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Thursday, January 2, 2014

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

It's resolution time.  That's right...this year is THE year when all the wonderful things you should be doing but haven't been doing get done.  Oh, if only it were that simple.  Think of it, everyone would be thinner, healthier, kinder, smarter and richer.

I said this in an earlier post but it's worth repeating.  "A goal without a plan is just a wish."  If you keep that in mind when making those resolutions, it might help you be more realistic and therefore more successful.

Make a list.  Then break each goal (or resolution) into manageable and measurable smaller goals.  Write them down.  Post them in a prominent place.  Tell someone you trust about your goals.  Ask them to check up on your progress.  Accountability is a great motivator.

Resolutions are all about change and change isn't always easy.  I think I'd rather focus on one or two goals and meet them than make a huge wish list of goals that I promptly forget about.  What are the two biggest changes you'd like to make in your life?  Start there.  Remember too that these are YOUR changes (or goals).  You can only change yourself...not your children nor your husband.  Too bad but true.  BUT, by making positive changes to yourself, you'll be changing the dynamic of your relationships with those you love and work with in a positive way too.  It's a win-win proposition.

I wish you good luck and success with your goals for the year!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A healthy start to the new year!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie!
Happy New Year!  Do you have the goal of losing weight or eating healthier this year?  You're not alone!  To help you start out right, here is a new smoothie recipe for you to enjoy...

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
2 oranges
2 bananas
2 peaches (optional) (I used frozen today)
2 carrots
1 scoop protein powder
water to blend

Blend everything together until smooth.  That's it!

I like to use at least one kind of frozen fruit in my smoothies so I don't have to use ice cubes.  I always have frozen bananas, blueberries, mangoes, and pineapple in the freezer.  I just happened to have frozen peaches left over from summer so I used those today.