How Women’s Health Editors Plan to OWN the New Year

We're taking 2015 by the balls.

The ball has dropped. Confetti is everywhere. And depending on how you spent last night, you may be dealing with a pretty brutal hangover right now. You know what that means: New Year’s Eve is over, and now it’s time to focus on your resolutions. Here at Women’s Health, we try to make decisions that will keep us happy and fit all year long—but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. Check out some of the ways we’re resolving to make 2015 our best year yet:

“I’ve never been a fan of early-morning workouts because I cherish sleep, but I’m going to call it a night earlier at least once a week in 2015 and hit the gym before work.” —Tracey Ford, online managing editor

“My resolution is to stop going out for dinner and drinks with friends as my default way to meet up on weeknights. I’m going to start suggesting cheaper and healthier alternatives, like offering to cook with them or meeting up for tea or at a free event where we can walk and talk together.” —Sara Faye Green, researcher 

“For a couple of months in 2014, I was doing yoga multiple times a week and really enjoying it. I’ve fallen out of the habit, but I want to get back into it this year.” —Robin Hilmantel, online deputy editor

“I’m going to try to stop hitting snooze in the mornings. I feel more awake and energized throughout the day when I get up the first time my alarm goes off—plus, it keeps me from running late in the mornings!” —Jamie Hergenrader, editorial assistant

RELATED: What Happens to Your Body When You Hit the Snooze Button

“I’m going to keep my style in check: When I feel like I am falling in a rut and wearing the same outfit—like in winter: skinny jeans, oversized sweater, and flat boots—I am going to break out of it and try something new. I also want to drink more water.” —Gabrielle Porcaro, senior fashion and market editor

“I really hate the term ‘mindful eating,’ but it’s something I plan on getting into the habit of in 2015. It doesn’t matter how heavy I lift at the gym or how far I run—if my eating habits don’t improve, I’ll never see changes in my body. So starting now, I’ll pay attention to how big my bites are, stop giving in to temptations just because they’re there—why do they leave cookies right in front of cash registers?!—and leave uneaten food on my plate. Just because I paid for a meal doesn’t mean I have to eat everything on the plate if I’m not hungry anymore.” —Kenny Thapoung, associate social media editor

“Instead of spending 20 minutes checking Facebook some evenings, I’m going to make picking up the phone and calling my friends from college my default.” —Alison Goldman, online associate editor

“I spend at least a half hour messing around on my cell phone before bed—no more! I know how the blue light it emits messes with my sleep and need to stop. From now on, I’m going to move it to the bedside table across the room.” —Tracy Middleton, senior editor

RELATED: How 4 ‘Today Show’ Hosts Plan to Improve Their Health

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