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5 Tips for Fitness Success in 2012

1. Get Rid Of The Junk

The New Year is a perfect time for a caloric catharsis. Purge your home of the cookies, ice cream, chips, sodas, booze and other processed junk that’s accumulated over the past few weeks. Don’t worry, you’re not wasting food as these items really have no nutritional value and barely fit the definition of food. Having these items around will only prevent progress you could be making towards your fitness goals. If you’re a parent, don’t use your children as an excuse. Be a good example for them.  After all, you don’t want your kids to become a childhood obesity statistic.

2. Do a food Shop

Unless your goal for 2012 is to gain fat and waste money, eating out every night isn’t a very successful nutritional approach. Having groceries means you’ll be able to prepare healthy meals to eat. At a minimum, make sure you always have some healthy protein sources, fresh fruits and veggies, and some spices to keep things interesting. For recipes and ideas, check out http://everydaypaleo.com/http://livingpaleo.com/ . Also, check out the meal of the day on the CFD blog for some upcoming recipes.

3. Set Goals

If you haven’t already, make a health and fitness goal for yourself to achieve this year. It should be something realistic but difficult to accomplish. For example, a 200KG deadlift might be a bit of a lofty goal for me to achieve this year. However, a 150KGdeadlift for reps might be a little more within my reach. If you have a very broad goal, you can break it down into some smaller, more achievable goals. For example, if your goal is to “eat healthier”, you can break it into more specific goals such as “eat protein at every meal”, “avoid binge drinking ”, “eat breakfast everyday”…you get the idea.

4. Meet With A Coach

Schedule an appointment with YOUR CFD coach to discuss your goals. We can work with you to develop an individualized plan to achieve your goal. Our team of coaches is comprised of experts in fields that range from Olympic weightlifting to endurance running to mobility and regeneration. We will evaluate your goal and establish the best plan of action to achieve the desired result. Simply put, you’ll get better results much sooner with a personalized approach. Another benefit of individual coaching is that you’ll be held accountable to the goals you set. How many times have you set a goal in January only to have it become a faded memory by February? Meeting with a coach on regular basis will help keep you on track and ensure your success.

5. Be Consistent

Coming to the gym everyday this week and then disappearing the next isn’t an effective approach to work towards any sort of goal. Make sure you get to the gym at least 2 to 3 days a week. You’ll have to make exercise a part of your normal routine in order to maximize your results. In fact, what you do outside of the gym may be more important than what you do in it. Good nutrition, regular sleep, and living a healthy lifestyle are all equally important to your health and fitness. You’ll certainly live better and live longer if you can get all of these variables dialed in.

Lets make it your healthiest year to date

Workout of the day:
4 sets of
3 heavy truster @ 20×1
rst 2mins
10-15 Toes to bar
rst 2mins

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Every minute, on the minute, for 20 minutes, perform:
3 Power Cleans – HEAVY
6 Kettlebell Swings (32/24 kg)

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