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Generally, the last week of January is when the gym starts to thin out and resolutions begin to waver. Is that where you are? Don’t worry, its only been a month and all is not lost.

Now is not the time to give up on your goals for 2015. I’m in the same boat, and what helps me out is taking a little time to reflect on what’s working for me and whats not.

How to take charge of your goals in 2015

Once you honestly asses your situation, then can make adjustments to your routines and habits to increase your chances of meeting your goals.

For me, I started by reviewing my resolutions that I made heading in to the new year:

  • Consistently eat healthy and go to the gym regularly
  • Putting down the cell phone and pick up a book
  • Enjoying the outdoors more
  • Budgeting and sticking to it

By reflecting on the progression of my own personal goals, I am able to see the progress I have made (or lack their of) and make necessary changes.

Read on to discover what I’m doing to tweak my goals and maybe you’ll be inspired to do the same!

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Need a boost in motivation to eat healthier and get in shape? There’s an app for that!

Actually, there are a lot of apps for that. I’m talking hundreds of them.

top 4 fitness appsEach is meant to help keep you fit and healthy – but who has the time to search for, install and try out a bunch of different apps?

The last thing I want you doing is making an excuse that the sheer amount of apps to sort through is too overwhelming.

So let me do some of the work for you. Here are 4 of my favorite apps that help keep me in shape and eating healthy. They can do the same for you too!

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Now that it is almost a month in to the New Year, I find myself constantly making excuses as to why I can’t make it to the gym.

With the short days and frigid temps, it’s very hard to get motivated to even want to go to the gym! But is that all that’s keeping me from working out?

14342123_lWhat’s keeping you from working out? Whether it’s too little time, not enough energy, or just hating to exercise, there’s a solution. Get ready to get motivated.

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Hello. I am Kristen, the Community Manager and newbie Lifestyle blogger for the FamilyDealBlog.com. Now that I have settled in to my new position, I have the opportunity to introduce readers to certain lifestyle aspects I am passionate about (besides work of course).new year 2

I am going to be honest with you; I am not a total health nut or fitness buff. I am however, aiming to live a healthier lifestyle, mentally and physically. What better time than now to establish this as my New Year’s resolution and invite you along on my journey!

Not only would I like to be happier and healthier in 2015, but I would like to motivate and inspire readers to do the same!

Here is the hard part, actually sticking to resolutions. These 4 tips listed below will help you and myself to actually keep them!

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The dawn of a new year is upon us, and with it is the gleam and dazzle of so much potential and promise. Everyone loves this time of year because of the opportunities that await us: chants of “This is the year!” and “Everything will be different” run rampant through our minds.

How To Make The New Year, A New Year

Well, that’s fine and all, but not quite how it works.

What I’m trying to say is, 2015 will be exactly like 2014 in the sense that it will be shaped and molded by you.

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November has welcomed us in with a chilly embrace (although knowing Michigan, we’re bound to have at least one more 85 degree headscratcher).

This month houses some pretty important dates: Black Friday for the bargain-hunters, Veterans Day to honor our soldiers, and November 18th, which we all know as being National Only-37-Days-Left-Till Christmas Day.

The Heart of Thanksgiving

But nestled comfortably in this month is one of our most time-honored traditions: Thanksgiving Day.

Many families will gather together around the table that day, sharing stories and laughs through mouthfuls of turkey, stuffing, and all the other staples of the holiday. It’s during these moments that we share in the company of our relatives, both loved and estranged (everyone has an Uncle Eddie in their family.)

Believe it or not, these moments are what make up this wonderful holiday.

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While volunteering for the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, one of the available raffle items immediately caught the eye of Jenifer Thomas.

It was a raffle for the chance to win a fire truck ride to school courtesy of the Hartland Fire Department.

Jenifer’s son, Noah, is an energetic and fun loving 11 year old boy with autism, who just happens to love all kinds of trucks. And not just regular pickup trucks mind you, but big trucks. And if those big trucks happen to have flashing lights and sirens? Then all the better.

Winning the raffle would be a perfect surprise for Noah.

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Four years ago a tradition was started at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC with an event that we now call the LaFontaine Family Fun Fest.

Local residents and the families of our employees were invited in to the dealership to enjoy a safe and fun alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating.

Each year since, the Fun Fest has been an event that we all look forward to.

LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

Because it has always been such an enjoyable event for kids and adults alike, it made sense to hold a Fun Fest at more of our locations.

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October has arrived, and with it one of the greatest holidays to ever start with an ‘H’…….Halloween!

There are many things to love about this occasion: the spooky decorations, eating enough candy to help a dentist retire, the fact that it’s almost Christmas (although, people have been saying that since July).

5 Clever Halloween Costume Ideas for your Car

Yet perhaps the most defining part of Halloween, is the large variety of costumes that people sport.

Everyone loves dressing up for Halloween. Whether you’re going as a scary vampire, or going as that adorable Snow White/Prince Charming duo, costumes are a staple of the holiday. What better way to go all out than by dolling up your car for Halloween as well?

Here are a few classic “costume ideas” for your car:

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Today Last Day Dog Rescue (LDDR) announced a first in fundraising. LDDR, a not for profit animal rescue, will partner with our team at LaFontaine Subaru in Commerce Township, MI to “Stuff a Subaru” during its August adoption event, beginning 12:00noon – 3:00pm EST, Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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During the family friendly adoption event, attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of pet food and pet supplies to help “stuff” the Subaru.

Sponsored by NASH 93.1, Costco, Veterinary Care Specialists and Silver Bone Pet Styling Salon – pet lovers and potential adopters will be treated to on-site dog training from Veterinary Care Specialist, tips about the benefits of grooming from Silver Bone Pet Styling and light refreshments and snacks compliments of Costco.

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