Posts tagged new year
The Glow Getter Takes on Whole 30...are you up for the challenge?

I've started right away on my resolutions, hitting the gym running training for my first century bike ride in June (it's never too early to start!), planning my first big trip for April, and meditating regularly. All that's awesome, but since I'm here to keep it real with you, I'll tell you one area that hasn't been so great: my diet.

As a health coach, many people expect me to be perfect and on diet all the time, but the truth of the matter is, nobody's perfect. I don't even strive to be! After the holiday season, I could definitely use a "reset," if you will. For this, I turn to the Whole 30. This is my third year in a row starting the new year this way, and it really helps to get my cravings in check and get my body feeling healthy again. Sounds great, right? Let’s all do a Whole 30!

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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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