This post is sponsored by Nokia. All opinions are my own.
In the new year, I have heard so much about health plans, diets, fitness goals, etc. It’s the same every year, and this year, I have been right there with the rest of the world. Wanting to lose weight but mainly be healthier all around. My diet hasn’t been great since having Weston and I have taken so many months off of exercising that it would be embarrassing to say. I am happy to report that I have gotten back into a routine and already feel so much better! I have a long journey ahead of me and the ever losing swimsuit season is hanging over my head, but it is keeping me motivated.
Here are 5 things to help keep you on track with your fitness goals:
Wear a fitness tracker – I have worn so many different trackers and it really does help keep you accountable for how much you are moving during the day. It also is very helpful when setting calorie limits for some diets. It allows you to see how active you are which is crucial when trying to decide on a diet or new plan.
Meal plan – I am terrible about meal planning which is probably why I fail when it comes to eating healthy. I am so bad about getting stuck in art of eating a sandwich for every meal or throwing a casserole together instead of really eating good fruits and vegetables. Meal planning is something I talked about a while back and it has been a huge success for us this month. We have saved money by strategizing our meals and having designated leftover days so we do not waste. It has saved time in the kitchen as well as money and my entire family is eating better. It’s a win from every direction!
Set short-term and long-term achievable goals – Short-term goals are great because they are so much easier to picture happening and to work towards. Sometimes seeing a big picture with a large goal like “I will lose 50 pounds this year” can seem impossible at times, but setting small goals like I will lose one pound a week can make you achieve the bigger goal with stepping stone goals along the way that help encourage and inspire you!
Plan your workouts – for me, if I don’t plan my workouts, they do not happen. I have to write it down and carve out time for my workouts or they fall by the wayside. Planning makes it real. Looking at it in your planner makes you more accountable.
Hold yourself accountable by keeping track of your progress – I like to do this three different ways. 1. take progress photos. 2. measure yourself 3. weigh-in. I love to use the Nokia Body+ body composition Wi-Fi scale because it tells you so much more than a number! It gives you body fat percentages, reads your water, bone mass, and muscle mass and even tells you what the weather is that day! You can also download the Health Mate app for iOS or Android that has so many cool features!
The Health Mate app has a section for each family member, wellness programs, workout log, goals, reminders and more! My favorite thing about this app is that it even has a pregnancy tracker! I wish I had known about this a couple of years ago! The Nokia Body+ body composition scale can track up to 8 people making it a great addition to your home for the entire family. It has a special mode to track babies and your pregnancy. I also love that the battery life can last up to 18 months! Because it has Wi-Fi, your stats connect to your app and helps you track your progress. I love the modern design of the scale itself and how well it fits into our bathroom decor! It is a great tool for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle – whether it’s losing weight or simply eating healthier foods. It is a great little companion with so many awesome features.