Making vow to stay healthy at the beginning of the year is one thing, but actually following through is quite another. If you want to be sure that you’ll keep your New Year’s resolutions to stay healthy this year, follow the advice below.
Start swapping out bad foods for healthy foods.
A number of bad foods that have integrated their ways into your diet can easily be switched out for healthier alternatives. For example, consider switching mashed avocado for mayonnaise. Similarly, you can use a lettuce leaf instead of a tortilla when making wraps. Finally, consider using a portobello mushroom instead of a beef burger when making hamburgers.
Keep track of your progress.
There’s no way to know whether or not you’re following through with your health goals unless you keep track of your progress. Great way to do this is to get a journal. Make a list of the habits that you want to keep along the left margin of one page, and along the top of the page, put the days of the week. Every time you fulfill a habit, mark off that day of the week alongside the habit that you’ve completed. By the end of the week, you’ll be able to look back and see how your habits have progressed.
Keep up your motivation
Finally, don’t forget that you’ll need to stay motivated so that you continue fulfilling all of the habits that you set out to accomplish. It’s easy to forget why you decided to stay healthy this year when you’re face to face with your favorite type of ice cream. A great way to stay motivated is to journal. Every day, write about the habits that you want to keep and fulfill. This will keep them close to your mind. Little notes that remind yourself of your goals are also a good idea to keep around.
It’s not always easy to fulfill health goals that you have at the beginning of the year, but by using the tips listed above, you’ll be better equipped to accomplish these goals, and your body and mind will thank you.