Muscle Elements Team of Athletes and Ambassadors shared with us their goals and resolutions for 2016.  We are all very excited to have them on our team and look forward to what 2016 has to bring! #BuildaBetterYouWithMe

New Year’s Resolution/Goals


Priscilla Lucci:


My goals for 2016 are to earn my pro card at the USA'S in Las Vegas this July.  If all goes well, I'm headed straight into my pro debut, to start earning my way to the Olympia! In between all that, I hope to do well as a new trainer for Twan Nation and I hope I can help others reach their goals and life a happier, healthier lifestyle!  www.Rhinotfitstudio.com

 

Josh Gangaware:


Personally, I don’t usually identify with the idea of New Year’s Resolutions. I tend to adapt my goals throughout the year and keep them more free flowing. However, to begin this year, I do have some goals that I am trying to strive toward. In making my goals, I was given a piece of advice a few years ago that have helped a great deal. Instead of focusing on outcome based goals (ie. a certain amount of weight to lose), put your focus on behavior based goals (ie. I’m going to hit the gym x number of days per week). This type of thinking has really helped, and if you stick with your process goals, the outcomes will take care of themselves.

Having said that, these are my goals for the first part of 2016:

1)      Read for at least 20 minutes every day

2)      Write something of interest, pertaining to business, training, nutrition, etc, down every day

3)      Make daily checklists of things I need to do


Lisa Niren:

 

To be perfectly honest, I don't believe in New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I say ditch the resolutions. To resolve means to find a solution to a problem. You are not a problem. The way you showed up for your life the last year was necessary for your growth. I like to take the first few weeks of January as a time to reflect. To learn. To create an intention, a positive call to shift, a spark of magic + manifestation rooted in self-love and backed with action. Be easy on yourself. Don’t rush to write down half-hearted resolutions and force accelerated change on your life, all in an effort to make the January 1st mark or some other arbitrary day landing within the first four weeks of the new year. Now is a time for reflection. For pausing. For learning. For letting go and transcending. What is heavy? What is right? What would you like to see shift? Create an intention, a positive calling, and your own personal spark of magic that will manifest itself. All rooted in self love, then back it all with your action. 

Instead, my goal for 2016 is to re-evaluate these thoughts once a week, perhaps on Sunday as a check-in, and continually push myself to do epic shit. January 1 is really just an arbitrary day when dreams are renewed and resolve has power. Do something scary with that momentum. 

Think about this way, we grow a lot like our muscles do. When pushed to our limits and torn open, we recover and grow stronger than we were before

So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide. Now or never. 

Here's to a year of growth, strength building, limit pushing and dream chasing. 

Make 2016 YOUR year!


Chad Moeller:

 

Good Bye 2015, and hello 2016! Last year was a year of great adversity for me, but in saying that, it was also a year in which I grew so much by using that adversity as fuel to build the necessary momentum I needed going into 2016. That momentum was created by overcoming it all and being in a completely better place than ever before!

What I like about the New Year is it is a time of the year to that is naturally congruent to fresh starts. Although the day is no different than any other day, (You can make any time of the year a fresh start) the New Year brings that new hope. I like to use this natural phenomena to my advantage and take personal inventory of what I want to accomplish, and iron out plans on how to be relentless in achieving them.

Relevant to the audience reading this post here, I will focus on my fitness goals for 2016:

Sleep: I need to be much more consistent with quality sleep. I tend to steal sleep time for the use of productivity, but I know that in training, sleep and recovery is as important as training itself.

Action plan is: 

1.      Set a specific bed time and stick to it.  Get at least 6 hours (I know, I know… I should be getting more but with everything I take on this is an achievable number to hit consistently and I will continue to strive for 7 to 8 but consider my night a success if I hit at least 6)

2.      Knowing my sleep time will be limited to 6 most nights, I need to increase the quality of that sleep and repair time.  I have successfully done this with Muscle Elements Amino PM. I will describe this stuff in one word – AMAZING! I have gotten the best sleep of my life with it and feel it has really helped me maximize this aspect of my training.

Nutrition: FOCUS is the word here. My nutrition never gets out of control but it tends to slip a little if my life has more stressors in it on a given week.  My strategies:

1.      More consistent with food prep.

2.      Have quality protein supplement at the two places I am at the most. I use Muscle Elements THE TRUTH because it is hormone free, and they are transparent about the blend they use which is formulated for 4-6 hours of protein and amino acid absorption into the blood stream to keep me sustained. (I put a healthy fat, and some greens and I am good for hours!)

Training Goals:  More intensity! Training others throughout the day and into the evenings can sometimes actually work against me in the sense of getting hyped for my own personal workout. Some strategies I am implementing.

1.      Updating my playlist more often! There is nothing like music to set the tone for a workout.

2.      When not feeling it, take a few minutes to connect with my why, review my goals, and actually sometimes the naysayers can even motivate me. People who say to be realistic or you are too old for that fires me up too! Ha!

3.      I started using the PreCre and AmiNo Flow stack and that is a catalyst to bringing some awesome intensity to the workouts. The great thing is, I enjoy the added intensity but its properly formulated and dosed to get me better results too. So this also ties into my peri-workout nutrition strategy as well. The exciting thing is Muscle Elements just announced a new product called PreCre XS and am excited to try this as well!

 

I do have a personal goal that is not training related that I will share here too. I got a publishing deal for a book I am co-authoring about mindset. I feel of all things that will impact your fitness goals (or any goals for that matter) is mindset. The Mission of Mindset: 5 Steps To Total Life And Body Transformation will be released summer of 2016, my personal goal is to be a Best Selling Author.

 

Last bit of advice for those with their own fitness goals for 2016. Consistency! Be relentless and make your nutrition and training a non negotiable. There are going to be things that get in your way, find ways to overcome them and stick with it anyway. Starting and stopping a fitness program doesn’t work.

 

 

 

Vanesa Zuluaga:

New Year’s resolution for me is always to be better than I was last year, mentally physically and overall.  As a competitor this year I am looking to become an IFBB pro. Traveling all around and to make sure everyone knows about the #truth!


Logan Miler:

 

Coming into 2016 with the highest motivation ever!! Since making Muscle Elements my supps of choice, I've added some lean mass and my workouts have never been better. One of my goals for 2016 will be earning my first Spartan trifecta medal! Which I will endure 30 miles and over 80 obstacles, lots of mud and sweat!! I'm really getting into obstacle course racing and hope to do a race from all organizations. While training for Spartan races I still hit the gym all the time, training to get my physique competition ready, because another one of my goals is to get my body right to compete in my first competition. But internally I have a huge goal that leaves me telling myself I need to be the best, not only do I want to continue working with Muscle Elements, I'm hoping to become a Muscle Elements athlete one day!! Hope you enjoy!! Happy new year as well and can't wait to see what's in store for Muscle Elements!!! 2016 here we come!!!!!


 

Gabe Cohen:

 

Gabe Cohen, American Krav Maga, Chief Instructor/Personal Protection Specialist

 

GabeCohenDefense.Com

 

I don't make New Year’s resolutions; I am about consistency and discipline year in and year out. I teach self-defense, my business is 'keeping people safe."

 

My goal for this New Year is help as many people as I can learn the most battle tested self-defense system in the world, Krav Maga, and produce my documentary where I show where I came from, where I am today and how I did it. If a guy like me can do it anybody can! Check out my You Tube Channel, Gabe Cohen Defense