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7 Resolutions You Can Keep

7 Resolutions You Can Keep

I hope you had a great Christmas and were able to take in the New Year well. 

I had a nice break over Christmas relaxing at my parents house, sleeping in and getting some amazing home cooked meals!

New Years was great as I went over to a buddy's house with a small group of friends. We had a great dinner, some drinks and listened to music. It was perfect!

To me it's just about getting together with family / friends and celebrating. 

Being the New Year it's always kind of a unique time to start fresh isn't it? 

Keep in mind that each day is a new day and you will have better days than others.  

You are in charge of your life and how you want to write your own book. You'll see what I mean in the motivation section . :)

All the best for 2016! 
7 Resolutions You Can Keep
Are you feeling reluctant to create New Year’s Resolutions? After years of failed resolutions past, I don’t blame you. However, if you pick the right resolutions, you’ll face the New Year head on, ready to make good on your big plans from January 1 all the way to December 31. 

What kind of resolutions will you actually keep this year? Good question. I encourage you to make SMART goals.(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely & Tangible.) 

Resolutions often fail because people tend to expect too much too soon.  

Keep working towards your goals daily and never give up.  

You will get there I promise!

Here are seven resolutions that you can keep and that will help you achieve big strides towards your fitness goals in 2016: 

Resolution #1: Get Fishy

Giving your health a boost doesn’t have to take an incredible amount of time. With this resolution, it doesn’t even take will power. All it takes is modifying your grocery list by buying fish on occasion. Enjoy fish for dinner once a week, and you’ll protect your heart from disease and increase your chances for a longer life. Go with fresh atlantic salmon, trout, flounder, or tuna. Never ever buy farmed fish!!!

Resolution #2: Lather Up

You want your skin to look young and healthy, so this is the year you do something about it. Keep a bottle of sunscreen on your counter. When getting ready for your day, make it part of your routine to spread some sun-shielding lotion on your face, arms, and neck. It’ll save your skin so it’ll look its best in years to come and prevent skin cancer. Do you have coconut oil? It's amazing for the skin! Try looking for a more natural sunscreen or make your own.  

Resolution #3: Sweat in the AM

In today’s world, it can be difficult to find the time to exercise. One way to increase your odds for exercising each day is to knock it out first thing in the morning. This year, resolve to exercise right after waking up. Adjust your wake up time to accommodate your morning sweat session. Some studies show working out in am burns more fat than during the day but workout when it best suits your schedule. A lot of my clients love the morning workouts because it is done for the day and you can carry on! 

Resolution 4: Swap One Meal

By swapping out one of your daily meals for a 1 or 2 scoop protein shake you’ll save yourself a few hundred calories each day while providing your muscles with much needed protein. Most of my clients choose to make this swap for breakfast, since it’s so convenience to shake up some protein powder and water to drink on-the-go as you race out the door to start your day. If you only choose to make one resolution this year make it this one – you’ll be astounded at the quick results this simple daily swap will deliver. 

On my holidays I put a bunch of protein in a ziplock bag and took it down with me to Arizona and my parents. Put a scoop or two into a shaker bottle and it can help curb your hunger until you have the opportunity for some real food.  

Resolution 5: Push Your Body

Know that half marathon you’ve been considering? Want to stop feeling the need to eat cake at every birthday party you attend—even when the cake is dry? This is the year you train properly for that race, say no to cake on occasion, and take up mountain climbing. Find someone with the same goal, make a plan to reach the goal, and get started. Once you complete your first goal and see that it wasn’t as impossible as you once thought, you may just find yourself setting even bigger goals for next year.

Resolution 6: Down More H2O

Your body is primarily made up of water. Keep it that way by skipping soda and sipping on water all day long. A great way to make strides toward your watery goal is to fill up the biggest water bottle you can find and go at it. I carry around my stainless steel canteen which is lose to 1 litre. Aim to drink about half your body weight in ounces daily and add freshly squeezed lemon to aid in digestion as well as give it flavour.  

Resolution 7: Stretch Every Day

One of the best ways to avoid injury, as we age, is to take a few minutes to stretch daily. This is most effectively done after you have worked out when the muscles are nice and warm. You can do dynamic movements before your workout and leave the static stretching for when you are finished.  

I have a foam roller at my house that I will roll my muscles out on before going to bed nightly. This is called myofascial release which is like giving yourself a personal massage. By taking the best care of your muscles, with stretching / rolling, you’ll avoid taking time off for injury recovery and will be able to accomplish your goals quicker. 

There you have it, 7 realistic New Year’s Resolutions to help make 2016 your best year yet. The most effective way to ensure that you stick with your resolutions is to become one of my valued clients. I’ll be by your side every step of the way as we get you from where you are today to the body that you want to live in tomorrow

Email me if you have any questions I can help you out with.

I'm here for you!
Jeff Lindstrom
Site 2 Gym Online Fitness Coach 
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