Happy New Year! 2015 went by like a blur didn’t it? Now it’s time to set our intentions for the upcoming 12 months, and do our best to stick to it. A lot of people make fitness resolutions for the new year, and a lot of people fail those intentions.
So, for the month of January all my blog posts are going to include things you can do to actually stick to those resolutions and start heading down your path to a fitter you!
For today, I am going to share my resolutions for the new year, so here goes!
- Keep a Fitness Journal
I have never actually kept a fitness journal. I track my Crossfit progress with wodify through my box, and keep absolutely no track of my yoga progress (sad but true). For me to feel like I am getting to that next step, I need to start tracking my food and workouts.
I recently purchased Cassey Ho’s 2016 fit planner. Holy guacamole this thing is gorgeous! Give it a look here
(this is not an affiliate link so there is nothing in it for me if you click it). It just landed on my doorstep and I can’t get over how beautiful it is. Fitness tracking doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Have fun with it!
So, that’s what I plan to do. I am going to take a before picture to print out and put in the before and after slot, and try my damnedest to log what I eat and what my workout is.
- Drink More Water
I have toted on this before in blog posts, and now I’m going to take it to the next level. I have a half gallon water bottle that I purchased recently on Amazon, and I intend to work up to drinking two of those a day.
Notice I said working up to. I firmly believe in baby steps especially when it comes to new years resolutions and goals. If you try to make too many changes too quickly, it’s too much to deal with and will discourage you quickly.
Making instant, drastic life changes when it comes to your health is a set up for failure, trust me, I know.
Staying hydrated has been an issue for me lately, so I plan to change that.
- Be Consistent
This resolution is mostly spawning from my holiday slump. It really surprised me to see how easy it was for me, despite all my hard work for over a year, to just skip days (multiple days) and eat junk. What the hell happened!?!?
But you know what. It’s all good, because we all fall, we all falter, but we have to remember to always get back up. So, that is what I am going to do.
With my handy dandy new planner I just bought, I am going to keep a weekly schedule for working out. I am going to plan out which days are for yoga and which are for Crossfit, and after I get into the swing of things, I’ll add in two-a-days (doing two-a-days has been a goal of mine for a while).
It’ important to stay consistent even if you falter or get sick, because if you plan for consistency, it’s easier to get back up and into your routine than if you just wing it. That’s where I went wrong this holiday season.
- Run One 5K a Month
So, this is my last resolution, and I actually got this idea from a good friend of mine who is now training for marathons. She did this during 2014 and I ran a few 5Ks with her then and one or two last year.
I usually look for races on runningintheusa.com
and they have a huge list! You can search by state, by county, by city, and even narrow it down further by the type of race you want. It’s great!
I want to do this mostly because I LOATH running. It is one of the best activities for your health, but I just hate it. I can’t pick a speed, my breathing gets uneven, and I feel like I am going to die. But, it’s time to put on my big girl running shoes and reap the benefits of this torturous activity.
Running is about mind over matter. It’s like doing planks. In your mind you want to quit, it hurts, and you want to drop your knees or slow to a walk. In reality your body can keep going and with some concentration and determination you can make it!
So, what are your 2016 new years resolutions? Let me know in the comment box. We can do this together!