Some of us set New Year resolutions and some of us don’t. Either way, I think a new year is a great time to reflect on the past and it’s the perfect time to think about what we want for our future.
I’ve shared tips for Living a Healthy Life and How to Get Started. I believe in setting realistic goals, building a support network and putting actionable steps in place to make sure you’re successful in achieving your diet goals. I also believe that it shouldn’t be hard! If you’re making it too difficult or you’re too hard on yourself, you’re already setting yourself up for failure. Read the tips I have HERE to get started living healthier today.
I also want to share some additional resources with you that I know will help you achieve your goals this year.
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A lot of us suffer from a lack of range of motion. And I realize it can be difficult to take the time to increase our range of motion, or even know what movements we should be doing. I love this program because anyone can do it and benefit from it. It’s accessible online so you can do it in your living room. If you’re body's tight and you want to increase your flexibility this year I highly recommend trying ROMWOD. Whether you are trying to get into better positioning in your overhead squat or you just want to sit on the floor to play with your children, this program is the answer that your body needs to open and free your joints. Come JOIN ME and lets get flexible together!
A new year and the end of a holiday season often has us scrambling to eat healthier and thinking about our diets. I eat healthy year round, but struggle with temptations throughout the holidays. For me, not only is January a new year, but it’s the start of my competitive season as a CrossFit athlete. So there’s no better time than now to think about making a few changes to eat clean. A healthy diet helps with my performance in the gym and I want to be performing at my best!
If you’re unsure of where to start and you’ve already read through my Tips for Living a Healthy Life and How to Get Started, then I’d also suggest reading the book, It Starts With Food. This book is awesome. It’s written by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig who run the Whole30 program and focuses on eliminating known allergens for 30 days to determine how certain foods affect your body. It’s essentially a reset button for your body and will help to decrease sugar cravings, improve your energy and reduce inflammation in your body.
We all have different goals in life. Mine include continuing my education in nutrition, helping others with their fitness goals, maintaining a healthy diet and doing whatever it takes to get to the CrossFit games. There are a few things I do every day to work towards achieving these goals and I know they can help you in your quest to achieving your own goals, this year and in the years to come.
- Time management
- Make this you’re number one priority. I like to make a list of all of my goals, then I write down the steps I’ll take to achieve those goals with a deadline for each one. Because a goal without a plan is just a wish. And anyone can wish. But those who are successful have a plan with a deadline attached to it.
- Meal prep
- Choose a day of the week that you have some time and plan out, prep, and cook your meals for the week. For me this is usually Sunday. If I’m prepared with healthy meals for lunch every day I eat so much better and I feel so much better. And when I feel better I can focus more and I get so much more done.
- Make the best of every training session
- We’re all busy, but we can always make time to workout. Whether it's a few minutes or a few hours, make the best of it! Give everything you have and I promise you’ll feel proud of yourself. A 5 minute workout can be just as hard as a 60 minute workout. So stop making excuses and make time to train. You know you’ll be happy you did!
- Focus on improving mental toughness
- Mental toughness can help you in all aspects of your life. And it’s something I sometimes struggle with. I’ve written about the people who inspire me to be tougher mentally HERE and I’ve described the mental battles I’ve had with myself during a workout HERE. If you have the time to read them I know they will help you think about your own mental challenges and how to overcome them!