March FORTH is a little-known holiday we celebrate each year. It is the only day of the year that is a command encouraging us all to take on new experiences, celebrate our accomplishments, and set new goals.
It is said that more than 80% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail. The word resolve, when used as a noun, is defined as “firm determination to do something.” As a verb, resolve means to “settle or find a solution.”
9 weeks into 2017, March fourth, FORTH rather, brings an invitation to resolve instead of re-solve lingering problems. This is a time to acknowledge barriers and bust through them.
Here are four simple things we can use to change our life now, energize our bodies all day, provide more joy to our families forever, and add years to your life:
4 Strategies to SSS-HIIT Yourself Fit and March FORTH
- Set a goal.
Social goals look good on paper and tend to be based on norms or societal demands. “Lose weight. Tone up.” Set personal goals. What do YOU want? Don’t conform. Change! The best way to do this is to ask one very important question regarding your goal. WHY?
Dig deep. Once a sincere, personal goal has been established and the motivation behind it is understood, there is no stopping you from achieving it! Our expert staff will reverse engineer your goal to show you the first step to achieving it. The rest snowballs from here! Don’t re-solve. RESOLVE.
- Eat better.
We know that knowledge is power, but only “doing” equals change. Try swapping out all those diet plans, quick fixes, pills, and punishments for a simple template that we suggest to our members.
Enjoy a SHAKE for breakfast. Protein shakes are fast, affordable, convenient, and available everywhere. Avoid powders with a long list of ingredients. Dress that shake up with greens, fruit, or veggies instead of chemicals and faux flavors.
SALADS are perfect for lunch. Veggies, salads, stir fry, and broth-based soups are a great way to satisfy hungry, produce results, and energize our bodies all afternoon. It’s tough to overdo foods high in protein, fiber, and water. So, no need to stress over portions when it comes to vegetables and proteins. Eat until 80% full, also known as satisfied.
Save the STARCH-y carbohydrates for dinner or post-workout. That’s the final S in our SSS template. Save half of your plate for vegetables. 25% of your plate contains a protein source such as chicken, beef, or fish. Reserve the remainder of your plate for a starch. This starch could range from a sweet potato or wild rice to a glass of wine or a small dessert. Did you know you can get amazing results without totally depriving yourself? It’s true!
- Move more, better, and often!
That’s right! The secret to having energy all day is to HIIT it and keep marching forth, literally! High intensity interval training has been a hot topic lately. No need to overdo it because everyone is doing it. That’s the beauty of HIIT. Just 10,000 steps each day and 3 Ellipse Fitness training sessions each week are fundamental to achieving results. Boxing, strength, and interval training are cornerstones of our program design. We do more than train you. We educate you! Learn how to use your body instead of abuse it with our HIIT sessions in a way that is safe, effective, and so much FUN!
- Surround yourself with like-minded people
Research supports the fact that we are often a product of our environment. It’s difficult not to adopt the habits and values of those we spend the most time with. Choosing a healthy lifestyle means choosing a community of commitment, positivity, and empowerment. Ellipse believes that we are stronger, healthier, and better together.
Consistency is key. Start with a positive mindset and a strong goal. Add a Shake, Salad, and a Starch. Finally, get moving. HIIT it! We will design a safe, effective, comprehensive, and fun program just for you. So, SSS + HIIT = SssHIIT yourself fit! It works. No sh*t. There is plenty of success to go around and YOU have exactly what it takes to succeed.