Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

Monday Music Mayhem

January 31, 2011

I’m really excited about today’s music list.  Lots of good, fast music to get you going and keep you interested in sticking to that New Year’s resolution.

Whoohoo! — Christina Aguilera featuring Nicki Minaj

Memories — David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi

Rolling in the Deep — Adele

Poison — Nicole Scherzinger

The Fame — Lady GaGa

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How to keep that healthy New Year’s resolution

January 3, 2011

It’s a new year!  Odds are you’ve made a resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle.  Good for you!  Here are some tips to stick to that promise for the next 12 months.

1) Set realistic goals.  Instead of vowing to lose 30 pounds before next New Year’s Eve, focus on losing 10 percent of your body weight by year’s end.  That’ll ensure you lose the weight slowly, which means you’re more likely to keep it off.

2) Incorporate change slowly.  Quitting cold turkey is hard whether it’s giving up smoking or cutting out junk food.   Don’t swear off all of your unhealthy habits all at once , instead phase them out gradually.  If you make changes one at a time and are happy with the results those new choice yield, you’re more likely to make more improvements and stick with your new (and healthier) lifestyle.

3) Moderation is Key Too much of anything, even healthy stuff, isn’t a good thing.  Restrict your diet too much and your more likely to slip back to your old ways.  Spend too much time at the gym and you risk side-lining yourself with an injury.  As for the unhealthy stuff…indulging every once in a while isn’t going to wreck your plans, just don’t make a habit out of it.

4) Get moving!  The biggest and best thing  you can do for yourself is to get more exercise.  And I’m not just talking about hitting the gym every day.  It’s recommended to get between 30 and 60 minutes of aerobic exercise a day and that could be anything…walking the dog, running, biking, yoga, etc.  The point is to move and get your heart rate up.  Do that 7 times a week and not only will you be healthier, but you’ll also be happier — exercise causes your brain to release endorphins which in turn boosts your mood.

And to help you along with that last tip…here are this week’s Monday Music Mayhem picks.

Who Dat Girl — Akon

Black and Yellow — Wiz Khalifa

Club Can’t Handle Me — Flo Rida feat.  David Guetta

Undo It — Carrie Underwood

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2010

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011!

Thanks for letting me be a part of your fitness-minded lives this year.  Let’s keep it going in the new year!

Also, thank goodness New Year’s Eve is on a Friday this year, cause I have a feeling a lot of folks are going to need the weekend to recooperate.  In fact…I’m taking off till Monday.

See you next year!

Words to Live By

January 8, 2010

Yay! You made it throught the first week of 2010.  I say treasure them ’cause there’s only 51 left!  Or…here’s another way to look at it:

“There is never enough time, unless you’re serving it.” ~Malcolm Forbes (publisher of Forbes magazine)

See you Monday!