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Wellness Wednesday: The END of New Year’s Resolutions and a Big Surprise!

Welcome back to this week’s Wellness Wednesday with M-Powered Lifestyles. In this post, I’m daring you to put an END to New Year’s Resolutions.

Yes, you read that right. I dare you to NOT vow to lose those last 20 pounds by swimsuit season. I dare you to NOT say that you’re going to start the exercise program you’ve been putting off. Don’t swear you’ll eat better…beginning a complete lifestyle overhaul on January 1st (or 2nd after the hangover has subsided).

I’m urging you instead to “Make 2014 The Year of the Best You!

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What exactly does this mean?

This means that instead of making promises to change your eating and exercising habits (that you know probably won’t last to February), I’m asking you to make SMART goals for this next year.

Here’s an example”

What is it that you really want to accomplish? If you normally resolve to lose weight, why do you want to lose that weight? Do you want to be able to move better or perhaps even just walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath? Those are specific goals. Do you normally say you want to eat healthier? What are you hoping to accomplish by eating ‘healthier’ and what do you consider ‘healthy’? A more specific goal would be to have 1/2 of your plate be vegetables and greens.

Once you have your goals listed (there’s a handy printable here to help), you can then create your action plan (which is also a step on the printable) for each one. Remember, little steps added onto over time create BIG changes.

There is one thing I want each and every person reading this to remember:

You are unique, beautiful, and amazing! Your size, fitness level, body fat percentage, weight…it does not define who you are.

You don’t need to look at other women and pine for their bodies, their careers, their looks or anything else. You already have all you need to be the very best version of yourself. There’s nothing more beautiful than that.

And, sometimes, you just need support and guidance.

Saying that, here’s my big surprise!

I am giving away 10 *free* 3 month health coaching programs through my wellness coaching practice M-Powered Lifestyles.

Five lucky winners will win a 3 Month Individual Wellness Coaching Program equalling 6 sessions of 50 minutes each by telephone. The value of this prize is $600 each.

Five more lucky winners will win spots in a 3 Month Group Wellness Coaching Program equalling 6 sessions of 75 minutes each by telephone. The value of this prize is $300 per person. The starting date for this group will be Monday January 20, 2014 and will be held in the evening. Time to be determined.

Please look at the fine print under terms and conditions. This giveaway is open to everyone regardless of location, as long as you’re willing to schedule sessions during the available times. Winners will be notified December 27, 2013. Edit: The giveaway has been extended through January 1, 2014. Winners will be notified by January 3, 2014.

Not sure if wellness coaching is for you? You can read more about me and my philosophies here.

Best of luck, and here’s to Making 2014 the Year of the Best You!