I’ve been in a major slump. I mean major. In all aspects of my life, it’s been a hard year, and I am ready to close the books on 2011 for good.
With all the curveballs thrown my way this year, I lost site of me: my health, my fitness, my well-being. This is definitely not how I wanted to end this year! I wanted to go out with a bang, and finally be at my long-sought-after-but-totally-elusive goal weight.
And it’s not just me. So many people are ending this year in a slump, not where they envisioned they’d be 12 months ago. Kicking ourselves while we’re down will get us nowhere. In a few short days, we will have a brand new, shiny year. A fresh start, new beginning, clean slate.
Last week a book fell into my lap (okay not literally – it’s not raining books in Texas or anything!) and after I cracked it open and started reading the intro, it felt like I had been slapped upside the head with a sign.
52 Small Changes, One Year To A Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal
This book is my key. I just know it. I’ve read the intro, skimmed the chapters, and I’m gearing up to take control of my life in 2012 – one small change at a time.
I want this book to be your key, too! I want you to join me in becoming a happier and healthier you, one small step at a time over the next 52 weeks. We can do it! Do you think you’re up to the challenge? Are you a little leary of committing to 52 weeks of changes? I know how you feel, but listen up – the changes are small and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Timely (as outlined by Mel in yesterday’s wonderful post).
Aside from the 9 page introduction, you only have to read ONE chapter a week! I’ll shine a little light as to what’s in store: Week 1: Drink Up (as in water!); Week 2: Get Your Zzzs; Week 3: Keep Off the Couch; Week 4: Keep a Food Journal. See? It’s not scary at all! It might even be things you’re already doing (or have done). And if so, each chapter offers extra credit – a way to take that small change to a higher level. Each week you’ll have a new change and you’ll continue with the prior weeks changes. So by the end of the year, you’ve made (and kept up with) 52 Small Changes, and you are happier and healthier!
I am so inspired by 52 Small Changes that I’m going to live it every single week over on the ‘hood – the Sisterhood’s Social Community – and I want you to join me! That’s right. Each week I’ll have a post about the assigned small change and we’ll be able to do it together. Doesn’t that sounds great?
We have 2 copies of 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You to give away!
- All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me one small change you’d like to make this year. That’s it!
If you didn’t check out Mel’s post from yesterday, Resolutions vs. Goals, please check it out now! I think we need to arm ourselves with great ideas on ways to achieve our goals in the New Year!
If you want to buy a copy of 52 Small Changes for only $8.88 (bargain!!), you can click the link below where you’ll be whisked away to Amazon and we’ll make a few cents per purchase! We always appreciate when you shop through the Sisterhood!
Disclosure: I received a copy of 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You to review. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions and ideas are my own. Two copies were also provided for giveaway. Open to US residents only. No purchase necessary. Links to Amazon are affiliate links.