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Yes To Staying Motivated

Hey guys! Annelise here—Yes To’s Yes To Stylista—popping in to talk about one of my favorite things… being fit! At Yes To, they’re all about helping people feel their best, not just with amazing products, but with giving back to the community… so let’s talk about being our best, in honor of our favorite brand!

Two months ago, I shared a couple New Year’s resolutions that I was holding on to with all my might. Mine pertained to the skin and hair care departments, but the prospect of a new year and new beginnings often brings with it some bigger goals, like losing a couple extra pounds, running a marathon, or even just joining a gym.

Now that we’re two months down the line—and we’ve made it past Valentine’s Day and all the chocolate, candy and cookies that goes with it—it’s time to look back and re-visit those goals. Have you been keeping up with them? Have you accomplished some? Have you been backsliding a bit (or a lot)?

Here are some tips to keep motivated, to help you achieve your fit-body, and to possibly even inspire you to take that single first step that could change your life forever. Let’s say YES to getting fit!

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1. Just do it. I know that’s an overused and over-hyped term… but seriously, just do it. If you’re hesitant to join a gym, that’s OK. Maybe try walking a lap around your neighborhood, doing some sit-ups between commercial breaks, or just opting to park farther out in the parking lot. You don’t have to go to a gym to get a good workout, in fact, some of my best ones are at home! If I’m in a time-crunch, I’ll do a quick walk or bike ride around my neighborhood (yes, even in winter), and then do a couple quick exercises in my driveway—and if you find you have nosy neighbors, invite them to join! A quick 15-30 minute heart-rate elevation is always the best way to start off my morning or finish my workday.

Yes To tip: Don’t forget to pack a couple Yes to cleansing towelettes in your bag for after your workout—they get rid of sweat and grime while brightening and rejuvenating!

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2. If you’ve made the effort to set your alarm or you’ve said you’re going to do it, but you never actually get around to it—grab a buddy. Whether it’s your friend, a personal trainer at the gym, a sibling, a coworker, or even your dog… have someone there to keep you accountable. If someone is depending on you, it makes it a lot harder to say no. Plus, how could you say no to that cuddly face?

Yes To tip: Don’t have a buddy? Try tweeting a friend! Use the hashtag #YesToGettingFit. You’ll be extra motivated if you can see all your hashtags adding up with all the effort you put in!

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3. Have fun! You know what they say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” so don’t think I’m encouraging you to dedicate your life to the gym. One of my favorite things about being the Yes To Stylista is learning all about the influence behind Yes To, the desires to being healthy, and all their efforts to help people be their best and to make the world a better place. They say YES to being the best you.

The bottom line? Do what you enjoy, eat the foods you love, and spend a little bit of time bettering yourself each day. You’ll be surprised at how much you like the new you!

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Yes To Resolutions

Resolutions. Those simple standards we set for ourselves every New Year, which never end up being so simple—or easy to keep. This year, I’m setting some New Year’s Resolutions that I know I can follow. 

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When it comes to making changes, every time I try to cut something out, like pop or fast food, I usually end up eating/drinking more pop and fast food than before I made the commitment. This year, I’m making changes in the two beauty departments that I know can use some work, and where I know I won’t let myself down—hair and skin care.

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Yes, hair and skin care—two “simple” things, but things that often get neglected in our daily routine, not to mention our resolutions. Here are 6 hair and skin beauty resolutions that I’m setting for myself this year.
HAIR CARE
  1. Make sure to get my hair trimmed every 3-months. I’ve been trying to grow my hair out now for a little over a year, and what’s helped to keep it healthy is regular trims. I just need to stay on top of it!
  2. Use a hair care regimen daily. The cool thing about the Yes To Carrots products is they have regimens for every hair type. Dry, color-processed, hair that needs an overhaul… they’ve got it all. My favorite daily product is the Yes To Carrots Pampering Hair Care Regimen. It’s simple, it smells fresh, and it’s great for daily use.
  3. Stay away from colors, highlights, and processing. In October of 2011, I began a year-long “no hair processing” challenge for myself, called Bye Bye Beehive. I finished it in 2012, and I decided I still was going to stay away from color processing. It’s made a huge difference in making my hair healthy!
SKIN CARE
 
  1. Wash my face every single night before bed. I am terrible about going to sleep with my mascara on after a long, hard day.
  2. Exfoliate my face at least once a week. I’ve never been able to find a facial scrub that works without irritating my face, until I discovered the NEW Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub. I don’t use it daily, but I keep it in the shower and include it in my routine at least once or twice a week.
  3. Moisturize after every shower. Living in Idaho, I’m prone to very dry skin. Often, I skip putting on lotion or body butter right after the shower. I’m changing that in 2013. I have just about every Yes To Carrots, Cucumbers, Blueberries and the NEW Grapefruit body creme product, and I take my pick from all of them depending on what I need most. I always recommend a good lotion application after every shower, and this year, I’m taking my own advice!
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I don’t know about you, but those are 6 resolutions that I won’t only keep, but I’ll adopt into a daily routine for the rest of my life. For me, it’s always easier to add things in than to cut things out, so in 2013, say YES to resolutions, YES to adding in body and hair-loving products, and say YES to a brand new, more beautiful YOU!

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