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As we celebrate the New Year and looked back at the old, we want to start the new year fresh. My #1 priority for the new year is getting more organized, productive and setting goals. I can’t stand the whole new year’s resolution list, is just me so I created this post how to start your Fitness Goals for the New Year. I preferred setting goals that I know it will get accomplished, rather than a resolution list. I feel that when you set goals, it gets more accomplished than a resolution list.
Why I don't do Resolution List
I use to be one of those girls that’ll make a resolution list which literally lasted me three weeks tops. Like many of us, during the the third week of January we lose interest in our so call resolution list. I will share tips on How to start your fitness goals for the new year to help you get a kick start.
First thing I do get a Planner, I’m old school and I need to physically write all my agenda, to do list, and appointments and goals. Is the only way I can stay focus and on top of all daily agenda. As a busy mom, you need more than a calendar planner.
Legend Planner with weekly & monthly Life Planner to Hit Your Goals & Live Happier will get you started for the New Year, with an organizer Notebook & Productivity Journal. There’s so much this planner offers, Legend Planner will help you to figure out what you really want in life, create your personal vision, define and breakdown your short and long-term goals, and incorporate them into each area of your daily life.
Fitness and Health
As we said goodbye to 2019, for some of us health & fitness is on top of our “ Resolution” list. We all see it, how aggressively crowded the gym is the first two weeks in January. But during the last week and first week in February the crowd starts dying down and once March rolls in the gym is back to normal. For those that made a resolution list, you want to do so much at once and quickly find yourself losing motivation. Once you lose motivation you are back to where you first started still making a list. Aim for setting goals, you’ll feel that you’ll be achieving more by picking the right actions. It will keep you motivated because of all the effort you’re putting into achieving your goal. As a busy mom, we sure would love to make time for the gym, but let’s face it is easier said than done. For some of us is very difficult to even attempt to join and actually go to the gym. Therefore you need you set your fitness goals based on your lifestyle. Here are a few tips;
- Write down your fitness goals on what you want to achieve.
- Be patience, Take your time to achieve your fitness goals. (remember it’s not going to happen overnight) but don’t give up. Life will throw you curve balls that you will easily find yourself giving up but don’t.
- Have a fitness backup plan, as I call it. Whether you get stuck at work you feel too tired to work out and to go to the gym have a backup plan to make up for the workout. Resist bands work best for quick full body workout.
- Always write & plan your workouts for the day rather than just stick to the basics. The first week of January all the gyms are packed and machines, and if you don’t have an alternative plan you can easily loose motivation.
- Remember to always consult your doctor before starting any physical activity or diets. What works for others might not work for you, ALWAYS consult your doctor.
If you are a busy mom, and can’t or don’t want to do the gym membership but is serious about getting fit there are ways you can achieve your fitness goal.
I’m a frequent gym member but is only because at work we have a gym. But I was one of those that as soon as it was January 1, hit I enrolled in a gym to find myself a few months down not going and being stuck with a membership contract. If you can’t commit to the gym now, then think about whether is worth paying a gym membership. Fitness Apps and Fitness Instagram Influencers are a way to go if you can’t commit to a monthly gym membership.
I am not a medical doctor or Registered Dietitian. The information presented on Uniform-Beauty is purely to share my experience and for entertainment purposes. As always, check with a physician or other healthcare professional before making any fitness or nutrition changes and starting any exercises or fitness program to determine if it’s right for your needs especially if you have any medical conditions or past injuries that could potentially be made worse by exercise. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any activities or ideas from this site.
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1. Get into a healthy nutrition plan, if you are going to do Keto or Paleo, please do the research on what it is about. I’ve seen many people jump into a diet and is not for them and they easily give up.
2. I know some of us are a bit stubborn in seeing a doctor, boo is about that time. If you don’t see a doctor annually, go see one. I hate to say this but we live in such a toxic world than when it comes to illness it doesn’t discriminate by age, gender or ethnicity. So go schedule your annual, physical, ob-gyn, and mammogram appointment. Health comes first. A great place to search for doctors in all fields is ZocDoc.
3. As a busy mom, is hard to get the healthy eating down pack because we might not have the time to hit the organic market or for some can be too far. If online shopping works for you, then Thrive Market and Butcher Box is for you.
Thrive Market is an online market place that sells natural organic food at wholesale prices. If you shop at Wholefoods, Cotsco and Bj’s, Thrive Market is a combination of the three.
Before I moved, I was very close to Cotsco, Wholefoods, and Bj’s so it was very convenient to buy organic and big bulk. Where I’m at now it’s very difficult to get to these stores so right now shopping online for some organic products works for me.
Thrive Market charges a membership fee of $59.95 per year, just like Bj’s and Cotsco once you sign up it comes with a 30 days trial when you make your first purchase.
Meal Prep Gear
Choosing the right lunch bag can be tricky is finding the right size that will meet your health and fitness lifestyle. I have the Jaxx Fit Pack and I love it. It’s very compact yet very roomy. This bag comes with a shaker, pills box and six food containers. Another favorite of mines is the IsoMini, it’s very compact and It can hold up to two meals and two shakers. It has a storage compartment for your utensils, pills, protein bars and much more. I like to vary in my lunch meal bags and recently I purchase a compact insulated lunchbox tote and I really like it. I was amazed how much room there is that you can fit about three meals, snacks and a drink, my only negativity is that I wish it had the shaker/water bottle holder on the sides. But I really like this bag.
When the new year hits, I just love shopping for some workout apparel. Ellie, is one of my favorite Subscription Boxes especially for busy mom on the go, to get started choose your favorite 3-piece activewear outfit. With their No Commitment, Hassle-Free Returns policy makes it easy to join. You can skip a month, cancel any time, and adjust your sizing preferences each month. If the fit or feel of an item isn’t quite right, they will replace it at no extra charge. You can choose from 3 budget-friendly monthly plan ($39.95/$44.95 and $49.95). Their workout apparel are made from good material and are SQUAT Proof and that’s a plus. Sign up for Ellie here
Well ladies here you have it, some tips to get you motivated and started on your fitness goals. I know is hard to start the journey of fitness, especially working mom and stay at home moms. If you’re really serious about making a positive health change then do it. Always consult your physician first. Find that strength and determination to achieve your goals. Just don’t give up, your health is the most important aspect of your life so you can be there for your family. I know you can make that healthy lifestyle change.
What was your New Years Goals? What are your plans to accomplish your health and fitness goals? Love to hear all about it, email me.