Happy New Year
We have all made resolutions that are long forgotten by February! Below are some realistic goals—things that should do and not do in 2018! The best part? Each contributes to a happier life & a healthier body & brain
Take More You Time - We're guessing you maybe gave a little too much to others this past year & not enough to yourself. Perhaps you were stretched too thin or overextended yourself. In the new year, it's OK to say "no" sometimes & take a little more time for yourself. Whether it's for getting organized, going on a long solo walk, or just lounging with a book, allow yourself some personal space in 2018.
Unplug a Little More Each Day—You don't have to break up with technology, but this year, do small things to unplug & reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, & your environment. Maybe give yourself a few more minutes in the morning before you check email, or don't charge your phone next to your bed. You could even do a tech-free Sunday each week to truly let go.
Learn 1 New Healthy Recipe You LOVE each month—By the end of the year you will have 12 new recipes you love! This may take a little time, but once you find them, you can incorporate them into your weekly menu — & thus, daily eating habits — for years to come. Curves Complete offers a multitude of such recipes – you may be surprised how good healthy food can taste!!
Add 1 extra workout to Your Routine—We don’t need to tell you the benefits of exercising – from bone density to reduced risk of so many chronic diseases. Love yourself enough to get that extra workout done. Remember, the benefit of the Curves workout is in the machines – they give you an entire body workout. The machines build muscle & if you push hard, you’ll definitely get that cardio in as well!
Make More Time For Breakfast—You've probably heard this your whole life, but breakfast is important. Whether you've got weight-loss goals or you're trying toadd more protein to your diet, there are so many options for making breakfast easy. This is the meal that will set you up for a great day!
Throw Your Scales in the Bin—While it might be a helpful tool now & then for weight loss, there are so many ways to measure your success without that daily frustration! Rather than using the scales at home, make sure you schedule your monthly goal review here at Curves. Our coaches will use not only the scales but body composition and measurements as well. They are trained to help you interpret the results & suggest changes to keep you moving forward.
Choose Gratitude Each Day—One way to inject more joy into your year? Start each day with a gratitude reflection. What are you grateful for? What makes you happy? Focus on the good to improve your mood, & your physical health will follow suit.
Ditch Your Restrictive Diet—Break up with obsessive calorie counting,food shaming, & all the things that makehealthy eating miserable. Healthy eating is not about restriction. If you need help with nutritional knowledge, meal planning, recipes & shopping lists then give Curves Complete a go this year! If you are already on Curves Complete but not sure how to take full advantage of all it offers, schedule an appointment with one of our coaches – we will be very happy to help you!
End the Negative Self-Talk—Do your best in 2018 to give yourself grace, kindness. This negative talk is almost automatic & it makes it so much harder to take positive steps in the direction of our healthy goals. It can be a hard habit to break so don’t be hard on yourself – if you notice a negative thought, give yourself a compliment for noticing, gently push it away & replace it with a kinder one.
Create a Bedtime Routine—This year, we want you to get more sleep! We are creatures of routine so create a ritual of preparing for bed – it may be a taking a bath, some gentle stretching, turning off all devices half an hour before bedtime or enjoying a soothing cup of your favourite herbal tea. Stick to the routine & before you know it, your brain will start to understand it is time for sleep.
Welcome to 2018 – the year of you!!!