Habits to Leave Behind for a Healthier 2019

With the new year here, it’s on to better things, and it’s the perfect time to say goodbye to some of the habits that held you back last year.

Skipping Meal Prep: If you’re serious about leading a healthier lifestyle, you simply can’t skip out on meal prep. Meal preparation at the beginning of the week can do wonders for your waistline and overall health.

By having your meals on hand, you can better avoid the temptation to make bad food choices during the day, and you can control the number of calories you consume each day. The simplest way to meal prep is to come up with 3-4 dishes in large batches and divide them into containers for each meal of the week.

If you aren’t much of a cook or don’t have time for meal prep, you can also use a meal prep company, which delivers you healthy meals every week that you just heat up in the microwave.

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Wasting Time at the Gym: If 2017 was all about #ReclaimingYourTime, then there is no time to waste during your workouts in the new year. From here on out, you will have a plan of action before you step foot into the gym. An easy way to plan out your workouts is to write down which parts of the body you want to work on, and then come up with 1 or 2 exercises to work those parts of your body.

You can use one day to focus on your lower body and write down exercises for your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and inner and outer thighs. Try to do 3 sets of 8-12 reps of every move on your plan.

If you need help planning your workouts before you head to the gym, you can talk to a personal trainer, or download a fitness app on your phone to walk you through various exercises for your trip to the gym.

Skipping Strength Training: Doing only cardio every day without any strength training is a…