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Revive Your Routine

Revive Your RoutineBy the end of the year, most of us are ready for an extended break. We give ourselves permission to relax, skip a few workouts, overindulge in Aunt Lorena’s fantasy fudge or sip some extra cocktails. And that’s OK.

But after ringing in the New Year, many of us are still living the holiday life, chowing down on leftovers and hiding from the gym. We have a few tips for getting back on track in 2017.

Refocus and Regroup

Unfortunately, you can’t wave a magic wand and transform your body back to its pre-holiday self. (Trust us, we’ve tried.) You just have to begin again, and that’s not easy. But, you can do it.

Here’s how:

  • Start small. When you set achievable goals, you’re more likely to stick with them. Maybe you vow to cook a healthy meal two times a week or do a morning workout a few days a month.
  • Be patient. It takes at least two months to turn a behavior into a habit. Keep at it.
  • Schedule and plan. Plug your workouts into your phone, and plan your meals ahead of time. You’re more likely to follow through when you write down your goals.
  • Forgive yourself. As hard as you strive to stay on track, you will veer off the path every once in a while. That’s life. Simply refocus and keep moving forward.
  • Share your goals. Social media makes this easier than ever, even when you’re miles away from you gal pals. Read Go Social, Get Fit for ideas.
  • Go pro. Sometimes, you just need a little extra help. Through outpatient nutrition counseling, our registered dietitians can help you take control of your health. You’ll need a referral, so talk with your regular doctor first.