Jump Start Into The Year: Health and Fitness Goals For 2017
Get back into health and fitness goals for 2017
So guys, it’s 24 days into January and my cupboards are now devoid of all Christmas treats and nibbles! One final sweep of the house confirms it, not a hidden chocolate or stashed sweet to be found anywhere. I officially have no more excuses… it’s time to saddle up the health horse and get fit.
If you are a regular to my blog, then you’ll know I’m not one for fad diets or ‘clean eating’, a term I deeply detest. I’ve always been an advocate for enjoying all types of food in moderation. However, it is easy to get carried away, especially if you have a packed schedule.
At the latter end of the year, I lost my way a touch. I ended up indulging in far too many take-aways for lunch and dinner. I have missed cooking properly and my blogging, but my new job (which I love) has taken me away from my old weekly routine. However, I am determined to make it work. I’m a firm believer in making time for the things you love.
Currently, I’m feeling both confident and excited about my health goals for 2017. With that said, I’m delighted to announce that I will be taking part in Froothie UK’s Jump Start 2017, during which I will be producing recipes, tips, reviews and possibly a giveaway in the future.
To kick things off, I’m sharing with you what my health and fitness goals are for the year and some mini goals for the month. I hope this goes some way to inspiring your own jump back into a healthy regime. Personally, I believe in taking big goals and breaking them down into small achievable goals. This makes the whole journey seem less daunting and hopefully reduces the inclination to give up. I will keep you up to date on my progress and share next month’s plan too.
Health and Fitness Goals For 2017
1 Meal plan (yearly)
I love writing lists and being organised, so I figured that doing proper meal planning would be the easiest habit to get back into. I’m going to incorporate more healthy meals than I did previously. Plus, I like doing theme days to provide some focus for my efforts and keep meals interesting. It’s a win-win situation, saving money and becoming healthier. I’ve written about it before 6 simple ways to reduce food waste.
2. Gym (yearly)
I’m going to the gym! Yes!! For the first time ever, I’ve plucked up the courage to go and see what all the fuss is about. I’m super excited to try something new and out of my comfort zone. It sounds cliche to head to the gym come January but this is a first for me, something new and different to try! As I like to take baby steps, I’m starting a spin class and pilates! Of course, you don’t have to go to a gym, just getting out and about walking is good exercise too.
3. Set myself a new health/fitness challenge every month (monthly)
To keep me on my toes and maintain my interest, I’m going to set myself a little challenge every month. During the month of January, my challenge has been to walk more. This is something my little dog has embraced! I appreciate that it’s hard to motivate yourself to go out walking after a days work, especially when the weather is cold/dark, but boy is it good to come home afterwards to be greeted by a lovely bowl of soup like my Roasted Sweet Potato and Vegetable Soup.
4. Froothie (yearly)
I’ve got my tried and tested Froothie G2.1 blender, which is one mean silver machine for making: smoothies; soups, nut butters; nut milks; sauces…the list goes on. I plan to share even more recipes than last year using it. I’ll also be sharing my thoughts on the Optimum Pressure and Slow Cooker (watch this space).
To keep up with the Jump Start 2017 campaign and for inspiration from myself and my fellow food bloggers, follow @froothieuk and hashtag #jumpstart17 on Instagram and Twitter, plus the Froothie UK Facebook page .
I am a Froothie Ambassador. This means that From Plate to Pen will have plenty of posts showing some of the things I make in the silver machine. It also means that if you buy an Optimum G2.1 using this link, it won’t cost you any more, but I will get a small commission. If you order in January please write in the comments section of your order ‘3415 Free Ambassador Delivery’ the delivery cost will be credited back to your card.
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