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As surely as gyms and fitness studios will be packed with newly motivated men and women every January, they will have cleared out come March. The typical 8-12 week motivation drop-off is a well-documented phenomenon. So if you have made a resolution to get healthy and fit this year and you are already losing steam don't worry, you are not alone.
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This does not mean that you need to spend the next 40-something weeks on the couch, elbow-deep in a bag of chips. There are plenty of ways to reignite your resolutions and have year-end success.
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The new year is a time that entrepreneurs look forward to. They get to wipe the slate clean and start the year with a fresh vision, strong goals and aspirations and a drive to do the impossible.
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This year, transform your resolution into a lifestyle by starting now. Get a head start on the new year so you can begin 2017 as a happier and healthier version of yourself.
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By identifying areas of opportunity for growth and development in your life and committing to starting today (as opposed to waiting for News Year's resolutions in January to roll around) you can assess areas of your life that require attention and immediately start to take action.
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There are several obstacles that people face when it comes to fitness and many reasons we give ourselves that end up preventing our progression. Knowing the most common obstacles you're up against can allow you to plan effectively and help to set your path for a successful year.
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Ah, we all love a fresh start, don't we? But between charging up that new Fitbit and vowing to stay on budget, be sure to make a few promises to your sweetheart. Here are eight relationship resolutions every couple should make.
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In preparation for the upcoming new year, I made this list of ten resolutions that are realistic, yet also have the potential to be truly life changing. I also wanted to beat my previous record of forgetting about my resolution by mid-February, so I have included a three-step process to help you and I accomplish what we set out to do.
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Call me crazy but the thought of losing my paper agenda has literally woken me up in the middle of the night. How will I know what I have to do the next day? Which client am I supposed to see? What time should I be there? The fact that I had so much valuable information in one irreplaceable place had to stop.
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You won't find any weight loss goals here.
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By the time we're in our thirties we've subconsciously conditioned ourselves to have automatic responses to stress: "I'm too tired," "I can't help myself," or "things never work out for me." These myths can lower the bar and prolong a rut you may find yourself in, making meh the new normal.
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Instead of thinking about what physical goals you want to reach (lose 20 pounds, make six figures, buy a house), you think about the why of these things. How do you think they're going to make you feel (maybe sexy, wealthy, secure)? You'll discover a whole bunch of other ways to achieve those feelings.
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It isn't always easy to strive for lofty resolutions, but if you have a focused intention, you can accomplish anything -- especially when you blend in technology. There are some cool apps available to help people with motivation.
Making New Year's resolutions originated with the Babylonians, who reportedly made promises to the Gods in hopes they'd earn good favour in the coming year. If health is number one on people's resolution list every year, I was curious what other resolutions people continue to commit to.
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In my first year of university, I made a poster with a quotation from Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw: "As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost....
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It's exhausting, this constant pressure that exists in the "real world." We're making decisions today that outline the rest of our lives. The choices we make now help us discover who we are, what we want in life, where we live and what people we want to spend our time with. How do you know which path is best? The truth is, you don't.
I love New Years Day! A fresh start with lots of hope and new beginnings. I am one of those people who loves to plan everything so that I'm always ahead of schedule on the things I want to accomplish. And since I am so good at micro and macro-managing my tasks and goals, I thought I would share with you the key elements to jump start your New Year.
Here it is, the no holds barred answer of my top three truths about creativity. In my 12 years consciously studying my own creativity and those around me (and the 26 years I studied it unconsciously) I have found the following to be universally true...
I love resolutions! They allow us the chance to take stock of where we've come and look at where we're headed. It's important to pause now and then to reflect on our own development and progress, otherwise it can all go by in a blur. So for 2014, I resolve not to be afraid. I am going to be brave and embrace change; I will say yes to new experiences, and take advantage of opportunities entering my life that are different than usual. I want to eat at new restaurants, travel to unusual places and above all, be open to things that make me uncomfortable.
The year I turned 40, I felt like I was having a health crisis. After having had five babies back-to-back, I was at my heaviest weight ever -- and the most unhealthy self I had ever been.
On December 31 2012, I made a New Year's resolution to myself and my family. In these 12 months, I have lost 70 lbs, four clothing sizes and I am looking and feeling much better. I am now lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight nine years ago! True to my word, my family now eats in a healthy fashion and we are regularly active as a family!
Take a second look at your resolutions. Re-evaluate them. Much of the difference hinges on the reason behind our resolution. If we choose a goal from our own heart, we tend to succeed. It's the 'shoulds' that we resist. Break the year long goals into bite sized pieces and don't forget to check off your progress.
This year I resolved to get my family more healthy and active, by employing 10 simply strategies. I had taken inventory of my family's daily nutrition, and realized that there was room for improvement in both the quality and quantity of food that my family consumed. So here are the 10 simple strategies.
2012 has proven to be an incredibly exciting and important time to be a woman. One especially important sign of this is the fact that we are re-discovering and using our voices. Now here's where our important work for 2013 comes in. All this ground-breaking awareness, strength and self-authority among women and girls must be protected and nurtured so it continues to grow.
2013 is off to a great start and about half of us have made a New Year's resolution. Unfortunately, according to researcher and psychologist Richard Wiseman, 88 per cent of us will fail. Let's take a look at the science behind resolutions and find out what it will take to be one of the 12 per cent who keep them!
There are plenty of articles out there about how to get fit in 2013. But what should those of us who are already fit be doing to improve our fitness abilities? Here are five resolutions for better ath...
Hey Bianca, it's me, your inner voice. How are you girl? It's time we got real. Every year you make the dumbest New Year's resolutions and I laugh myself into a coma because they're the absolute worst. Anyway, this year it's going to be different. I'm setting our resolutions this time and you're going to follow them.
For the past week or so I've been hearing about how all of my friends and family and acquaintances plan to improve their lives over the next year. There are health-related resolutions, career goals, and ideas for improving relationships. But my resolution is a bit different.
At this time of year, you might be thinking about your goals for the year and evaluating how well you did on your goals last year. Both can bring some angst. "What if I fail to meet my goals again thi...
We've all done it. The calender starts creeping towards January 1st, and we make a bold pronouncement: No more smoking in 2012. Or no more sugar. We'll get to the gym five times a week. Or cut up thos...
Sometimes it's really the smallest of things that can make a difference. Kindness towards others can be a simple as a smile or holding the door open for a stranger. Why not make an affirmation to complete one random act of kindness a day?
The first item on a highly successful to-do list: Make a better to-do list. With the new year comes the urge to accomplish all the things that were meant to be done the year before, and it often start...