Happy New Years Eve!! Its that time again. New year. new you! It’s time to make our resolutions to being happier, healthier, and more disciplined. We’re here to help and have 5 great tips to help you reach your New Year Goals.

1. Be ready!
Make sure your mind and body are ready for whatever fitness goals you have set for them. Check with your doctor and make sure your body can take what you have in store for it. It’s very easy to over work your body and cause injury before you know it.

2. Plan!
Any goal you have is made easier to achieve if you have a plan. Writing down what we want to do grounds our goals into reality. First, decide what days you want to work out. Determining this is based on your schedule and what parts of your body you’re working out. Second, figure what types of work outs you’ll be doing for those days. And lastly, decide how long you’re going to work out on those days.

3. Start slow
You may see people working out much more intensely than you are but don’t let that get you down. Start slowly. It takes time to work yourself up to the level that they may be at. You don’t want to injure yourself or burn out causing you to lose your motivation.

4. Enlist friends
Working out is much easier and more enjoyable when you bring a friend along. It also makes sticking to routine and your goals easier when you have someone to help motivate you and keep you on task. Ask a friend, family member, or spouse if they are interested in also setting fitness goals for the new year.

5. Keep it real
We did to set extremely high goals for ourselves thinking we need to make the biggest change possible. This is counter productive. Real change happens little bits at a time. Set a goal for yourself that is realistic and not next to impossible to achieve. Then gradually increase your work load until you’ve reached the place you want to be.

New Years is a great time to evaluate what we did right and wrong during the previous year. Take this time to figure out your fitness goals, make a plan, and get to it. Determination, patience, and realistic goals can take you a long way. Before you know it you’ll be making 2018 resolutions to go even further!

If fitness is big on your list this year and you decide that your new years resolution is a complete life & body makeover, and if you want to start making big changes and see some fast results, come to our vacation fitness retreat. You will be getting expert training at Live in Fitness. make sure to check out our AMAZING NYE SALE! Act soon as we have limited spots available. Our clients are trained from the top fitness guru’s in the world, and let’s not forget the tastiest customized meal plans from our expert nutritionists at our islands retreat.

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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 HR Ready in: 1 ½ HR
Yields: 8 servings
Ingredients:
 1 cup red onion
 2 Tbs. olive oil
 ½ cup celery diced
 1 Tbs. ground cumin
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 cup fresh baby spinach
 2 15-oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
 ¾ cup Red quinoa
 1 ½ cup carrots
 1½ cups grated reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese
 4 large red bell peppers
Directions:
1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes,
or until soft. Add cumin and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained
tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.
2. Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Stir
in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.
4. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping ¾-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking
dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1
Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are
browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and
drizzle each with pan juices before serving.
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
Calories: 320
Total Fat: 6.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Protein: 23g
Carbohydrates: 19g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Calcium: 2%
Sodium: 188mg
Sugar: 2g
Client Meal Plan
21g/21g= ½ a pepper
25g/25g= ½ a pepper
30g/30g= ½ a pepper
35g/35g= ½ a pepper