A friend of mine posted a meme on Facebook that spoke so much truth, how gym parking lots look on December 31st vs. how they look on January 1st. Everyone has it in their head that they will finally put their health first and will go to the gym everyday. Some people actually commit, most don't. I'm no expert but I have a feeling that most people don't follow through because they don't have a tangible goal that they think they can accomplish.
My fitness goal for 2014 was to run a 5K, and I was so proud of myself when I actually did two! Now my goal for 2015 is to run a half marathon. I'm already signed up, I put my money where my mouth is and I told people about my goal. Telling people helps to hold me accountable. If your goal is to improve your health, look for positive and uplifting ways to hold yourself accountable.
Below are some great resources that can help you start the year on the right track!
Birchbox 31- Day Challenge
Birchbox is my favorite beauty/lifestyle site and for the month of January they are partnering with fitness, nutrition, and beauty experts to give their Birchboxers the tools they need to start the year off right. Plus, you might even get the chance to win great fitness gear!
#BIRCHBOXCHALLENGE DAY 2! 💪 Today we're challenging you to try this series of boxing-inspired moves to get toned arms! (Bonus: You don't need any weights!) Tap the link in our bio to learn the moves from @underarmourwomen fitness expert @natalieuhling—plus find out how you can win a brand new workout outfit from @underarmourwomen! Don't forget to share your progress by posting pics with #BirchboxChallenge!
CeCe, the brains behind the blog Plus Size Princess, created a community where women of all shapes sizes can support each other on their fitness journey. The PSPFit program is about clean eating and making positive and helpful decisions for your health. A new PSPFit series begins in mid-January.
The Fat Girls Guide to Running
Julie Creffield is a UK blogger that is an advocate for running. People make lots of excuses about how they can't run and how they feel silly while running, she shows people how to shut down those negative voices. Julie helps her readers see that all they have to do is go outside or get on the treadmill and start moving.
#NewYear #Health #runchat #plussize #2015 pic.twitter.com/qi0qAZ9CPT
— Julie @ toofattorun (@Fattymustrun) January 1, 2015