With 2019 just around the corner and the thought of New Year's Resolutions dancing in your head, I thought showing you how to write your New Year resolutions for better success a good idea :)
As important as resolutions (also known during the rest of the year as "goals" haha) are, it’s just as important to look back and see what you have learned from the past year and to celebrate all of your accomplishments.
Here’s how to write your resolutions for 2019:
1. First, list your accomplishments. Just as you would for an annual review at work, it’s so empowering to remind yourself of the great things you’ve achieved over the past year.
2. Set realistic goals. Have you heard people say, "I’m going to lose enough weight to fit into my skinny jeans again" or "I’m going to the gym for an hour every day"? Hmmm…is that realistic? Maybe, maybe not, but you may need to put on your real-coloured (not your rose-coloured) glasses, and give yourself some goals you know you can definitely keep.
3. Be clear about the results you want to see. Planning to "lose weight" is not nearly as motivating as "I will lose 1-2 pounds a week by cutting out sugar or not drinking pop" You could even say it in the present tense, as if it’s already happening: "I exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes." Then tell your goals to everyone!
One of the critical things I have learned over my career as a trainer is how important protein is for a healthy eating plan.
Eating protein with every meal and snack may seem like a lot or to challenging to do, but lean protein keeps you feeling fuller longer, helps you lose belly fat, and keeps your muscles strong...it’s absolutely necessary for a healthy body.
Lean protein can be actual meat - beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood or protein can be found in nuts and dairy.
If you need help getting your resolutions in place or are looking for a program with built in accountability then check out my 6 week Get Fit Challenge starting Jan 21. In the last challenge the average weight loss was 10lbs and 6 inches!
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