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Feel Completely Awesome In 28 Days (Or Less!)

Feel Completely Awesome in 28 Days

KATE LOWENSTEIN

Freaking January. It’s that time when you push yourself to do hard stuff—and then give up within a few weeks because, for the love of God, it wasway too hard. Keeping on the straight and narrow is like walking a tightrope of beets, quinoa, and ab workouts that’s way too easy to tumble off of. No wonder going hard-core never lasts.

This January, forget hard-core. Forget hard. In the next month, using the challenges on RodaleU.com/newyearnewyou, make a commitment to feeling good every day in the easiest way possible.

Cheryl Parker

PHOTOGRAPH BY TODD SPENCER

These women each made a single good choice that got them there.Cheryl Parker’s was to buy a fitness tracker and take it for a walk one day after work (is that two decisions? Fine, two). Three weeks later, she’d dropped 10 pounds and was finally sleeping through the night again—just from walking.

Take a challenge in this article—and then tackle eight more in 2016 atRodaleU.com/newyearnewyou (we knew you were ambitious).

Stephanie Kilburn

PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES FARRELL

Stephanie Kilburn, a “nonathletic” single mom, tried weight lifting on a whim, and within a month had lost 3 pounds and felt a new surge of energy and mental power.

Margo Landon

PHOTOGRAPH BY JASON VARNEY

It was one smart decision that got Margo Landon to stop dieting and instead pay attention to herself. Within 21 days, she’d lost 5 pounds. A year later, she still eats ice cream yet is 60 pounds lighter.

Lissa Rankin

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF HEALTH & HARMONY

And it was the simple choice Mona Gable made to commit to compassion—and launch a 21-day mission designed by physician Lissa Rankin—that brought her newfound joy.

Let one good decision catapult you, too. Only you know what you need, so pick a challenge and start walking, lifting, eating differently, ditching your worries—whatever feels most important to you right now. Some plans take 7 days, some 21, one 28; some you’ll do on your own, while for others we recommend joining our online community, because friends make everything easier.

OK, enough talk. Happy New Year! Now go get ’em.

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