The first month of 2015 is gone and we’re well into February. Time to talk about those healthy choices you’ve made earlier on in January.
Whatever you chose to do to improve your life, now is the time to take stock and review what you have done. What steps have you made? The Three main self-improvement choices people tend to make are Diet, Exercise and Classes. We’ll discuss easy choices to make for each in the following paragraphs.
Diet is one of the main choices people make upon the New Year. Where people often fail is trying the All-or-Nothing approach. This rarely works for anyone. No one can go from eating junk food to salads and vegetables overnight. What I’ve discussed many times in the past is to make small, achievable goals and give yourself time. Start by substituting home made foods for fast foods; switching brown/whole wheat flour for white when baking and cooking. Drinking Soda? Try a sugar-free juice or citrus water instead of one soda per day. It’s the small choices that add up to big changes!
Exercise is the second biggest choice for resolutions. Again, people try the All-or-Nothing approach, trying free-style weight lifting way beyond their ability or jogging marathons each morning. Don’t set yourself up for failure right at the start. It’s February, if you’ve given up, re-start! I’ve stated before in numerous articles, start small. Make a goal to walk a block each day, or a few hundred yards. Get a good pair of solid walking shoes, they aren’t expensive these day. Start with some form of strength training, lifting canned good (shame on you for eating it) items, or two heavy books. Do three sets of 12 reps. Good job!
Another big change people often do is taking a class but oftentimes don’t know where to start. There are many colleges and universities around the world offering free classes online! Anything from Anthropology to Zoology. Do a search in your favorite search engine and discover! If you are a people person, check out some government areas, some offer free information seminars, or community centers may have visiting instructors in areas such as baking, finance or yoga!
There is a lot you can do to make healthy changes!