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New Year's Resolutions

I've been a bit slow on the setting of New Year's resolutions - or maybe I've already blown many of the ones I've set. My patience has been tested (by my kids), my house is a mess (thanks to my kids), and I haven't even gotten a shower every day  (primarily due to my kids having a snow day the 1st day back from Winter Break). 

But, kids don't have to impede on your New Year's goals. Many people are still following through on them.  For those of you still wondering what you're going to improve this new year, consider eating better and getting in shape, I heard of a program you might want to consider.  

My twin sister, who is an Arbonne Independent Consultant, has been telling me about a 30 Days to Healthy Living program she's doing with her husband. This program is more of a clean eating program as opposed to a diet.  During the 30 days, she's going to eliminate highly allergenic foods from her diet (gluten, dairy, soy,artificial sweeteners/flavors).  Of course since this is a program thru Arbonne, there are Arbonne products to help her out.  I've tried some of these products and I have to say they're pretty good, especially if you are looking for gluten free, dairy free, soy free, no artificial sweeteners/flavors/dyes and best part is they taste great.  

The goal of the program is to get rid of the toxins in her body and get her body working the way she says it should. My sister's goal is to get more energy and better energy. Of course, I think she's just trying to find an advantage when we figure out what half marathon we're going to run together this year.  You can check out my sister's website at christiannin.arbonne.com or post a comment for her to get in touch with you.

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