How to Keep Your Resolutions: #Healthy365Photos

green juiceIt’s been almost a week since the start of the new year so, I’m assuming, we’re all keeping up with our healthy goals for 2014, right?

Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s Resolutions or not, it’s hard to get away from the healthy eating frenzy that happens come very January 1st. From articles on how to exercise better, to magazines touting easy weight loss to healthy snack commercials all of a sudden appearing on your TV, eating healthy is everywhere this time of year. And it’s no wonder: most of us probably gained a pound or two from indulgences over the Holidays!

And whether you gained weight or not, the new year typically marks a fresh start and a new commitment to (in general) being a better person.

But then what happens a week, two weeks, a month in? Typically, most of us can’t keep up with the promises we made ourselves on January 1st, so we fall off the wagon. This year I have a cure for that, though. And it’s pretty simple. I’m calling it #Healthy365Photos

A couple of years ago, after reading about a photographer who did the same, I did a photo-a-day challenge where I took a photo of something that happened to me that day in order to mark that year. It was thrilling and a great way to look back, reflect on the year, and see just what happened.

As I was looking through some of those pictures over the holidays, a thought occurred to me: why not take the photo-a-day concept and turn it into something that’s more than just casual fun? That’s when the idea of #Healthy365Photos struck me.

Here’s the plan: for the next year I am going to post a photo on my Instagram account every single day with the hashtag #Healthy365Photos. The daily photo will reflect something healthy that I did for myself that day, and will serve as a reminder for me to keep doing things that are good for my body.

This might range from going to the gym (soon, I hope…) to drinking more water to trying a new healthy recipe to anything else that falls into the “get healthier in 2014” category. And I’m happy to report that a fellow blogger, Ay Que Rico NYC, saw my idea on Instagram and decided to join, too. So you should follow my adventures, her adventures, and–if you’re brave enough and want an easy way to keep eating healthy all year long–join in! It’s never too late to say YES to your health.

What’s your plan to keep up with New Year’s Resolutions this year?

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2 thoughts on “How to Keep Your Resolutions: #Healthy365Photos

  1. I love this idea! I’m bad at the everyday photo thing, but pretty good at the everyday doing at least 1 thing that’s healthy. Even if that’s allowing myself a rest day! I will use your hashtag too!

    • That’s great! I think it’s encouraging to inspire each other with our healthy choices. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your posts 🙂

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