Whether you overindulged in too many glasses of egg nog and helpings of Christmas cookies over the holidays or are simply looking to start the new year off right with a new exercise and healthy eating regime, don’t think you have to lock up the chocolate and wine in the cabinet, abstain from social gatherings, and go at it alone.
To ensure your New Year’s resolution sticks through at least February, you’re going to have to learn to have fun without derailing your hard work. You’ve learned how to spot diet pitfalls at a get-together — now’s your chance to take your resolution to the next level by hosting a party that actually helps you reach your goal.
Whether it’s a yoga class and soup exchange get-together for couples, a girls-only morning workout session in front of the Wii after you’ve dropped off the kids, or a dance party that might take you back to those late-night dance parties from college, you can stick to your New Year’s resolution and have some fun, too.
Always wanted to try a juice cleanse, but worried you’d throw in the towel at the end of the first day? Host a staycation juice retreat one weekend, like a giant sleepover with your best friends, filled with lots of movies, girl talk, and fresh-pressed juice rather than junk food. Would you rather run your way to health? Sign up for a road race with friends, then plan a group brunch to celebrate after. We promise you’ll find sticking to that New Year’s resolution a whole lot more fun.