I’m going to let you in on one SIMPLE technique to reach your fitness/wellness goals this year. It never fails. BUT… It’s also not one of those “secrets” the slick marketers try to sell you. It doesn’t require any insider knowledge, tricks, hacks, or special gadgets.

It’s so simple you might not believe me when I tell you it’s the FIRST thing I personally do when I set a goal …And it’s something I work on with all of my clients!

The simple technique: Focus on the BASICS … because they will give you 99% of your results!

By basics, I mean:

  • Eating a healthy whole-foods-based balanced diet with the right amount of protein, carbs, and healthy fats for your goals and your body.
  • Getting just enough (and not too much) exercise to get stronger, fitter, and more mobile.
  • Setting yourself up for a good night of sleep to help your body recover, rejuvenate, and refresh for a great day.
  • Having a plan in place to manage stress before it manages you.
  • Creating a support system to help keep you motivated, focused, on track, connected, and excited about your progress.

The basics mean drilling down to the fundamental actions that SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH and make you feel great along the way! Once you master the basics, then you can add in the fancy “extras” if you still want to.

The GREAT thing about those basics is that they are connected – your sleep quality can affect your food choices which can affect your energy which can affect your activity level, and on and on.

Once you find your “groove” you can feel UNSTOPPABLE. It cuts through the fluff so that you know exactly what to do and when to do it … without overhauling your entire life or trying gimmicks that just end up setting you back.

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.