healthy new years resolutions

Healthy New Years Resolutions

A new year is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to make a healthy new year’s resolution!

There’s really no limit to the changes you can make in your life. One year ago, I made the resolution to take my own fitness to the next level. And today, as I reflect on 2012, I am completely grateful for making that commitment to myself. I’m now the strongest I’ve ever been, and that feels pretty good!

So to help you set your own goals for the New Year, I’m offering up some healthy New Year’s resolutions – along with my best tips of 2012 to get you started!

There are a ton of healthy changes you can make in your life, both big and small!

5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Resolution #1 – Eat Better!

This is one of the most popular goals out there, and while I’m a big fan of healthy eating, I think it’s necessary to get a little more specific about things. So to help you out, here are my best 3 healthy eating plans of 2012:

  • Common Sense Diet– For a really basic healthy eating plan, my Common Sense Diet Plan is a great place to start. You’ll find the tips and motivation you need to get your eating on track!
  • Paleo Diet – The paleo diet is a great diet to commit to in 2013. It’s all about eating whole foods and cutting out the processed stuff, especially grains and dairy. For more information, read my article on The Paleo Diet here.
  • Cutting Diet – If you’ve spent the year bulking up and building muscle, but now want to get some definition, you need this Cutting Diet Plan. Learn how to tone up and make your muscles pop in 2013!

Resolution #2 – Lose 5 Pounds

If your goals aren’t quite as big, and you’re just looking to lose a few pounds, then make 5 your number and commit to that goal in the New Year. Successful weight loss typically starts with smaller, more reasonable goals. So even if you want to lose a lot more weight down the road, start with 5 pounds today.

To get you going, check out my article on 5 Rules to Lose 5 Pounds here. It has everything you need to be successful with this simple (but potentially life changing) New Year’s resolution.

Resolution #3 – Build Serious Muscle

This is the goal I started 2012 with, and I can tell you, it was well worth it. If you want to get into serious shape, then you need to get off the treadmill and really commit yourself to a solid weight training routine. Weight training will not only help build lean muscle mass and make you look more toned, it will also help you burn more calories and fat over time!

To get the low down on how to do it right, read my article on How to Build Muscle here. This is how I did it in 2012, and I can tell you these strategies really work!

Resolution #4 – Handle Stress Better

If 2012 was a stressful year, then perhaps it’s time to take stress a little more seriously! There are a number of things you can do to fight stress on a daily basis, and it’s easier than you may think! Take a look at my tips for How to Handle Stress here, and stop letting it bring you down!

Resolution #5 – Get Energized!

If there’s one New Year’s resolution that I think everyone could benefit from, it’s boosting your energy and getting more out of every day. Low energy is one of the biggest complaints I hear from my clients, and it impacts pretty much every other health and fitness goal, from eating right to exercising!

So take my tips on How to Increase Energy, and commit yourself to a more energized and prosperous 2013! There are a number of simple tips and strategies for getting your energy – and your life – back on track!

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – Conclusion

In my opinion, these are the best resolutions you can make when it comes to getting healthy and living a healthier life. Commit to one, or combine them into one big health-improving resolution! Either way, your 2013 will be better for it!

Here’s to a happy, prosperous, and healthy year!

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