“I recommend starting a food journal because it’s difficult to be honest about what you’re feeding your body without tracking everything that enters it,” suggests weight-loss expert and personal trainer Kim Merkel. “To begin your journal, note the time of day, what’s entering your mouth (food, beverages, gum, etc.) and the approximate amount. After 20 minutes, add a note about how you feel (Are you nauseous, drowsy, energized, etc.?). This will help you determine what foods aren’t fueling you and hopefully motivate you to make further changes.”
Kim Merkel Fitness
Learn a New Language
It takes time to learn a new language, so be patient and consistent. Start by setting tangible goals, like learning 40 words a month. Focus on learning the most used words first, and practice speaking your new language every day. Meet with a language partner or conversation club to enhance your vocabulary. Talking with native speakers and practicing every day will help you reach your language goals! Free resources are available at your local library.
Denver Public Library
Learn to Cook
“Learning to cook doesn’t have to be intimidating. I recommend finding a couple dishes you want to master and build from that. They don’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, but it’s important you like them,” says Katy Foster, owner of Stir Cooking School in Denver. Another tip—take a beginner cooking class to help you learn the basics.
Stir Cooking School