plural noun: resolutions
Another new year is coming fast upon us. It's that time of year when we reflect on what has passed and the memories we created in that time passing. Births, marriages, birthdays, holidays, vacations, boyfriends, girlfriends, buying a new home, your children. All part of what makes you, You. And, within these memories there is the mechanics of this life, the goals set which made the wedding come together or completing the itinerary for the vacation.
But, within all this goal setting did you happen to remember yourself? Is there perhaps a resolution set at the end of 2015 that didn't come to fruition in 2016? Did you want to lose that 20 pounds that has been sitting around your middle for five years? Did you gain the fitness you sought? Are you less afraid that a heart attack or stroke will strike? If your resolution for 2016 was to lose weight, or run that 5K or just get fit and you didn't accomplish it...well, you're not alone. Some statistics show that of the 45% of us that actually make a resolution only 8% of us successfully achieve that resolution.
If your health is your top priority this year, and it should be - you deserve it! Here are some tips on how to accomplish your health and fitness goals.
Natatia's One On One Fitness would love to help you with your health resolutions - we can be your accountability partner. And, as you may know that gyms are at their busiest in the New Year, and we're sure that this year will be no different. If you'd like to get ahead of the rush now is the time to register for our programs. Find out more about the winter programs we offer HERE.
Stuffing always seems to be the favorite item around the holiday table. Substitute this clean-eating brown rice stuffing with your traditional recipe. This stuffing is packed with nutrients. Enjoy!...and Happy Holidays!!
1 ½ cups brown rice, uncooked
2 cups natural apple juice and 1½ cups water
2 tsp olive oil
1 crisp harvest apple cored and dice
½ cup Brussels sprouts, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press
1 carrot, peeled and chopped fine
1 cup celery, diced
1/3 cup uncontaminated oat bran or wheat bran
½ cup dried cranberries
1/3 slivered, raw almonds
½ tsp poultry seasoning
¼ tsp thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Make rice according to package instructions. Use the combination of 2 cups natural apple juice and 1½ cups water for the liquid.
2. Place olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook all chopped fruits and vegetables until they are crisp, not soggy. Add cooked brown rice, bran, cranberries, almonds, poultry seasoning, pepper and thyme. Toss well
3. Use as stuffing for poultry.
4. Remaining stuffing can be baked separately in a casserole dish.
I'm Natatia Gemmell. No matter how busy life gets, eating well and exercising is always a priority! I LOVE fitness, and I teach my clients how to stay on the health & fitness path by exercising, eating better and staying healthy!