How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution that left you feeling like a failure less than a month into the new year? Yep, we lost count too.

The definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” right?! So why do we keep doing it?

Ladies, let’s stop driving ourselves mad and actually commit to changing our means without worrying so much about the ends. This means let’s stop trying to achieve a “New You” during the first few weeks of the new year and let’s take small steps each month that make positive changes lasting all year (and beyond!) long.

We want everyone to create sustainable change. Start small and build on top of practical goals. Stop being SO results driven. That’s exactly why we have set up our New Year, New You Challenge month by month, and better yet, day by day. Let’s face it, simply saying, “this is my new years’ resolution,” is not…well, a resolution.

Here are the guidelines for our challenge—yes, “our,” the Skinny Mom team is doing this with YOU!

  • Each month Skinny Mom will pick a positive topic related to improving wellness (mental and physical).
  • For Example: clean eating in January, heart healthy habits in February, balanced nutrition, family health, etc.
  • Focus on incorporating positive habits based on our monthly topic each day during that month.
  • At the end of each month, Skinny Mom will pick a New Year, New You Winner based on the results of the challenge
    • Each participant will have the opportunity to fill out a form sharing their change. We will send out the form on our social media links (sign up below!) and newsletter.
  • We will provide tips, goals, and challenges each day through email,, and Skinny Mom social media outlets.
  • Keep yourself and the Skinny Mom team updated and accountable through social media.
    • Post pictures and status updates on Facebook
    • Tweet @skinnymomonline
    • Pin it on Pinterest
    • Follow/share on Instagram — We will have a Photo a Day Program going on each month as well. The more you follow the Instagram Photo a Day, the more chances you have to win!
    • The more you share, the more we motivate one another!

What’s in it for you? What, you mean you are not solely motivated by incorporating positive changes in your life all year long? Okay, well how about some PRIZES?!?! That’s right, each month we will pick a participant based on the changes you share to win AWESOME PRIZES from Skinny Mom and our partners.

Are you ready for changes that last all year long?!  Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to become an official member of the 2013 Skinny Mom New You Beyond the New You Challenge by clicking here. Your participation is completely FREE so what do you have to lose? Except maybe a few negative habits? Join us now!