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Making New Year Resolutions is daunting. But here are some resolutions made easy so you don’t feel so overwhelmed this year!
Resolutions Made Easy
How to Make the Best New Year Resolutions
It’s a new year, and that means everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions! Setting goals is one of my favorite things to do, and I often don’t wait around for a new year to set new goals. But I do love the reflection New Years’ resolutions bring, especially as a mom.
This year I really wanted to focus not only on my own health but making sure I’m instilling good healthy habits in my children as well. So I decided to start small and bring you along on my journey!
Living a healthier life isn’t just about exercising and working out all the time. It’s about eating healthy and supplementing with vitamins too! We all need a little extra nutrition with how busy our schedules are, am I right?
I’m going to share products I love that may give you some good new year resolutions ideas and easy ways to stick with them!
Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions
I LOVE meal planning. Yes. It seems overwhelming at times, but I have found that meal planning truly lessens my stress and makes my week go smoother. If I make it a routine, it happens and my whole family really benefits.
Part of meal planning is making a grocery list of foods that are for all meals. I make sure to plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks!
Just to give you an idea, for breakfast, I always make sure to get Green Giant Veggie Hash Browns because they are quick to cook up during our busy morning routine! They are absolutely delicious and have a full serving of cauliflower in them. I love sneaking veggies in wherever I can with my kids (and my husband).
Be sure to buy versatile foods! We also use Green Giant Veggie Hash Browns for after school snacks because they don’t have preservatives or artificial flavors. Green Giant also has a lot of different varieties that are available at Walmart. I plan on buying and trying the Cauliflower Gnocchi next.
Eggs and fresh fruit are other staples I keep on hand for breakfast as well.
For lunches, I try to stray from prepackaged foods and pack lots of fruit choices!
When I plan for dinner, it’s a family affair. We all have a meal of choice we contribute to the schedule. If it’s an extra busy week and we don’t have time to sit down as a family, I always use a premade weekly meal plan that we love.
Make Time for Exercise
Want to know a secret? You don’t need a gym membership to exercise! Having a gym membership is nice, but honestly just making time to take a walk or get some extra movement is making progress.
The biggest mistake I see people make is to just expect fitness to find its way into their schedule. Let’s face it! If we don’t plan it into our schedule, it isn’t going to happen.
Take a daily family walk or jump on that treadmill that is gathering dust in the corner. It doesn’t have to be for an hour. Fifteen minutes is a great place to start!
There are even a lot of great free workout options on YouTube!
Supplement with Quality Products
Everyone knows that rejuvenating your muscles with a quality protein is super important when doing physical activity.
This Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey is my favorite! It’s easy to mix with a glass of cold milk (no blender needed) and it only has 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat (or less), and 2 grams of sugar (or less). It’s even gluten-free!
Vitamins for Adults
We haven’t always been good about taking vitamins, but this year is going to be better!
Did you know that vitafusion is the #1 gummy vitamin brand? It is a brand that gives adults a delicious way to be nutritious! It is also the only gummy vitamin brand with “clinically proven absorption”* and has Award Winning Taste!**
Nobody in my family is great at swallowing pills (including me), so being able to give everyone a gummy is a huge deal.
Vitamins for Kids
My kids need great quality supplements too, so I definitely reached for the L’il Critters Children’s Gummy Vitamins because they taste great and look like traditional gummy bears. Plus, they are the only gummy vitamin brand with “doctor tested proven nutrient absorption”*.
As a health-conscious mom, I appreciate the fact that there are no artificial sweeteners or flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup, synthetic dyes, gluten, or dairy. These L’il Critters Children’s Gummy Vitamins have everything you want in a children’s vitamin and nothing you don’t, which I love!
How to Stick with Your New Year’s Resolutions
Now comes the hard part, actually keeping New Year’s Resolutions!
I have found that having at least one other person to keep me accountable is what really helps me pull through. Even if it’s just a simple quick text letting them know that I did what I needed to that day. Trust me, it works.
My other tip is to keep things posted around your house to remind you! I put things in my planner in plain sight to make sure I can check it off my list. It helps me feel accomplished!
Why do we make resolutions at New Year?
I feel like this is an age-old question. Why set a New Year Resolutions? Honestly, it is just a new clean slate to start off with. It’s super convenient and that seems to really help us when we are trying to gauge our time with goals for things.
So, do you need to wait for a new year to start to get healthy or stop a horrible habit? Nope! But it sure does seem to get us all going.
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Entries valid from December 28th 2019 – February 24th, 2020.
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There you have it! Resolutions made easy with these tips! What other tips would you add? Share in the comments!
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*For Vitamins C & D3 in products that contain those nutrients
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Michele is a Family Life Educator with her degree in marriage and family studies. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!