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Your resolution should be to ✨everyday

Kim Shapira
January 1, 2024
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Your resolution should be to ✨ each and every day:

You just gotta ignite the  💡

I’m right when I tell you, that you can take this “New Year- New You” challenge beyond mere numbers/days and make it a forever thing. Forget the pressure of hitting that 10,000-step benchmark on day one, and instead, let's begin to weave healthy habits into the very fabric of your day. Here's how you can transform them into living, breathing challenges:

Steps that Spark Joy:

  • Transform your monotonous walk: Trade those sidewalks for scenic trails, cityscapes for coastal paths, or routine laps for spontaneous explorations. Let discovery fuel your movement. Put on your favorite music or podcast and Just go.
  • Turn steps into steps-up: Incorporate stairs, hills, and inclines into your walks. Not only will this boost your fitness, but it'll also feel like a tiny victory with each stride.
  • Make it a social thing: Gather friends, family, or fellow fitness enthusiasts for group walks and pets. Chatting, laughing, and shared experiences will make those steps fly by.

Hydration with a Splash:

  • Become a water mixologist: Infuse your H2O with cucumber slices, citrus fruits, or fragrant herbs. Make it a delicious adventure, not a chore.
  • Carry your own oasis: Invest in a sleek, reusable bottle that inspires you to sip. Find one that fits your personality and becomes a constant companion.
  • Drink for purpose: Set your 64-ounce hydration goals based on your activity level and climate. Use fun apps (WaterMinder) or visual reminders to keep yourself on track throughout the day.

Nourish from Within:

  • Eat with the rainbow: Fill your plate with a vibrant spectrum of fruits and vegetables. Let each bite be a celebration of nature's bounty.
  • Cook with curiosity: Step away from processed foods and explore the art of mindful cooking. Experiment with new flavors, textures, and ingredients.
  • Listen to your body's whispers: Are you hungry or distracted? Ditch the rigid meal plans and tune into your hunger and satiety cues. Eat when you're truly hungry and stop when you're comfortably full. You can apply the 15-minute rule by taking your normal portion and waiting to see if you need more. I am a huge fan.

Sleep as a Sanctuary:

  • Craft your sleep haven: Transform your bedroom into a haven of tranquility. Invest in blackout curtains, soft bedding, and calming scents ( spray lavender) to create the perfect sleep environment.
  • Unwind like a pro: Develop a pre-sleep ritual that signals to your body it's time to wind down. Read a book, or journal, take a warm bath, or practice gentle stretches to let go of the day's stresses.
  • Respect your circadian rhythm: Listen to your internal clock. If you're an early riser, embrace it. If you're a night owl, don't force yourself to conform. Honor your natural sleep-wake cycle for optimal rest.

Remember, consistency is key, but it’s progress, not perfection, that is the ultimate goal. Celebrate each step, sip, bite, and snooze as a victory on your journey to a healthier, happier you. Embrace the challenge, not the numbers, and let your well-being blossom with every mindful choice.

I'm with you every step of the way, cheering you on as you build a vibrant ecosystem of well-being within yourself. So, let's embark on this adventure together, one small, impactful decision at a time!



Kim Shapira

Kim Shapira

dietitian and nutrition therapist.

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