Try these new habits in 2015

On December 31st, like each year, I’ll look back at my year. My successes, my failures, what I wish I had done better. The people I met, what made me happy.

And then I’ll pick something I want to work on in 2015. A new healthy habit that I want to integrate into my life.

But unlike many people, I will not try to drastically change my life, because that is just not sustainable. Trying to change your entire diet all at once doesn’t make sense. Starting to exercise like a mad person when you normally sit on your butt all day doesn’t either.

Baby steps are the way to go.

The question now is….what habit should I choose to supercharge my health in 2015?

Before I answer that, let me reflect on my weight loss journey in 2015. I ended 2013 and started 2014 with dance classes. My schedule did not allow this. And I piled on weight. I tried different diets, none worked. Until I came across, “no carbs”. Difficult but doable, it produced results. Then back to my dance class in the morning this time. And I am still continuing until now. The result? I am down to two dress sizes.

Back to the habits to choose….

  1. I shall reduce my portions. My biggest eating sin is bread and sweet things. So I shall reduce on these. And of course pile on the veggies.
  2. I shall stop being cost conscious at the expense of my weight. What do I mean? Have you ever ordered a meal and it comes as a huge portion? You eat to your fill, then you start thinking about the money you will be throwing away. What do you do? Eat until you can’t eat any more. Yes you have eaten your money at the expense of your body or weight. I shall stop that. Rather waste my money than my health.
  3. I shall introduce strength training into my schedule. One step at a time.
  4. I shall reduce my stress levels even further by adding more meditation and breathing to my day, on top of trying a ton of other tools that will help me do so.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you pick just ONE habit you want to work on in January. Do not try to be perfect or to turn your life upside down….it just won’t work.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you the best in whatever you choose to focus on in 2015!!!