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I was a bit late to the planner party this year, but thankfully with a little research I found one that is just perfect and that I really feel like was designed for me (more on that later)! But let’s be honest…A planner isn’t going to do anything if you don’t use it and have a bit of a strategy for doing that. So if you’re a bit like me and still working a bit on planning, then check out this strategy for planning your year in 5 simple steps.
1. Start with a Vision
When it comes down to it, if you don’t have a clear picture of where you’re headed, you’ll go nowhere. So, friend, let’s avoid the nowhere phenomenon and cast a vision. Think about how you want to feel in the new year, what you want to accomplish, and what your most fulfilling year looks like. Then take some time to flesh that out into words and possibly even a picture. Continue reading
One of the elements that is always a component of my challenge groups is meal planning, and every single time I am so surprised at how many women tell me that they have never tried or don’t really know how to create a meal plan. We’ve honestly been doing it since we first got married although then it was primarily focused on saving as much money as we could rather than keeping things healthy. Either way, a meal plan is a great way to stick to your healthy habits and your budget goals, but it’s not always the easiest thing to stick to. So, I wanted to share a few of my tips for creating a meal plan that you can actually stick to. It’s not rocket science, and I’d venture to guess that the more you do it, the easier it will become. Continue reading
As moms, our time is at a premium. Between taking care of little ones, keeping house, and pursuing our own careers or endeavors, we don’t have much any time to waste. I’ve always been a pretty productive person, but the transition to motherhood helped me see even more clearly how I needed to maximize my time to get everything done effectively. So, I’ve come up with a few simple strategies for getting more done every day, and I thought I’d share them with you.
Now, of course every day isn’t perfect, and there are certainly days when I get next to nothing accomplished. But, most days, if I utilize this plan and pay attention, I’m able to accomplish everything I need and want to. Continue reading
If you’ve been following my journey on Facebook or Instagram at all, you’ve probably heard me refer to a “Challenge Group” once or twice (or multiple times)…But, I realized that if you’ve never been involved in a group or if you’re not really tied to Beachbody in any way, you probably really don’t know what that term means or what the benefits of said groups are. So, I wanted to take the time today to spill all the details on what challenge groups are and how they can be beneficial for helping you reach your health and fitness goals.
Being successful with your health and fitness goals isn’t easy. Whether you’re focused on losing weight, toning up, building muscle, or even gaining weight, it isn’t easy to stay on track and stick to those goals. However, I’ve found one thing that has helped me be effective more than any other and that is pretty easy – just keep it simple. You’re probably chuckling to yourself right now, thinking “Yeah, right. Keeping it simple is really going to help me be successful…” If I hadn’t applied the principle myself, I’d be right there with you. But, I’m here to tell you keeping it simple is one of the single most effective ways to reach your goals (and keep your sanity), so let me explain a little more.
I’ve had people tell me, literally, “I was really afraid to open up that meal plan because I figured it was going to be complicated recipes and things I couldn’t do. But, I was so surprised. These recipes look easy, like things that I can really make!” That’s my goal for me, for you, and for anyone whom I share the health and fitness journey with because, let’s be honest, if it’s complicated, I’m not going to do it. I have too many other things going on to complicate my healthy lifestyle. So, how do I keep it simple, you ask. Here are a few tips!