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The Healthy Deihl: New Year’s Resolutions

What better way to close out the year than by addressing your resolutions, and how to achieve them?

Some Ideas to Add to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, VitaMist family!  Have you made your resolutions yet?  Do you want to lose weight, exercise more, or make more money?  There’s nothing wrong with having these fantastic goals, but I have a few ideas that you might want to consider adding to your list.

  1. Have More Fun

Work might get you where you want to go, but play will make you enjoy the ride!

  1. Be Grateful For What You Have

Did you know that being grateful makes you happier?  Instead of thinking about what’s missing in your life, resolve to think more about what you have.

  1. Enjoy the Little Things

We all remember our most significant moments, but most of our lives happen in between those events.  Don’t spend most of your life on autopilot, waiting for something big to happen!  Pay attention to what’s around you, and enjoy the little things.

  1. Have More Confidence In Yourself

Confidence is indispensable.  It’s great when other people believe in you, buhaving faith in yourself has an even healthier, happier, and more permanent effect on your life.

  1. Be More Conscientious Of Others

Remind yourself that the people around you have their thought, feelings, and struggles.  Be more understanding of them, and your relationships will grow stronger.

  1. Be Kind TO Yourself

Not everybody will decide to be more conscientious this new year, so if you want somebody to be kind to you, you should start by being kind to yourself.

  1. Strengthen Your Relationships

Don’t make all of your resolutions about yourself, and what you want to achieve.  Resolve to strengthen your relationship with your, spouse, family, or friends.  Better yet, tell them about this resolution, and you can work on growing your bond together.

  1. Volunteer Your Time

Do good for others this year. Volunteering is an amazing way to bring a sense of meaning and purpose to your life, and it positively touches the lives of others as well.

  1. Take Care Of Your Health

Don’t forget to spray your vitamins every day!

 

I hope you take at least a few of these resolutions to heart.  Better yet, use them all!  And have a very Happy New Year!!!

 

 

 

From My Heart With LOV – Sari

Achieve Your Goals and Resolutions

We all know what the new year means, right?  It is that time when we make inspirational resolutions to achieve a few goals, improve our health, recover from the holidays, and turn over a new leaf.   The new year is full of promise, and we want to achieve all of our dreams at once.

Then by the second week in February, 80% of us will have failed.

Somewhere along the line, we forget about those goals, we feel overwhelmed by them, or we put them on pause.  Our hearts are in the right place, but we tend to bite off more than we can chew.  On some level, it makes sense to try and do it all in one go.  The new year seems like a fresh start, and a good time to take on all of your goals at once.  Unfortunately, we are not wired to make several changes at the same time.  To be honest, we are not wired for change at all.  Humans are creatures of habit, and those habits die hard.

So How Do You Achieve Your Goals For the Year?

Tackle them one at a time

It may seem painful and time-consuming to have to stretch all of those goals out, but your chance of achieving each of them increases when you do just that.  That increase is not small, either.  Your odds of achieving one goal at a time are drastically higher than your odds of sticking with many goals at once.

Whenever you take on many projects, it becomes incredibly easy to get weighed down by those goals. Motivation is a great thing, but it is easy to let it get out of hand to the point where you have too much going on.  Focus all of that motivation one thing, and you will be surprised by how much more attainable your resolution feels.

Too much motivation might sound like one of those good problems, but having too much enthusiasm often leads to starting on many goals, yet never finishing any of them.  Taking this enthusiastic approach splits your focus, reduces the importance of each goal in your mind, expends more energy, and may leave you struggling to continue with any of your objectives.  Then when you have to quit, you are far more likely to quit all of your resolutions, rather than just pruning a few.

You do not have to abandon healthy eating or stay disorganized.  Nobody is going to complain if you cut back on a few bad habits.  Least of all your future self.  Just don’t make all of your resolutions an immediate priority.  Perhaps most importantly, remember that having an off day does not make you a bad person.    You just have to try again tomorrow.

Your resolutions should inspire you, not fill you with dread.

Set SMART Goals

What is it that you want to achieve?  Can you boil it down to something concrete and attainable?  Many websites will teach you how to set SMART goals, but what it amounts to is making them: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound.

Specific: Make your goal clear.  If you have a general idea of what you want to achieve, boil it down to what you need to do to get you there.  For instance, instead of, “Lose 50 pounds,” choose a goal like, “Eat less than 1800 Calories per day until I get to my target weight.”

Measurable:  Make sure that you have a way to track your progress!  Tracking your progress motivates you, and makes your resolution easier to achieve.

Attainable:  Keep your goals realistic; otherwise you may find yourself on a treadmill, never moving closer to your goal.

Relevant: Is this resolution worthwhile?  Does it matter to you?  The more important a goal is, the more motivated you will be to see it through, and the more satisfied you will be when you accomplished it.

Time-bound: Set a deadline!  Again, make sure the deadline is attainable and set it in place.  Having a target date keeps you focused, prevents the feeling that you will never achieve your goal, and it pushes all of those other resolutions down the road.  When you do not have to worry about them immediately, the stress of wanting to achieve them melts away.

Just Like That

Instead of a list of resolutions weighing you down, you now have just one on which to focus.  Your resolution is specific, relevant to you, and attainable.  You have a plan to get where you want to be, a deadline to keep you on track, and measurable mini-goals to keep you motivated.  You are ready to start the new year confident that you can accomplish all of your resolutions, and not have to make the same list next year.

A New You for the New Year

Dear VitaMist Family,

2016 is already upon us, and with a new year comes new resolutions. I say “new” resolutions, but we tend to make the same ones over and over. “This year I will lose weight.” “This year I will l eat healthier.” “This year I will l quit my bad habits.” “This year I will grow my business.” “This year I will meet new and exciting people.” “This year I will….”

When I hear these resolutions, I feel like there must be some way I can help you achieve them. Not just some of them, like being healthier with VitaMist, or losing weight with our diet support program. The VitaMist family wants you to reach all of your goals. Every single one of them. A new you for the new year.

That’s why I’m happy to announce that VitaMist is expanding VitaMist.com. We don’t just want to be a supplement retailer with some health tips. We have our hearts set on becoming a FREE resource for achieving all of your goals, that happens to sell supplements to pay the bills (including your bills if you’re interested in becoming one of our Nutritional Coaches!).

To begin with, look for our Comprehensive Supplement Primer later this month. Those of you who attended last summer’s Homecoming will be familiar with the Vitamin Primer that was given out. It outlined each essential vitamin, what it does, how much you need and how to get it. Now that document has been expanded into a short book that includes essential minerals, amino acids, and other vital supplements. On January 15th, we will be releasing this guide as a free eBook for everyone to download and learn from!

In the coming months, VitaMist’s online resources will be expanding to include health tips, business tips, beginner’s fitness tips, advanced fitness tips, healthy recipes, articles on how to organize your life (both at home and online), and even articles on how to have a healthy social life! If that doesn’t cover all of your New Year’s resolutions, you can email Ask Spray with your own suggestions. We’d be happy to hear from you!

When 2017 arrives, don’t you want a list of brand new resolutions? Or better yet, wouldn’t you love to not have a list at all? Stay tuned to VitaMist.com throughout the year. We’ll help get you there!

Happy New Year, everybody, and have a great spray day year.

From My Heart With LOV – Sari

Happy New Year!

It seems almost unbelievable that it is 2015

I have a wonderful idea! How about we make some New Year’s goals this year and really try hard to achieve them.

Let’s think about it…. What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What level in VitaMist, would you like to achieve by the end of the year? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life? Think about it…. I’m sure you can add so much more to your list.

Take a piece of paper and a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose.

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story this year by setting goals.

  These are my New Year wishes for you;

 “Live your life to the fullest, and make each day count – Don’t let the important things go unsaid – Have simple pleasures in this complex world – Be a joyous spirit and sensitive soul – Take those long walks that would love to be taken – Explore those sunlit paths that would love to oblige – Make tomorrow happier by going there in ways that really matter – Try hard to achieve the goals you have set – And don’t ever forget that eventually dream-chasers become dream-catchers.”

 

From My Heart With LOV

– Sari

2014 Starts NOW!

So you’ve made your New Year’s Resolutions! And the results from our New Year’s resolution poll are in: most people are looking to lose weight and get more fit in 2014.

As January starts, we are all sadly munching on our carrot sticks after a month or more of holiday gluttony.  I thought it would be appropriate to devote our January Doctor’s Corner to a look at some of the best weight loss tricks that I’ve come across.  So let’s see if together we can make your New Year’s pound shedding a little bit easier.

Here are some small changes that may make a big difference on your waistline:

Trick yourself into moving a bit more than you did before

Walk instead of drive. If you drive, park on the far side of the lot. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go to the water cooler upstairs instead of on your floor.

Help yourself eat smaller portions

When you get that humongous portion at the restaurant, before you take a bite, cut it in half and put one aside to take home. If you are cooking at home, put away the leftovers before you sit down to eat to avoid picking out of the pans after you’re done. Drink lots of water to fill yourself up. Portion out snack foods like chips and candy into small one-portion baggies as soon as you get home from the grocery store. Try using smaller plates, or a kid’s plate.

Hide the temptations

You don’t have to ban cookies and sweets from your kitchen entirely, just put them out of sight, like on the top shelf of the tallest cabinet.

Keep healthy stuff readily available

Put fruit on display in the kitchen. Keep a few energy bars or low-fat crackers in your desk drawer at work to avoid visiting the vending machine.

Eat before you get too hungry

If you forget to eat breakfast, by the time lunchtime rolls around you’re starving, light-headed, cranky, and ready to chow down on the fastest, most convenient thing – like fast food. Keep healthy snacks around so you’re never so hungry you’ll make bad choices. Along the same lines, don’t go to the grocery store hungry.

Enlist friends and family members’ help and support

Trying to lose weight is nothing to be ashamed of, and you’re more likely to make good choices if you’re with people who know you’re looking to improve your diet and take more exercise. Tell your family, friends and coworkers so that they don’t pressure you into getting a margarita when you order a seltzer with lime. It also really helps to do this with a partner.

Write it down

The golden rule – write down your progress. Keep a food diary. Log your progress automatically in a spreadsheet. Keep yourself accountable. And if you don’t have time to write everything, try taking pictures with your phone of every single thing you put into your mouth in a day, and count it all up at night.

Don’t ban your favorite foods for life

Let’s be honest: food is life. Don’t deprive yourself of your favorite chocolate-covered pretzels forever and ever. What’s a life without chocolate, anyway? Moderation is the key. Give yourself a day of treats once a week, or how about every 5 pounds you lose. Remember, if you have to earn it, it tastes even better when you do.

Surround yourself with motivating images

Personally, I enjoy watching The Biggest Loser.  In fact it is the only TV Show I watch on a regular basis because it’s so inspiring.   Other people I know will buy fitness magazines and cover their wall with photos of athletes.  Even a movie like Rocky Balboa can inspire people to start exercising. Make fitness and healthy eating a way of life, and surround yourself with reinforcement.

A New Era

First, I would like the honor of wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! 

 So 2013 is over and a new era has arrived.  A new era not only for VitaMist® but for all of us.

 Many of you were not a part of the VitaMist family at the beginning of 2013.  In fact, even some of our Top Distributors, had only been with us for just a couple of weeks.   Just look what they have achieved in those 12 months!  They have achieved unprecedented success!  First and foremost, they had the vision to recognize the opportunity that was waiting for them to seize.  And seize it they did – with both hands!

 But, that was 12 months ago. 

 If you listen to our Conference Calls, the message is clear.  This is NOT a “get rich quick” scheme; this IS a serious health business with 31 years of history, based upon a foundation of solid business practices.

 A lot of people think that network marketing is a way to make a lot of money in a short amount of time with the minimum amount of effort.  Well, maybe some can and maybe some companies make those types of empty promises.  But again, I refer to our conference calls.  I can tell you that VitaMist is not one of those companies of hype.  Yes, you can make a lot of money with VitaMist, but it will be solid money and it will build, as VitaMist is building.

So, what is my message for 2014?

First and foremost, VitaMist Products will continue to be the finest nutritional health products on the market and we will continue to expand our presence around the World.

Second, for those of you who are active Distributors, you will continue to see enhancements in our programs and incentives to help you grow your businesses.

And third, for those of you who feel you are not growing your business the way it should be growing, I urge you to not give up.  Ask yourselves if you are giving it your all?   Ask yourselves if you are participating? Ask yourselves if you are blaming others for your own failures?  Take a look at those that came before you, and joined VitaMist 12 months ago.  Like the wise man said, “he has built his house on a foundation of solid rock.”  You can too!

 Happy Holidays!

LOV

 -Sari

Success

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”

Vincent T. Lombardi

 Do you have the will to Succeed?  Do you have the will to see what opportunities are coming up in the next few months?  The US government gave us 10 reasons December and the New Year can be the best we have ever seen.  VitaMist can help with 10 out of 10 on this list.  Look and see if you can figure out how.

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.

2. Fit in Fitness

The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.

3. Tame the Bulge

Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions of Americans who made a New Year’s commitment to shed extra pounds.

4. Quit Smoking

If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life!

5. Enjoy Life More

Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of Americans, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you!

6. Quit Drinking

While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support available.

7. Get Out of Debt

Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of Americans who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.

8. Learn Something New

Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change; want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep.

9. Help Others

A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help.

10. Get Organized

On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organized enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life.

 

10 ways to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again!  Yes, it’s the New Year, and so the idea of making a resolution or two has probably crossed your mind.  In 1 minute, I describe some of the research that I have found into how best to keep your resolution

Here are my top 10 tips:

  1. Make only one resolution, your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behavior.
  2. Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to think about your resolution and instead take some time out a few days before and reflect upon what you really want to achieve.
  3. Avoid previous resolutions; deciding to re-visit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment.
  4. Don’t run with the crowd and go with the usual resolutions.  Instead think about what you really want out of life.
  5. Break your goal into a series of steps, focusing on creating sub-goals that are concrete, measurable, and time-based.
  6. Tell your friends and family about your goals, thus increasing the fear of failure and eliciting support.
  7. Regularly remind yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your goals by creating a checklist of how life would be better once you obtain your aim.
  8. Give yourself a small reward whenever you achieve a sub-goal, thus maintaining motivation and a sense of progress.
  9. Make your plans and progress concrete by keeping a handwritten journal, completing a computer spreadsheet or covering a notice board with graphs or pictures.
  10. Expect to revert to your old habits from time to time. Treat any failure as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.

The Official List of New Years Resolutions

The US Government has published its Official List of the top 10 New Years Resolutions!  Did yours make the list?

 

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.

2. Fit in Fitness

The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better.

3. Tame the Bulge

Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions of Americans who made a New Year’s commitment to shed extra pounds.

4. Quit Smoking

If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life!

5. Enjoy Life More

Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of Americans, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you!

6. Quit Drinking

While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support available.

7. Get Out of Debt

Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of Americans who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.

8. Learn Something New

Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change; want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep.

9. Help Others

A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help.

10. Get Organized

On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organized enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life.