Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 4: Get More Sleep!


Hey guys! Can you believe that we're already into Day 4 of 2013? Yesterday I challenged you to 30 min of exercise. Were you able to find time to fit it in? I gotta say I had some difficulty with that challenge because it was RIDICULOUSLY cold here: But, as I showed you yesterday, I bundled up and got out there anyways, and I'm so glad that I did - I felt so much better afterwards!  There was another girl running that caught up to me in the park, so I ran as fast I could just to keep her from passing me (I hate getting continue reading →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 3: Move Your Body


Hi guys! Welcome to Day 3 of your healthiest year ever! Now that we've gotten the goal setting and planning business taken care of we can move into the fun stuff... The "just for today" challenges!   As you already know, exercise has many health benefits such as increasing your fitness level and helping you lose weight. One benefit of exercise that is often overlooked, however, is that exercise can improve your mood and give you a general feeling of well-being. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a kind of depression affects 4-6% continue reading →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 2: Let’s Plan for Success!

Reach your goals with a plan - here are 5 tips for creating a good plan

Hi guys! Welcome to Day 2 of your healthiest year ever! Today we're planning…planning…planning! An important first step to being healthy is to plan. Whether you are talking about eating healthy, starting an exercise routine or running your fastest half marathon, you will not succeed without making a plan and sticking to it! We all know that if you write something down and schedule it, the likelihood of it happening increases dramatically. Day 2 Challenge: Create a plan for the SMART goals we set continue reading →

Your Healthiest Year Ever, Day 1: Set Your SMART Goals


Happy New Year and welcome to Day 1 of 31 Days to a Healthier You! Today we're starting off by setting goals. Let's unleash the power of goal setting! Did you know that only 3% of people in the US set goals, and that they are among the wealthiest folks in the nation?! If you want to accomplish something, you can do it! But you must know where you want to go, have a plan to get there, and monitor your progress along the way. It's time to think about our goals, and to write them down. What are your goals? Pick up a pen and a piece of continue reading →

31 Days to Your Healthiest Year Ever!


Everyone can stick with a change for one day.  So what if I challenged you to stick with a different healthy change every day for 31 days? Could you do it? Could you: Give up soda for one day? Drink more water for one day? Do 30min of Cardio for one day? Say "no" to sugar for one day? Do 30 min of strengthening exercises for one day? Go to bed 30 min earlier for one day? (These are just a few examples) Starting January 1st I'll post a new change EVERY DAY for 31 days. And this year there are.... (Though continue reading →

Getting Ready for Your Healthiest Year Ever!


Hi guys! Are you ready for your healthiest year ever?  I know that I sure am, and it all starts TOMORROW!! There are a whopping SIXTY of us working through the 31 one day challenges together. Some of the changes/challenges require some prep (ie: grocery shopping etc), so I made up the schedule to share with you - Here's the 31 DAYS TO A HEALTHIER YOU Calendar in all of it's Google Calendar glory: Tomorrow we'll kick off the  31 Days to Your Healthiest Year Ever by developing our SMART goals - I continue reading →