While I don’t usually make specific New Year’s Resolutions, January for me has always been a time to reflect on the successes of the past year and make new goals for the year ahead. This year, there are a few different aspects of my life that I aim to improve and one of those is my health and fitness level.
I’m at a healthy weight overall, but I know that there are many nutritional areas I could improve and since I’ll soon be turning 34, ensuring good health is only going to get more and more important as the years go by. So for 2015, these are my top three health and fitness goals:
I have to admit that exercising regularly is never something I’ve enjoyed. And for the most part I haven’t really needed to do it either since I walk or bike when running errands and live a fairly active lifestyle overall. But with my boys growing older and gaining more independence, I find I’m not moving around as much as I used to. That’s why for 2015, I’ve decided that in addition to my daily physical activity, I will do at least 30 minutes of strength-training three times a week. My daily errands may give me the cardio workout I need, but they aren’t very effective at building muscle!
2. Eat Breakfast
Of all of my bad habits, this is probably one of the worst. I’ve just never been very good about eating breakfast and as I bustle to get my kids out the door every morning, I’ve gotten even worse. When both boys have school, I sometimes won’t have anything but coffee until the afternoon rolls around. Since this is such a long-time habit of mine, I’m turning to Orange Naturals to help. I may not feel like eating in the morning, but a quick shake made with a few scoops of Orange Naturals ND Shake Women is something even I don’t mind gulping down. With 18 grams of protein, 7 grams of fibre and nutrients to help prevent women-specific health issues, it’s a great way to start the day for a breakfast-hater like me!
3. Take “Me” Time
For years I was absolutely work obsessed, and while it definitely helped build the success of my business, it also left me drained, irritable and almost constantly stressed. About halfway through last year, I started taking more time for myself by scheduling regular nights out with friends, taking my boys on occasional fun outings and even just turning off the computer every week or so to read a good book. The difference it made in my mood and outlook on life was incredible and it’s something I’m going to continue in 2015. Over the next year, in addition to the downtime I’ve already started to add to my schedule, I’m going to make it a mission to completely unplug for at least one day per week.
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Starting a new year is such an inspirational time and I can’t wait to see the difference in my body and mind as I tackle my health and fitness goals for the year. By making small, sustainable changes to my lifestyle, I have no doubt that I’ll be looking back at 2015 with pride when the next year rolls around.
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