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Resolutions Are Pointless Without Glue. Stick To 'Em With My Favorite Fit Trends for 2013!

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Would your New Year resolutions from years past smack you for betraying them? Mine would. It's easier said than done to say you're going to make major changes in your life. This year I'm redeeming myself with my favorite Fit Trends for 2013. The best way to stick to your resolutions is to find the best glue. So let's get sticky! Check out these trends and TRY ONE!

Resolutions I've Failed

Oh man, I'm embarrassed to even start this list but here goes...

  • Get to bed earlier. Sleep 6-7 hours a night. (I don't think I ever got more than 4-5 in 2012)
  • Learn to forgive more. (This is hard esp when you've been really hurt! I tend to hold grudges.)
  • Eat healthier than ever. Use my new magic bullet. (Yeah, that thing never came out of the box.)
  • Make sure to find 20-30 minutes to workout on busy days when my normal intense workouts aren't an option. (...nope)
  • Squash my fears about not measuring up to the lifestyle my friends and family have (y'know, the not kids thing)
  • Stop with the sugar, candy and all the things you know are bad for you. (I tried! OK...not really.)

These are just a few from a much longer list of failed resolutions but I don't want to get all down on myself here because this is going to be a POSITIVE article...I promise! The fact is that I made resolutions that slowly faded from my mind even though I frame my written list and hang it where I can see it. But this year is going to be different and that's no cliche' because I'm accepting what I became disconnected from and using the best glue to sync back up.

Resolutions I'm Now Making

I've made 3 resolutions this year instead of my usual list of 20+

  1. Refer back to 2011 list and COMMIT
  2. Refer back to 2012 list and COMMIT
  3. Forget failure. I have no choice but to succeed.

Fit Trends Are My Glue

Reporting on and testing out Fit Trends is what I do. In December, I decided to walk my talk down the resolution victory road. And that's how I started off the year. I took some of my favorite Fit Trends on the Pix11 Morning News.

You know you've hit the jackpot when all the anchors surround your product table and ask "where can I get that?"

Check out the Fit & Health Trends I'm most excited about for tackling my resolutions from 2011 to 2012. I'm telling you, I've got a lot of work to do!

When it comes to juice cleansing, I've got some experience under my belt. I created a Gym 'N Juice tutorial here and then last year I discovered Ritual Wellness Juices. The New Year is one of the best times I can think of to try a juice cleanse and reset your system. Juice is becoming the new coffee. I wouldn't tell you to replace your coffee with it but I would recommend trying a 3-7 day cleanse. I spent a good deal of my childhood on my family's coffee plant in Honduras, so I'll always have a lifelong love for the stuff but sometimes it's good to take a break from caffeine. And I advise replacing Gatorade/energy drinks with RW's Pineapple Mint juice--so good!

I'm thrilled to share an incredible promotion from Ritual Wellness Juices with you! Get 10% off a RW juice cleanse using this promo code: mizzfit10. It's valid until 1/22/13. And once you receive your juices, you can accessorize with them like Sofia Vergara!

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From the Pix11 video, I wanted to highlight these trends and say that you can work out as much as you like but the food you put in your body will ultimately win out. Meaning, you still have to portion control and eat fresh 'n healthy. The Fitlosophy Food Scale will help you portion control and stop you from obsessing over calories. Because let's admit that's a mind f*ck. The Salad For Dinner book will inspire you to incorporate more greens into your diet and have you shopping in the fresh food aisle like a master chef. Madonna's workout DVDs will help you workout *in a cool way* when you just can't hit the gym or get to your favorite class. 

Last summer I went to the IdeaFIT World Fitness Conference in San Diego to trend spot and returned with great lessons learned. Below you'll see a collage of my pics from my weekend there. I learned that it's so easy to eat healthier and greener when you use the beauty of fresh ingredients to your advantage. Don't just throw things together. Mix them artfully.

I was inspired by environmentally friendly utensils, the idea of cucumbers replacing crackers, Action Wipes for when a shower is impossible but you have to get the stink off, sexy pole-wear from Vertical Edge, and aerial workouts taken to the next level. I also realized that sometimes minimalist workouts are better than ones with fancy all-in-one equipment.

I took a class taught by one of my heroes, Kathy Smith, featuring the BodyGym Bar at the conference which was a mess. It's a resistance bar with handles and clip in pieces that was not only confusing to put together but dangerous! Towards the end of the session, the bar Kathy was using came apart and broke her nose. Kind of traumatic and sad to witness. I felt so bad for her...esp since she was there to promote it.

I completely fell in love with Tommy Saunder's Rock360 while at IdeaFIT. It's the ab wheel revolutionized! It's better because there's more range of movement and you can get creative with all the circular motions possible--like writing your name on the floor. I have one of my own now and will be using it while watching my new obsession The Big Bang Theory reruns. Yeah yeah, I know I'm late to the game, but I didn't start watching TV for the last 3 years until about 2 months ago. Sorry...I was BLOGGING!

The Effect Of All These Fit Trends On Me (and possibly YOU!)

  • I stopped eating processed sugar
  • I'm ingesting less carbs
  • I work out 1/day (whether it's for 30 minutes or 1.5 hrs)
  • I actually get tired and yes, I SLEEP!
  • I'm happier and treat myself better
  • I feel like I'm measuring up to the person I WANT TO BE.

And if you don't believe me. Look who busted her Magic Bullet out! Yummy yogurt based berry-nut smoothies--2 days and going strong!

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written by Bianca Jade a.k.a Mizzfit



Say what's on your mind!

Liz Stark January 9th, 2013 7:34PM

Love the glue analogy - definitely need to make resolutions stick! But this is also why I like to refer to resolutions as commitments - things to keep going with for a long time, not a short period of time. I love the changes that you've been able to make as a result of the fit trends you mentioned - once again, you're inspiring!

Here's to continuing to have a fit, healthy, and fabulous 2013. Cheers!

And I still can't wait until later on in 2013, when I get to NYC. The highlight will be meeting you!

P.S. - I hope your hearing is 100% back!

Dyan January 9th, 2013 8:30PM

OMG, LOVE YOU and all your FIERCE fit tips! And TOTALLY USE the Magic Bullet, I'm IN LOVE with mine!!!

MizzFIT January 9th, 2013 9:03PM

Hi Dyan,

Why thank you! Going right over to your site now to check it out. I like the MB because it's kind of the dumbed down version of a vitamix. I'm a simple girl when it comes to healthy eating and fancy equipment in the kitchen tends to intimidate me. I like like the MB because it's fast and I can do my juice/smoothie thing and run. Know what I mean? Thanks for leaving a comment!


MizzFIT January 9th, 2013 9:05PM

Hi Liz! I can hear! Thanks for your comment. How is the dancing and studying going over on your end? Can you share a few of your resolutions with us? Would love to hear...


Liz Stark January 9th, 2013 9:18PM

So glad you can hear - that was scary what you had to endure :(

Dancing is going well, thank you! My second semester of grad school begins this coming Tuesday - nervous but excited.

My resolutions:

- Continue health progress (particularly with managing my Crohn's Disease).

- Keep up my training schedule (I'm in the gym with my trainer 5 days a week, doing pilates, HIIT/tabata style workouts, and strength-training). This is helping with my endurance and to keep me accountable with eating enough to sustain my workouts. I haven't restricted food intake or been obsessive with exercise for a FULL year now - that's another resolution built in here.

- Actively do more "fun writing" and start to move my journalism focus to writing about fitness. Fitness is my true passion, which is something I've truly discovered over the past year in particular. Been talking a lot about this with my trainer and I would love to discuss this with you as well, when we meet in NYC. You're one of my top inspirations.

Caroline & Katia January 9th, 2013 9:24PM

Love your tips!

xoxo Interns

MizzFIT January 10th, 2013 3:32AM

Hi Liz,

OMG! Love your resolutions and we should definitely talk. You are so dedicated and ambitious. Love it. I'd love to be apart of your fitness career exploration!

Big hug,

MizzFIT January 10th, 2013 3:33AM

Thanks girls!

brittany monroe January 10th, 2013 8:29PM

Love this!!! I have never been one to make a resolution because I honestly probably wouldn't keep them either!! I'm one of those people that feels like I just have to do it, that there isn't a choice it should just be a way of life. I say that now but a few years ago that would have been a lie lol I am a fitness addict now so exercising, eating healthy and trying to get more sleep (much easier now that Benson is 2!!) are so natural to me. One thing I would like to do this year is try different things when I was in Cleveland I took a kick boxing class and it was amazing!! There are not a lot of things in my area so I will have to travel but I would love to experience more with the fitness world!! Oh and the dreaded peanut butter I am trying to avoid it like the plague because lets face it theres no just having 1 tablespoon, I end up eating half the jar in one sitting..RIDICULOUS!!!

Liz Stark January 10th, 2013 9:09PM

So thankful to have your support. Again, I cannot wait to get to NYC! :)

MizzFIT January 11th, 2013 8:15AM

Hi Brittany,

Trying new things is such a great resolution! I know when it comes to fitness you are SO OPEN MINDED and that is so freaking cool. Maybe remind yourself to be like that with other things too, not just fitness. As a fellow fitness fanatic, I must confide that sometimes I give all my best traits to my fitness lifestyle and I know I need to give other parts of my life the same kind of enthusiasm and love. It's crazy, once you fall in love with fitness, there's no turning back.

I understand your love of PB. I used to spoon it out of the jar as a snack but then I sort of got out of control. Now I tend to stay away from it and go for hummus or a spread that doesn't turn me into a salivating dog. Speaking of dogs, my 2 puggles LOVE peanut butter too. It's their crack. My only advice it to start eating peanuts as loose raw nuts...and learn to love them that way. It's easier to portion control that way and it's less addicting. You can certainly eat too many peanuts (fill up fast) but never have enough peanut butter. Know what I mean?