New Year, Renew Me!

Welcome back Warhawks! I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday season and a very merry new year! New years is all about remember the best of times in the old so you can embrace the new. There is that cliché sayings “new year, new me” which means to start the new year a new person or to be something better. I think that saying is a little far fetched. Everyone says they are going to be a new person and set “new goals” for themselves in the new year that most don’t even accomplish or continue after January. I believe that the new year shouldn’t be about a new you, but rather be “new year, renew me”, a more updated and continuous piece of work. 

Some friendly advice I can give to you readers and that I am using for myself is to start the year off strong and to just revamp yourself, not create a whole new you. If you’re creating a “new me” you’re 80% more likely to drop your resolution by the second week. By sticking to who you are and making some modifications whether they are short term or long-term goals, you are more likely to follow through and improve who you are. Below are a couple ways to stick to who you are and accomplish your goals without feeling like you need to be a new person to do so. 

  1. Have your goals be really narrow and specific. Make them your SMART goals and the more specific you are, the more you will actually accomplish. For example, instead of saying you want to lose weight, write how much weight you want to lose. 
  2. Have meaning and thought behind each of your goals. The more thought and personal your goal, the more drive you have to accomplish it. 
  3. Have positivity in your goals to avoid temptation and have more willpower. 
  4. Set your goals, then aim higher. Once you set your goals, you should work to achieve them if not exceed them. For example, if you are wanting to run a mile, aim to do a marathon. 
  5. And for the last piece of advice, focus on you and the process. Improve yourself one step at a time and remember why you are doing it. Achieve the unknown 

Do what is best for your Warhawks and embrace the new year with the new and improved you. Don’t be a whole new person just because it is a new year. The more you stick to yourself and just revamp you, the more likely you are to accomplish those goals. You can set goals over night, but it takes time to accomplish them. So put the hard-work in, be specific and do it for you! You got this, Warhawks!

Emma O’Connor

Start Strong, Finish Stronger

New Year, Renew Me!

Welcome back Warhawks! I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday season and a very merry new year! New years is all about remember the best of times in the old so you can embrace the new. There is that cliché sayings “new year, new me” which means to start the new year a new person or to be something better. I think that saying is a little far-fetched. Everyone says they are going to be a new person and set “new goals” for themselves in the new year that most don’t even accomplish or continue after January. I believe that the new year shouldn’t be about a new you, but rather be “new year, renew me”, a more updated and continuous piece of work.

            Some friendly advice I can give to you readers and that I am using for myself is to start the year of strong and to just revamp yourself, not create a whole new you. If creating a “new me”, you’re 80% more likely to drop your resolution by the second week. By sticking to who you are and making some modifications whether they are short term or long-term goals, you are more likely to follow through and improve who you are. Below are a couple ways to stick to who you are and accomplish your goals without feeling like you need to be a new person to do so.

  1. Have your goals be really narrow and specific. Make them your SMART goals and the more specific you are, the more you will actually accomplish. For example, instead of saying you want to lose weight, write how much weight you want to lose.
  2. Have meaning and thought behind each of your goals. The more thought and personal your goal, the more drive you have to accomplish it.
  3. Have positivity in your goals to avoid temptation and have more willpower.
  4. Set your goals, then aim higher. Once you set your goals, you should work to achieve them if not exceed them. For example, if you are wanting to run a mile, aim to do a marathon.
  5. And for the last piece of advice, focus on you and the process. Improve yourself one step at a time and remember why you are doing it. Achieve the unknown

Do what is best for your Warhawks and embrace the new year with the new and improved you. Don’t be a whole new person just because it is a new year. The more you stick to yourself and just revamp you, the more likely you are to accomplish those goals. You can set goals over night, but it takes time to accomplish them. So put the hard-work in, be specific and do it for you! You got this, Warhawks!

Emma O’Connor

Start Strong, Finish Stronger

Holiday Diet

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means tasty dinners with even better desserts. In much regret, many people feel guilty for all the calories they consumed during the holidays and decide to start a new diet or working out hard after the new year. The main problem with this, however, is it seems many people are uneducated on different weight-loss diets that actually exist, and therefore give up on their New Year’s resolutions rather quickly. I am going to go over some of the most popular diets that may benefit you or someone you know who is trying to lose weight.

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The Paleo Diet: This diet brings us back to the days of our long last ancestors. It suggests that the consumption of only lean protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole foods, while completely eliminating any process foods, sugar, dairy and grains can cut some inches off your waist. Studies actually show that by eliminating these things from your diet, you tend to eat about 300-900 less calories a day.

 

Vegan Diet: Veganism is often confused with vegetarianism, as they do relate but also are quite different. As a vegan, you do all the same things a vegetarian does, BUT, you also cut out all animal derived products, such as dairy, eggs, or honey. A major benefit of this, is any dieter can cut weight without counting calories. Veganism allows you to eat until you are full, but with your diet mainly consisting of natural foods, your calorie count stays low.

 

Intermittent Fasting: The other diets I talk about earlier all limit the foods you are allowed to eat. What if a diet exists that lets you eat like normal, but restricts the times you can eat? Well there is one, and it’s called intermittent fasting. There is a plethora of different ways to go about this, but one of the most popular was is 16/8 Method. This suggests that you skip breakfast and restrict your daily eating period to just 8 hours, while fasting for the remaining 16. The main reason this is so popular, is because if you incorporate the time you sleep, which on average is about eight hours, you only have to fast for half of the time you are awake.

 

After enjoying that Thanksgiving dinner or looking back to all the holiday cookies you ate, you may decide you want to change things up, and go on a diet in 2018. I want to remind you to do more research upon a diet you may chose and ALWAYS pick the one that best fits you. Someone can talk your ear off about what works and what doesn’t, but nobody knows your body like you do, so make sure you listen to it.

 

|Don’t forget about the little things in life. They tend to have a BIG impact|

 

-Tyler Kloss

 

 

For more information, check out Healthline’s article about weight-loss diets.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-weight-loss-diets-reviewed#section9