Posts Tagged ‘Resolutions’

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

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

How to Keep Those Resolutions

January 5, 2010

So we’re five days into the New Year, have you broken your resolution yet?  If not, great!  Keep at it.  If you have (like me), call mulligan and start over.  (A good friend of mine told me you have until the 11th to renew your resolution, I’m apt to take his advice.)  If you are struggling, though, here are some tips to help you achieve your goal.

1. KISS (aka Keep It Simple Stupid)  The harder your goals, the easier it is to give up on them.  Say you want to lose weight.  Instead of saying you’re going to lose 30 pounds by your next birthday, aim to lose a pound a week.  A pound a week isn’t as intimidating as 30 and who  knows, you might even lose more than 30 by your birthday!

2. Stay focused  When you feel like hanging it up, remind yourself why you made that resolution in the first place.  Chances are, you’ll stick at it a little longer.

3.  Have a plan and track your progress Get an extra calendar and cross out everyday that you keep your resolution.  It’s hard to convince yourself that you’re not doing well when the proof is staring you in the face.

4. Predict Potential Disasters Know what your triggers are and how to neutralize them.  Or reach out to a friend who you know can get you back on track.

5. Reward Yourself Celebrate your successes, but don’t compromise your resolution

Monday Music Mayhem

January 4, 2010

It’s the new year!  Time to get started on those resolutions.  If yours include working out more, here are some songs (a mix of old and new) to get you started!

Hate Me Now — Naz featuring P. Diddy

Human — The Killers

Under Pressure — David Bowie featuring Queen

Low — Flo Rida