top: lululemon c/o Clothehorse Anonymous | leggings: beyond yoga c/o Clotheshorse Anonymous
The new year is on the horizon and with that comes New Years resolutions. Personally, I love making resolutions. I think they’re healthy, fun, and a great way to work toward a new goal.
I have learned over the years though that when it comes to making resolutions or setting new goals, it’s important to have practical, actionable steps to help you achieve those goals. If you don’t have a plan, you’re less likely to succeed. Do you create actionable steps for your goals? Do you check in throughout the year to see how your progress is going?
I’ve also learned that finding an accountability partner for your goals is crucial. It helps you stay on track and it keeps you more motivated than you might otherwise be.
But, back to resolutions. What are your resolutions for the new year? I’m willing to bet that most of us will make some sort of resolution related to fitness or health. Personally, I’m trying to move in some form every day in 2022. It didn’t seem practical to say “I’ll work out every single day” or “5/7 days a week.” I knew a goal like that would’t be practical for my life stage. Instead, I’m going to commit to just move more!
So, I’ve found an accountability partner AND I may or may not have purchased some new activewear. I didn’t want to spend too much though knowing Christmas is right around the corner, so I paid a little visit to Clotheshorse Anonymous. They have really upped their game with activewear lately, so there was so much to choose from. I ended up finding some of my favorite brands this time, too. I got two pairs of Beyond Yoga leggings (less than $40 a piece, originally over $80), a $27 Lululemon tee (originally $58), and a $33 Lululemon sweater (originally over $80). I mean, you just can’t beat the brands they carry or their prices.
I’ve also decided to make a very generic goal of being more physically active this year. In years past, I would set a goal like “run one half marathon” or “work out 5x per week.” But, those goals don’t necessary work with my life stage right now and I don’t want to set myself up to fail. So instead, I’m vowing to be more active in general. I’m going to strive to simply move my body daily. Some days that will look like taking a workout class with friends and some days it will look like taking a walk through my neighborhood. Heck, some days it might just mean parking my car further away at work and walking a bit more.
Small, effortless actions to be more active can make a big difference over time. I hope you’ll join me to move your body more and I’ve listed some of my favorites below. So, find an accountability partner, shop (consignment) for some new workout clothes, and let’s day daily steps to be more active!
Easy, Effortless Way To Be Active:
- Park further away. This simple act will ensure you clock more steps.
- Shop in person. If you’re a shopper, shopping in person vs. online will give you more steps.
- Keep workout shoes and clothes in your car. Keeping workout clothes in your car eliminates one excuse to not workout if you find you have time to do so.
- Skip the elevator. Instead take the stairs!
- Schedule workouts ahead of time. Plan ahead and ensure you have created enough time to do it.
- Sign up for a race. If you like accountability, sign up and pay for a race whether it’s a half-marathon or a 5k!
- Neighborhood walks. Get out and walk even if it’s in your own neighborhood.
- Workout with a friend. Accountability is the best policy and working out with a friend will encourage you to get up and move.
- Explore new trails. Explore local hiking trails for something new.
- Online workouts. If your time is limited, opt for an online workout whether it’s through a platform or just a youtube video.
- Shoot for 10k steps/day. Set a goal for 10k steps a day!
- Buy new workout clothes. This is my favorite form of motivation. Finding workout clothes you like and feel good in makes a big difference! Clotheshorse Anonymous is one of my go-to places for quality workout clothes.
This post was created in collaboration with Clotheshorse Anonymous. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support Fleurdille.