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Growing up I always enjoyed reading. There was that one time that I told my teacher I couldn’t read because I didn’t want to, but aside from that, I always had my nose in a book.
**Planning just isn’t the same without the perfect planner! I love this one so much that I couldn’t help but recommend it to you. If you decide to invest in one for yourself using this link, I will receive a small compensation for recommending it to you at no extra cost to you!
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
For years I had tried to do the whole “fitness thing” on my own. I’d make a little progress and then fall backward. Or worse, I’d end up going off the deep end with my eating or exercise and just let it get way out of control – one way or another.
When my daughter came along, though, I knew something had to change, and I researched and researched until I found something that would make it different. That’s when I got started with the 21 Day Fix, as most of you know. And while I attribute my weight loss and change and nutrition and fitness to the Fix, I couldn’t have done it without the missing piece – the community.
When I got started and really dug in with my fitness journey, I also committed to being a part of something that was bigger than me, something that supported and encouraged me, and something that provided me with everything I needed to be successful – a fit family and the community I needed to really stick with it.
Since realizing what a difference this community made for me, I wanted to be able to provide that to YOU on a variety of different levels. Now, I still run my traditional challenge groups, and that is still where I provide the most specific support. However, I am opening up a new opportunity for anyone who is looking to make a healthy change but isn’t quite ready to commit to a challenge group yet.
I frequently share how important accountability is for your health and fitness journey. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that without effective accountability, you’ll never really reach and maintain your health and fitness goals. However, I’ve recently been realizing how important accountability is in more than just fitness.
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