Keeping my New Year’s Resolutions

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You may have seen my 2018 “resolution” in my first post of the year. I kept it simple and am just trying to take better care of myself. We’re a month into the year and I’m feeling like I’m still on track for the most part. Here’s what I’ve been doing to keep my New Year’s resolutions:

Eat less junk food

By making little changes, I feel like I’ve made the biggest progress in this area. Pete and I have been grocery shopping together and meal prepping on Sundays which has made our work week way easier. We’ve been making smoothies every morning and we’ve come up with some really good combinations. Let me know if you want to see some recipes on the blog! We’ve also been trying to snack a little healthier, like swapping out my beloved Cheetos for popcorn. I’ve been keeping track of calories with MyFitnessPal. I’ve used¬†MyFitnessPal in the past and always stick with it for a little while before throwing in the towel. This time, I realized that it’s all about balance and making small changes so I keep track of everything during the week and live my life on the weekends. Balance, am I right?

Drink more water

I never realized how little water I was actually drinking until I started keeping track. I’ve gotten into a routine of always having a water bottle on hand, which makes staying hydrated way easier. I started using the Waterlogged app, which is a really cool way to visualize how much water you’ve had and how close you are to your goal. Once I adjusted to how much water I need to be drinking, I didn’t really need the app anymore, but it definitely helped in the first few weeks of the year. MyFitnessPal also tracks water intake, but it’s less visual, less competitive, and less fun. It’s also helped to have a few cute water bottles on hand … you know, if you’re looking for an excuse to shop.

Relax

By getting my life together on the weekends, our weeknights have been easier and I’ve had more time to relax and try fun new products like these from Garnier! I’ve also been trying to get more sleep by tracking with the BeautyRest¬†Sleeptracker. Stay tuned, I’ll have a full review of that soon. A little relaxation and a little more sleep has made a world of difference.

Get organized

This wasn’t originally one of my goals, but it’s something I’ve been working on for the last few weeks. I ordered a bunch of ornament organizers and organized all of our Christmas decorations in our attic as we put them away. I’ve been using the AnyList app to organize all of my lists. My grocery, Target, and Home Depot lists are shared with my husband so we can keep track of what we need. And, I organized my apps alphabetically which has been life changing. Plus, there’s an iPhone setting that does it automatically for you. Just go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout. I organized a few apps into folders and have some of my most common apps (Clock, Weather, Camera, etc.) at the top, but everything else is alphabetical and so easy to find. Game changer.

 

Hopefully, I’ll be able to stick with this. Are you still on track with your 2018 goals? Let me know your favorite healthy snacks and what apps you use to get your life together and shop the cutest water bottles below:

 

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