On day 1 of my 7 tips to help you achieve your goals, I taught you how to create a SMART goal. If you haven’t read the post, check it out here. To summarize, a SMART goal is Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Today, I’m going to teach you the blueprint that I’ve used to help me break down my goals. [Read more…]
Here is a list of the 10 foods I always have in my pantry & fridge.
1. Canned tuna
I love canned tuna because it provides a healthy source of protein and is really easy to store. I mix it with greek yogurt or hummus, a sprinkle of pepper, and it’s ready to go! Eat it by itself, add it to a salad, put it on some sliced cucumbers, or put it in a wrap or sandwich.
Happy New Year to you guys once again! I know I said this already, but I can’t believe another year is behind us. 2014 was a whirlwind of a year, what with deciding to change careers, enrolling in a new school, starting my own business, signing up with a business coach, and submitting my PhD thesis (see yesterday’s post for more of my story).
I have to admit that I am pretty psyched for 2015. A few words that I will use to describe the upcoming year are growth, success, and happiness.
To make sure that 2015 lives up to my expectations, I have already started developing a blueprint to achieving my goals. The steps I am taking to develop my goal blueprint are not rocket-science, but I have been asked time and time again how I get so much accomplished in my life, so I thought that the first week of 2015 would be the perfect time to share with you what has worked for me when it comes setting a goal, sticking to it, and achieving it.
I had another blog post written and ready to go when I woke up this morning, but it just didn’t seem fitting to have that post as my first of 2015. I thought it was more important to tell you a bit about the past year so that you can learn a bit more about me, and at the same time, think about your own journey.
This is going to be a long one, so hold tight.
Excuses: we all hate receiving them, yet we can’t resist making them. Time and time again, we make excuses for everyone and everything in our lives. We make excuses for why we can’t lose weight, why we can’t eat properly, why we can’t pursue the career of our dreams. But here’s the thing: making excuses is a choice, and choosing to break free from our excuses is the most liberating feeling in the world.
Do you find yourself wishing that you could just be normal again? That you could go back to the days before you got sick and never look back?
Having been through a debilitating illness in my late teens that left me weak, depressed, and frustrated at myself, I know exactly what you are going through. I struggled for what seemed like forever to get back to my former self until I realized what was missing: acceptance.
I’m sure you have all heard of the 3-Day Juice cleanse that was responsible for your neighbour’s magical weight loss. But are juice cleanses really all they are cracked up to be? Are they really worth the money? Are they safe? Do they actually help you lose weight?
As you may know, I have a background in scientific research, and I was taught to question everything without a published randomized controlled trial. So, anytime I want to learn about anything, I do a quick PubMed search of the medical literature. This is exactly what I did for this blog post on juice cleanses, and I came up empty handed. Not only were there no randomized controlled trials, there were NO articles at all (even observational studies)! What this really means is that any claim for or against juice cleanses is anecdotal at this point.