If your resolution this year is to get back in shape, you are in luck. My new video today features my favorite tips for sticking to your 2013 commitment to workout and get fit! This video is part of special playlist with a few other YouTube channels featuring their own New Year, New You healthy, beauty, organizational and cooking advice. Since my YouTube viewers and blog readers rarely crossover to the other, I decided to off a little giveaway just to you guys here on the blog. I’m giving away a headband just like the one I’m wearing in my video below.

I’m giving away one of my newest favorite accessories, the Sparkly Soul headband. Since the days of stylish red pre-wrap in high school, I’ve always worn something in my hair to keep my “wispies” out of my face. I hate the thick cotton kind because they are never the right size, fall out, stretch out and get lost. Not to mention, they did nothing to up the cute factor of my workout wardrobe. Then came Sparkly Soul. It stays in place, doesn’t make my head look oddly shaped, and looks totally cute. Best of all, it keeps those darn wispies out of my face and off my neck when I start to sweat. In the video above and in the photo below, I’m wearing the thin silver headband.

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To enter, leave a comment below sharing your New Year pledge. I personally do not make resolutions, but there is always something I want to do better or less of. This year is the same as last, to get more organized! I’m a clutter lover and semi-horder for receipts, shoes, old clothes and knick knacks.

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, January 8th at 9 am EST using random.org. I will send you an email to the address that you use to leave the comment. Winner will get to choose the headband of their choice from SparklySoul.com.

Get Back in Shape Tips & Sparkly Soul Giveaway

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    • Sarah
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      I hear ya! The Bar Method is a slower paced class I’ve fallen in love with and makes me think I workout less but really I just enjoy it more! An hour and I’m done :)

  • Tara
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    One of my goals for 2013 is to be more flexible with my fitness by trying new types of exercise. For example, I recently tried Barre classes and love them! Who knew?!

  • Kate
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    One of my goals for the winter is to strength train at least 3x per week and then in the spring/summer to train for a fall marathon.

  • mollie k
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    Hey Sarah! Happy new year.

    Some of my goals for 2013 are to do an unassisted pull-up, and continue to get stronger lifting heavy weights as well as to love myself more and appreciate everything about my mental and physical being!

  • trisha
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    My goal for the year is to honor and nourish my body! To do this, I will listen to my body in regards to satiety and stop eating just to eat. ( I already eat very clean, just TOO MUCH). I will also stop over thinking exercise and stop falling into a “should” trap. Try to do different and fun things and also get back to teaching indoor cycle! :) I also want to lose the 10 lbs I recently gained…which I will do by honoring my body.. :)

  • Cara
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    I’m not really a resolution kind of gal either, but this year I’m committing to blogging more frequently and moving my fitness routine to the early morning.

  • AnnMarie
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    My Goal for 2013 is to continue working out at least 4 times a week and try to mix up my routine a bit to figure out what will work for my body. Also to become more educated about nutrition and to think of food as fuel not just pleasure.

  • Whitney
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    My goal for 2013 is to take my fitness to the next level. One way is that I am pushing myself to run 355 miles by the end of November 2013. I have made so much progress this past year and a half but i know i have a lot more potential!

  • Aoife
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    My fitness goal is some form of organised physcial activity 4days/week, which mightn’t seem like much but I travel alot and live out of a suitcase so getting to gyms/finding a safe route to run can be hard. And my health goal is no soda/diet fizzy drinks with the exception of sparkling water. I’m all about the SMART goals (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, time-orientated)!

  • Alyssa
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    This year I plan to run my first race longer than a 5k- a half marathon! Training has been going great and I can’t wait to accomplish my goal.

  • Kat
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    OH my goddd, pre-wrap headbands. So high school. At least you had red, I think I had to resort to the beige/nude color that was always in stock in the first aid room. Cute…

    My intention for 2013 is to start running again! I switched over to yoga in college (a shame, really, since BU has an incredible indoor track) and have not been doing much cardio since, other than bike commuting to work in the warmer months. I’m gonna sign up for a 5k in the spring and hopefully do a Color Run this summer with my brothers and sister!

  • Julie
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    My goal is the eat healthier, train forum next 13.5 or full marathon and join a TRX or lick boxing class. I would like to drop 20-30 pounds by spring/summer.

  • Jennifer
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    My 2013 fitness goals are to branch out from cardio and change it up. Do some weight training and eat cleaner and train for a half by the end of the year.

  • Stephanie
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    I hope to make my body healthier in the New Year by continuing to improve my eating habits and making a point to exercise more often. So far so good!

  • Krystina
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    I don’t like to do “resolutions” either, but do like to set goals. I have a list of about 10 goals, but a few of them are: run a sub 23 min 5K, do 10 consecutive unassisted pull-ups, take more pictures, and double my savings account.

  • Kaitlin
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    My New Years resolution is to be more patient! I’m sure a lot of people in my life would appreciate it, including myself :)

  • Marjorie
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    One of my resolutions this year is to drink more water and read more literature in my job field (nursing). so exciting i know!

  • Katie Silva
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    My goal is to get a 2 pack. I don’t make resolutions either, but have had that goal for the past couple months. Damn holidays totally threw me off for a bit. In 2012 I lost 40+ lbs the old fashioned way…diet & exercise. So to keep my new lifestyle up, which I love, I want to make my body better & better, for myself!

  • lindsey
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    my 2013 goal is write down one good thing that happens every day and then put it in a jar and read them at the end of the year! i read this idea on a blog and thought it was really cool and positive!

  • Katja
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    my goal is to show friends and family more love 😉 and to treat myself better with positive attitude, goo food and great workouts for another triathlon

  • Tabatha
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    My pledge is to drink more water!! I average about 50 oz a day, but would like to get up to 100 oz a day!! So every week I’ll drink 10 more oz until I make it to my goal!!

  • Danielle
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    That’s exactly what I’ve been looking to buy!

    This year my goal is to cut back on sweets and exercise 5-6 times a weeks! I also want to eat healthy and exercise because I love my body, not because I hate it -- the change of attitude is really what I need.

  • Kaitlin
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    I am venturing off on my own after six months of going to a trainer 3 days a week. My goal is to keep up my routine on my own.

  • Cynthia Moreno
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    Hello Sarah,
    One of my resolutions this year is to motivate my parents and my brother to eat healthier and work out more. I want my dad and my mom to be grow old but healthy, and I want my brother to get in the best shape that he can. I know they can do it, and I will be their little push :)

  • Joyce
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    My New Years pledge is to try out more non gym activities (rock climbing and stand up paddle boarding are on the list). I love the gym and the variety but you also need to try other things! :)

  • Katie
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    This year I’m going to spend less money on clothes and takeout, and feel less guilty about spending money on my gym membership and healthy groceries.

  • Lindsay
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    My goal is to try to things in life, work, and fitness. I’m starting with an unlimited month at Pure Barre! So excited:) (You answered a question for me on the topic that inspired me to go for the month.)

  • Stacey
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    To get better with time management and make time for the people I care about instead of focusing on just me. :)

    I don’t really make resolutions as well because I believe that each day/week is a new opportunity to change and re-form yourself.

  • Erin
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    Hey Sarah,

    My new year’s resolution is to work on balancing my family, friends, work, and workout better? Can you let us know a typical day of eating for you during the week and the weekend that you are using now to maintain your beautiful body?

    Thanks

  • Vanessa
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    My objective is to get my health back in control. In the past year I’ve been unhappy and I’ve put on a lot of weight. I started taking better care of myself in November 2012 (so far so good) and have also made it a new years resolution to be at my ideal weight. I’m exercising and eating much better. Chocolate and other sweets are my weakness so I’ll be looking out for that.

  • Katie M
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    This year, I pledge to figure out what job will make me happier, and to start to make strides toward this more fulfilling work.

  • Lynn
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    Well having lost 62 pounds in the last six months of 2012, my goal is to continue to eat clean and excersice consistently. I have about 20 pounds more to lose. This isn’t a resolution for 2013. This is a new lifestyle that I have chosen and will follow for years. This year I would like to run a 10k and try taking a barre class along with my favorite spinning. :)

  • Roni
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    My goal this year is to learn another format at the gym. I teach Bodyworks/Abs and Aqua Fit classes, so I’m leaning towards Step/Circuit. I love teaching the classes that I myself have taken as a student and have fallen in love with.

  • Shauna
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    My resolution is to stop over extending myself so that I can spend more quality time with my 5 month old and actually enjoy my workouts instead of rushing through them. Also to rest more so that my body can recover as it should!

  • Mika
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    My pledge is to target my weak points by trying different exercises and to wake up earlier so I can have more time for myself--eat breakfast properly, exercise, and just breathe!

  • Kristen
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    One of my goals is to check my fridge, pantry and freezer before grocery shopping so that I use ingredients I have before they go bad

  • Daniela
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    My resolution is kind of like yours. I want to get a little bit more organized and follow a regular schedule of working out. I normally get about 5 workouts a week in but they tend to be random and at random times. So I want create a schedule and actually follow a plan!

  • Melanie Zimmerman
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    My pledge- conquer my first FULL marathon and to get my swim training in gear so I can do the swimming portion of my triathlons this year!! :)

  • Katie G.
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    I personally don’t do resolutions either but my goal is to become more regular with my fitness rutine as well as train for a 5k in may (not a big runner). I also plan to advance in my career.

  • Gina
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    My pledge would have to be to stay true to myself. As life throws me curve balls I begin to question my ideals. But at the end of the day I can only be me. I plan embracing ME and all that I am in 2013 & beyond!!! :-)

  • Caitlin
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    Happy New Year! One of my pledges it to not interrupt as much. I catch myself not allowing others to finish their stories without me commenting midway. Listen better and wait until the other person is finished before I comment. I also want to read more and disconnect from the computer, TV, etc. a little more.

  • Annabel
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    This year I am determined to get toned! I just started strength training all muscle groups. Previously I only did lower body. By 2014 I will have strong arms!

  • Emily
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    My resolution, or I’ve taken to calling it an “intention” at this point, is to institute “meatless Monday’s” into my weekly schedule. Encouraging me to be a more creative cook and healthier. Thanks!

  • Taylor
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    My boyfriend is really fit so my goal is to workout at least as much as he does! I’ve been going on his runs through the hills in our neighborhood and I have a lot of work to do to get up to his fitness level. But I’m excited to see how quickly I can catch up!

  • Rachel
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    My resolution is to work harder on hard workout days but actually rest on rest days instead of everything just being mediocre!

  • Tracey
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    My New Year’s resolution is to stop comparing myself to when I was smaller and unhealthier and be happy and comfortable in my healthy body.

  • Julie
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    My New Years pledge is to have more focus in everything I do. In my daily life I’m trying to focus on what I am doing at the time and in my workouts I’m trying to focus on what I am doing, my form, my muscles, etc so I can get the best workout possible.

  • Winter Sundays
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    My new year pledge is study Korean daily and to workout daily! (By working out, I mean get moving every day including yoga, Tabata, walking, strength training, etc. So the intensity will vary.) I’ve found it’s easier for me to workout everyday than to maintain a 3-5x a week workout routine.

  • Jenn
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    I strive to connect to others more, meet new people in the blogging community, connect with family and friends more and connect with God more. Basically, connect.

  • Jennarosett
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    My goal is to add two days of Smart Barre to my weekly running routine. While I love cardio, I never enjoy strength training and this helps me stay motivated.

  • Emily
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    My new years resolution is to focus on something each month…. inspired by reading a book called The Happiness Project. I’m keeping track of my resolutions in a notebook with a chart. Really hoping to make a few positive changes!

  • Marin
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    Love your tip about signing up for a race! My first 5k of the year is coming up in February, and my big goal is to complete my first half marathon!

  • Tracy
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    My pledge is to try to find some sort of balance in terms of juggling work, marriage, kids and health *b/c health has been on the back burner too long *

  • Carly
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    My resolutions are to focus more on myself, and less on other peoples opinions, approvals, and problems. By focusing on myself this year, I will accomplish my fitness, health, and career goals!

  • Emily
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    I have lots of intentions for the coming year, but I always keep number 1 the same. My Mom passed this on to me when I was just starting my adult life. It pretty much encompasses every other intention, but is a fab reminder.
    #1 -- Be good to yourself.

  • Stacey N.
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    My goal is to be a more kind person. I want to have patience, see the good in people and do good for others. I think the more kind acts you do, the easier it is to continue that attitude.

  • Janelle
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    My resolution this year is to get up an extra 20 minutes early before work so I can take my dog on a walk. Better for me and for her!

  • Bonnie
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    Thanks so much for the giveaway, Sarah! I, too, don’t make resolutions but I do have a word of the year that applies to a few areas of my life: FOCUS. I’m focusing more on my relationship with God, on keeping my fitness consistent and on focusing on the truth that fitness is more important than just what my body looks like.

    …the Sparkly Soul bands would be awesome for my dreadlocks! THANKS!

  • Caitlin
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    My New Years resolution is to try something new every month. Whether it be a new fitness class, restaurant, or even beer, I really want to expand my horizons!

  • Julia Grace
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    In 2013 I’m going to do more strength work. 2012 was a big running year for me, and I always incorporate yoga into my weekly workouts, but to avoid injury I really need to get in some core work and upper & lower body strength. BTW, Sarah, I LOVE your video for the day-after-Thanksgiving workout. Whenever I’m low on time, I squeeze that workout in :)

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