September 1, 2015

September is the New January

Filed under: Uncategorized — JBNUT @ 8:08 am

Rabbit Rabbit!!

It’s September 1st and for many of you, it feels like a new year with school starting, routines changing and feeling the need to get back on track. While I am not really a fan of New Year’s resolutions, I thought I would take advantage of your motivation and love of “jumpstarts and challenges” to fire you up and get you living well and healthy.

So set a goal. Make it reasonable, extremely specific and in line with where you want to go. It doesn’t have to solve all your concerns and fix everything – just needs to get you headed in the right direction.

See below for some topics to get you started.

Remember – be specific! Decide number of times per day/week, portion sizes and times of day to make expectations of yourself clear and organized. “Eat better and lose weight” is not a goal!

  1. Eat breakfast!
  2. Eat every 3-4 hours
  3. Make half your plate for lunch and dinner vegetables
  4. Drink half your weight in pounds, in ounces of water per day – that is a starting place for how much water you need. You should be urinating often and clear-ish in color.
  5. Decrease your current alcohol intake – negotiate a new drink limit for yourself
  6. How many sweets do you have per week? Have less
  7. Cut out processed food! Focus on whole, clean eating
  8. If you focus on cardio work, add a strength training workout to your routine
  9. If you focus on strength training, add a cardio workout to your routine
  10. Learn how to cook something! And learn how to cook it in bulk to provide leftovers
  11. Notice the added sugars in your life…and decrease it
  12. Sit quietly for 5 minutes – breathe and let go
  13. Focus on mindful eating - be aware of what you eat, eat slowly, eat quietly and notice if it changes your habits and portions
  14. Stand up and walk for 3-5 minutes twice a day during your work day. Get moving!
  15. Trying something new, fun and crazy! Get out of your comfort zone and go for it! Try a new workout, go take a class, eat a new food – something new!

Fall is almost here and I love this time of year. Even though it is 80 degrees here and we don’t really have seasons in SF, I am a sucker for fall foliage, and excited to enjoy my sweaters and scarves, coziness and apple cider soon.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

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