Happy New Year!
This first post of 2018 comes from beautiful Grenada, and it comes filled with some simple thoughts.
I love the unlimited number of possibilities that arrive as we kick off a brand new year. New jobs, new relationships and new adventures you can’t even fathom lie ahead in a wonderful 365-day package. Of course, the more years that pass, the more things seem like they are out of my control. So here’s a timely reminder to embrace the things you can take control of – like taking care of your health.
So use these first few days of the new year to think of what you want to do to make this your healthiest year yet. I am not talking about making a laundry list as long as your arm. Think of three things you can do this week to get started. Need some ideas?
•Drink more water
•Shut down the smart phone and other stimulants at least an hour before bedtime at least two times this week to get into a better pre- sleep mode
•Take a 10-minute walk before or after work. Too cold outside? Walk up and down the stairs in your home or apartment building.
•Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Quick ideas: 1 hard boiled eggs and an apple; non-fat plain greek yogurt; protein shake (i have been using Isagenix for nearly two years now)
•Instead of watching tv, spend an hour with your family or catching up on the phone with a loved one or friend.
I will return after vacation with more simple healthy living ideas to kick start your 2018 on a good note. Just remember one important reality: Despite technology’s ability to fulfill our desires for instant gratification on so many levels, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Be patient and know that making the commitment to yourself to make healthier choices is the first major step toward a wonderful 2018 and so many chances to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!