Make Your 2019 Health & Wellness Goals Stick

Photo Credits // Gabrielle Sophia Photography + Tread BR

Photo Credits // Gabrielle Sophia Photography + Tread BR

Call me a psychic, but I am guessing you are reading this because you made a New Years resolution somewhere along the lines of improving your overall health and wellness {or you have been eyeing Kayla Itsines’s and Jen Selter’s Instagram a little too much}. Regardless, you have decided that 2019 is YOUR YEAR and you really are going to start taking your health and wellness regimens seriously. I could easily write a post telling you to drink more water or to throw away all of your junk-food. But, let's be honest, when it is 6:00 AM and your alarm clock is going off, me telling you to drink more water isn’t going to get you out of bed to head to a place you didn’t like enough last year {or the year before that … and that} to continuously keep going to. Instead, I am going to share with you my tips to how I hold myself accountable & how I have managed to make the gym a place I look forward to!

  1. SCHEDULE A SWEAT SESSION IN

    You can do this in two ways, group fitness classes or scheduling just plain ole’ vanilla gym time. I am a huge fan of group fitness classes if you consider yourself the flakey friend when it comes to your relationship between you and the gym. I get it, group fitness classes can be a bit scary, but scheduling a class will help in holding you accountable {because no one wants to pay a late cancellation fee on top of the class cost, right?}.  If classes are not your forte, try scheduling it into your week. One of my fave ways to hold myself accountable is to write when I am working out in my planner and to block off time in my Google calendar! I always try to keep in mind the time to travel to my workout and back, and I make sure to schedule that time as well!

  2. GRAB A PARTNER

    Scheduling your workout leads me to my next tip … find yourself a workout partner! I use my Google calendar to pretty much plan out my whole life, and scheduling my workout time is no different than scheduling a meeting for work. I send workout time invites to my workout pals and write down what we are doing in the notes section, so we all know what to expect!

  3. WORK OUT WITH A PURPOSE » HAVE A PLAN

    Nothing is worse than going to the gym and looking around at all of the equipment {and the super pretty girl going HAM in her matching gym shark set} thinking where the h3ll do you start. There is also nothing worse for your wallet then rolling up at the grocery store and saying forget it and reaching for the *lean hot pockets* because you forgot to put together a grocery list. One of my tips to avoid this is to create a system where you can organize workout plans and recipes that look appealing to you! I follow a TON of Instagram fitness peeps {you are lying if you don’t}. I love saving specific workouts and recipes into folders and referencing them later.

  4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH INSPIRATION

    There is a lot of crap out there on the internet {groundbreaking information obviously}. I try to be mindful about what content I am in consuming and social media can either motivate you to go to the gym or go to the Taco Bell drive-thru {I love me a good Baja Freeze okay…}. That being said, follow influencers and your peers {!!!} that inspire you & use them as resources for your growth {dm them and ask questions, they were new at all of this at one point too!}.

  5. BUY YOURSELF A PUSH GIFT

    Obviously not a real push gift, but you know something that symbolizes your commitment to your health and wellness journey! This could be a new pair of leggings {Lululemon fast & free leggings are my fave for the gym!} or a killer set {Ultracor has some funky ones!}. I suggest erring on the side of getting yourself a water bottle to use everyday {here is where the drink more water talk comes in}, an Apple watch if you got the $$$, or a simple piece of jewelry {think of something you can use every day!}. I’m not saying you have to drop a bunch of cash, but buy something that can serve as an everyday reminder of the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.

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