The week between Christmas and New Year's is the perfect time for looking back on the entire year and looking forward to the new one ahead.
And in Whole Living world, that means gearing up for our annual 28-Day Whole Living Action Plan. Are you ready for a challenge? Come join us!
The Plan has taken several names over the last few years -- Whole Body Action Plan last year; the Body+Soul Challenge for years before that. And the content changes every year, as well, based on your feedback and the help of our experts.
What hasn't changed is the reason behind the Plan. We're kick-starting the new year off on the right foot, leaving behind the unhealthy habits that often creep in throughout the year and especially during the hectic holiday season. We're starting with a gentle, food-based cleanse and detoxifying exercises designed to purify mind and body, then we're ramping up with heartier nutrition and more intense workouts designed to fortify and make you stronger and healthier.
Last year we launched an online community in conjunction with the Action Plan, and we were thrilled to see it grow throughout the year. This year, we've got more than twice the members we had during last year's challenge -- some of the smartest, funniest, and most inspirational people we've met in a long time.
Throughout the Plan next month, we'll be highlighting featured bloggers who will be with you every step of the way. We'll also be hosting expert Q&As in our online forums and discussing the Plan on Whole Living Radio (Sirius/XM) and the Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark Channel).
And of course, we'll still be sending out your daily challenges every morning via email; during the month of January, they'll just coincide with the Plan. If you're not already following the year-round plan, you can sign up here.
So if you're in need of a health boost or looking for a fresh start in 2011, hop on board. Find the Action Plan in our January/February issue (on newsstands tomorrow) and check out the complete schedule online. Join our community and get to know your fellow Action Planners, write a blog, or start a discussion. And if you get confused or have a question, check out our FAQ page and discussion board (or just ask us!).
Enjoy the next few days of reflection, relaxation, and revelry. On January 1 and 2, you'll have time to regroup and prepare for the Plan. And on January 3, your new year -- and new you -- officially begins. See you then!
Amanda MacMillan is Whole Living's web editor. Follow her on Twitter at @amaconamac.