Start New Year with a New You & a Giveaway

Happy New Year Loves.  Today is our do-over day.  It’s the day we all make promises to become better people and do better things in our lives.  I always set the same goals each and every January, I want to learn to cook and I want to lose weight.  But this year my goals are going to be a little different.  This year I decided to set goals that will make me happy and help me enjoy life instead of put a restraint on my current lifestyle.

What do you want to do better in the New Year?

This year I set one New Year’s resolution and two personal goals.  A resolution is something that I want to change in my lifestyle; hopefully it will become a new way of life for many years to come after 2014 is long gone.  Goals are specific things that I am going to work towards and achieve during 2014; they are spot targets while resolutions are ongoing.

My resolution this year is to be less dependent on food, remember that? I know you are probably thinking that 33 years of binge eating can’t be stopped just because it’s January, but this time I am going to give a solid effort in trying to change the way I think about food.  That’s the thing about setting goals and resolutions; sometimes we just micro manage them when we should be looking at the bigger picture.  Wanting to lose weight is a micro goal while changing my entire food mentality and seeing how it affects my life is definitely looking at it with a bird’s eye.

Mark my word friends, this year I’m going becoming less emotionally dependent on food and hopefully it will snowball into a whole other bunch of benefits such as weight loss, being more active and finding new hobbies.

Become a better version of you with our giveaway

Maybe your personal resolutions this year are to work out more and take better care of yourself; maybe your personal goals this year are to lose weight and change your physical appearance.  If that’s the case your friends at Blonde & Balanced are here to help. 

If you want to exercise more in 2014 you will need a really great exercise outfit.  Luckily our friends at Ellie want to help you look cute and be comfortable while you work out because they are giving away a complete outfit of your choice.

Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to try a new look and if so you will need some help from a beauty expert.   The lovely ladies at Be a Bombshell Cosmetics are going to give one lucky winner a box full of makeup to help you get your sexy on this year.

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  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

  2. I’ve always liked Lady Gaga’s Born This Way to get me motivated!

  3. Just wanted to agree about the food thing…I keep a pretty good handle on eating but there’s always those last 5 pounds! I say that cause I’ve worked hard to form a discipline over the last few years. I’ve decided to have a core of food that I consume each day knowing there will always be exceptions and temptations (that I give in to). I start out with a deviled egg on one piece of toast. I used to eat turkey bacon each day but got tired of it. I have a smoothie each day that includes a scoop of Slim Fast powder (with banana, yogurt and water-blended). I have a salad every day with cauliflower, cottage cheese, ground flax, and other sendible goodies with chopped chicken breast or tuna on top. I used to eat brocelli each day but got tired of that. My snacks are celery, maybe peanut butter on graham crackers. I asked my husband what can I add to jump start losing these few pounds and the only thing he could suggest was to add fruit. So now I eat an apple each day and an orange somewhere along the day. I used to eat a few almonds and cheese cubes as snacks but decided to take a break on them. In my 50s its a little harder to shed the pounds, especially with a desk job but I’m also increasing a little running into my daily walk. Sodas and drive thru food are no longer a temptation. Its just as important to make sure we eat the good stuff as it is to avoid the delicious junky temptations.

    In closing, my resolutions are: To look people in the eye more, to pick up more trash as a public service and to keep my side of the bathroom counter cleaned off! Happy New Year!

  4. I like 80s music when I work out!

  5. Michelle Hamilton says:

    The song that gets me moving and motivated to workout is…
    Florence and the Machine – Dog Days Are Over

  6. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I’m sexy and I know it by LMFAO. :)

  7. Love the new Britney song “Work B__”!

  8. Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”

  9. Anything Old School Rock! Def Leppard, ACDC, Journey, Foreigner

  10. my gym seems to play Rihanna on repeat. Not my first choice.

  11. Diana Stanhope says:

    I get pretty motivated by More Human than Human.

  12. Old school rock-Bon Jovi, AC DC, Kiss

  13. Jenna Freeman says:

    Let’s get it started by The Black Eyed Peas is one of my favorite songs to go running to.

  14. Cassie Korando says:

    There isn’t one particular song that gets my amped to work out. I really just go for anything upbeat!

  15. I love “Girls” by the Beastie Boys- so peppy!

  16. Tom Bellamy says:

    Stayin’ Alive

  17. Kortney Picker says:

    I know this is really silly, but the song “the eye of the tiger” always makes me want to run! :)

  18. Ashley Fryer says:

    Anything by Linkin park

  19. DISCO!! Give me disco songs and I can’t stop moving.

  20. Britney spears dance songs.

  21. I am really liking “Counting Stars” by One Republic right now.

  22. Brandi Price says:

    No certain song here just something upbeat!

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  24. Maroon 5 usually keeps me going pretty good. But Flo-Rida’s Low is my jam!

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  25. I’m more of an audiobook or podcast runner, but when I do listen to music I’m finding Britney’s Work Bitch to be motivating.

  26. I find We Are the Champions totally motivating.

  27. C&C Music Factory- gonna make you sweat!

  28. Chic southern Charm says:

    Lose yourself- Eminem

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