Kaiden recommends waking up and going to bed at the same time, scheduling workouts into your calendar at the beginning of the week, and eating your meals at the same or similar times every day.
Set small, measurable goals before tackling bigger changes
"It's easy to say, 'I'm going to eat healthy food and work out,' but that's not a measurable goal, which can make it easy to fail," says Eliza Whetzel, a registered dietitian at Middleberg Nutrition. Rather than making a big, vague promise, Whetzel suggests setting specific goals -- like eating a salad with lunch during the week, cutting out artificial sugars, or running for 30 minutes once or twice a week.
"These specific, measurable goals allow you to track your progress and are more actionable than broad, overarching goals," says Whetzel.
Sadly, this is not an excuse to fight fire with fire and drink a thousand beers in January -- pour yourself a refreshing glass of water instead. Lisa Bruno, co-owner and nutritionist at Work it Out Fitness Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey, recommends ditching alcohol completely for a few days and rehydrating with water.