Let’s face it, no matter how hard we try to keep totally healthy over Christmas, its never going to happen. There are Christmas parties, Advent calendars and desserts galore, and quite frankly, at the end of the year you deserve these treats.
And with the year coming to a close, instead of looking back on my fitness journey from the past year, I’m enjoying myself in the run up to Christmas, but also using this time to start preparing for the year ahead!
To kick myself back into gear for New Years, I’ve bought myself a new Fitbit – the Charge 2. I had a Zip, but unfortunately it went through the washing machine at the start of the year and slowly died as a result, and I’ve since gone the year with no tracker, so I figured it was time to replace, and while I did love my Zip, I think the extra features on the new Charge 2 will really motivate me to keep active and track myself better! I especially love that it can connect to my GPS on my phone for my runs, and also I’m intrigued to see my heart rate and also my sleep patterns!
I’ve also spent a lot of time scrolling fitness on Pinterest for new workout ideas and healthy recipes, as well as pinning loads of motivational photos. Pinterest is so packed of great stuff, and I’ve found myself using it more and more recently to gear myself up for an amazing 2017!
A new year also means a new load of races to prepare for, and as I’ve been fairly lapse in my training recently, I’ve been going back to ParkRun to slowly ease myself back into running. The great part of that is that its not been as hard as I thought, and while my pace is probably a bit slower than it has been for the last year, I’m not struggling at all and my stamina still seems to be fairly good. We’ve also been running to and from the course, turning the 5k into a 10k, which is halfway to a 1/2 so bring on next year and my RunDisney events!
I’m also loading my phone with fitness apps, like Tone It Up and Blogilates, so I’ve got access to more motivation, inspiration and daily workouts! I love that loads of these workouts are quick and easy, and need no equipment, making them perfect for doing first thing in the morning before work, or before going to bed!
Here’s to making 2017 the best year on my fitness journey!