I am being compensated by Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator for this post but the content and opinions are of course my own.
New Year. New Me.
That is probably the most overused saying in January. But for good reason. With a new year comes new hopes, new dreams, new goals. And in order to reach those, you sometimes have to do some soul-searching and figure out where you fell short last year from hitting these goals because let’s be honest if you are anything like me your resolutions are kind of similar year after year. The dreams get bigger and more unattainable, and the goals get a reset but they are just repackaged with a shiny new bow in Pantone Color of the Year.
So this year for me is going to be a little different. I’m choosing fewer goals to start out with and I have deadlines for these goals. Along with deadlines, I have daily disciplines (there’s an app for that) that will make it easier to reach these goals in the allotted time.
As a mom of two girls, I am super aware of the things I say in front of them in regards to my health and fitness journey. Thankfully I have found a sport to participate in that puts zero emphasis on losing weight. Instead, we strive daily to get stronger, faster, more limber. So this year let’s all commit to dropping the “lose weight” resolution. Instead, here are the things I am going to do daily that have nothing to do with weight.
- Stretch More
- You can move better when you are more limber. Not to mention, injury goes down allowing you to continue.
- Do Things You Aren’t Good At
- I’m strong so I have always concentrated on strength workouts. Obviously not getting better at cardio. So this year I will cardio more.
- Write It Down
- It’s easier to see progress when you can see where you came from. Writing down helps to keep you accountable.
- Move Every Day
- Some days are hard. Some days you want to not leave the bed. Get up and move. Take the dog for a walk or the kids to a jumpy house and join in.
- By focusing your attention in order to find calm and clear, your goals and sets to get there don’t get clouded.
- Sleep More
- Your body needs sleep to recover and build. Make sure you are getting plenty or you will see it in your food choices.
Now if you have known me IRL, you know I have always been active. So you are probably thinking, “well this is easy for you because you love it.” Although health and wellness have been a part of my life since I was little, it is not necessarily a passion of mine that I wake up excited about, it is more something that I know I need to do and helps me mentally and physically.
Other than personal satisfaction, I do have more skin in the game this year. As some of you know my husband and I, along with some friends, opened CrossFit Wilco at the end of 2017. So I now have a vested interested in my health. I have a community of people to do this with. And that’s what I need. As long as I am in town, I’m committing to being there 5-6 times a week. I don’t dread it. And hello, child care room. It also serves as my much-needed mom break.
Now that I have committed to 5-6 days of gym time, it’s more important to feed my body the right way, drink more water, get more sleep, and getting better organized is now even more important due to the influx of dirty laundry and less time in the day. Thanks to Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator laundry days don’t stink as much as they used to (see what I did there?)
Now I can eliminate odor after each wear, instead of masking it like others do. This allows me to wear my gym clothes to the grocery store after exercising or even a playdate without feeling self-conscious. Remember how I mentioned laundry isn’t my thing? I can’t tell you how many times I start laundry and then forget about it. So workout clothes that are dirty get washed, smells get masked, then they sit in the wash for two days. Well, Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator wants to help me protect those yoga pants I use for everything but yoga and eliminates the mildew smell as well as perspiration. The best part is I can grab Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator from Amazon and get FREE Prime Shipping.