Happy Friday, y’all! It’s time for the third round of the Be Bold in 2016 linkup series. In case you’re just joining, Be Bold in 2016 is a linkup series for all bloggers to share their goals and intentions for the year. So far we’ve talked about our words of the year (mine is “care,” by the way) and our blogging goals. This week, it’s all about our health goals! Jump on in!
I’m pretty sure that every year that I’ve made resolutions or set goals, at least one of them has been health-related. That’s the thing to do, right? For some reason, health goals seem to be the hardest ones for me to set, and maintain. It just feels so cliche to say, “I’m going to go on this trendy or fad diet,” or “I’m going to start going to the gym 5 days a week,” or anything of the like. I think it’s important to set goals for my health, but I hate to fall into the cliche or fad of setting health goals just for the sake of setting them, and not actually following through with them.
My health goals need to be right for me, whether they’re cliche or not. Maybe I need to get in better shape, but I’m going to set my goal beyond just getting in shape. I’m setting a goal for how I’m going to do that.
Here are my health goals for 2016:
Healthier me means happier me, right?
Go to Pure Barre class regularly. I’m not putting a number on that (like to go 3 times a week) because it’s pricey and I’m on a budget. But I’ve finally found a workout that I enjoy, is good for me and doesn’t kill my knees. So I’m saying “go regularly” so that I can go when my budget allows it, but often enough that I won’t fall out of the habit and lose interest.
Eat breakfast every day. It’s the most important meal of the day for a reason. Starting your day with a good, filling breakfast is one of the best (and easiest) ways to stay healthy. I’m a huge fan of whole-wheat English muffins with avocado, protein smoothies and Greek yogurt and fruit. My absolute weakness is muffins, specifically blueberry muffins, so every now and then I let myself splurge. If you know of a more healthful blueberry muffin recipe, I’m all ears.
Do yoga at least once a week. I’m really lucky that I work somewhere with awesome perks, like free yoga two days a week in the building’s common room. I used to be really flexible, but that was a long time ago when I took 10 hours of dance a week. I have no reason to be that flexible anymore, but being flexible to some degree keeps you less prone to injury. And that’s always nice.What are YOUR #health goals for the year? #BeBold2016 Click To Tweet
Continue to eat cleanly. I’ve gotten a lot better at this, and I tend to do really well once spring and summer come and all the fruit and produce is fresh and organic and I can pick it locally. Learning to cook is also a plus, so I’m not eating out as much. So far my favorite thing to cook is turkey meatballs. They’re easy to make and I can do a lot with them, in terms of flavor and side dishes. I also discovered ground chicken. Chicken burgers? Might have to try those, too.
Drink 3 bottle-fulls of water each day. My Camelback water bottle is 750 ml, which is just over 25 ounces. I’ve gotten a lot better about tracking my water intake and staying hydrated. Having a daily water “competition” at work makes that easier (and more fun). Sometimes when I get bored of “plain water,” I kick it up with some citrus and cucumber.
Learn to cook 3 brand new, healthful meals, from scratch. I have 3 cookbooks to choose from (granted one is for brunch recipes), and Pinterest is always there for me. Surely I can learn 3 new meals that I can adjust and make healthful and wholesome for my diet.Your health goals need to be right for YOU, whether they're cliche or not. #BeBold2016 Click To Tweet
I already feel like I’m on a good path to make these happen (or at least keep them up). I can only go but forward from here. Here’s to a healthier and happier me in 2016!
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