New Year, new you? Right? Every year we set goals for ourselves. Some may be goals from previous years that were not accomplished and others may be completely new and foreign. Here are some unconventional goals to set for yourself this new year:

-Put your mental health first

One thing that many of us fail to do is take care of our mental health. Our physical health is often prioritized but what we fail to  think about is how important our mental health is to leading a physically fit lifestyle. Studies have shown that mental health will lead to better productivity to foster physical health, combat stress, and overall happiness. Try meditating first thing in the morning to start your day balanced and grateful!

-Eat a big breakfast

Sometimes, sleep may seem more important than eating a large, healthy breakfast. This year, make a commitment to yourself to eat breakfast everyday! Eating breakfast is essential to healthy living and sets the tone for your entire day. Studies have shown that eating breakfast is important to maintaining a healthy body weight/diet. Remember, the period of time between dinner and breakfast is the longest your body goes without food and nutrients.

-Meal prep

Although meal prep may seem tedious and boring, it is a great way to make sure you stay on top of your diet routine. There are many ways to spice up your meals… check out these awesome freeze ahead crock pot meals that you can prepare, label, and throw in before you leave for work:

-Don’t determine your success by the scale

You have been working hard for months and decide to step on the scale. You see no improvement. It is important to note that you should never determine your success through the number on the scale! Instead, always measure success through inches! Muscle weighs more than fat and it can be discouraging to see that all your hard work “didn’t pay off” when you don’t see the number you were hoping for on the scale.

This New Year, make a commitment to yourself and make this YOUR year!