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Healthy New Year's Resolutions 2017

16 Editors Share Their Healthy Goals For 2017

Have you decided on a healthy New Year's resolution? To inspire and motivate you to live your healthiest life this year, 16 POPSUGAR editors shared their personal resolutions for 2017, and the responses are all over the map.

Do you want to do pull-ups like Fitness editor Jenny, cut back on sweets like POPSUGAR founder Lisa, or love yourself a whole lot more like our Celebrity editor Quinn? Read through these 16 resolutions to spark the ideas and get those healthy wheels turning.

Get Stronger

"My New Year's resolution is to be able to get stronger so I can do 5 pull-ups, to eat less sugar, run another half-marathon, to ski more so my 4- and 6-year-olds don't become better skiers than me, to make time for the things I used to do before kids that make me happy like playing banjo, singing, and being crafty, and to be more kind." — Jenny Sugar, editor, Fitness

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"My goal is to get 'wedding arms.' I want to tone that back arm crease area (the little fold). I plan to do Pilates and barre-inspired workouts as well as dance classes to do it!" — Lauren Levinson, senior editor, Beauty

"I have two! 1. Strengthen my arms, so I can do push ups on my toes instead of knees. 2. Attend 270 Bar Method classes in 2017." — Lauren Hendrickson, product manager

"This will seem ambitious, but I made my first resolution to run my first full marathon this year — all 26.2 miles — and I also plan to get my CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification, so I can extend my knowledge of fitness and health. A lot of training and studying this year!" — Dominique Astorino, assistant editor, Fitness

Self Love

"Like a lot of other women, my long, bumpy, cellulite-covered road to self-acceptance hasn't been easy. Although I'd love to say that my number one resolution for the new year is to start eating better or to exercise more (both of which remain top priorities, I should note), my biggest hope is that 2017 will be the year I finally love my body for what it is. I might never be able to get rid of every unwanted pound, unexpected curve, or the metabolism that seems to be actively plotting against me, but as long as I can feel happy when I look in the mirror, I think that's a great place to start." — Quinn Keaney, assistant editor, Celebrity

Healthy Eating

"The words 'healthy' and 'lifestyle' aren't normally paired for me, but my wedding is in August, so it's time to shape up. At some point in January (the first day is overrated), I'm going back to hot yoga and trying out the Mediterranean diet. There, now that I've written it down, it has to happen." — Maggie Pehanick, editor, Entertainment

"Trying number six [from this list of resolutions] as long as natural sugar is still allowed!" — Lisa Sugar, founder and president

"My biggest hope is that 2017 will be the year I finally love my body for what it is."

"Next year I'm going to start holding myself more accountable for what I eat by keeping by using an app to record all my meals. By tracking everything I eat throughout the day, I'll be able to make sure that I'm eating a balanced diet and not replacing important meals with small bites and snacks." — Victor Verdugo, editorial assistant, Social Media

"In the coming year I'm aiming to rely less on meat as the foundation for my meals and instead get creative with vegetarian dishes. My ideal goal is to only eat meat on the weekend and have meatless meals during the week. I've just found that eating less meat makes me feel lighter both physically and ethically. We'll see how I fare!" — Kelsey Garcia, editorial assistant

"Totally weird and random but — I want to make a resolution to eat at least a few tablespoons of plain yogurt every day. I didn't realize all the positive effects it has: it helps you recover faster after a workout, has good bacteria for you, keeps colds away, and lots of other things . . . it also helps your smile (and helps protect your gums!)." — Zareen Siddiqui, audience development associate

Healthier Choices

"My New Year's resolution is to find balance and look at the long-term benefits of being active, rather than the short-term smugness of completing a challenge and losing a bit of weight." — Gemma Cartwright, senior editor, POPSUGAR UK

"I have an overall self-care goal next year to stop treating my body like sh*t. I need to stop taking my health for granted."

"My new year's resolution is to wake up an hour earlier! I'm the type of person who snoozes 10 times before I wake up and get myself together at the last minute, so I'm constantly feeling rushed. Waking up earlier is a simple, attainable way to have more me time, whether it's getting a quick workout in, meditating, or reading." — Meghan Tipton, editorial recruiting associate

"I have an overall self-care goal next year to stop treating my body like sh*t. This spans from drinking more water, being more active, eating McDonald's maybe every other week instead of every other day, drinking less alcohol, etc. I need to stop taking my health for granted." — Nicole Yi, assistant editor, Love and Sex

"1. Fit in at least 30 minutes to an hour of exercise daily. 2. Drink more water (I actually started today. I'm on my sixth cup of water — and that's six cups more than I usually drink). 3. Attempt self-control when it comes to food. I usually do a "if I crave it, I'll find a way to eat it," diet. I think I need to change that. 4. Get more sleep: Super important because I barely get sleep and I feel it's finally catching up to me." — Alaine Flandez, editorial intern

Mental Health

"I'm trying to take care of my mental health more and pay attention to my mood and identify why I'm feeling how I'm feeling. Sometimes I'll be crabby because I haven't had enough to eat or slept enough. Another resolution is to make sure I get enough sleep and exercise!" — Sarah Siegel, trending editorial assistant

"My goal is to meditate twice a day, every day this year. Ambitious, but when I do meditate consistently (the Calm app is my fave), I feel so much better, more focused, less stressed, and more productive." — Mandy Harris, managing editor

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim
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