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     Holiday time can be a bit crazy and of course staying healthy during that time can be difficult. For me, the hardest part is finding the time to eat every two hours. I NEVER thought this would be my biggest issue! Crazy, right? So it is something I am working to improve on so I can keep my body in fat burning mode. With Optavia, I know it is so important to maintain that consistency. 
      With New Years approaching, I have been thinking about all of the past years that my resolution was always to get healthy and it never worked. This year, I am well on my way and I feel amazing. Typically, this was the time that I would feel that "holiday hangover" from stuffing myself for days on end. Enjoying all of the cookies, beer and family dinners in the previous weeks. I knew that with upcoming New Year, I would convince myself all of my old habits would be a thing of the past. I was going to wake up before the kids to get a run in, avoid the bakery aisle at the grocery, and say no when the waitress asked if I wanted dessert.  I was going to get it all together in the new year....but it never happened. This year, I already have it together and I feel so good about it. 
     Is your resolution the same as mine always was? Are you going to wake up on New Year's Day and decide it is just too cold for a run? Or go to dinner that night and the cheesecake on the dessert tray is just too good to pass up? Instead of making the same resolution that never works, make a plan with Optavia. 
     There are a ton of reasons that New Year's resolutions fail. For many of us, we want to see dramatic changes instantaneously. We treat a marathon like a sprint, so when we don't see enough of a result immediately, we quit. Small changes stick because they aren't intimidating. With Optavia there are no crazy diets that you must put your body through. Instead, you are using the food to put your body into a fat burning state. It is a small change with amazing results. 
     Not believing in yourself is another reason that you are set up to fail. If you have tried and failed, it is easy to doubt yourself. However, with every pound you loose you get all of that confidence back. The feeling is incredible and you won't even remember those nagging feelings of defeat.
     Perception is everything. If you see eating as a chore and exercise as a bore you aren't going to want to change it.  The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it. For me, I go for hikes with my family. I do things I love that I do not notice is adding exercise to my schedule. At the end of the day, I don't need to count steps because I haven't even sat down all day. 
     If you do not track your progress,  you can't see how you are improving. This is a huge reason people get disenchanted with their resolutions. All you need is a notebook and a pen. When you start to track  exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used, you can see how much you have improved over time and feel your "I Can Do This" attitude developing. 
     Making a resolution isn't easy and sticking to it is even harder. To make your resolution stick you need to know WHY you are doing it. WHY you want to be healthy, WHY you want to loose that extra weight, WHAT is your motivation. Unless you know what your motivation is to drive you, it won't stick. Define your motivation and use Optavia to get healthy now. By this time next year you will be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. 

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
(from Sandy's Kitchen)
What You Need:
1 lb 93% ground chicken (2 1/4 Lean)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (4 Condiments)
1/4 tsp pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 tsp garlic salt (2 Condiments)
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp onion powder (1/2 Condiment)
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese, divided (3/4 Lean)
1 1/2 cups Great Value Italian diced tomatoes, divided (3 Greens)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 13 x 9 inch glass dish with cooking spray.
Blend diced tomatoes in a blender or small chopper to resemble tomato sauce or until desired consistency.
Combine ground chicken, Parmesan cheese, and spices. Add half of the mozzarella cheese (1.5 oz or 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp). Measure out 3 tbsp of tomato sauce and add to the ground chicken mixture until completely combined.
Form into meatballs. Since this recipe makes three servings, I made twenty-one meatballs. It is so much easier to divide the meatballs evenly when they are in increments of three such as 15, 18, 21, and so on.
Place meatballs in prepared glass dish. Bake for 25 minutes.
Spread tomato sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with the leftover mozzarella cheese.
Broil until cheese is melted.  Divide the meatballs into 3 servings. Enjoy!
3 Servings with 1 Lean, 1 Green (need 2 more!) and 2.6 Condiments per serving

    Over the past year, I saw one of my friends posting photos of her weight loss on Facebook. I know her, so I knew it was real and not one of those photoshopped ads you see from time to time. The photos were incredible to say the least. In a bit more than a year, she had lost more than 75 pounds.  How crazy is that, right? I was a total skeptic. There had to be more to it or she will gain it back as soon as she quits whatever program she is on. I was curious so I talked with her about how she lost this weight. 
    Lesley told me about how Optavia helped her to change her life. Not only did she loose the weight she had been carrying around, she and her family are now healthier. Optavia isn't the usual eat this, don't eat that plan. They teach you how to be healthy so you can change your entire life. In doing so, you will loose the weight that has been burdening your body. Then, I made the decision to try the Optavia program myself. Lesley is a Certified Health Coach with Optavia now and is cheering me on along the way. 
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01/10/2018 8:40am

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