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Win a GoodLife Fitness Membership and take the Your Better Starts Here Challenge!


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Up until a few years ago, I made HUNDREDS of resolutions every New Year’s. 


The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something. (source)


The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. (source)

I didn ‘t make a New Year’s Resolution last year or this year. As I mentioned last week, just because I didn ‘t make an exhaustive list of resolutions doesn’t mean I don’t have goals.

Of course I do.

Of course YOU do.

We all have goals. Just like me you want to find your better. For me, my better is qualifying for the Boston Marathon. My goal isn’t about fad diets or esthetics, it’s about bettering myself, and is meant to help me live by my own mantra: Ã…”Live Active, Eat Healthy & Enjoy life! 

I want this so bad that I can taste it!!

Unlike resolutions, the nice thing about goals is that there is a simple process to follow in order for them to happen:

Step 1: Write down your goal.
Think long and hard – what do you want to accomplish? Once you know what you want to achieve, write it down. This simple approach is unbelievably powerful. Studies have been done that prove you are 50 percent more likely to achieve a goal that you write down, and 75 percent more likely if you share the commitment in writing with a friend. It sounds simple, but seeing your goal in writing daily helps you focus on the objective even when your mind is occupied elsewhere.

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Step 2: Research your goal.
Few things worth accomplishing come easily. The greatest sense of accomplishment comes from surpassing goals that challenge the mind, body and spirit. If your goal is audacious, you will require information beyond what’s currently in your brain. Research what you can about the process and the environment impacting the goal. Give yourself every chance of hitting your goal by surfacing every potential obstacle in your way and exploring every possible solution. This helps prepare you for step 3.

Step 3: Create a plan.
Focus and discipline are key to any big accomplishment. Doing something extraordinary requires changes in patterns and behaviors. In my case, I need to make new time in my schedule to follow a training plan and to train regularly. It won’t be easy, but I am committed enough to the goal to make the extra effort instead of just hoping I will magically be ready.

I know I can reach my goals with hard work, and that you can too!  Afterall, January is all about NEW changes, challenges, and a new YOU!

Like me, GoodLife Fitness (the awesome gym that I’ve belonged to for over 13 years) and SportChek want to help you better yourself and reach your goals ” so they’ve teamed up to bring you! During the Your Better Starts Here Challenge GoodLife Fitness will be giving you new challenges each week and a Chek-list to inspire you in 2014! Complete the weekly challenges on their website and win!  Visit now to start the challenges for week 2.

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Prizes include:

  • 5 WEEKLY PRIZES Over $10,000 in prizes from Sport Chek & GoodLife Fitness!
  • $5,000 WORTH OF GOODLIFE FITNESS PACKAGES Personal Training packages, memberships and more!
  • $5,000 WORTH OF SPORT CHEK GIFT CARDS Gift cards to help you gear up for the next challenge!

As well, GoodLife Fitness has generously teamed up with me to offer one lucky Canadian reader a swag bag giveaway to help you reach your goals and find your better!

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This awesome GoodLife Fitness swag bag includes:

  • One month GoodLife Fitness membership,
  • a T-shirt, and
  • a waterbottle!

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form below by January 31st:

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What are you waiting for? Take the Your Better Starts Here Challenge!

Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by GoodLife Fitness, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect GoodLife Fitness.

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  • Sean M
    January 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Yes please! I definitely need the swag!

  • Emma
    January 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I could use that free month right now – would love to have the option of a treadmill! Conditions outside are so horrible!

  • Vicky wiess
    January 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Great blog post and a great contest! Wishing you all the very best with your fitness goals in 2014.

  • Jay
    January 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I’d love to join a gym again to become more fit and exercise more. I know many GoodLifes are 24 hours so that would definitely help me, as time is often a problem when it comes to working out. A free month would help too!

  • Andrew P
    January 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I’d love to start getting into weight training, so GoodLife can help me with providing me access to all the equipment 🙂

  • maria
    January 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I want to start working out!

  • zahra premji
    January 8, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    My goals are to get fitter and firmer in time for my wedding in late 2014 and having a gym membership could help me get into a fitness routine

  • zahra premji
    January 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    My fitness goals are to increase my stamina and get leaner and having access to a gym would be amazing to help me towards my goals.

  • Anita
    January 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I started with GoodLife in November and love my gym! Heading over the check out the challenges. 🙂

  • Launna
    January 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Good luck with your goals Janice, I know you will attain them… you are a go getter… love that about you… You always inspire me to want better.

    I did tweet about the give away… however; I never know what they are asking for, so I was unable to get those 5 ballots… no biggie… I only really need one to win 🙂

  • Theresa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:38 am

    What a great inspiration! Love your site!

  • Bev
    January 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I am hoping to lose at least 10 pounds so a membership to GoodLife Fitness Membership can help me get going on this!

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  • stacey h
    January 13, 2014 at 8:35 am

    my goal is to renew my love of running. over the years if have lost the ‘runners high’ and i miss it. It’s been really hard going for a run outside when it’s cold, running indoors will encourage my training, and since GoodLife has great indoor equipment……

  • angela marriott
    January 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    My goal is to start being more active and cooking better meals for my family and I
    Goodlife fitness will help with getting more active

  • Angie
    January 13, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I am at home with 2 kids so its hard to get exercise into my daily routine. My goal in 2014 is to make time for it and get to the gym at least once a week and on the other days do some exercises at home while the kids are napping. Good Life could help me get the to gym once a week and show me some exercises to do at home in between.

  • L
    January 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I need to lose 10 lbs and a Goodlife Fitness Membership can help me with this!

  • Elle
    January 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    To build muscle and trim down! The weight room and classes would help me a lot!

  • Laurel C
    January 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    My goals are to get stronger, finish my half ironman, and run injury free!

  • Victoria Barillari
    January 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I’m hoping to set a PR of under 2:30 in my spring half marathon and another for my fall one!

  • Lori Bazan
    January 23, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I have a desk job so my main goal is to get moving more!

  • Karla Sceviour
    January 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    My goals are to eat healthier and get fit. Good life fitness can definately help me with this.

  • Debbie McClelland
    January 27, 2014 at 5:55 am

    My goals are to improve my diet and change what I eat through the exploration of new recipes. I want to reduce sodium and sugar. And the whole point of it all is to lose weight. I could sure use that pass you’re giving away!

  • Christine Deita
    January 28, 2014 at 12:34 am

    It’s always good to strive to be more fit, thus you are doing a good thing here!

  • roger simmons
    January 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I want to lose weight. i sit around all day in a truck and then come home sitting around.

  • Crystal Quibell
    January 29, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I want to lose the baby weight! Goodlife can help by providing babysitting while I get a work out in. 🙂

  • Stephanie
    January 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

    My goals are to get back into shape after having a baby!

  • Vivian
    January 29, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Whatever kind of sports you are doing, it is crucial to provide your body with nutritional support. Especially after hard trainings. I’ve read thousands times that we don’t get enough nutrients from our everyday meals. That is why, supplementation is necessary. You just have to find a high quality product. I’ve searched through internet, studied articles and reviews, and finally found the product for myself – Military Grade supplements. My basic criteria was natural compounds. Then, I liked the reviews, which were mostly positive, highlighting the visible effect of the product. So, I’ve tried them myself. Started with 1 bottle of their new post-workout product – Second Wind – and was surprised greatly! Almost no fatigue after my workouts, no muscle soreness and lots of energy throughout a day! This product is definitely worth trying.