New year, new you

Everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions right about now, and this time next month most will have broken them. So instead of repeating the same tradition, why don’t you resolve to just eat more whole, real food? Whole, real food is as close to nature as you can get, and includes a lot of variety and vitamins. If these are the mainstay of your food choices, you won’t have to ride the diet roller coaster ever again. To give you an idea of how to set realistic goals, and then how to implement a plan, below is my personal example of my goals and plan. Every one is different, but this way you get an idea of how to tackle your dreams one step at a time. My next post will be my specific meal options to go a step further.

Goals this quarter until March:

Get more definition in my legs (see pictures)

Stay around 123lbs and 18% body fat

Keep abs (see pictures)

Be able to do isolated bicep curls with 15lbs

Do cardio for at least 15 mins 3 times/week

Do plyo moves once a week

Have 1-2 cheat MEALS a month

Get at least 25 grams of fiber a day

Eat these foods every day:

Kale or spinach – 1 cup

Broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower – 1 cup

Blueberries or other berries – at least ¼ cup

Apple – 1 Banana – 1

(or other fruits that have potassium and C)

Almonds, pecans or walnuts – 1/8 cup

Grape nuts, oats or granola cereal – ½ cup

Beans at least twice a week

Wild Salmon at least twice a week


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