Time to Set Goals: 4 Easy Tips to Get Started

by Rochelle Griffin on December 16, 2014 · 0 comments

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Time to Set Goals: 4 Easy Tips to Get Started

by Rochelle Griffin

It’s that time of year. Millions of people are taking stock of their lives and what they’ve accomplished in the past 12 months. Was 2014 all that you dreamed it would be? For some, it’s a resounding YES…to which I say Amen! For others, it’s kind of depressing because they never set goals. Or worse yet, they did but never followed through.

Once people get over the “ugh…another year as passed” feeling, they tend to start to think about their goals for the upcoming year. Most of these goals surround weight loss and/or business growth intentions. The problem is that the ideas never make from the head to paper. They remain in the head…where actually they aren’t goals…they are just wishes.

So this year…do you plan on making wishes or setting goals?

It’s really not difficult to set them. In fact there’s plenty of resources available to help you. I’m going to give my 4 quick and easy steps to goal setting that I use. Yep, I’m taking stock of 2014 myself.

1. Write your goals down on paper. This makes them real. Don’t worry about how big they are at this point. Don’t worry if they make your hands sweat, your stomach turn, and you have no clue how they’ll happen.

2. Write a date that you plan to accomplish them by. Yep, a deadline

3. Have an accountability group. It really helps to have more than just a single person to help support you.

For example, f you want to lose weight or get in shape, find a weight loss group. In fact, I’m getting ready to open a free 5-day clean eating group starting January 5. By the way, this could be the jumpstart that you need in the New Year. You can register at http://www.rochellegriffin.com/cleaneatingchallengeinfo

If you want to start a business or take your business to the next level, find a coach that can help you do just that.

4. Break down your BIG goal into monthly goals, then break down the goals into weekly action steps. This is the step that take away the overwhelm of your big goal. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds, it can feel daunting…so much so that some people will never even get started. Instead aim for a monthly goal…let’s say to drop 8 pounds per month. That doesn’t seem so bad. You can even break your goal down further…to drop 2 pounds per week.

Now write down the action steps you need to take weekly to make that happen. Before you know, in 6 months time, you will have met your goal! BOOM!

Don’t allow another year to pass you by. Not this time! Make your plan now so great things will happen in 2015!

A Toast to Your Health,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Coach Ro Headshot3 Time to Set Goals: 4 Easy Tips to Get StartedRochelle Griffin is a Registered Nurse (with over 21 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 6-figure International company that now helps others live the life of their dreams.

She founded both GoFitCoach, Inc. & Your Best Life, Inc. with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of financial & physical ruin. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.

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5 Tips to Stay on Track during the Holidays

by Rochelle Griffin on December 5, 2014 · 0 comments

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5 Tips to Stay on Track during the Holidays

by Rochelle Griffin

It’s the time of year. Thanksgiving is behind us…Christmas and New Years are looming in the very near future. With all of the festivities, how is one to stay on track with health during the holidays?

Look I get it. I’m running around as well…parties, shopping, cooking…all while still homeschooling and running my 2 successful businesses. It’s a lot. When life gets crazy, it’s easy to let your health take a back seat. I know because I’ve done it…over and over again.

The problem is that the roller coaster ride over the holidays puts an incredible amount of stress on our body. Our body, in return, will react…most of the time with fatigue and/or weight gain, although a slew of other signs can occur as well. When we do this year after year, the stress takes a cumulative affect on us.

Here’s reality: the holidays are going to happen. So what can we do NOW to help combat the stress and stay on track? Here are my top 5 tips:

  1. Set realistic expectations. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Ask for help. You’ll be amazed how willing others will be to pick up the slack. Also pick and choose the activities that you’ll do. Trying to do everything will stress you out and cause you to not enjoy the holidays like you should.
  2. Drink water. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. If you are snacking, indulging in an adult beverage, or running around like a nut, toxins will build up in your body. Water is imperative to help flush out your system and keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better just by ensuring that you are drinking enough H2O. Don’t believe me? Try it.
  3. Walk walk walk. While working out may be the last thing on your mind and may not fit into your holiday schedule, exercise will help combat emotional stress. So with all of the busyness, walk. It doesn’t have to be difficult. Park far away from the store (not a hard one during this time of year.) Take a walk around the block at home to clear your head. Just get moving!
  4. Have a game plan. Remember, the holidays are IN December. They aren’t the entire month of December. Big difference yet many treat December as a free-for-all. Don’t go hog wild with food. Eating unhealthy foods a couple of times during the holiday season can be dealt with. Eating them all the time in December will put an incredible amount of stress on the body, possibly resulting not only in weight gain but adrenal fatigue and leaky gut as well.
  5. Have a support system. This can be family, friends, or even online support including my Facebook page…hint hint. Sometimes we just need a safe place to vent instead of internalizing the stress. I don’t know about you but when I internalize stress, I reach for food to soothe myself. Just being real.

In short, it IS possible to navigate the holiday season with minimal stress. It just takes careful planning and sticking to your guns. Come January, when you are looking back at how the holidays went, you won’t regret having utilized these tips. You and your body will be better off because of them. Now grab a glass of water and go take a walk. icon wink 5 Tips to Stay on Track during the Holidays

A Toast to Your Health,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Coach Ro Headshot3 5 Tips to Stay on Track during the HolidaysRochelle Griffin is a Registered Nurse (with over 21 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 6-figure International company that now helps others live the life of their dreams.

She founded both GoFitCoach, Inc. & Your Best Life, Inc. with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of financial & physical ruin. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.

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Turkey, Turkey Everywhere!

November 30, 2014

Turkey, Turkey Everywhere! by Rochelle Griffin It’s that time of year again when we are inundated with turkey post our Thanksgiving feast. If you are just as tired of turkey at this point as I am, you’ll find this article helpful. It’s one that I’ve had for years and therefore am unable to say where I got it. Memory as alluded me. Many times I’ve used these suggestions to change up the way that I serve leftovers to keep the family happy.  Leftover Turkey sandwich recipes Use generous slices of moist and juicy turkey breast. Try turkey in ciabatta rolls, […]

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Angry at God

November 23, 2014

Angry at God by Rochelle Griffin You are looking at a post I put on Facebook this am. I’m a believer in being transparent. You won’t find me pretending to be perfect. Instead you’ll find me being entirely human, including the ugly faults that I possess. And lately I’ve been flat out angry at God.  The past few weeks I’ve felt incredibly cheated, as though God answered a prayer and then said “My bad,” taking the answer away. You see, we live rural. Well when you homeschool your only child and live rural, there is a degree of mommy guilt that […]

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Thanksgiving CAN be Healthy

November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving CAN Be Healthy by Rochelle Griffin Thanksgiving is around the corner…next week in fact.  You are probably already planning out your special meal or that yummy dish you always make. You may also be slightly on edge thinking about the damage that will occur to your waistline that day. I want to help you put everything into perspective and keep you from feeling guilty for enjoying your meal. As you’ll see, the traditional foods that we choose are not inherently “bad” for us. It’s the preparation of them that is our downfall…and we have time right now to tweak […]

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What’s Your Passion?

November 3, 2014

What’s Your Passion? by Rochelle Griffin How does a well-established nurse with over 20 years experience make a decision to leave her career and take a flying leap into something that not only becomes her passion but also unleashes freedom in ways she never imagined? More importantly, WHY would she even do so? Mid-life crisis? Temporary insanity? Perhaps a little of both? Well, this is exactly what I did but before I get into the how and why, I must first give you a bit of background. I often hear how people have dreamed about becoming nurses since they were […]

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Meal Planning Made Easy

October 27, 2014

Meal Planning Made Easy by Rochelle Griffin Meal planning. Do you do it? Every Sunday on social media, I post a reminder that says “Planning your meals prevents poor decisions,” and I encourage people to plan out their week. For some, meal planning is a bit foreign. In fact, about a month ago I wrote an article with 8 tips to simplify meal planning. While the tips have helped hundreds of people, I still often get asked what “I” eat, so today I’m going to share in order to get your creative juices flowing. Be sure to read Tuesday’s breakfast […]

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20 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

October 24, 2014

20 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress by Rochelle Griffin We live in a crazy, fast-paced world. Often this leads to the inevitability of stress…whether in the form of our food choices or the emotional pressures that we feel. Either way, this stress will cause pre-mature aging and eventual physical symptoms if we don’t do something about it. For this reason, I’m a huge advocate in taking time to relax and let the stress wash away. Whenever I mention that you need to reduce stress regularly, I’m often then asked HOW to accomplish it when, again, we live crazy busy lives. […]

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The Hostess with the Mostest: Parasites Party

October 17, 2014

The Hostess with the Mostest: Parasites Party by Rochelle Griffin Many unsuspecting people are constantly in party-mode, playing host to a variety of GI pathogens including parasites…also known as bugs, microscopic organisms, or worms. Reality is that about half of the people dealing with parasites don’t even have GI symptoms so they don’t know to do anything about it. The biggest question that I receive most often from my private clients is “WHY did I get this?” Here’s my simplest explanation: Stress of any kind in our body, whether from our dietary foods, emotional stress, pain, or hidden stressors, signals […]

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My Weekend Confession: Overindulgence

October 13, 2014

My Weekend Confession: Overindulgence by Rochelle Griffin Confession time. About a week ago, I mentioned that I’m considering holding a free group over the holidays to combat weight gain. Within 24 hours, over 1500 people responded that they were IN. I was astounded. So I put a plan together and have been testing it to be sure that results will be had. This past week has been great. I’ve been on point with my nutrition and fitness with results already being seen! Well on Saturday night, my son wanted to have what we call “buddy night.” My husband and son […]

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