Hello everyone! So it is now 2018! Can you believe it? With the new year comes….RESOLUTIONS!! Ya’ll, I am one of those that tells myself the same thing every year, as do most of us. I AM GOING TO BE HEALTHIER AND LOSE WEIGHT! I have even told myself that again this year. Look at this….
“But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.” (forbes.com)
Did you see that? Only 8% of people actually stick with their new years resolutions! I say we make that percentage go up! Here are a few things that have crossed my mind on how we can stick with our resolutions.
- Set REALISTIC goals. Set mini mile stones for yourself. For example, if you want to lose 30 pounds, your first goal could be to lose 5 or 10 pounds to begin with! What happens is we only see that number 30 and don’t give ourselves credit for our successes. Ya’ll, 5 pounds is a big deal!
- This next one is honestly my opinion but by all means do what works for you. So they say weight loss is 20% working out and 80% nutrition. I agree totally. However, don’t COMPLETELY cut yourself off. You will be more successful if you allow yourself a cheat meal at least once a week. Don’t deprive yourself! One bad meal won’t make you fat and one good meal won’t make you skinny! So yes, have that ONE cheat meal a week. Not a cheat day, but a cheat meal.
- Get moving! Have you ever noticed that after you’ve walked, jogged, weight trained, etc… you feel happier? That’s because when you’re moving your body releases endorphin’s that are mood boosters and help aid in anxiety and over all mood! So get your booty moving! LiveStrong
- Lastly, get you some GOOD supplements. You get one body in this lifetime to fuel it with the goods. The supplements I use have helped me so much with achieving a healthier body. Not just on the outside but the inside, which is where it should start. Your gut is like your second brain, it need to be able to thrive but unfortunately we rarely give it what it needs so that it can do its job. I have been able to get my gut in check and have been able to allow the good gut microbes to flourish which has resulted in weight loss, being anxiety free, no more IBS problems (thank goodness!), and just in an overall better state of well being. You can check them out here.
Now, I am no nutritionist! But, I’ve worked in several gyms and have been in this health industry for almost 3 years, I have experiences, have done my research and continue to do so. By all means check with a certified nutritionist! So lets make that 8% go up and lets make this a successful 2018!!!