I know, it’s so cliche, but the the New Year is just days a way and while everyone is still recuperating from Christmas, the resolution crowd is trying to capitalize on those people in dire need of making goals for 2015. While there are a number of routes you can go for coming up with new goals, the end/beginning of the year is still a great time to reassess your health and nutrition needs.

What Health and Nutrition Decisions Will You Make This Year?

Each year about half the population makes New Year’s resolutions (although most of us probably drop them half way through). Either way, no matter how cliche making New Year’s resolutions may be, it’s never a bad time to reassess what’s going on in your life and think of what you can do differently and what you can do better – that way you can avoid getting stuck in your habit loop.

So to ask the question: what health and nutrition decisions will you make this year?

Wite them down, then think of how you will accomplish those goals – and be specific. For example, if you say you want to get in better shape, how are you going to do that? Write down what you will do to accomplish that.

As for me, here are a few different things I’ve thought of for myself that I want to do this year:

1. Give Up Splenda

I know, I’m almost ashamed to admit to admit it but I have a VERY bad habit of adding Splenda to my coffee (yes I know it’s terrible for me). This year I plan on giving up Splenda. How, I’m not so sure yet – but I can’t stand the taste of coffee on it’s own. Does anybody have any suggestions?

2. Surf More

I love surfing – and I can’t get enough of it. It’s also great exercise. This year, I want to surf more. It’s calming, it’s spiritual, and it’s fun. If you haven’t tried it, I suggest you do so if you ever get the chance.

3. Get in the best shape of my life.

I want to get into the best shape of my life. This year I’m going to do that by doing a Spartan Sprint, a Spartan Beast, the Camp Pendleton Mud Run (again), and heck, why not do a Tough Mudder too?

4. Keep In Touch With More People

I’m really bad at keeping in touch with people. The hustle and bustle of life always seems to get in the way, but really, that’s no excuse to keep from making a simple phone call or scheduling time to hang out with someone. This year that’s going to be different – I’m going to make it a habit to do a better job at keeping in touch with more people.

5. Get Better At Spanish

I’ve been trying to learn Spanish for quite some time. I get a little better at speaking it here and there but it never sticks. My goal is to be mostly fluent in it so I can hold a good conversation with someone one day. I figure that one main reason that holds me back is that I don’t have many people to speak it with. My goal this year is to start a personal Spanish blog and type completely in Spanish to help this better sink in.

What about you – what kind of decisions will you be making this year?