I love making resolutions. Every year, the week before New Year’s, I sit down and write out anywhere from 25-50 New Year’s Resolutions. For a lot of people, making a long list of resolutions is just asking to fail, but I honestly keep about 90% of my resolutions every year. Want to know my secret? You have to find a way for you to think about your list of resolutions every single day. For me, that’s a planner; every morning I review the goals I have set for myself and write down what I need to do that day to accomplish those goals. For someone else, that might be typing up your resolution/s on a paper and hanging it on your mirror, a checklist to have something to mark off every day saying you met your goal, etc. Whatever you can do to help yourself think about your resolutions every day, that is what you need to do to help you achieve them.
Ideas to make your resolutions a success
Use a goal tracker. A goal tracker lets you write every goal you have for the month on the left and then check each box off on the right. This will let you see your progress on your goals at a glance and is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to use a planner. Hang this one on your mirror, your fridge, or even by your bed. Anywhere you will see it every day. You can download my free goal tracker here.
Set Reminders on Your Phone. Do you want to drink more water? Go to the gym? Help yourself by setting reminders every time you need to drink another glass of water or 30 minutes before your spin class. Keep your goals and resolutions on your mind, and set alerts for when they aren’t!.
Set Yourself Up For Success. If you want to lose 20 pounds this year, keeping chocolate in your dresser drawer is setting you up to fail. Clear your house of the things that reinforce your bad habits and prepare yourself to succeed.
Replace your vices with something else. You can’t expect yourself to go cold turkey from diet drinks to nothing. Try a flavored water instead.
Reward yourself in healthy ways. One of the biggest ways I used to fail is that every time I worked out, I would let myself have a treat. I would ruin all of my hard work with a big bowl of ice cream. Now, I drink a protein smoothie: it is chocolate and delicious without being full of the junk I am trying to get rid of. Find the recipe for one of my favorite protein shakes, a Chocolate Almond Protein Shake, below.
Chocolate Almond Protein Shake
You will need:
- 1/2 Scoop of Six Star Protein Powder
- 1 Tablespoon MaraNatha Almond Butter
- 1 Banana, Sliced
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 container (about 5 Ounces) Greek Yogurt
Add all of the liquids to your blender first, followed by the almond butter, banana, protein powder and ice. Blend on high for about 45 seconds or until smooth.
I love to pour my shake into a large thermos so that I can have it with me when I run on the treadmill. It is the perfect post work out drink. Six Star is 100% Whey Protein Plus and 100% Whey Protein Plus is scientifically superior to regular protein which will help you build more muscle and increase strength. Six Star is built to help you recover from your workouts and it comes in four different flavors. Triple Chocolate, Vanilla Cream, Strawberry Smoothie and Cookies and Cream.
love finding new ways to pack in more nutrition and protein in my protein shakes so I have started using Greek Yogurt and MaraNatha Almond Butter. Almond Butter is a heart-healthy way to get more protein in a shake. Almonds have one of the biggest protein sources of any nut, but they have no cholesterol! Almonds are also a great source of fiber and other nutrients. I love adding almond butter to my shakes for an extra boost in protein and flavor.
Protein shakes are a great thing to add to your daily regimen for anyone but I personally love using them to help me recover from my workouts and help me reach my new years resolutions.
How do you keep your new years resolutions?