Some of us are feeling guilty over a few too many holiday treats, not logging in enough hours working out during the hectic weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, or getting off track on eating healthy meals and getting into bad habits like grazing. I’d be one of those people feeling the guilt of all of the above. Most of us do get a little out of hand and out of our routines this time of year, which is why it’s great that New Year’s is right around the corner.
Since my RNY 7 1/2 years ago, I always use new years to start off the year with a clean slate. I go back to basics of protein first, fruits and veggies second and complex carbs third. I recommit to making exercise a priority in my family (yup, workouts are a group effort around here!) and any holiday treats that came in over the last month or two go out with the trash.
Use the New Year to make a commitment to start fresh for you and for your family. Don’t waste time beating yourself up over any overindulging you might have done. It’s water under the bridge now. Focus on cleaning out those cupboards, lacing up those sneakers and getting back on track! Here’s to a fresh new year and fresh new you!