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Savannah Lynx’s Resolutions with Resolve

Savannah Lynx

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It’s the same story every January 1. You finish up the year with a string of cheat days only to swear that THIS is the year you’re finally going to attack your fitness goals. Truth is, even if we desperately want to have a banner year in our health and fitness pursuits, the momentum and energy we start with fresh out the gate in January have most likely burnt out by mid-March. As your steamed chicken and veggie dishes taste more and more bland and your workouts seem less and less fun, the lost quality of life doesn’t seem worth a few extra pounds. Soon enough, you’ve forgotten about that six pack you always wanted and have headed straight for the couch with your two best friends (Ben and Jerry).

Read more from Savannah Lynx: Savannah’s Guide to Your Holiday Hot Bod

But here’s the good news- it doesn’t have to be like that this year. If you really want something, you’ll need to be prepared to do the work. That being said, working smarter, not harder, is the secret to keeping your fitness goals alive in your mind all year round. Nobody wants to eat chicken, fish, and veggies every day for the rest of your life, and working out every single day can be daunting. However, your perfect body isn’t far out of reach if you just try to keep your head in the game, recommit to your goals every morning, and realize that consistency is key. Here are some Lynxy Tips to keep your eyes on the prize until December 31!

Switch It Up
In today’s world, there are thousands of different types of workout styles which means you have a huge spread to choose from. If you haven’t found your exercise go-to, try them all out! Groupon and ClassPass have some great discounted deals, and a lot of gyms will let you in for a free trial if you talk to the manager. Between SoulCycle, PureBarre, F45, hot yoga, pilates, CrossFit, and Zumba, you could literally take a different class every day for the rest of your life…ok maybe not but you get what I mean.

Make Cheat Days/Meals a Thing of The Past
I’ve seen too many people create super bad nutrition habits thinking that they’ll have one day to totally splurge on whatever they want. Consistent effort over time is the only way to ensure lasting results, not quick fixes or gimmicks. Personally, I believe cheat days tend to incur a binge mentality which can spiral out of control pretty quickly. Instead of planning on going ham on some cheese fries, two milkshakes, a stack of pancakes, and a large Coca-Cola, allow yourself a few bites of indulgence as the week progresses. Allowing yourself some wiggle room is the way to make sure you’ll bend without breaking!

Listen to Your Body
In the fitness world, everyone’s always screaming at you to PUSH YOURSELF. But sometimes, you need to know when to take your foot off the gas. If you’ve been in the gym every day for two weeks and need a day off, take it! However, I’m a big believer in always making it to the gym- regardless of my workout. Even if I don’t plan on working out, just walking on the treadmill and reading or watching TV is much better than sitting on the couch and mindlessly munching on snacks.

Grab a Friend
No matter whether you want to get in shape for your next competition or lose that stubborn extra five pounds, it’s always a good idea to share your fitness goals with a friend. Chances are, almost all of your friends would like to alter the way they eat and/or exercise, so why not pair up with a partner and see your improvement together! Chasing that next goal will become a team effort, and you’ll have a built-in support system and someone to hold you accountable when you want to give up. Think about it- you’re much less likely to skip a workout when your friend is counting on you to be there. Two heads are better than one!

Update!
So you made your resolution in January- but now it’s almost February and you have a clearer vision of what needs to be done in order to make it long term. At the first of each month, update your resolution! Make it more detailed by adding, altering, or even changing it completely to make it more tailored to you now that you’ve been in the game. A lot of times we miss our target because we’re too stubborn to see that we’re actually aiming for the wrong thing. Take some time to re-envision your goals and map out what you need to do to get where you want to be. If you’re serious about reaching your fitness potential, you’ll need to take mental inventory of every piece of the puzzle.

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4 Simple Health Tips for Busy People

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Whenever we speak with someone regarding health and fitness, most of them will give the excuse of having a busy schedule. However, while maintaining a busy schedule as well, you can easily look after your health. That is why it is time that you stop using your busy schedule as an excuse. You can still live and eat healthily.

Also, check out: 3 Tips to Lose Those Love Handles

We will today share with you a few simple tips which you can undertake even with your busy schedule which will help you become healthier.

1 Drinking more water:
Many people do not consciously monitor the quantity of water which they are drinking on a regular basis. As a result, they are consistently dehydrated. That can easily lead to loss of energy levels. You should always carry a 2 L bottle with you wherever you go. You have to make sure that you are emptying it by the end of the day. When you are able to do that, it will become easier for you to keep your body hydrated at all points of time. This will also ensure that you are able to lead a more healthy and energetic life.





2 Walking:
You can walk into your office building or you can walk from the parking to your office or you can walk around your neighborhood. You can walk in a place which does not disturb your schedule. However, you need to make sure that you are walking at least for 10 minutes on a daily basis. When that is the case, it will become much easier for you to remain healthy. It will also help you in reducing the day to day stress.

3 Setting aside the smartphone for at least 30 minutes:
Smartphones can help you remain connected for a pretty long period of time. However, they can lead to stress as well. When you’re constantly being bombarded by messages as well as emails, it can be an overwhelming experience which can take a toll on your health. That is why, for 30 minutes throughout the day, you have to keep away from your smartphone. If possible, you have to keep it on the airplane mode so that you cannot be disturbed at all.

4 Improving your sleep quality:
In order to relax your body and ensure that you wake up fresh, you have to improve your sleep quality. In order to do so, you have to make sure that the room in which you are sleeping is pitch black. You have to also ensure that you are not keeping your smartphone in the same room.

With the help of these 4 simple tips, you will be able to lead a more healthy life quite easily. Also, these tips will not impact your schedule as well which will ensure that you are able to lead your busy life without any kind of disturbances.

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3 Tips to Lose Those Love Handles

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While love handles can be associated with romance but the truth is that, for many men and women, they are nothing but an accumulation of stubborn fat. That is why they try consistently to eliminate these love handles. Needless to say, it is not an easy task. However, if you follow the right guidelines, it can become easier for you to lose those love handles.

Also, check out: 3 Tips To Get 6 Pack Abs Sooner

We will today share with you 3 simple tips with the help of which, you will be able to lose those love and.

1 High-intensity interval training:
Rather than just relying on cardio, high-intensity interval training is one of the best options for you when you’re looking to lose those love handles. You can use a variety of different intensity interval programs like jumping the rope or the work out in the weight room. The choice is entirely up to you. With the help of such workouts, it will become easier for you to reduce that fat.

You have to alternatively perform 20 seconds of hard exercise and follow it up with 40 seconds of recovery. You have to repeat this session at least 8 times in a day.





2 Do not rely on excessive cardio:
You need to keep in mind that even though cardio can help you in some odd losing fat but it hardly impacts the love handles. That is why you have to make sure that you are not relying overly on cardio. It will be a waste of time and it will not help you in reducing those love handles.

3 Focus on the core exercises:
You need to keep in mind that there is a difference between performing the core exercises and exercises for your abs. Exercises for your abs are not that effective when you’re looking to lose the love handles. On the other hand, when you’re performing the exercises which strengthen your core, you can easily reduce the fat and thereby eliminate the love handles as well. That is why you have to always look at the exercises which will increase your core strength. Even though during the initial few weeks you might not see a lot of difference but over a period of time, you will definitely be able to.

Thus, if you’re struggling with eliminating those love handles, these are the 3 tips which you have to follow religiously. With the help of these 3 tips, you will be able to eliminate that stubborn fat quite easily.

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Build Beautiful Shoulders with Erin Stern

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Two-time Ms. Figure Olympia, Erin Stern dropped a new video on shoulders. Lucky for you, she has arguably the best shoulders in fitness so she’s the perfect person to give you tips on this subject.

Also, check out: Jade Atkinson’s Full Body & Core Workout





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