Happy Halloween to all of my lovely followers! Those who know me know that I have never been someone who put a whole lot a thought into my health. Throughout 2018, I have been focusing on learning what my body and my mind need in order to function at their best. There is so much conflicting information on the web these days, and everyone’s bodies work differently, so it has been a bit of trial and error. Some folks say stay away from carbs, some say sugar and others say fat; teaching yourself about nutrition and figuring out what works best for your body is completely overwhelming!

Throughout this journey, I was looking for not only a diet, but a way of life. I don’t want to be restricted for the rest of my life in fear of gaining back weight that I worked so hard to lose. After months of researching and trying different things, I have finally found what works for me. Something that will not only help me lose weight, but also improve my overall health – and it’s something that I can live with for the rest of my days.

I’m sure by now you are wondering why I am telling you all of this, and what this has to do with the last 60 days of the year. You see, I’d love more than anything fr me to be a new person the second the clock strikes 12 on New Years. However, as we all know, that is not possible. So, that is where the last 60 day challenge comes into play.

The reason why so many people’s resolutions fail is because they try to pile so much change together at one time. ( I am not judging, I promise. I have been in that boat a million times before. Trust me when I say I understand.) Knowing that my goal in 2019 is to improve my physical being, I can make small changes at the end of this year to help prep for that.

I have 4 goals for the rest of this year; all of which play into my plan for next year and will help prepare me:

1. GOAL: Drink More Water

It is recommended that you drink half of your body weight in ounces per day of water. (ex. 160lbs = 80oz.) Drinking the proper amount of water not only keeps you hydrated, but it also:
-flushes toxins out of the body
-keeps you from retaining water
-clears your skin
-speeds your metabolism
– and much more!

Water is basically the ultimate super food. I’ll be spending the rest of 2018 with a water bottle glued to my hip to make sure I get in all of those ounces!

2. GOAL: Do 10 Squats Every Time I Go To The Bathroom

I know what y’all thought as soon as I said I was going to drink half of my body weight in water: She is going to be stuck in the bathroom! 

Yes. Yes I am. 

If I’m going to be stuck in the bathroom constantly, why not make it worth something? I’ll be doing 10 squats every time I go. While this doesn’t sound like much, if I go to the bathroom 7 times in a day that’s already 70 more squats a day than I am doing now. I’ll be prepping my body for the intense amount of working out I plan to do in 2019 and I wont even feel it.
3. GOAL: Do Yoga Everyday

No, I don’t plan on spending an hour a day listening to nature sounds and trying to balance all of my body weight on my hands. However, I do plan on taking the 15 minutes that I currently use to scroll through Instagram when I first wake up and before I go to bed to stretch my body out. There are tons of different morning and night yoga routines, most of which are very quick. This is yet another very quick and easy step that will prepare my body for the insane amount of working out I plan to do next year.
4. GOAL: Save $5 Every Time I Work out

I first saw this idea on a Kalyn Nicholson video and I thought shes crazy! Then I counted up how much money I spent on coffee on a regular basis and I quickly realized that I’m actually the crazy one. I began thinking and realized that if I set aside $5 every time I work out, by the end of this year, I will be able to purchase some new workout clothing! In my opinion, there is nothing more motivating than new workout clothes!

So, there you have it, folks. Let’s ring out these last two months with a bang!

P.S. Coming up with a pre-2019 plan and setting it in motion is a fantastic distraction from all of the delicious candy that surrounds us this time of year!