The Fit Girl's Guide to Building Healthier Habits

December is a time of celebration and indulgence, and that often extends to our diets. If you’re anything like us, that means you’ve spent the better part of the month craving foods (we’re talking sugar cookies, eggnog, and the like) you might normally steer clear of—and perhaps those cravings are a bit stronger than your urge to hit your usual spin class. The end result: that sluggish, bloated feeling we try so hard to avoid.

Eager to ensure we don’t totally derail our health and wellness goals in a matter of days, we got in touch with two of our favorite bloggers, Marni Harvey and Lindsi Lane, for expert tips for starting off the new year on the right foot. And what better way to get started than by partnering up with someone else to get your workouts in? It's the ideal way to make sure you're holding yourself accountable for clocking in the sweat sesh. Their top takeaway, though? Forget dramatic resolutions: In 2017, make balance the mantra you abide by. (Yes, that means it’s okay to enjoy a gingerbread man or two.)

Keep reading for more of the bloggers’ advice on prepping now for a healthier new year, and shop the Casio watch they rely on to keep them on track.

How are you setting yourself up for health and happiness in the New Year? Tell us in the comments below.