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New Year...New You January Healthy Habits Challenge

Monday, December 31, 2012

Wow!! A new year already. With the beginning of a new year comes the desire to make changes. To strive to be better than the year before. That is the nice thing about new beginnings.

So this challenge is about new beginnings and making things better.

This challenge will cross multiple boundaries. This challenge is about building healthy habits so that our changes and hard work we put into them aren't temporary, but permanent.

Since goals are best achieved when tackled in small chunks, this challenge will set weekly goals and will include the following elements: Food, Exercise, and Mental rest

Week 1

Repeat this affirmation every day 10 times first thing in the morning. I choose to make healthy, positive choices for myself.

Food: Include 1 green smoothie in your diet each day.

Exercise: Complete 5 ZWOW videos this week

Mental rest: Give yourself 10 minutes of quiet meditative time. Think about your goals. Write down your action plan for the week. Reflect on what you have already achieved.

Green smoothies are really easy. Make your favorite smoothies and add a couple handfuls of spinach to start out. later you can change up your greens by replacing the spinach with kale, collard greens, etc.

Here is a recipe to get you started:

2 cups tightly packed raw baby spinach
2 cups water
1 peeled orange chopped roughly
1 apple cored, seeded and diced
1 cup fresh, frozen or tinned (in natural fruit juice) pineapple
1/2 frozen banana

1. Throw all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.

Stay tuned for next weeks New Habits challenge info.

Happy New Year

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DARKCHILD 1/1/2013 9:41AM

    I'm going to try that smoothie recipe! I love easy, simple, just a few ingredients type of recipes. Thanks for posting.

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