Monday, January 19, 2015

Tips To Get You To A Fantasic New You

We're already halfway through January; this month is just flying by. I like to start each year by making necessary positive changes that'll last longer than 31 days, even though sometimes it can be challenging.

Here are some ways you can make this your best year ever:

Spread the word

Share your goals, desires, and/or resolutions with your friends and family. Not only will you gain support from your loved ones, it'll also encourage you to keep yourself accountable. (Trust me, this works!) Sometimes a nice nudge or reminder from a friend will help keep you on track on the days you feel like giving up.

Set yourself up for success

With the new year, we tend to set overly-ambitious goals for ourselves, so it's better to not set expectations too high. Sometimes, creating smaller goals over the duration of the year will give you better, lasting results. No crash dieting! (I've been so guilty of that in the past!) If you're looking to get fit and healthy, take it one step at a time; drink an extra glass of water every day, (I always start the day with drinking a tall, cold glass of water) take the stairs, work out a few times a week, and make sure you're taking your daily multivitamins. It's easier than you'd think—just keep them somewhere where you'll always be reminded to take them. I love the delicious easy-to-chew Vitafusion MultiVites Gummies, especially because they taste so good. It's almost like a treat. I include my children in the task of taking our daily multivitamins together—they really love the L'il Critters Gummy Vites, especially because they can choose the flavour they want. It's nice to know it doesn't take too much to stay healthy, especially in the cold, winter months. Before you know it, these minor adjustments—drinking more water, taking multivitamins, taking the stairs, and working out—will become effortless routines in your daily life.

Have fun

One of the best things about New Year's resolutions (or goals) is that it's all up to you. Make it fun, and be a little creative. Turn your exercise into a hobby and your organizing into a DIY project—you can do it! Achieving your goals will feel like a breeze when it's something you look forward to.

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