Get a Running Start on New Years Resolutions (Sponsored)

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New Years resolution drivers are often related to your appearance. Maybe you want to be younger, thinner, tanner, or have better hair or skin. So here’s the million-dollar question. Why wait until the new year to make positive change in our lives?

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The answer’s different for everyone. For me, I eat and drink a ton between Thanksgiving and New Years. Then I compensate for that by fasting or juice cleansing and/or working out more. Whatever your reason, we’re both doing things the hard way. Truth is, small changes you make today are more likely to become habits than the big self-promises people make in January.

So here’s a challenge for you, followed by tips and inspiration to accept that challenge. Get started on your News Years resolutions now to develop habits that will last beyond January!

The Beauty Challenge

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Need another tip to help you rise to the beauty challenge? Dr. Debra Jaliman, Board Certified New York Dermatologist recommends paying extra attention to your face cleansing routine.

You may apply more makeup than normal during the holiday season, so it’s extra important to cleanse your face at night with a gentle cleanser. Useful tip, use lukewarm water instead of hot water to avoid drying out your skin.

The Fitness Challenge

Improving your fitness level is hard, but doable. Start by documenting how active you are today. (Tip: Get a free app to track your activity level.) Then set a goal to be 10% more active. That might mean 10% more minutes doing yoga or 10% more steps each week. Then head to Marshalls or Ross to pick up some cute and affordable active wear.  And if you’re going to splurge on workout wear, invest in a good pair of shoes.

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One crucial factor in getting fit is your motivation. Talk to friends and family to hear their success stories. Or, read up on these amazing 10 women who’ve gotten fit and lost a total of 555 pounds!

The Healthy Eating Challenge

Fifteen years ago, I lost 20 pounds by cutting sugar out of my diet. The fortunate side effect of that experiment was that I learned to cook healthful food I love. More recently, I improved my energy levels noticeably by drinking fresh juice (fruits and vegetables). Eating right generally feels great — that is, as long as you don’t feel like you’re starving.

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If you’re new to the healthy eating game, start with a pre-made food plan. The good ones are designed to give you a variety of tastes and textures throughout the day, to keep you feeling satisfied. Try BuzzFeed’s Clean Eating Guide, which comes with a shopping list and recipes.

So ladies, are you ready to get a running start on your New Years resolutions?

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