Looking to turn your resolutions  around before we hit February? Me too!

Instead of restricting foods — think about increasing foods: add more green foods, add whole grains, add plant based foods, add another glass of water, add more citrus fruits.Don’t stress. Falling off the wagon is ok, and actually pretty normal. Especially when you’re looking to make healthier lifestyle changes. Failure is an important part of the process. It’s an opportunity. Fine-tuning your goals will give you a chance to look more closely at what you want and in turn, you will be empowering yourself to be more successful.

Coach yourself the way you coach your kids: stay positive, stay specific, set-up something attainable and take a deep breathe when the outcome isn’t perfect.

Tips for Revitalizing Your Resolutions - (cool) progeny

5 simple tips for taking back your resolutions! be healthier in 2014

Make these small easy changes and work your way towards better health!

  • Write your goals in simple clear sentences and post them on your bathroom mirror or your refrigerator — somewhere you can see them every day.
  • Drink one full glass of water before your morning cup of coffee.
  • Instead of restricting foods — think about increasing foods: add more green foods, add whole grains, add plant based foods, add another glass of water, add more citrus fruits.
  • Try a new “clean eating” or “healthy you” tip 3 times a week: for breakfast try avocado toast smeared with raw coconut oil.
  • Try a green juice in the morning or during that afternoon crash time.
  • Get a dry brush and try a simple skin detox for 5 minutes before you shower.
  • Get better rest: power down your phone a half hour before you go to bed.

There are so many ways we can make simple changes to our lives and to our diet that will make us feel better and live better. The trick (I think) as a busy parent is to keep it simple and be good to yourself. Surround yourself with people that inspire you, that support you, and that also make mistakes.

Once we start adding one simple thing to our week or our day that makes us feel good, chances are we will want more of that good, and then without too much stress we find a healthy rhythm that fits our needs to take back the resolution and turn it into something positive.