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Whole30 Progress Report: The First Trimester

I wrote this little essay my first time doing a Whole30 in January 2014 when my eating habits are NOT what they are today. Although I tried to eat salads and forced down oatmeal and things of that nature, prior to Whole30 I was eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) that many of you may eat. To say Whole30 changed my entire way of thinking of food would be an understatement. This time around, Whole30 is not such a shock to my system as it is not very different from the way I normally eat, but I remember it being a MAJOR adjustment at the time. So, I decided to post this today, on Day 10 of my current Whole30, because I felt people could relate to it! Hope you enjoy :)

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The Secret Weapon to Achieving Your Goals: The Accountability Partner

I'll let you in on a little secret—I've been known to procrastinate from time to time. Okay, it's not that big of a secret. I mean, I did write a whole blog post about it. But still. It's a thing.

If always left to my own devices, I might just procrastinate my day away, accomplishing very little in the way of my goals. Luckily for me, I’ve got a secret weapon in my back pocket: an accountability partner.

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Planning Your New Year's Resolutions: Making Goals that Matter

Well, Glow Getters, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, and after a couple weeks of overindulging, both with your diet at holiday gatherings and with your wallets shopping for gifts (for others or for yourself – no judgment here), you’re probably looking forward to a fresh start when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. If you’re like me, you’ve heard (and cringed at) the phrase “New Year, New Me” countless times in the past couple weeks. The saying itself may be trite, but it’s gained traction for a reason – the new year is a great time to evaluate where we’ve been and where we’d like to go.

Before we make our resolutions, let’s take some time to reflect on the past year and think about our goals for the one coming up. This guide will get you ready to make New Year’s Resolutions that actually mean something to you, making them more easy to attain.

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B. SMART: Clearly Define Your Goals

As we’ve heard before, only 8% of us are actually successful at keeping our New Year’s resolutions. Yikes! This type of stat often keeps many from even making New Year’s resolutions at all. However, that’s not the best strategy either: statistics show that people who explicitly state their resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t.

Today, I’ll tell you how to B. SMART when you’re making goals. B. SMART is an acronym that stands for Bold, Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Using this formula to articulate our goals makes them easier to stick to by leaving no room for ambiguity about what we want to do.

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The ABCs of My Vitamin Regimen

Hello Glow Getters! I’m not sure if it’s because my friends and I are getting older (*insert senior citizen tears*) or the fact that we’re getting healthier (*insert sweat droplets*), but I’ve found myself having a LOT of conversations about vitamins and supplements recently.

I must admit that outside of a few Flintstones vitamins I popped at a friend’s house when I was a kid, I never really took vitamins growing up. It was only recently (in the past four years or so) that I began to think about vitamins at all. Today, they're a vital part of my day. Check out what I recommend and why!

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The 20-Min Procrastination Buster

Allow me to be honest with you, Glow Getters. I am the QUEEN of procrastination. I'd love to say I used to be, but sadly, it's something I struggle with everyday. Me fighting procrastination is like an alcoholic trying to resist a drink...it's an uphill battle, for sure.

Thankfully, I'm a fighter, and today I'm going to share one of my favorite anti-procrastination weapons with you: The 20 Minute Rule.

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