Posts tagged Dec 2015
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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Top 10 Reasons You Need a Health Coach

Let's face it: getting (and staying!) healthy can be hard. From knowing what to do to get into better shape to figuring out how to maintain your new habits so you don't fall back into old destructive patterns, sometimes you could use a little help. That's where a health coach comes in.

Different from a personal trainer or a nutritionist, a health coach focuses on more than what you eat and how to exercise.  While a health coach will likely cover that, your time with a health coach will also be spent focusing on reducing stress, improving relationships, getting better sleep, and improving overall quality of life. Read on to see some of the top ten reasons YOU may need a health coach.

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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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