Thursday, December 31, 2015

Stop Making New Years Resolutions

     We have all done it, and most of us likely still do. Every year on New Years Eve we sit and think of all the ways we want to change our lives. I want to get healthy. I want to save money. I want to pay off debt. This year instead of just saying what you want let's get real and actually plan for what we are going to achieve! It has been said that Failing to plan, is planning to fail. It the last 3 months I have found that as true as ever. You can say you are going to do it, but how? How are you going to get healthy? How are you going to save money? How are you going to pay off debt?

Time to make a plan!


Here are 6 steps to successful planning that will help you break in the New Year in style!

1. Start with a purpose! 
~~What is you goal this year? (these are mine feel free to make your own)
****I want to get healthy
****I want to help people achieve their health goals
****I want to save money

2. Set a time frame!
~~When you you want to achieve this goal by?
****ASAP
****All year long
****All year long

3. Find resources!
~~How are you going to achieve these goals?
~~Who will help
****Use Beachbody account
****Reach out to people that are looking for help
****Start meal planning

4. Surround yourself with like minded people!
~~Who supports your goals?
****My Beachbody friends
****Positive people
****Thrifty people

5. Plan your time spent!
~~What times will you use to achieve these goals?
****I will set aside 30 minutes a day for myself to work out
****I will set aside an hour a day to help other achieve their fitness and health goals
****I will set aside 15 minutes a day to plan out meals

6. HAVE FUN!


Now keep in mind my examples are just that, my goals for this year. I have a more indepth notebook to help me decide these goals and just how I am going to succeed. I suggest you do the same. Set aside that 30 minutes right now and look deeper into  your New Year! If you are reading this after the first don't stop, it is not to late to start now. Start any time of the year no matter day or night. If not come 2017 you'll wish you had already started!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A New Year, A New Challenge For Myself............And You!

     I have to say that 2015 was probably the best year that I can remember happening. So many changes took place and I finally found peace. As New Years rapidly approaches I can't help but to think of the amazing things that sit in my path. 
     The last 3 months Beachbody and the 21 Day Fix became a big part of my life. It all started with a friend of mine sending me the program. Honestly I was thinking that this would really just be a neat new thing to try and maybe lose a little weight. See back in September that is all it was to me. If I could lose these last 5 pounds I would be happy, happy with the way I looked, and happy with myself. The 5 pounds vanished during the Labor Day Fix Challenge, and I looked in the mirror and saw 5 more pounds. My second round I began to focus on something different as I had decided to become a Beachbody coach. I decided to focus on seeing what my body could do, instead of what my body could look like, or what that imaginary number on the scale would tell me. In doing this I found something that meant so much more, I found a sense of who I was, the strength I actually had, and my purpose in life. 

It's funny every day we spend hiding things, how we feel, what we look like, our fear.......We take pictures that show our comfort zones and not who we really are. In 2016 I have vowed to challenge myself to the next level. I will admit with the Holidays I have my highs and lows on eating and working out. lol I mean, I like food who doesn't? 
This year I am challenging myself, and you if you'll join me, to 365 days of Beachbody. I am not saying hey buy this program, hey buy this supplement....what I am asking is for the next year you join me in challenging yourself daily to make a change in your life, to step outside your comfort zone!  Beachbody has many free accounts and challenges. Free recipes and meal planners. Step out of your comfort zone with me :) even if it is trying a new food, or adding a cup of water to your day. I am including all my links at the bottom of the page if you would like to follow me! Every day we will have new challenges and recipes, encouragement and love.