Making and keeping fitness resolutions

This year is a little different for me. Most years, I write distinct fitness goals like lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks, or reach 18% body fat by a certain day. I even write up a workout plan, writing the days I will workout and the types of workouts I’ll do. I also put together…

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This year is a little different for me. Most years, I write distinct fitness goals like lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks, or reach 18% body fat by a certain day. I even write up a workout plan, writing the days I will workout and the types of workouts I’ll do. I also put together a meal plan so that I don’t cheat too much on the diet, which is about 75% of the effort anyways. But this year, I’m growing a human. How exactly do I write anything concrete while pregnant? How do I make and keep my fitness resolutions?

Write them down..

In pencil. The one thing they can’t tell you in pregnancy is the exact number of pounds you’ll gain. Of course, there’s a range they prefer you to stay in. But if you gain a few extra pounds in addition to that range, it isn’t the end of the world. I have a friend who gained 40 pounds for both her pregnancies, and has successfully lost it all and looks amazing afterwards. While it’s ideal to only gain 25-30 pounds while pregnant, it is okay if your weight gain isn’t textbook, as long as baby and you are healthy. So keep those goals written in pencil, but still keep the standard format.

Have a measurable

A number of pounds or even better percentage of body fat is ideal to write down. While pregnant with your first baby like me, you have no idea just how long it’ll take you to “bounce back.” We’re not all blessed like Beyonce, some of us will take longer than others. And it’s better to be realistic and give yourself time. For me, I have big ideas and hoping they manifest themselves this year. But goal-wise I keep it simple. When I got pregnant, I was hovering around 145-150 pounds and was pretty happy with my weight. My goal is to get back to that range 6 months after baby girl arrives. Obviously, 6 months is a long time. But this includes the 6 weeks post-partum that no high-intensity exercise is allowed. And this also includes caring for a baby full-time. Which I’m not sure but I hear is pretty time-consuming.

Don’t beat yourself up

If you don’t hit your exact goal by the exact date, don’t beat yourself up. Just keep plugging away. Maybe it’ll take you 8 months to reach those fitness resolutions. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Your health and fitness are number one. No one else should come before you. Not even that little adorable mini me demanding all of your time.

What are your fitness resolutions?

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New Year’s Resolutions: What are you waiting for?

New Year, New You New Years is coming up! And what better time than January 1st to start that life change you’ve been wanting to make all year but have decided to wait until next year! Do you make a list of New Year’s resolutions? What’s on the list for 2018? Is it different or…

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New Year, New You

New Years is coming up! And what better time than January 1st to start that life change you’ve been wanting to make all year but have decided to wait until next year! Do you make a list of New Year’s resolutions? What’s on the list for 2018? Is it different or the same as years past? Is losing weight and working out more often on that list? If so, read on!

Don’t wait for 2018!

What is stopping you from starting your fitness goals today? Did you know that New Year’s resolutions, on average, last about 3 to 6 weeks. Early to mid-February, the gym empties out once again and the regulars don’t have to fight for the weight machines anymore. But, if you start today, the gym is empty now! Especially around the holidays. Everyone is out of town visiting family, so the perfect time to start your new workout regime is today!

More Demand = Higher Prices

You may think you’re getting a New Year’s special discount at the gym in January, but what you don’t know is gyms spike their rates in January. They know people are going to buy no matter what, so might as well make an extra buck out of it! If you’re smart, you’ll sign up for that gym membership in December to avoid the long lines and the higher rates.

There’s no better time than now!

Every habit takes about 3 weeks to begin, why not start now and get ahead of the mad gym rush of January 2018? If you’re in the Chicago area, come visit me at LA Fitness in Oak Brook and I’ll work up some awesome deals for you. Mention this blog post and come in before the New Year to get the best rates!

What’s stopping you from starting now? What are your New Year’s goals?

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