In the new year, we like to have new resolutions. Like me, a lot of people want to change, increase fitness, floss more, eat healthier, or start a new hobby. Which I love to start the new year on my best foot forward.
On average it takes 66 days to create a new habit. They did a study to follow individuals over a 12 week period to see when actions started to become habits. Previously in the 1950s, the standard was 21 days. It really depends on the activity and the person.
I lot of people love doing whole 30 for the month of January. Help clean out the system after the Holidays. This you eliminate sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, baked goods or junk food. It is mostly focused on cleaning the system and how you feel when you eliminate certain foods from your diet. I will give the warning, which cleanse are bad for you, it tricks your body into thinking it is starving. It won’t last, but it might help alter your lifestyle by eating healthier in the long term. Whole 30
Water Drinking Challenge
Water 30-day challenge some people say a gallon or a half a gallon. I really need to do this! I’m the worst about drinking water. I think I might start with a half gallon and move up to a gallon next year. They say your skin gets better! You will feel better, more energy, and less bloated.
Check out this article; it talks about is it worth it.
30 Days of Running
Shape magazine has a 30-day running challenge. If you want to go for a 5K or more! Here is a link for Beginner Runners to run a 5K. Working towards something is a great way to get over the cardio slump. It is hard to get out there and just run for 30 days. Have a goal and work towards that.
30 Days of Meditation
Maybe you want to focus on your mind. This is a great way to do that. Meditation is proven to improve your health by reducing stress and reduce pain. Also, it helps with an increase in focus and attention span.There are a bunch of apps and websites that help you guide through a meditation practice. One of my favorites is Stop Breathe Think. Make sure you are patient with yourself this isn’t easy. Check out a previous post.
What is a goal? It is identifying something that you want and then willing to stick with a course of action to achieve. Check out this article on goal setting. This article will help you set goals. It is important to realize if it is achievable or realistic. When writing goals you want to be specific ( time frame, amount, etc..) so that you are more likely to achieve them. It is great to keep a journal to track yourself through this process. The great thing about goals it is a great way to change bad habitats and create new ones. They can be about anything from fitness, meditation, or career.
New year new you!
You can do anything you put your mind to. I think I will be doing some of these in the new year.