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2019 New Years Resolutions : How 2018 Set Me Up For Success

It’s already time for the “New Year, New Me”.

It honestly feels like 2018 lasted all of five minutes… While I could write a book on my own mistakes from this year, failed resolutions, I find myself also wanting to hit the reset button. “I’ll start Monday” button as I like to also call it.

New Years, is more about reflection, and adjustment than “new you” As I look back on 2018, I realize I finally started to become the individual I always wanted to be.

A better Husband to my Wife, Father to my Daughter, and Friend to all those around me. I’ve grown more as a person this year than any.

I began to open up, talk about my past, have the realization that we all have a story to be told. That story helps define who we are and the choices we make.

So looking ahead, my adjustment for 2019 is to service those around me better. Every day I wake up to be a better version of myself than I was the day before.

I’ll not focus on what I shouldn’t do, but fine tune all the things I should do. I wish you all the same!

From myself and the DCMMA staff, Happy New Years.


 

Three Simple Rules to Easy Nutrition

With all the new fad diets and countless food options out there it seems like nutrition and healthy eating is becoming more and more complicated every day.

It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what we should be eating and what we shouldn’t, but by following three simple nutrition rules, we can start the process to healthy eating and lifestyle changes.

Shop on the outside of the grocery store

All of the real, healthy, natural food in the grocery store is located on the outside edges. These foods are your produce, proteins, and dairy.

If you have to walk down the aisles to find an item you should stay away from it. All of your nutritional needs can be met from the food on the outside of the store.

Eat vegetables with every meal…including breakfast

Vegetables are a great source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and are a low source of calories. This means that you can eat a ton of vegetables without having to worry about consuming a large amount of calories.

Outside of that, the vitamins and minerals in vegetables are invaluable to living a healthy lifestyle. You will want to eat as many vegetables as possible

Limit processed carbohydrates

These goes along with the first rule. We want to limit the amount of rice, bread, pasta, quinoa, etc. that we eat. These can be a source of carbohydrates but should be limited as they can lead to increased fat storage.

Following these three simple rules have helped me to clean up my diet, change my habits, and lose weight. Give them a try and see how they affect your own nutrition and lifestyle.