How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

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2016 Calendar-script

Developing New Habits by Stephanie Nickel

Today I had an epiphany. Instead of trying to incorporate everything I know about health and fitness all at once—and failing miserably—I’ve decided to focus on developing one new healthy habit each month.

Here’s my plan for 2016. I just may be able to keep my New Year’s resolutions this year. Feel free to use this list as a template for the development of your own healthy habits.

January

– get started (again) with the Fit for Faith program

February

– drink nothing but water and caffeine free herbal tea Monday through Friday

March

– exercise for 30 minutes five times per week
– begin reading a fitness-related book

April

– limit sweet desserts to the weekend
– complete the book I began last month

May

– begin walking each weeknight with my hubby
– begin reading a fitness-related book

June

– start shopping at the farmers’ market each Saturday
– complete the book I began last month

July

– look into purchasing a gym membership
– begin reading a fitness-related book

August

– try a new healthy recipe each week
– complete the book I began last month

September

– walk at the arena when the weather is too miserable to do so outside
– begin reading a fitness-related book

October

– make a healthy soup or stew each week
– complete the book I began last month

November

– treat myself to a new piece of equipment, a new DVD, a class, or something else fitness-related
– begin reading a fitness-related book

December

– make my list for next year
– complete the book I began last month

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Steph Beth Nickel is an author, a freelance editor and writer, a labour doula, and a former personal trainer. She’d love to connect with you on Facebook or Twitter, on her website or blog.

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