Ladies First Quarterly Newsletter
Happy Holidays! 
from the Ladies First team

December 2017
New And Improved Fitness Calendar! 

The Ladies First Fitness Calendar is back for 2018. New features include: a space to write what inspires and motivates you, a monthly health challenge, and a space for you to write and track your own goals. You can use the calendar to record any time that you spend moving! (Example: "1/2 mile walk" or "10 minute stretching session"). Take part in the Ladies First challenges or come up with your own! 

Move U! 

How to set "SMART" goals

The new year alw ays brings a new vision and new goals. It's easy to think up a handful of things that we would like to change about our lives. The trick is sticking to the goals. 

One way to make your dreams a reality is to set "SMART" goals:
S: Specific
M: Measurable
A: Attainable 
R: Relevant 
T: Time-bound
Food Adventures 
Healthy for the Holidays 

The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family - often by sharing a meal and enjoying tasty seasonal foods. 
Everyone has traditional recipes that they don't want to miss out on - even if it means taking in more fat, salt and sugar than is healthy. 
You don't have to give up all of your holiday favorites to stay on track this season! There are  healthy swaps that you can make in recipes and you can simply enjoy with mindful moderation.
Want to start a new tradition? Surprise your friends and family with a healthy salad that is both filling and delicious.
Around Vermont 
Free Snow Days! 

Blue Cross Blue Shield is hosting their free Snow Day events again this winter! These events include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. They also have a bonfire and healthy snacks! 
Equipment use is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This year's events are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations: 

January 27th, 2018: Grafton Outdoor Center in Grafton
February 3rd, 2018: Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Chittenden
February 17th, 2018: Lyndon Outing Club, Lyndon
February 24th, 2018: Bolton Valley Ski Resort, Bolton

Here's to a healthier you!