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5 Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

This is your year!

Most of us make New Year's Resolution-- perhaps to lose weight, quit smoking, or hit the gym more--but most of us don’t follow through. Chances are you enter the new year with a gung ho attitude that quickly dwindles as the year progresses and life gets in the way.

According to Nielsen data fitness resolutions are among the most popular. In 2015 37% of people made resolutions to stay fit and healthy and 32% of people made resolutions  to lose weight. The problem with this is that most of these people don’t actually stick to their goals. In 2014 76% of people reported they did not follow a weight loss or diet program.  

Don’t get too down on yourself if what we explained above has happened to you! (It’s the majority of people). If you have plans to commit to healthier lifestyle in 2016, whether it be eating better, getting fit, or exercising, we have some simple tips to help your reach your goals! It won’t be easy, but with a little planning, accountability, and a positive attitude you will be able maintain your resolutions, big or small!

  • 1. Think realistically

  • When the ball drops we usually feel a rush of excitement for a fresh new start. Slow down! When making a New Year's resolution you don’t want to set yourself up for failure with a resolution that that may be too extreme to reach.

    Forget the goals like “I will go to the gym everyday this year”, or “I will you only eat salad”. Instead, try making sensible goals like “I will go to the gym at least three times a week”, or “I will cut out junk food and fast food out of my diet.” These goals are realistic and good starting points for a bigger goal of an overall healthy lifestyle.

    2. Keep a log

    Once you have decided on a realistic goal for yourself that you are confident you can succeed put your pen to paper. When you write your goals out on paper you’re turning your resolution into something tangible. Maybe you have a chalkboard in your kitchen that you want to write a little reminder on, or a journal you write in every day.

    If your goal is to eat better or lose weight it’s a smart idea to keep a log of your progress. A written record of what you have eaten and any physical activity you have done will help you better pinpoint any bad habits you have and things your can work on. Not to mention, it will encourage you when you see how your healthy lifestyle is evolving day by day!

    3. Tell your friends & family

    One thing that many people shy away from is sharing their resolutions with their inner circle. This is a defense mechanism for those that are worried they may fail. Instead, tell everyone your know, and be proud of your goals! It’s a big deal that you want to make healthy life choices, and your courage to make healthier choices may just inspire those around you!

    Friends and family can be great support system and will ultimately hold your more accountable! One great way to share your journey is through social media or a blog. By sharing your progress online you will feel more accountable to stick to your resolution and succeed!

    #BoxteraResolution

    Boxtera is running a photo competition through the month of January to help keep our subscribers on track. Show us how you use Boxtera to stay healthy, share your photos with the hashtag #BoxteraResolution on Facebook & Twitter.

     

    4. Seek inspiration

    You should always seek inspiration and advice from people on similar journeys to yours. There are tons of bloggers out there that are passionate about healthy living, and their success (and failures) will be sure to inspire you to keep on going.

    Subscribe to your favorite blogs or newsletters and take a few minutes each day to read them. Not only is the success of others a huge inspiration, but it’s an opportunity to make connections with like-minded people through the comment section!

    5. Don’t be too hard on yourself

    We’re all human and we all get off track from time to time. Rather than reverting back to your old (unhealthy) ways after each failure, think of it as a minor setback! Giving up all together because you got off track once is the easy way out!

    In fact, rewarding yourself is something we strongly suggest! If that means a sweet treat after a grueling workout, go for it! (check out smart snacks from our shop here)

    We hope that these tips will help you keep your healthy eating resolutions in the year of 2016 and beyond! This is your year.

     

    BOXTERA MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP: THE GIFT OF HEALTH

    Subscription Gift BoxStill stuck for gift ideas? Wondering what to get your fitness guru friend or family member? A Boxtera Monthly Membership is a gift that keeps on giving, every month! Delivered straight to their doorstep, your loved one will be reminded of your appreciation for them not just on Christmas, but each month! 

    Choose a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription to share.

    We all have a loved one that is a complete “foodie”, and while gift baskets full of their favorite goodies is quite thoughtful, they tend to be forgotten and devoured quickly. Here’s the down-low on why Boxtera Monthly Subscriptions are truly unique gifts that your family and friends can enjoy all year long!

     

  • 1. They’re customizable

  • We have something to satisfy every kind of taste bud! Whether your loved one enjoys sweet, salty, savory, sour, spicy, or bitter flavors we have something to fulfill any kind of craving! Some unique snacks we offer include our Plantain Coins, Hibiscus Flowers, Japanese Peanuts, Wholly Wheat Apple Cinnamon Bars, and BBQ Banana Chips. You won’t be able to create your own gift basket like by simply visiting your local grocery store. Every single Boxtera snack is incredibly unique and delicious!

    Are you worried about finding appropriate foods for your loved ones with strict diets? Don’t fret! We offer a ton of gluten free options like our Organic Super Green Energy Squares, Ridiculously Good Fruit Chips, Marvelous Mango Chews, and many more! We also offer vegan friendly snacks like our Organic Boxtera Bites and Organic Peanut Butter Hemp Chews! There is seriously something for every complicated eater in your life!

  • 2. They’re affordable

  • Most of the time finding a personal yet affordable gift is a difficult task--Boxtera Monthly Boxes are the exception! Our Standard Box comes with 5 snacks, and is perfect for someone who wants to try out a few of our recipes to see if they like what we offer (trust me, they will.)  For gift for the whole family, the Family Box offers 10 snacks per month. And then for businessman on the go who’s looking to gain some cool points with his/her employees this holiday season, there’s the Company Box that offers 20 snacks per month!

    Each subscription is 100% customizable, and range from $19.95 to 49.95! Consider what a great deal that is compared to creating your own gift basket, which is quite time consuming and expensive after buying numerous snacks, a basket, gift wrap and more! All of our members are sent specials deals and discounts to their email monthly, and we offer free shipping for all of our boxes! Be sure to Check out our December Special: $15 off w/ discount code: FMLYBX

  • 3. They require no dreaded trips to the mall

  • The mall during this time of year is complete and utter chaos. We have all been there. It’s two days before Christmas, you sit in traffic, search up and down for a parking spot, only to wait in hour long lines and have mini panic attacks on whether your loved one will even like the basic sweater in your hands. With Boxtera Monthly Boxes you can avoid this scenario all together. Customize their box to fit their taste buds, or let them choose what they want to include in it! It’s convenient for you, while still being thoughtful!

    Choose from Boxtera’s different monthly membership options here.

    Happy Snacking!