(ps. all credit goes out to the original writer, I just found this on pinterest and wanted to share it on here)

One small change each month to ease into a healthier lifestyle

January - Focus on the positive

cut yourself some slack! Focusing on what you don't like about your body can actually make you more susceptible to illness. Find those things you love and put more emphasis on those.

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February - Keep a food diary

Tracking your meals can make you more conscious about what you're really eating, and where you can make smarter choices.

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March - Cut out added sugar

Fruit is good. Candy... not so much. High consumption of sugar is linked to weight gain, and can increase risk of heart disease. When you crave something sweet, reach for fruit instead.

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April - Make it a meal prep month

It's easier to eat clean when healthy meals are already in your fridge. Set aside a day to plan and prep your food each week.

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May - Start a new workout program

Avoid a weight-loss or fitness plateau by changing up your workout routine.

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June - Drink water every morning

You wake up dehydrated, so drink a glass of water as soon as you start your day. Not only is it a refreshing habit, it can also help with weight loss.

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July - Aim for 10,000 steps per day

Walking helps you burn extra calories and combat the risks that come with a sedentary lifestyle. It can even help you get out of a mental rut.

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August - Go junk-food free

Highly processed food loaded with sugar, salt, chemicals, and trans fats leads to a host of health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes to cardiovascular issues.

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September - Add meditation to your daily routine

Too much stress can impair muscle recovery making leg day even worse. Meditation has been shown to reduce the impact of stressors like daily hassels and psychological issues by up to 44 percent.

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October - celebrate meatless monday

October is National Vegetarian Month. Going meat-free for a day can introduce you to a new healthy foods to love, can help lower your BMI, and is good for the environment.

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November - Train for a turkey trot

Make every workout count by signing up for a walk or run at the end of the month. When you focus on performance, you're more likely to be satisfied with your training and achieve your goals.

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December - Get more sleep

Make sure you're getting enough shut-eye during the holiday season. Poor sleep can lead to weight gain, but getting seven hours or more of good sleep a night can speed up weight loss.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this article, as I stated before I did not come up with this, credit to BeachBody on pinterest.

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