New Year, New Me!

By Carol Wilson ~

The New Year calls for a fresh start and a renewed commitment to reaching our wellness and fitness goals.  At the beginning of every New Year, thousands vow to make the necessary changes in their diets and lifestyles to lose weight.

I believe that this New Year, there will be an increased emphasis on building our body’s immunity by taking a holistic approach through clean eating of superfoods, and foods that promote healthy gut bacteria. There will be renewed enthusiasm for vitamins and supplements.

Families will still be cooking at home more than ever.  They will be emphasizing healthy, nutrient-rich foods, however, to strengthen the body against infections.  

The pressure of New Year’s resolutions can be daunting. After a year like 2020, there will be a lot of people looking for a change of atmosphere or lifestyle even more so, looking for a fresh start in January. 

January 3 is “International Mind-Body Wellness Day,” an opportunity to celebrate how a healthy mind and healthy emotions means a healthy body!  The mind, body and soul connection plays an integral role in our overall health and well-being.  Our emotions, purpose, spirituality, experiences, goals, beliefs, habits and actions all have an important impact on mind-body harmony and overall health.  Nothing is more important than creating the best ‘us’ possible, and what better time than the New Year for a New You?

Harmonizing mind, body and soul, clearly has a beneficial impact on our physical health.  There are direct connections between spirituality, purpose and health.  Let us elevate our mind-body wellness and promote overall well-being. Mindfulness, meditation, diet changes, spirituality, gratitude, mindset, work together to impact our mental, emotional and physical well-being!  They are all interconnected.

Human beings are made to be active.  Exercise should be part of every lifestyle.  The key to exercise is finding something that we enjoy and can continue doing.

Now, I’m working on a new me. Why?  Because, there is room for improvement.  I am inspired to ‘step up’ my journey to stay healthy and fit. Not that the old me is bad, but there is always room for improvement. It feels better to eat healthy than unhealthy. It feels better to exercise than to sit still. It improves my mood dramatically to live a healthy lifestyle.

Excuses will present themselves.  Ignore them.  Do it now.  It’s the best time to start.  No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Be YOU.  Be leaner, stronger, and healthier. There’s always room for improvement, isn’t there? I know there was for me.

I’m working on a new me now. I’m not putting it off.  JOIN ME!!  I hope to inspire you to live your happiest, most nutritious life. I hope to empower you to know that you can do anything you set your mind to.  If I can do it, you can do it.



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