New Year…New You!

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Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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  1. New Year…New You!

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, New Year resolutions are a good thing. If you struggle to believe that, it’s probably because of a history of failed resolutions. This year, however, you owe it to yourself to become the new person you want to be. Not in order to impress other people. You’re going to do it to remind yourself that yes, you can do whatever you put your mind to—you can become a healthier person.

    Ready to get started on the road to a new you? Keep reading to find out what you’ve got to do this year to make the new you happen!

    Talk about It

    After a few years of failed resolutions, you may want to keep your plans a secret. But don’t! If your family and friends don’t know what your goals are, you won’t have their support in your journey. They may scoff or snicker when they find out you have big plans for the coming year, but don’t let them get you down. Most likely, they’re jealous. So whether you want to be more committed to your gym routine, eat better, or be more patient with your kids, don’t keep your resolution for a new you to yourself!

    Start with Pre-Tests

    Next Monday may be when you’ve decided to really begin committing to your new self, but don’t wait that long. Start today with some pre-tests. Once a day, find a way to implement your new lifestyle into your routine. That may mean skipping dessert one night. Or maybe it’s letting your spouse have the remote control. Then again, it could be chewing on a carrot instead of going for a cigarette break when stressed. Whatever it is, scoring these small victories lets you know that you can indeed become the new person in the New Year that you desire.

    Expect Success

    There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions are the punch line for countless jokes. There are people; however, who beat the odds and stick with their resolutions. This time around, you’re going to be one of them. Not because you’re better than other people who can’t keep from overeating. And not because you’re smarter than people who don’t read a book every month (like you’re planning to do this year). The reason you’re going to succeed is because you want it, and nothing is going to stop you. When you expect success and realize it is possible—which it is—you’re prepared to do what it takes to find that success. Now go for it!

    Go for the Right Goals

    Before you set a resolution for a new you in the New Year, take stock of your life to determine what would give you the best bang for your resolution buck. Already spending more time than you’d like away from the family? Maybe you should resolve to work your way into a position at work that requires less travel. Thinking you need to lose more weight when all your friends think you’re exceptionally thin? Maybe you should work on adding muscle to your frame instead. Only when you have the right goals can your new you be the best you.

    Have Some Fun

    Sometimes, creating a new you can be tiring. After all, you’ve spent a lifetime creating the old you, and your old self will not leave without a fight. When your lifestyle changes feel like too much and you’re drooling for ice cream, craving a smoke, or itching to ignore your family and stare at your phone, turn your focus to something fun. Grab a funny movie, go on a hike, hang out with friends—just do something you enjoy! When you’re done, your head will be cleared and you’ll, again be ready to shed the old you in favor of the new you in the New Year!

    I have just the exercise plan for you – one that will not only help you recover from your holiday indulgences, but will help keep you motivated and going strong in the future.

    If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time to start. Together we will get you focused on your goals with my results-driven method.

    Simply call 361-549-4604 or email today to set up your first workout.

  2. Get Results in the New Year!

    It doesn’t matter where you go to bring in the New Year — you’re going to want to look your very best. We’ve only got a little over three weeks, so you’ve got to get to it.

    I’m aware of the fact that we’re in the middle of the holiday season, and most of you are going to struggle to try and fit in your workouts on top of all the parties and shopping and other commitments. So the workout I’ve designed is going to focus on getting results in the most time-efficient manner.

    Your cardio workouts are going to be short but intense. You’ll be working out for only 20 minutes, but I’d like you to focus on hitting an intensity that is quite a bit higher than you’d normally train. If we’re going to reduce the duration of your workouts, you’ve got to pick up the intensity and go hard.

    Your muscle-conditioning segments are going to involve movements that combine lower body and upper body exercises; so again, we can be more efficient and get the desired results in a shorter period of time.

    By the end of this three – week period, each of your workouts should take no longer than 45-60 minutes and will include a warm-up, cardio, muscle-conditioning segment and cool-down stretch. 


    Start with a short, easy 5-minute warm-up. Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice like running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with 4.5 minutes at a moderate pace and then for 30 seconds, pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set four times for a 20-minute workout. Do this work out three times this week on alternating days.


    (click HERE for full descriptions of these exercises)

    • Forward hinge + bent row: Perform 8-12 reps for one set.
    • Chest press + leg lifts: Perform 8-10 times on each leg for a total of 16-20 reps for one set.
    • Side-lying abdominal stabilization: Hold for five seconds and do this five times on each side.

    Traveling and want a hotel holiday workout?  Check out this video for a hotel room fat-buster workout that Terry and I filmed last year at this time!

    Get Results BEFORE the New Year!

    Happy Holidays!

    Yours in Health & Fitness,
    Lisa G. Wright


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Your Personal Best Training Studio
Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087