Ah, it’s that time of the year again! Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s Resolutions? I hope that Health is up on top of your list. So, what’s the plan? Join a gym? Start working out? If you go to a gym this week or this month, it’s going to be PACKED! You already know it. Why? Because everyone wants to get in shape for the new year. Well, that usually lasts about a month or two before people get back to their old routine and stop going to the gym. It’s so unfortunate. How can you avoid that pitfall? It’s all about the Lifestyle!
If you really want to be healthy, you need to change your lifestyle. Don’t just go to the gym. If you want to see a change, if you want different results, you need to actually make changes to your life. You can start by getting a Health and Fitness Notebook. You’ll do better if you keep track of your daily activities. On the first page, write down your goals. Try to be as specific as possible. For example, “I want to lose 10 lbs in January (it’s doable.)” “I want to reduce my body fat percent from 30% to 25% in 4 weeks.” (Also doable.) Then write down the things in your life you’re going to change. For example, “I’m going to get up 15 minutes early and do push-ups, sit-ups, and planks.” Or, “I’m going to go to the gym every morning before work (or every evening after work) and do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training.” Or, pertaining to food, “I’m going to quick eating chips in the evening.” Or, “I’m going to start eating eggs instead of bagels for breakfast.”
Once you have your goals and your plans, then you have to implement the plan. Plan your work and work your plan! You have to do it, otherwise nothing will happen. There are so many resources out there these days. There are boot camps. There are diet programs. There are online programs. So many options. Pick one. The hardest part is getting started, because change is often difficult for people. But, once you start your new lifestyle program, within about 3 weeks, it will become a habit, and things should start getting easier from there.
Once you’re started your new routine, take your notebook out and write everything down. What time did you get up? How did you feel? What did you eat for breakfast? How did you feel afterward? When did you workout? What was your workout? How did you feel after? What did you eat throughout the day? How did it make you feel? Do you feel bloated or tired? How many hours did you sleep? Did you sleep well? How is your appetite? Are you craving any types of foods? Food is very important. Nutrition is the key. Are you getting your nutrients? Do you take any vitamins? Try making simple changes in your diet if you don’t want to go cold-turkey. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut back on the junk food or eliminate it entirely. Cut down on sugar, sodas, diet sodas and try replacing it with lemon water, tea, etc. Trying juicing fresh fruits and veggies.
Of course, you can sign up as a member of Ultimate Health. Members have access to almost 100 different workouts that you can do at home. You can buy a set of BillyStix and the 6-part BillyStix Workout. It’s a great workout! I’m available via Skype for online Health and Wellness consultations. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I’m available for private 1-on-1 Health and Fitness Coaching which includes personal training, massage therapy and bodywork, self-defense, nutritional counseling, detoxification, supplementation, and more.
For a free initial consultation, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to speak.
Let’s make 2018 a fantastic year!
Ultimate Health & Wellness