10 Simple Solutions To A Great 2013

2013: Your best year yet!

I cannot believe that 2013 is already upon us. 2012 was an incredible year and I cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store. What I love about a new year is everyone seems to go into it with energy, enthusiasm, determination to change, and the passion to better their life. What is tough about a new year and resolutions is when all that energy and enthusiasm wears off…

In order to help you make 2013 your best year ever, I have put together a list of 10 solutions to help better your health and life! Take a look:

1. Eliminate processed and fast food (the majority of the time.)

If you focus on eating real, whole, and natural foods for the majority of your meals you will feel better, look better, and be overall more healthy. Below are a few articles to help you get started:

Six-Pack Abs Formula
The Cheat Day (3 must read articles!)
Losing Weight Without Exercise

2. Break a sweat daily.

This does not mean to workout everyday but it challenges you to be more active. Simply working out three times a week, for 30 minutes a session is a great place to start.

30 Minute Workouts Better Than 60? (Must read!)
How To Structure Your Workouts (Must read!)
How Long Should I Workout?
High Reps vs Low Reps
How To Stick To A Workout Program (Must read!)
Get More Done In Less Time At The Gym


Workout Ideas (Must read!)
Video Workouts

3. Get more quality sleep.

Sleep is essential for all that we do. Try for 7-8 hours a night.

Benefits of Sleeping (Must read!)
Factors Holding You Back From Getting Fit

4. Eliminate stress.

Stress can play a huge role in your health and well being, and in today’s fast pace world stress is all around us. Find ways in which you can eliminate the unneeded stress in your life so you can start being healthier and happier.

Stress and Getting Fit (Must read!)

5. Sit less, move more.

With sitting consuming 9.3 hours of the average persons day, it is time to take a stand (literally) and start moving more. Too much sitting can greatly affect your health so look for ways to stand and move more in the coming year!

Why Sitting Sucks! (Must read!)
Benefits of Walking

6. Stretch daily.

Something I will be very focused on this year. Stretching will make everything in your life better!

Gym Do’s And Don’ts
Workout Structure

7. Find determination and perseverance.

This may be the most important step of all. Without it, you will find yourself quitting shortly after starting. Do NOT allow yourself to quit, EVER!

Fitness Motivation
27 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Workout (Must read!)
Curing The ‘Someday’ Attitude (Must read!)
A Story of Discipline

8. Assume success.

As Michael Jordan once said: “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” Assume great things will happen in 2013 because of how you live your life. Work hard, work smart, and get out there and dominate life!

Motivational Quotes
The Actor, Complainer, Historian, and Doer (Must Read!)
Workout Success Plan (Must read!)
Look Good and Be Healthy

9. Learn more.

Just like your body, your mind must also get constant “workouts.” This means constantly learning, reading, and furthering your education.

Brain Power
Stay Fit For Life (My book that will teach you how to stay lean, happy, and healthy for life!)

10. Take a break.

With the busy world we live in, we must find the time to take a break and relax. This will keep you healthy, less stressed, and far more happy.

Benefits of Sleep
Energize Your Life Part One and Part Two (Must read!)

Action Plan

New Years resolutions are always easier said than done. People tend to stay strong for 4-6 weeks before allowing their resolutions to slowly fade out. NOT THIS YEAR!

Stay determined, stay motivated, and keep yourself on track by applying the three simple steps below:

1. Have a plan and track it daily.

Having a plan gives you an outline on how you will achieve your resolutions. Tracking it daily will hold you accountable and ensure you stay on pace.

2. Find a partner and tell everyone.

A partner is great for keeping you motivated while telling others will hold you accountable. Make you resolutions know publicly on Facebook, Twitter, at your office, etc.

3. Don’t give in, find perseverance. 

When the going gets tough, you need to get tougher! Don’t ever give up. Follow through on what you want to accomplish!

2013 is going to be your best year yet! I cannot wait to hear all about your successes and accomplishments…


  1. […] The New Year is well under way and I am seeing more and more new faces at the gym. This is one of my favorite times of year because everyone is so focused on changing their health and getting fit. I love the energy and enthusiasm that people bring into their workouts and to the gym each day. Unfortunately, in about a month we will start to see a huge drop off as people start to quit their new years resolutions. […]

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