January Newsletter

New Year Kickoff

New Year’s resolutions are more than often a bust! Don’t let yourself down again and try a few of these four tips to hone in a new you for 2016:

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-Keith

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Half Year Celebration (From 7/17/14)

Can you believe it’s the middle of July already? The kids go back to school soon, the pool is a great place to be on the weekend, and over half the year has passed! Six months of 2014 are gone, and that’s over 180 days we will never get back.

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Do you remember them? If so, great! If you wanted to lose 10 pounds, are you down 5 yet? If you wanted to read 12 books, have you read 6 yet? If not, that’s okay, you can start fresh today! You can have a Half Year Resolution! Continue reading

Happy New Year! (From1/21/13)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some great family time and were able to relax a little bit.

It’s the time of year for New Year’s resolutions!Last year, I made a list of things I needed to improve and set 5 goals. One of my goals last year was to read a book and one journal a month. I made 7 books and 10 journals. Good, but not great. After doing some research and reading I found out my problem was I was trying to do too much at once. With trying to do all 5 goals at once, it felt a little overwhelming and I didn’t meet any of my goals in 2012.

Studies have shown that most people do too many goals at once.Research show that when you try to make one change at a time, you have an 85% chance to succeed. If you try to manage two things at once, your change to succeed drops to 35%; 3 or more changes is even less. No wonder I didn’t get all the book read.

An easier, more effective way to make changes is to use a goal snowball idea from Chris Shugart. Here’s how to do it:
1. List behaviors you want to improve and will help you meet the goal: Break a bad habit, and instill a good habit.
2. Arrange list easiest to hardest.
3. Focus all attention on easiest goal and spend 2 week until it’ a habit.
4. Once the first goal is ingrained, then tackle item #2 and work on it until it’s automatic. Then move down your list.

For example:
1. Drink 2 glasses of water before every meal
2. Always eat breakfast
3. Bring a snack to work to keep your metabolism up
4 Go for a walk at lunch everyday for 10 minutes

That way in a few weeks you will be drinking more than 48 extra ounces of water,eating a great breakfast, keeping your metabolism up and exercising an additional hour a week! It’s exciting when the small goals snowball into a larger effect and help you meet your goals in 2013!

If you need an extra push or motivation, we are having a 21 day Rapid Fat Loss Challenge! Ask Keith or Jared about it and they will fill you in. Hope that helps a little in getting your 2013 started out on the right foot!

Mark