Lets talk about your "healthy" New Years Resolutions.
It's a new year and we are all setting new resolutions for ourselves. We do this every year and by March most of us have failed. I want to give you a way to succeed this year.
Establish healthy realistic goals and be passionate about it.
First, lets make sure the goal your setting is realistic and healthy. You must be passionate about what you want to achieve or it wont work. Ask yourself do I really want to lose weight or do I just feel like I should? There is a big difference here. Now, you want to set smaller goals. Instead of saying by the end of the year I am going to lose 30 pounds say I am going to lose 7 pounds by March 1. Make your goals achievable and healthy. This way you don't set yourself up to fail. You will also want to write your goals down and tell people about them. This makes you accountable because people are watching to see if you succeed or not.
You must visualize your goals daily. This is a big part of the process . You must feel this and believe this goal. A great step to do is to look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself I am going to "_________". Do this every morning and it will work in your subconscious and you will ultimately make better choices towards your goal.
You now need an action plan.
You must and I stress must! Write your action plan. If your resolution is to lose weight or get healthy you need to write your goals down and write why you are doing this and what you want to achieve overall. Then you must do things like write down what you are going to do to achieve it. Make an 3 month outline. Then break it down into 3 separate months and now weekly. Don't skip this step. Every Sunday sit down and write your daily outline for the week and your goal. What days will you exercise and how much, how long, what part of the body will you work out that day? What time will you get up, go to bed? What are you going to eat and at what time? What is your back up plan for exercise if something unforeseen happens and interferes? See why this is important?
Evaluate every week the week that has past. Did you achieve your goal? If you did great keep on, keeping on and pat yourself on the back. If you didn't ask the question why, what went wrong, what got in the way and then ask how do I change this so it won't happen in the future. Don't beat yourself up about it. Just learn from it.
These are the first action steps to accomplish in achieving your health goals this year.
Remember you must,
Learn it for yourself! Live it for yourself! Love you for yourself!
Rene' A. Spires CHHC & AADP
Broiled Speckled Trout with vegetables
2 speckled trout fillets
Juice from 1 fresh lemon
2 tablespoons coconut oil (unrefined)
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 sliced carrot
½ diced red bell pepper
½ cup warm water.
2 TBSP. Braggs organic apple cider vinegar
1 cup thawed corn kernels
¼ cup olive oil
1 diced yellow or red onion
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
⅓ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Season to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the fillets in a roasting dish with coconut oil, the lemon juice and half the water and bake for 10 minutes or 12 minutes if the fish fillets are quite thick.
Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat it over a moderate heat.
Sauté the garlic without burning it until it goes golden brown, then add the broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, onion and the rest of the butter. Turn the heat up and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the rest of the water and the vinegar to the vegetables and keep cooking until the vegetables are soft and the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the corn kernels.
Broil the fish for a few minutes, and then top it with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
Drizzle the olive oil over the top and broil it for another minute or until the breadcrumbs have browned.
Arrange the vegetables on 4 serving plates with the fish on top.