Friday, February 28, 2014

How Are Those Healthier Lifestyle New Years Resolutions Working For You?

Honestly I can't believe we are about to enter March 2014! Where did the time go the past two months? I don't know about where you live but for us we've had extreme cold temps and a lot of snow given to us in spurts. These long, cold days and nights have been rough on my healthier lifestyle plans. How about yours? What were your new years resolutions? Are you sticking with them? Disclose: I am participating in the Blog Forward 2014 Challenge program and have received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items. My own tasty words and opinions will always be shared.

Keep in contact by joining my FREE Fitness Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/MakeTime4HealthierLifestyle/


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Healthier Lifestyle includes working out! This is our arms & abs class.

For me, I had a few resolutions that I wanted to focus on for 2014. They are:

1- Continue going to the gym 4 times a week. Keep up with walk to run app.
2- Drink 1/2 - 1 gallon of water a day.
3- Turn family favorite recipes into healthier recipes.
4- Focus on no bad sugar with exceptions in moderation.
5- Blog more about healthier lifestyle options.
6-JOIN MY 60 Day Challenge!

NEED help getting started running or want an accountability partner? Connect with me below:

  1. Joining this ab challenge which includes 4 different exercises to do daily.  Anyone can do it. It also involves squats which work your leg muscles. (more on that at a later post) Follow the Make Time for Abs challenge group to get inspired and have accountability partners.
  2. Clean up your every day eating so that when it comes time to go to parties you can enjoy the company, holiday spirit and food without gaining the average weight gain. Follow the Make Time for Clean Eating challenge group to learn more.
  3. Learn about overall health and nutrition and join our FREE Fitness GroupMake Time for Healthier Lifestyle.
Do yourself a favor and do this today! Why not be above average and ahead of the weight loss group at the office by starting to get healthy now instead of January 1st. Either way you can find me here and at all of the above groups to help inspire and motivate you daily.
Drink water to lose weight
How to drink a gallon of water - my friend sent this photo to me and I'm using it for March. If you know who this photo belongs to, please let me know so that I can give proper credit.

I am not a fan of cold weather. I loath it. I am always cold and wear many layers all the time. It has taken every ounce of motivation to get to the gym 4 times a week. I am proud to say that I have kept that resolution at least 90% if not 95% of the time. I've struggled getting in my walk to run program but doing cardio and strength training like a beast! I'm at about 25% for everything else. I could whine and tell you why I'm only at 25% but I won't do it. I own my desires to be healthier and I accept my bad choices. I do want to get all of those resolutions to at least 75% for the month of March. 

To help me with my resolutions I'm going to write a letter to my future-self to help me get on track to meet my goals. I will then read it later to see how well I did. If you want to see what I have been doing for the almost 2 years of my healthier lifestyle journey then click the link. 


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Letter to my future-self

Dear SusieQTpies

Way to go pushing through the winter and working out at the gym. Keep on going you are on the right track to increase your strength, decrease your weight and to become a personal trainer. Keep on going 4 times a week. Don't stop.

There are some things you need to do each day and I know that you can do it. Drink your water and stay away from sugar. Use your phone app to track your water and stick to your target. You want to feel better so stay away from sugar. If you need a sweet snack, grab a Zone Perfect bar. You love that they are high in protein and perfect for your after gym workouts. Remember to use food as fuel for your body to recover from your workouts. Don't fuel your body with junk food. Keep one in your purse so you aren't tempted to buy a candy bar at the store.

Take time this month and turn 4 family recipes into healthier alternatives. Do this for your family and blog about it. It will help you keep your commitment to yourself and share it with your readers. Use your blog to keep on track and encourage other bloggers. I know you got this if you just focus on it. 

Remember to take care of yourself so that you can take care of those around you. Smile!

Love, 

your future-self

I'm so excited to participate in the Blog Forward campaign. You can join along! If you blog, blog about your resolutions, write a letter and share it with your readers. If you don't blog, do this on paper. Leave comments below and let me know how things are going for you so far this year. I would love to follow your progress and help to encourage you along the way.


Have you tried ZonePerfect nutrition bars? Which ones are your favorite? I plan on sharing some of my favorites in March so stay tuned! Click over to the ZonePerfect Facebook page and check out their coupon opportunities to save a little at the store!

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