It’s that time of year again. I’m not immune to it, in fact I welcome it. I have found that writing down my resolutions is helpful but what’s more helpful in my opinion is making tangible resolutions. Resolutions such as “lose weight” or “eat healthy” just aren’t tangible goals. Resolutions should be realistic and measureable. A better resolution would be lose 15lbs by May or consume under 2000 calories for 1 month. If the goal is reached then reassess and set a new goal. If not reassess and remember the important part of your goal is the subject not the deadline.
For example about 50 days ago I set this goal. Well I fell a few pounds (4lbs) short. Is that a failure? Maybe. I don’t see it that way. I choose to look at it as a reason to reassess why I didn’t hit it and set a new timeframe to achieve it.
According to Forbes 40% of Americans makes New Years resolutions but only 8% manage to keep them. I think the numbers are even lower.
Outside Magazine posted an article about the dangers of the the unregulated supplement industry.
Click here for article
While most of the wild west nature of the supplement industry was known to me what really intrigued me was the focus on OXYelite Pro, a supplement I have seen advertised in fitness magazines and Internet heavily.
Personally, I take very few supplements. My supplementation consists mainly of protein powder, Recovery Drink, and ZMA.
However, I’ve tried several in the past such as pre workouts, various protein powders, energy pills, and even a few fat burners).
One of the reasons I don’t use too many supplements is the belief that food should provide my body with the nutrients I need. Truth is, the vast majority of people don’t need supplements and are wasting their money on products that aren’t giving them anything except a mental boost. I may even fall into that category.
If you’re anything like me you are still working every day toward your health goal. Often times that last 10 or 15lbs is the hardest to lose.
If you are in that boat here is a good article over on Men’s Health to read.
I can say that I am the worst sleeper but this holiday break with my work phone turned off and nowhere to be in the morning I’ve gotten the best sleep in recent memory.
Normally this is me