I’m not the fondest on big new year’s resolutions, ones that we make on Jan 1st and fizzle-out by March. While I do like acknowledging or signaling the changing of a chapter, I feel like it’s so much more beneficial to try and implement a lifestyle change instead of a resolution. So let’s get after it!
2021 has already felt like the longest year, but we’re only in the second week. I’ve been dealing with some injuries for a few years that have been holding me back in the gym. A shoulder issue that I’ve had since high school and got surgery on in 2014, and a back issue that I’ve been dealing with for the last 2 years. I’ve been pretty restricted by what I can & can’t do with the back injury and have been doing everything in my power to avoid surgery – I’ve heard some real horror stories! I’m not able to run or do any sudden movements (no HIIT classes), so weight gain and muscle loss have been inevitable. For this chapter of my fitness journey, I’m really leaning into 2021 and want to feel stronger and more confident.
I’ve started tracking my macros (macronutrients.. protein/carbs/fat) to ensure I’m hitting my nutrition goals this year. Having enough protein will help with weight management and also fuel your workout! I headed to Walmart’s Wellness Hub, a one-stop-shop for everything health & wellness! Walmart always has such great deals on their offerings and that applies to their selections of protein supplements. I’ve recently been trying to add more plant protein into my diet, and have been loving Orgain’s Organic Plant-based Vanilla Protein powder. It is so tasty in shakes. I can share some of my favorite protein shake recipes in another blog post if y’all would like!
For on-the-go protein options, Walmart has my back as well! It’s no surprise that Quest’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bar is my all-time favorite! I like ordering from Walmart because I can purchase my bars in bulk – because I go through them so fast!! It’s so easy to shop from Walmart.com – with online pick-up and delivery, free next-day and two-day shipping options by using your Walmart+ membership!
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What are your lifestyle goals for this new year? Is there anything in 2021 you’re trying to accomplish or a new skill you’re looking forward to pick-up? Be sure to follow along with my fitness journey on IG!
– John Philp
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