Happy New Year!

Anonymous
Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 19:19
Sunday, January 01 2012
Happy New Year!

With every turn of a new year most of us try to form some type of “new years resolution” that will take us to a better, happier place in the future than we were in the past.  More often than not this “resolution” has something to do with our health.  We resolve to lose weight, workout more often and generally become fitter and healthier.  And I applaud this (that’s kind of a dumb statement, who wouldn’t!)

New Years resolutions are basically goals that we set out for ourselves to reach over the coming year.  What’s needed to reach most goals is a plan.  Instead of just “resolving” to work out more or eat healthier lets make a plan to help us reach these goals.   It doesn’t have to be long or exhaustive it just needs to get us moving in the right direction….

Example……

Training-  Lift heaving things, run, jump, row, swim fast and hard.  Keep it varied, short and intense and use the exercises that require the use of  your whole body!  Constantly Varied, Functional Movements at High Intensity. Do it at least 3 times per week.  Long and slow workouts are too time consuming to stick with, end up costing us valuable muscle and are just plain boring!

Nutrition -  NOT DIET,  diets are temporary, what we eat is for our nutrition, to feed our bodies to function at an optimal level for our entire lives.  Most diets fail because they are temporary and boring.  Eating healthy does not have to be boring!  Lets eat what nature intended us to eat, meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds basically anything that isn’t processed (and yes whole wheat products are very processed!)

Lets Get Motivated!

Hear is a little motivation to get the year started -  taken from Marsha at :

Strong Is The New Skinny

Make your body your canvas. You don't have to accept things as they are. Mold and create the body you want from the inside out. Put good things in your body to make it healthy and strong and "sculpt" the outside to look like you want it to. A work of art does not just "happen" and while both the idea and the desire are very important...it won't happen without the work of the artist. It is much the same when It comes to our health, fitness, and physical appearance. ~Marsha