5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself as You Reflect on Your Year

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Depending on the type of year you’ve had, it can be challenging to engage in deep reflection on what has transpired in your life over the last 365 days. There have been years where my lows have definitely outnumbered my highs, and all I’ve wanted to do was close the door on that year and forge ahead. During these stormy seasons, the last thing I wanted to was sit down and think about why things unfolded the way that they did. And then, there are years (like this one, for me!) where you genuinely feel like you’re soaring. You’ve got a handle on things, you’re in love with yourself and your life, and you now have peace about the dark and stormy seasons you’ve gone through, because you are experiencing the growth and prosperity that they propelled you into. Things are going so well for you that you honestly don’t feel the need to spend time reflecting; you just hope and pray that life continues to hand you lemons as you enter the new year. Continue reading “5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself as You Reflect on Your Year”

10 Reasonable Lifestyle Changes to Make in 2017

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Does anybody remember when Jennifer Hudson was the face of Weight Watchers’ campaign back in 2010? I remember watching her belt it out in those commercials, strutting her 80-pound weight loss all over the screen, looking fabulous and full of life. But more importantly, I remember her talking about the key difference between Weight Watchers and other weight loss programs. Unlike other programs, Weight Watchers isn’t a crash diet or a quick fix; instead, it’s a slow, ongoing commitment that leads to a distinct shift in the way people approach eating. It’s not about finding a short cut to weight loss–it’s about identifying a healthy and sustainable way to live your life.

Well. New Year’s Resolutions are to crash diets like Lifestyle Changes are to Weight Watchers.

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Getting Your Goals Back on Track After Taking an Unplanned Hiatus

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‘Tis the season for reflecting on all the things you said you wanted to accomplish in 2016, but somehow never got around to. ‘Tis the season for fondly remembering that period of time halfway through the year when you actually were going to the gym on a regular basis and following your Paleo diet, but can’t seem to recall how you fell off the boat. Continue reading “Getting Your Goals Back on Track After Taking an Unplanned Hiatus”