I’ve shared with you that I’m working to rediscover myself this year. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that as part of that, I’m rediscovering some of my health and fitness goals that got put on the back burner last year. Ever noticed how the times we need to make healthy choices the most–like during periods of high stress or change–are the times when we say we “don’t have enough time”? Yep, I’ve been there, done that, now I’m working to change that!
I read somewhere that March is the time when most of the people who set fitness/weight loss goals in January fall off the wagon. Let’s not! I want to keep this momentum going, and I’ve found some fantastic resources out there in blogland that are inspiring me and giving me the tools to stick with it. If you’ve set some goals to get healthy and you are running out of steam, let the following links help you get back in gear. Check out these 5 Ways to Get (and Stay) Healthy.
1. Weight Loss Tools
Ha! The first one is one of my own tips, that I’m putting to use again. These are some of my favorite electronic tools for tracking my workouts and staying accountable. Click the link to find out which ones I use and why I like them.
2. DIY Workouts
Julie is a personal trainer and fitness instructor who blogs at Peanut Butter Fingers. Along with fitness tips and recipes, she post a ton of great workouts that you can do on your own! Plus, she’s got some pretty good playlists for your workouts.
3. Support and Motivation
You’ve heard of the amazing food blog, Our Best Bites, haven’t you? Sisters Sara and Kate have both been on their own journeys to improve their health and fitness. At the beginning of the year, they started Our Best Bites Fit Club, where they regularly share workouts, healthy recipes, and motivation to keep making healthy choices. They’re encouraging others “to be involved, leave comments, and participate via social media,” so the support that is so important to making lifestyle changes is there, too.
4. Meal Prep
If you’ve ever tried to incorporate a dietary change into your life, then you’ve probably figured out that being prepared is a key element to being able to stick with your diet. I like the ideas Mrs. January shares for setting aside a day to prep most of the food you’ll be eating throughout the week. She has some tasty ideas!
5. Healthy Indulgences
One thing I keep reading is that it’s okay–even good for you–to indulge occasionally when you are living a healthy lifestyle. Monique of Ambitious Kitchen specializes in creating clean dishes–including a wide variety of “treats”–that taste decadent without veering too far from your nutrition plan. Click on the link to get her recipe for Gluten Free Flourless Black Bean Brownie Muffins.
Meal planning, exercise tips, motivation, and treats you don’t need to feel guilty for eating–I think we’ve got this covered! I’d love to hear from you, now. Where do you go for motivation and great ideas for getting and staying healthy? Do you have some favorite resources that I didn’t mention here? Share them in the comments so that we can all benefit!