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Bring in the New Year with a Giveaway from Lightlife!

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2012?

We want to know what motivates you to make your resolutions! Is it because a New Year is right around the corner? Or are you motivated to make positive changes in your life all year round?

Let us know what your goals are for 2012 and we’ll pick three winners* to receive five free Lightlife coupons!

Haven’t decided on a resolution yet? Take a look at what some of the folks at Lightlife have pledged to do this coming year.

My best and last resolution is to do something creative every day. It’s been working great for the past 3 years! Of course I can’t get into my skinny jeans, but I have some lovely works of my “art” in my home. At least lovely to me! – Mary

One of my resolutions is to read at least two books for fun. Not school or work related but simple enjoyment novels. My other one is to redo my kitchen. That’s a big one, and will take all available resources, but I dream big. – Linda

To be better about running every day to get in shape and reduce my stress level! – Karen

To be thin and stay thin the rest of my life, and take better care of myself in every facet of my life. I started in earnest September 2011, to get a head start on the New Year. – Ann

My coworkers seem to be right on track to start the New Year off right! I haven’t quite decided on what mine will be for 2012 though, so I’m looking forward to reading all of yours! Perhaps one will spark an idea for me. 🙂


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*Winners will be chosen at random with a random number generator.

** Giveaway is closed**

The winners are SaraP, Beth Anne, and Allison – I will be emailing you all shortly 🙂

Thanks for all the wonderful resolution ideas everyone! You have all deeply inspired me!

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83 thoughts on “Bring in the New Year with a Giveaway from Lightlife!

  1. My resolutions are to be more creative in my daily life, more daring, take gentle loving care of myself and my loved ones and be more accepting of life.

    Posted by ceyvi fabre | December 29, 2011, 10:25 am
  2. My resolution is to build up a really healing yoga practice.

    Posted by Becky | December 29, 2011, 10:27 am
  3. My resolution is to remember my reusable grocery bags when I go shopping!! I know it’s not deep, but I think I can actually make this one work! 😉

    Posted by beth anne | December 29, 2011, 10:31 am
  4. I want to run a 10k race and learn to be a better couponer to make our grocery budget stretch further.

    Posted by Kristin | December 29, 2011, 10:44 am
  5. I resolve to stop making the same mistakes; to do what I know is right but just ‘can’t seem to find the time’; to take a step in the right direction, and even if I fall short, to remember I still took the step. I shall be resolute to live up to the light I have been given & in the course of living a simple yen dhealthy and healthy life, I shall remind myself not all flowers bloom at the same time, but eventually they do bloom! Happy New Year to all & may the success I have also be your success!

    Posted by Scot DeCristofaro | December 29, 2011, 10:52 am
  6. I plan to go vegan and will need your soy products to replace the meat. Thanks….

    Posted by boomergirlz | December 29, 2011, 11:02 am
  7. In 2011 I lost a good amount of extra weight I had been carrying around for years. In 2012 I resolve to maintain the healthy weight that I am now and to run a road race or two!

    I resolve to do more volunteer work. In the summer of 2011 I signed up to visit the local nuring home two times a month, but life has gotten in the way and I haven’t been able to visit as often as I hoped. I plan on doing better in 2012.

    Happy New Year!!!

    Posted by brooke | December 29, 2011, 11:10 am
  8. I have two early goals for 2012. 1) a healthier veggie way of eating, and 2) entering the 2012 Bridge Run.

    Posted by Sherrie | December 29, 2011, 12:06 pm
  9. My resolution is to make better choices with regard to diet and exercise, with the ultimate goal of lowering my high blood pressure.

    Posted by Megan Merrill | December 29, 2011, 12:08 pm
  10. clean out clutter and try to stay positive. clutter is a factor in my negativity i believe!

    Posted by kendy | December 29, 2011, 12:21 pm
  11. I have recently become vegetarian and will try to be mostly vegan this year. It will help my body and the planet.

    Posted by Angela | December 29, 2011, 12:27 pm
  12. My New Year resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier and become more physically fit! My oldest son is a personal trainer so I will ask him for help with my fitness goal.

    Posted by Sheryl Edwards | December 29, 2011, 1:09 pm
  13. I am de-cluttering and letting go of a few obsessions

    Posted by melinda g | December 29, 2011, 1:27 pm
  14. I set 3 goals for each year. I try not to make *resolutions*, to me that only sets myself up for immediate failure. There is no guilt for a miss-step on one day. I keep the end in sight and I have never missed a goal since starting this 4 years ago.

    Posted by Donna Sebastian | December 29, 2011, 1:28 pm
  15. My resolution is to eat better, (less meat), exercise more (easy when you start at zero) and lose some weight – all for the purpose of being healthier to spend more time with loved ones!!

    Posted by Dennis | December 29, 2011, 1:42 pm
  16. My new years resolution is to train for and complete a half marathon. I’ve always enjoyed running but have got lost in everyday life with house, kids, and everything. So this is going to be my way of giving back to myself which us moms all deserve!

    Posted by Allison | December 29, 2011, 1:43 pm
  17. my goal is to stop procrastinating (but in my heart, i know i’ll procrastinate on that, too)

    Posted by supercarrot | December 29, 2011, 3:57 pm
  18. Move more.

    Posted by Christine | December 29, 2011, 4:01 pm
  19. as a mom, my resolution is to carve out thirty mins of me time everyday and do something for myself- read, work out, heck, some days taking a shower seems like a ‘shelfish act’, but this year, i hope to do one thing like this each day.

    Posted by Rsm | December 29, 2011, 4:01 pm
  20. My resolution is to treat myself better physically, mentally and emotionally through regular Bikram practice. Quit stressing about things outside of my control and just be the best I can be. Sounds cheezy but in 2011 I failed in that dept.

    Posted by Lindsay Fultz (@LindsayFultz) | December 29, 2011, 4:07 pm
  21. My resolution is to forgive, let it go and move on. I seem to hold on to bad feelings and anger. For a healthier me I need to let it all go and only hold on to the good things 🙂

    Posted by Sarah | December 29, 2011, 4:15 pm
  22. My resolution is to manage my stress better. I plan on doing this by eating better, working out regularly, going to bed at the same (earlier) time every night, doing homework the night it is given rather than the night before it’s due, going outside more often, cleaning my house at least twice a month, making a point to straighten up once a week rather than letting things get out of control, managing my time better, and combating my laziness and procrastination with accomplishment and satisfaction!

    It sounds like a lot, but I know these are things that need to happen in order for my stress level to go down during the school semester!

    Posted by Andrea | December 29, 2011, 4:21 pm
  23. I’m collecting donations of food, clothing and personal care items and dropping off bins of donations each week to help the homeless and people that are in need of some assistance.

    Posted by Valerie | December 29, 2011, 4:37 pm
  24. I resolve to write fiction every day, even if it’s just for 10 minutes.

    Posted by Justine | December 29, 2011, 4:48 pm
  25. My resolution is to reduce the amount of canned foods my family eats drastically and to use my couponing skills to continue to donate to the local family shelter. It was so gratifying to help them for Christmas!

    Posted by Kristy | December 29, 2011, 5:15 pm
  26. My teenager is a vegetarian and I always prepare to meals a night. One is vegetarian and one has meat. My goal is to try and make more nights meatless for all of us. I also want to try to use re-usable tote bags when I go grocery shopping.

    Posted by Jeanne Quinn | December 29, 2011, 5:17 pm
  27. to live a life filled with health, love and positivity~ and losing some weight doesn’t hurt for a resolution, either 🙂

    Posted by brianne diomede | December 29, 2011, 6:10 pm
  28. to eat healthier vegan meals on a daily basis

    Posted by bonnie | December 29, 2011, 7:41 pm
  29. My New’s Years resolution is to eat more plants. I have been a vegan for almost 2 years now but rarely eat vegetables. I promise to try! 🙂

    Posted by Marcia Schmidt | December 29, 2011, 8:00 pm
  30. Three H’s! My resolution is to be as healthy, happy and helpful as possible each and every day. I also want to continue to practice the art of patience with both myself and others.

    Posted by Rachel | December 29, 2011, 8:02 pm
  31. I resolve to try new recipes from my favorite blogs and also to be more affectionate towards my husband!

    Posted by Jill. D | December 29, 2011, 8:25 pm
  32. To do more strength training on my arms, and abs!

    Posted by Glen | December 29, 2011, 8:25 pm
  33. To take one day at a time and to remember to use my reusable grocery bags!

    Posted by justaudrey | December 29, 2011, 9:12 pm
  34. I want to figure out how to work exercise into my already-crammed days. And not just half-hearted exercise, but a good mix of strength training, flexibility work, and aerobics! Also, more greens…that one should be pretty easy to keep 🙂

    Posted by TofuForBrains | December 29, 2011, 9:21 pm
  35. My first goal for the new year is to make sure that I tell at least one person that I love them and to give at least one compliment each day.

    Next, I am going to conquer my fear of driving and swimming =) .

    Posted by Tenisha | December 29, 2011, 10:38 pm
  36. My resolution is to get to work and write my vegan cookbook!

    Posted by Rhea Parsons | December 30, 2011, 1:24 am
  37. My resolution is to travel off the continent. I am hoping this means iceland and not hawaii. I’ve been to hawaii, but I think its time to venture further.

    Posted by heather | December 30, 2011, 3:42 am
  38. My resolution is to go back to an all vegan, semi-macrobiotic diet and limit my sugar intake again. After a few dairy and sugary “treats” my body is out of sync and I want to go back to feeling fabulous!

    Posted by Ara | December 30, 2011, 5:54 am
  39. I’d like to be more patient, and take better care of my body.

    Posted by Rebecca | December 30, 2011, 9:35 am
  40. This year I am in focus as a listener.

    Posted by Terry Moseley | December 30, 2011, 11:39 am
  41. I really want to run another half marathon, even more I want to get my mom to run a 5k with me! I also want to try to take 2 hours each Saturday morning to clean my house….

    Posted by Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen | December 30, 2011, 11:47 am
  42. My resolution is to become more involved in volunteering within my community and participating in more community outreach promoting the benefits of a vegan lifestyle!

    Posted by Amy Cooper | December 30, 2011, 1:22 pm
  43. Nothing major, but I’m going to try to watch my sugar intake.. been over doing it a little on the sweets lately 🙂

    Posted by Adam | December 30, 2011, 1:22 pm
  44. I will start a yoga teacher training program

    Posted by Kim | December 30, 2011, 1:58 pm
  45. for the coming year i resolve to keep up my healthy lifestyle and eat lots of amazing vegan foods!

    Posted by kami | December 30, 2011, 3:16 pm
  46. well, I need to exercise more, or at least get into shape, especially since I will be a bridesmaid this year. Gotta get my butt in gear

    Posted by Janice | December 30, 2011, 4:35 pm
  47. My resolution is to focus on my well being – eating well, exercising, and meditation.

    Posted by Carmen | December 30, 2011, 9:46 pm
  48. I resolve to make changes to improve my health so that when I reach my parent’s age I will have a better quality of life so I can enjoy active time with my children and future grandchildren.

    Posted by Louwana | December 31, 2011, 11:51 am
  49. Walk my dog every day regardless of the weather.

    Posted by sp8zm | December 31, 2011, 2:15 pm
  50. My resolution is to spend more “quality time” with my partner, volunteer more, and organize a food drive.

    Posted by Lizz | December 31, 2011, 5:00 pm
  51. My new years resolution is to use cloth bags at the grocery store! I have some already I just need to remember to use them!

    Posted by melissamcadle | January 1, 2012, 10:31 am
  52. As a vegan mom to be, my new years resolution is to teach my new baby the benefits of a cruelty free lifestyle and the joy of living in harmony with the earth.

    Posted by Angel | January 1, 2012, 6:21 pm
  53. My resolution is to become more caring to myself and others. I will be doing all I can to become more healthy in my choices. I resolve to strive harder to provide more time for various charities.

    Posted by Rachel | January 1, 2012, 7:04 pm
  54. Resolutions: 1. make sure I’m eating enough of the good stuff so baby boy will be born healthfully in March and 2. come up with some good responses to the (too often asked) question “Are you sure not eating meat is healthy for you and the baby?”

    Posted by Karen | January 1, 2012, 7:42 pm
  55. My resolution is to incorporate more vegan meals into my diet. Especially for breakfast and lunch.

    Posted by Ally | January 1, 2012, 11:20 pm
  56. Exercise more often, keep up my whole food diet (for me and my little one due in April), and start a home family recycling program with my 11 year old!

    Posted by Jacqie | January 2, 2012, 11:46 am
  57. continue with a healthy vegan diet, but add exercise to the equation this year!!

    Posted by susan reed | January 2, 2012, 1:39 pm
  58. My resolution is to get into an exercise routine. Because of an inner ear balance problem, I had to stop running and have let that discourage me from pursuing another activity, despite the puchase of a spinning bike (a.k.a. clothes rack). I eat a (95%) vegan diet, but also need to incorporate more veggies & fruits & less baked goods. I love to bake and vegan baked goods aren’t always healthier for sure. I also would like to continue to encourage others around me to try veggie options, and am always bring foods to work to share. Gimme Lean makes good crockpot pot meatball appetizers, albeit in the grape jelly based sauce!

    Posted by Shirleen | January 2, 2012, 1:44 pm
  59. I have quite a few but my top 3 are to be 25 pounds lighter by the end of 2012, run a marathon in under 5 hours and pay off $10,000 or more of my husbands and I’s student loan debt! I know I can meet all these goals!

    Posted by Melissa Stewart Denny | January 2, 2012, 2:54 pm
  60. My resolutions are too exercise more and eat less vegan sweets!

    Posted by Karen Guiney | January 2, 2012, 5:05 pm
  61. My resolution is to continue on my weight loss journey and reach goal by 2013 – would like to complete a few more 5K’s and possibly a 10K – all very doable 🙂

    Posted by theknittingpatch | January 2, 2012, 6:07 pm
  62. Eat more pizza! j/k. My only real resolution is to stick to a stricter workout schedule, since I’ve been slacking off the past few years.

    Posted by Kelly Garbato | January 2, 2012, 6:16 pm
  63. Learn another language, save $$, and eat more chocolate

    Posted by sarap | January 2, 2012, 6:20 pm
  64. my resolution is to continue to strive towards better health. I made some good choices in 2011 and I want to continue that trend of eating right and exercise.

    Posted by MNS (@MilaXX) | January 2, 2012, 6:57 pm
  65. Keep eating well most of the time, get back on regular schedule to go to the gym, and eat out less.

    Posted by Cindy | January 2, 2012, 9:12 pm
  66. To love myself more.

    Posted by Jason | January 2, 2012, 9:37 pm
  67. I want to cook more, laugh more, and make the best of whatever is happening in my life each day.

    Posted by Allison | January 2, 2012, 10:23 pm
  68. My goals are to not worry so much, eat sweets in moderation, try a new recipe at least once a month, and get a REAL job! 🙂 I graduate college on May 4!!!

    Posted by Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey | January 3, 2012, 9:35 am
  69. My resolution for 2012 is to be happy with what I have. To stop focusing on the next and focus on the right now. To enjoy the moments and not be constantly waiting for something in the future to make me happy.

    Posted by Jonathan | January 3, 2012, 10:16 am
  70. My goal is to be a happier, healthier Mom and wife and to continuously show my three daughters how to be independent, strong young women in the making!

    Posted by Jennifer Marschall | January 3, 2012, 10:16 am
  71. My resolution is to slow down and take time for all the little things. We get so caught up in the daily grind that we take for granted our lives. I want to be able to enjoy a simple sunrise and taking the time to answer all the “why” questions a five year old asks. I also want to make myself realize when things get tough or seem unfair that my life is perfect for me and I wouldn’t want to change it.

    Posted by Talia McQueen | January 3, 2012, 10:22 am
  72. To incorporate a more plant based diet into both my husband’s and my life. He’s a die-hard meat eater and I thought by incorporating 1 meal a month in January, 2 in February, 3 in March, 4 in April, we’ll be on way to a healthier lifestyle.

    Posted by Joan | January 3, 2012, 10:24 am
  73. I don’t make resolutions, I set goals. One of my goals is to be active for at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Another is to eat more whole food and reduce the amount of processed and refined sugar products in my diet.

    Posted by Stephanie Abell | January 3, 2012, 10:25 am
  74. I will work on being more patient and tolerant. I’m even going to a hypnotist for help! Hey…why not? 🙂

    Posted by Kristin Nesbitt | January 3, 2012, 10:27 am
  75. My New Year’s Resolution is to lose 20 lbs. and make it to my goal weight of 150 lbs. 1 year ago I started my weightloss journey and I lost 122 lbs last year, I have just 20 lbs left and I am determined to make it to my goal!

    Posted by Olivia Worthen | January 3, 2012, 10:38 am
  76. My goal is to go on a vacation. My resolution is to work on my eating habits, more fruit in my vegetarian diet. And of course, have more fun in life!

    Posted by Kerri C. | January 3, 2012, 10:48 am
  77. My New Year’s Resolution is to accomplish my goal of starting my business, which is something I have been putting off for the last year.

    Posted by NicoleC | January 3, 2012, 10:50 am
  78. I want to get healthier by exercising more and eating less junk!

    Posted by Lori | January 3, 2012, 11:45 am
  79. I’m going to start learning how to truly love and care for myself. I became a vegetarian because I love and care for all life, and now I’m realizing that should include myself also.

    Posted by Lakesha Bray | January 3, 2012, 2:19 pm
  80. Get healthy and live life to the fullest….Time goes so quickly

    Posted by Linda Brill | January 3, 2012, 7:19 pm
  81. I want to eat healthier and feed my girls healthier so they don’t have issues later in life. I just want to give them the best me, the best food, and the best life I can.

    Posted by Crytal Woods | January 3, 2012, 9:52 pm
  82. My goal for the year is to get outside more!

    Posted by Carla | January 4, 2012, 5:56 pm

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