Happy New Year, friends!
There’s a lot going on in my world: 2019 is already on pace to be a big year for the Tovars! With big changes come even bigger goals and even more of a focus on keeping myself fit, healthy and strong.
There’s a lot more to add to that list, too. As we turn the page to 2019, my New Year’s resolutions are:
1. Get to the gym five days out of the week — yes, even with a newborn scheduled to arrive in June!
When it’s all said and done, I know that I’ll need two hours a day to make this happen. This accounts for travel time and any potential last-minute grocery store or errand running I may have to do after I work out. Planning ahead makes it a priority for me — and everyone who knows me knows that my health and fitness is top priority.
2. Eat at least five different colored fruits and/or vegetables a day.
This was a 2018 resolution, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve decided to carry it over into 2019. I told myself each serving had to be at least one cup, and it turned out most of the time I ate more than that amount. Not only was it nutritionally valuable, it was also fun shopping for new fruits and veggies and getting to experiment with those items in new recipes. It kept my plate fresh, colorful and tasty.
3. Spend more time with loved ones.
This means a few more date nights with loved ones, a couple more road trips and sleepovers to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and hosting more healthy dinners for friends. A healthy social life keeps you young.
4. Be in the moment.
Life gets hectic, and I tend to go 120 miles per hour every single day. This will be a challenge for me, but I’m going to pay more attention to my speed, and do my best to slow things down and enjoy what’s happening around me.
5. Learn something new and read more books.
My husband’s side of the family is Hispanic. With a new little one on the way, it’s high time we both learn how to speak Spanish so we can teach our little one the same. I plan to follow my husband’s lead, and read more books and start trying to learn Spanish with him.
6. Help more people.
Fitness and nutrition are much harder to maintain when you go at it alone. When you have a group of like-minded, encouraging individuals who want to go the journey with you, it’s easy and way more fun.
I want to help people experience success firsthand, and I want to be the one to motivate them to start — and to stick with it. Whether it’s at CrossFit Omaha, QLI or worldwide with my online training program Go Far Fitness, you have someone (me!) who cares so deeply about your well-being. I also have a team of amazing people surrounding me, and we’re all ready to help you live a happier, healthier, quality of life.
Stacie Tovar is a retired professional CrossFit athlete from Omaha, former volleyball standout at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and co-owner of CrossFit Omaha. She writes monthly for livewellnebraska.com.