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Do Not Wait For The New Year to Get Healthy #FitnessFriday

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There are 47 days until January 1, 2015.

That is 47 days to eat well.

47 days to work out.

47 days to get in the habit of healthy living.

Do you know what you can accomplish in 47 days?

Why on earth would you wait 47 days to get started?

January 1st is not a magical starting date.

First off, you’ll probably be hungover and have unhealthy leftovers, and not want to start your healthy “resolutions” until later in the week.

So why wait until then?

Here’s my advice: START TODAY

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5 reasons why you should not wait for the new year to get healthy:

1. You’ll be ahead of the trend 

Everybody and their mama, sister, auntie and play cousin are going to be starting their weight loss and healthy living resolutions on January 1st. Why not be ahead of the curve and start earlier? You’ll have a nice empty gym to get acquainted with and empty jogging trails to huff and puff on. Then, when January comes, and your gym gets packed with newbies, you’ll already be familiar and comfortable with the equipment and  you can be one of the cool kids to post memes like this all over your social media:

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2. You’ll avoid holiday weight gain

We all complain about the holidays making us gain wait. With all the food-centric events, and treats all over the place, it’s easy to pack on the pounds. Plus we’re so busy with holiday shopping, cooking, planning, photos, travel, family, cards, etc… that we “don’t have time” to work out.

F that.

Starting your workout today, well before Thanksgiving gives you time to mitigate your holiday weight gain. Bonus: If you’re working out and eating healthy, you’ll be more likely to choose healthier options (or eat less of the junky stuff) when you’re at your food-centric events.

3. You’ll start the year off in better shape

Physically, you’ll be healthier and in better shape on January 1st if you start today versus waiting. You’ll have 47 days of progress giving you a great head start for 2015. You’ll be able to see some physical results (weight loss, anyone?!), and definitely feel a lot of results in your health whether it’s sleeping better, able to walk with less pain, or feeling more energetic each day. This will keep you motivated and pushing forward through the new year.

4. You’ll start the year off in better shape (wait…)

Mentally/emotionally, you’ll be feeling much more capable and proud of your 47 days of achievement if you start today. You’ll be more confident in your skin and will be solidifying the healthy habits you’ve started. If you start today, by January 1st 2015, the things that feel hard (like waking up early to exercise, or drinking water instead of soda) will feel much easier!

5. You’ll inspire others

Your friends and family will notice your efforts. It’s a given. You’ll be a beacon of light showing them a healthier way! Your progress, and positive attitude about what you’re doing for your health will compel them to think about their own healthy life changes. Be an inspiration and start working on yourself today.

Have I convinced you yet?

If so, get up and do something right now for your health! Start today!

What are you doing for your health TODAY?

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Janice- The Fitness Cheerleader

Monday 17th of November 2014

Wow! Only a little over 40 days?!? That's insane! I typically spend all summer and fall gaining weight, then spend the winter and the Spring trying to lose it. This past year I decided to stop doing that (after seeing some awful Christmas pics of myself), so I signed up for a fall marathon to keep me motivated during the summer... it worked! But I really needed this inspiration from you to keep going through the holidays, thanks!

jill conyers

Sunday 16th of November 2014

Why wait! Start today!

steph @fitmomtraining

Saturday 15th of November 2014

Good tips! I'm just starting a new program at a new gym and I'm fully committed to making all the changes needed to see the results I want!


Saturday 15th of November 2014

I love reason #2. Great post hun!


Friday 14th of November 2014

I can NOT believe that there are only 47 (or less) days till new years! Where has the time gone. Yes... start today :)

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