Already one week into the new year and we hope that you have at least one ‘resolution’ for 2013. We definitely have some! When you google search the percentage rate of success for resolutions it said that 88% of people fail! Oh no! This is bad. Real bad. Let’s not be a statistic this year. Instead, aim to achieve those changes (even if it takes the full 365 days!)
We set goals all the time for lots of things. Heck we even set goals for walking up the staircases at work! So we have experience in both achieving and missing the goals we set (sometimes the lift is just too inviting…especially after leg day). But more often than not we will reach the bigger life goals.
And the main reason we reach them? Well, it sounds simple but it’s because we SET THEM! So that’s the number one tip…what are your goals for 2013? Got them? Ok, write them down! Now! Go! Before you forget.
Here’s another four tips to making your 2013 the best year yet.
Two: so you wrote your goals down? Now stick them some place you look at lots every day, somewhere that’s going to say ‘hey! Remember me? Let’s kick butt today!’ We suggest a mirror, calendar, diary or how about your window at work? (We kid).
Three: tell someone (or everyone). How many of your friends on facebook updated their status with their resolutions for 2013? Telling the world what you’re trying to achieve will give you more motivation (plus bragging rights at the next social occasion).
Four: little wins. So you have your big goals but what about all the little steps you take to get there. Aim to achieve a little win each month and make sure you reward yourself! Note: reward does not = chocolate cake, unless it’s of the paleo kind.
Five: ouch! We fell off…that’s cool so did everyone else! Get back on the bike and pedal like you are being chased (think: an ankle biting dog is on your tail, you wanna pedal fast… right?)
Well here goes nothing then, tip two and three rolled into one. The merrymaker sister resolutions for 2013:
- Feel the best we can by living the paleo lifestyle. This will include the completion of three Whole30’s during 2013. Our first starts tomorrow! Keep updated right here (on our blog!)
- Get stronger (if this is one of your goals too, make sure you record your progress).
- Try new things. ‘YES!’ Will be our new favourite word. We signed up for a trial week of crossfit (we are already shaking in our shoes just thinking about this!)
- Inspire + educate – through our blog, facebook,instagram and twitter! We want everyone else to know just how amazing you can feel by changing the way you eat and moving a little more.
- Take a leap of faith. We have SO many ideas for our next ‘move’ and this is the year where it all starts. Watch this space as this certain resolution is TBC!
Phew! That was tiring all that goal setting. For a quick, easy meal try our cauliflower fried rice (not a side but a meal all on its own!)
Emma + Carla
- 1 cauliflower grated
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp ginger finely grated
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 2 rashers of bacon chopped
- 1 zuchinni diced
- 1 red capsicum diced
- 2 eggs lightly whisked
- 2 tbs coconut aminos (alternative to soy sauce)
- 1 tbs coconut oil melted
- 1 tbs raw honey
- 1 tsp (coconut) hot chilli sauce
- coconut oil for the pan
- Grate or food process the florets of the cauliflower. (It should look like ‘rice’. If you don’t have a food processor, this is a great tricep workout!)
- Stir the melted coconut oil and one (of the two) tbs of coconut aminos through the cauli-rice.
- Leave this for now.
- Place the coconut oil (for the pan) in a high heated pan.
- Add the onion, garlic, ginger and bacon, cook until the bacon is crispy.
- Add the zuchinni and capsicum and stir for a further minute or two.
- Push all of the ingredients to one side of the pan.
- On the empty side of the pan, pour in the egg mix and let sit for 30 seconds (using one pan instead of cooking the egg separately = less washing up).
- Now run a spatula through the egg mix to make it scrambled.Once scrambled stir all ingredients together. Add your cauli-rice to the pan and mix for two minutes.
- Now for the seasoning! Add (the other) one tbs coconut aminos, honey and hot chilli sauce to the cauli-rice, stir through.
- Turn the heat down to low and let the cauli-rice heat through for a further 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately (can also be reheated for lunch or even served cold!)