Ready to start the New Year fresh? The best way to do so is to be completely honest about what no longer serves you in your personal and professional life.
Review the past year and determine what you did that moved you closer to the life you know you deserve. Conversely, look at those areas that blocked your success.
Do more of what worked and let go of those activities and actions that didn’t.
Set a Theme for the Year
As we move into the New Year, now is a great time to set a theme for the coming year.
Whether it be a word or phrase, setting a theme is simply a way to have a clear intention for the New Year. Themes allow you to stay focused on the direction you choose your life to move in.
Yet, like resolutions, many people set their theme with the best of intentions, only to get caught up in day-to-day activities and within months, sometimes weeks or days, lose focus.
Some of the most common themes are:
Countless individuals have chosen one of these words for their theme for 2019.
Radical Health and Compassion
My theme for 2019 is Radical Health and Compassion! I am combining my commitment to my personal health and my compassion for animals for my theme.
The image of the dog is my newest rescue. Her name is Roxie. I show compassion by rescuing animals, donating to animal causes and not eating animals.
Themes can be more than one word. Your theme can be anything you want it to be.
What I find works great for me is to make a public declaration of my intention and theme to my community. I tend to hold myself very accountable when I make an actual declaration. Thus, the reason for writing this post.
Going public tends to cut off all other possibilities.
As Lisa Nichols says, “Your commitment has to be non-negotiable.”
This means, no matter what, you will do whatever it takes to create the change.
Don’t Give Up
How often do we find ourselves getting bored and giving up or finding excuses not to do what we say we want to do?
On the surface it may be easier to find excuses to stay as we are, but when you dig deep, if you want to have the kind of life you say you want, you must find reasons why nothing will stop you. Once you begin your journey of change, it is easier to stay the course of improvement than stay the path of mediocrity.
Keep in mind, you are the one who knows what you are willing to do. And as the old saying goes, “Our actions speak louder than our words.”
My Upcoming Year
As the year begins, I want to push myself to be the best I can be. I am committed to living in a higher level of awareness and consciousness. Thus the reason for Radical Health and Compassion being my theme.
I anticipate with great excitement the year to come. 2019 is going to be an incredible year… one day at a time.
Create a Healthy Lifestyle
Many people have health at the top of their list for the coming year. In order to live a radically healthy life, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to create this.
I’ve personally found that Plant Based Eating is an incredible way to not only reach my optimal weight, it is also heart healthy, and gives me more energy and vitality that virtually anything else. In addition, it is very “animalcentric” in that I do not eat any animal or dairy products whatsoever.
The benefits I have experienced are nothing short of amazing. I am so amazed that I decided to do whatever I can to encourage others to give this way of eating a try.
7 Day Plant Based Reboot
My journey into plant based eating began with a seven day commitment. I was so thrilled with the results, I committed to another seven days. After that, I committed to this way of life 100%. My reasons now extend beyond my own health.
Based on my outcomes, I’ve created a 7 Day Plant Based Reboot.
If you’d like to give this a try, download the workbook for FREE.
Read through the information on the reboot and then set your goals.
It’s Not a Diet
The most important thing to keep in mind is this is NOT a diet. However, there’s a strong possibility you will drop weight if that is your desired goal.
It is recommended to weigh yourself on day one, put the scale away and then weigh after the seventh day.
I weigh in on Sunday mornings. Most weeks I’ve released a pound or two. Since beginning my plant based journey, I’ve released 26 pounds. The reason I call it releasing is that I am letting it go.
Calling your weight drop a release instead of a loss is powerful.
This gets you out of the mindset of this being a diet. It is a protocol and a way of life. Not a diet, but again, you like will release weight.
As a side note, if you drop too fast, it means you are not eating enough.
No Calorie Counting
You do NOT need to count calories, weigh your food, or count macros. Eat balanced meals, and plenty of the foods, and you will get more than enough of the nutrients.
It is recommended to add in a B 12 supplement. Most people are lacking this regardless of what eating protocol they are on.
A few things to keep in mind.
- For the 7 day period you completely eliminate any and all meats including red meats, fish, chicken and pork.
- No dairy whatsoever, but almond, cashew, coconut milks are perfect for this way of eating.
- No oils. This is a big one. Absolutely no olive, sunflower, vegetable oil to do this the best way possible.
So what can you eat?
Salads (lots of them), greens, vegetables of every description, fruits (frozen and fresh but be sure no added sugar, legumes, beans, potatoes are fine, raw nuts and avocados. Chia and flaxseeds ground are great to add in to some meals. Light on the pasta. I eat rice pasta every few days.
I eat lots of greens, veggies, fruits, legumes, beans, rice, nuts (in moderation) and avocados. Avoid processed salad dressings.
When done right, you should NOT experience hunger. If you do, consume more food in the approved categories. There is no need to count calories at all.
Avoid eating too many fats but definitely get some in your food (nuts and avocados)
I do recommend you get the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. This and other books and videos are listed on my recommended resources page. Click here.
With the 7 Day Plant Based Reboot workbook, be sure to fill out the form on Page 24 and 25 of the workbook before you begin. This will give you a baseline of where you’re at and the improvement you will see in the seven day period.
This is only for seven days. You can do anything for seven days if you put your mind to it.
Avoid looking at what you are letting go of and embrace that which you are adding… like your health and energy.