3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ... 2019 is here and, if you are like most, there’s a good chance you didn’t see your 2018 resolutions through to 2019.  If that’s the case, this needs to be the year that you stop looking backwards and start looking forward (a sprinter who looks behind herself will always get passed) and pressing towards the mark.  It’s time to focus on not only achieving your goals but demolishing them.  Close games are nice but nothing beats a 49-0 thrashing by your favorite team.  I have learned that setting unreachable goals/resolutions just sets us up for defeat which will inevitably lead to a self destructive donut binge and the resulting sense of failure and self loathing.  

The good news is you can pick your opponent by setting attainable goals.  Instead of the typical January “lose 20 lbs by Memorial Day” resolution, why not resolve to simply promise to like and value yourself just a bit more than the year before.  Remember, there really is no one like you.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Don’t get me wrong ... losing weight is always a good idea, but building lean muscle is more important, more sustainable and frankly, more aesthetically pleasing and healthy.  You have the power to change and make smart choices and those choices will lead to lean muscle, a fit, trimmer body and 2019 resolution success! Set attainable goals, demolish them and like what you see in the mirror. Make that your 2019 resolution. Happy New Year!




  1. a firm decision to do or not to do something.

  2. "she kept her resolution to like what she sees in the mirror.”

  3. “I will try meal prepping for myself for 3 days”

NJAPP’s 2019 Resolutions

  1. I will be proud of the person I see in the mirror everyday.

  2. I will hug my children more each day.

  3. I will be a littler leaner by the time we all hit the Vermont slopes for our family ski trip this February.

  4. Drink more water and less caffeine (well, maybe a little less caffeine-haha).

  5. I will treat each day as a VICTORY not a DEFEAT.

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JNA FITNESS [Alina & Joe Branda] Come workout with me.