I wrote my personal 2016 resolutions on the very last day of the year. I feel a little bit like I probably shouldn’t have bothered, because, you know how it goes. I haven’t kept up with most of them. This is typical, though, I’m somewhat relieved to hear.
According to Fusion (via Sears Canada), 77 per cent of Canadian women aged 35 to 49 make New Years resolutions and 64 per cent give up on those same resolutions by the end of March.
I haven’t given up entirely. I do intend to work towards my #1 Goal (making fitness a habit) as I have been making it to the elliptical semi-regularly since January 1st.
I decided, this week, to kick start my year again on February 15th. I am determined.
These are the tips I’m going to follow to get there:
DITCH THE SNOOZE BUTTON
I intend to start my day a little earlier to tackle my gym visit and/or to-do list depending on the day.
Helper: Cute Polo hoody to get you to the gym and back.
USING A REWARD
I have a goal to lose the 5lbs by eating healthy and making activity a habit and by doing so, achieve two of my resolutions and then reward myself!
Helper: Black skinnies to work towards:
FREE TIME AS USEFUL TIME
Everyday activities like picking up the girls from school or getting them to an activity can become opportunities to exercise by walking with them.
Helper: some kettle bell weights to keep with you for quick workouts:
I vow to plan a week’s worth of meals on Sunday and buying only healthful ingredients when I do my Monday morning shop.
Helper: This food chopper to help make sauces, salsas and stir-fries (and it’s pretty too):
My oldest daughter has expressed an interest in exercising with me, so we’ll be spending some quality time together and boost our healthy living and exercise goals on my yoga mat together in the coming months.
Helper: a gorgeous yoga mat:
Wish me luck as I re-embark on my new years resolutions this month! How are your goals and resolutions coming along?
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