realized, and it's a return to status quo. Sweeping declarations seem particularly challenging to uphold - "I'm giving up sugar, gluten, fats, alcohol, caffeine, [insert vice here]," or "I'm going to start working out 7 days a week."  [Side note: I haven't heard of anyone vowing to give up vegetables, but I imagine that sweeping declaration would pose fewer problems.  Also, please never vow to give up vegetables!]  If the final week of January looks less promising for your health than you'd hoped, it's time to reassess those resolutions and make simple adjustments to better align your daily decisions with your long term goals.  

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Reset + Re-energize for the New Year

Reset + Re-energize for the New Year

I come from a pretty health-conscious family.  We like to stay active, we eat salads with most of our dinners, and we primarily drink water, occasionally the bubbly variety.  When we played a game of children's charades over the holidays, my 4-year old niece picked the word "tree."  With a big smile on her face, she declared, "I definitely know what to do for this one!"  And then she did tree pose.  It was genius, hilarious, and a perfect example of how we prioritize wellness in our family.  So much so that even the little ones catch onto it.  But we still indulged over the holidays, and as a pregnant mama, I am ready to reset and re-energize.  Here's what I plan to do to prioritize my health as we enter the new year.

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