We’re heading into a “special” time of year for your fitness: The holidays! And not just any holiday – but the holidays of 2020. I want you to be ready and fired up!

A couple of weeks ago I sent an email about finishing the year STRONG. But there’s something that happens this time of year – it’s like clockwork.  During the holidays, a surprising number of people say they are “too busy” to workout and stick to their routines.

I wanted to talk about the “too busy” excuse … because you are WAY TOO IMPORTANT to let that get in the way!

Earlier this year, we had a wakeup call to be grateful and thankful for our health – and we also had a lot of extra time on our hands.

Even with that extra time – just an observation here, not a judgment – many of us let our routines slide. Because we were too stressed, too worried, and everything felt too uncertain.

Don’t let being “too” anything stand in the way of your wellness! It’s time to get ahead of it, and the time to start is NOW.

You’ve probably heard of SMART goals before. It’s all about setting specific, measurable goals that are attainable, relevant to your life, and TIME-SPECIFIC. They have a deadline!

Well, we have a big deadline coming up – Dec. 31, 2020.

What can you do between now and then so that you feel fitter, healthier, and more energized than you do right now? What can you do NOW so you’re not playing catch-up in January and start off the New Year with momentum!?

Let’s plan ahead and take action on the things we CAN control.

Today, take a few minutes to think about changes you can make. Things like:

  • Planning your meals ahead of time
  • Finding 20-30 minutes to exercise 3-4 times a week
  • Meditating 5-10 minutes a day

Then, take ACTION! I’ll be in your corner, cheering you on!

The #1 enemy of your goals

The #1 enemy of your goals

If you could call out the #1 enemy of your goals, what would it be? There are so many to choose from:
Not having enough time, Lack of support, Not knowing what to do, Your genetics, Pizza…
The list goes on and on!

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Your new favorite cookie recipe

Your new favorite cookie recipe

Are you a fan of no-bake cookies? Soooo good!But have you ever seen the original recipe? Talk about fat and sugar bombs … whoa!Not anymore … I’ve got a healthified version for you that’s a lot less sugar, and – bonus – it’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants.

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Setting realistic goals

Setting realistic goals

Every once in a while I get a panicked email or call from someone who wants to “lower their cholesterol down x points before their next doctor’s appointment a month from now“ or “get ready for a marathon in two months”. Don’t get me wrong: Those are all important goals … but they absolutely are not possible (at least in a healthy and sustainable way) in only a month or two!

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Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

Ever eaten at a gourmet sandwich shop and tried something new … and was BLOWN AWAY by the deliciousness?!Well, I’ve got a recipe for you today that’s based on one of those sandwiches. I’m drooling just thinking about it. It’s crunchy (the toasted bread) … creamy (the avocado & hummus) … and tangy (the sauerkraut).

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.