Happy New Year!!! A new year has started and this is a great time to work on living a healthy and happy lifestyle. There is no better time to start a healthy lifestyle than now, this is why I'd like to kick off Shape Up in 2011! To start, the first thing you need to do is plan. Plan out your meals so you know you are brining healthy lunches to work and eating a healthy dinner. Lets not forget about breakfast, plan on buying a box of instant oatmeal and making it every morning, or buy a healthy cereal to keep at your desk. If going out to eat, try to get the menu ahead of time and look at what you can eat Next, plan out your day to include exercise. You NEED to set aside one hour a day to work out for at least five days a week. Remember, this is your time to make a positive change. Exercise is a necessity in this process. Plan on bringing healthy snacks wherever you go. This can be fruit, low fat/non fat yogurt, granola bars or portion controlled nuts. In a nutshell: Plan healthy meals Workout at least five days a week Get your healthy snacks together Here is what I will try to do for you: Give you healthy recipes Motivate you with workouts Positive posts for a healthy lifestyle January 3, 2011 will mark day one of Shape Up in 2011 and I hope you all will join me in this journey!