Starting the year fresh always has me in a better mood… especially after all that we went through in 2020. I look at it as a way to begin a new chapter and work toward more things you want to accomplish in the coming months!! In honor of keeping things positive and helping encourage you to kick 2021 off right I thought it might be useful to share some things to implement into your routine if you haven’t already! And if you’ve already put some of these in place, maybe it’s a matter of making it more of a habit 🙂
Keeping this one quick and to the point but I’d love to know what positive things you’re starting/focusing on this year so please share in the comments here, in my IG comments on my latest post or if you’re in the private RGE Facebook group, you can post there too! You get access to it when you snag my 6-week At-Home training guide.
I think it’s obvious I start out with this one. If you’ve been on the fence about consistent workouts from home or if you’ve never thought you could do it because of lack of space, weights, equipment, I can PROMISE you that all you need is 5-feet of space and a mat to get a Good Sweat in!! Of course I’d love for you to try some of my live IG workouts if you haven’t yet or give one of my ebooks a go, but honestly, I just want you all to know how much movement can improve your everyday life. It doesn’t have to be a tough HIIT workout or a crazy amount of running (trust me) – get out for a walk, do a quick yoga flow, STRETCH!! Don’t put any pressure on yourself to become a crazy athlete and simply commit to more movement in 2021! I think you’ll be shocked at the mental and physical growth that will happen. Make a small, yet attainable goal of working out just 3x a week to start. See how you feel after a few weeks and modify if you need!
One of my favorite things about cooking and sharing recipes with this community is the realization that eating healthy can be enjoyable and above all, easier than you may think!! If you’ve followed my page for a while, you know I love mimicking traditionally unhealthy or processed classics using way fewer ingredients and more whole food-focused recipes in general. Like my crispy chicken, one pan enchilada skillet, or my Twix bar recipe – I love creating alternatives so I don’t have to feel like I’m sacrificing anything to eat more nutrient-dense foods that fuel my body and make me feel good during and after! Eating whole foods doesn’t have to be boring and it definitely doesn’t mean eating a salad every day– though I do recommend more greens in general 😉 Just take a look around my recipes tab – guarantee you’ll find something you love! 😉 Let me know if you have any recipe requests as well!
A lot of the time motivation won’t be there. I’ve said it hundreds of times. But I can honestly say that the people you surround yourself with truly make a difference in your drive! That’s what this community is for me – you guys encourage me, motivate me and lift me up on those hard days. Especially in quarantine and throughout covid this last year, having positive people in my life was incredibly necessary and I encourage you all to lean hard on your friends, family and this RGE family so they can lift you up when you need it and vice versa! If you may be thinking the people around you are bringing you down, it could be time to cut ties and find people who inspire you instead. The Good Sweat At-Home FB group is some of the most inspiring group of women I’ve ever come across and I find it so valuable to check in everyday with them!
Sleep is CRUCIAL. It’s actually one of the most underestimated and undervalued elements of health! For this reason, don’t feel guilty about adding more of it to your schedule. Eight hours should be the minimum you’re getting – but for some, aiming for 9-10 is even better! If you need a bit of assistance getting relaxed and in sleep mode, I love this magnesium supplement – works wonders! Also my sound machine is on every single night (I even take this traveling with me!).
Joy + happiness
2020 was a tough year to feel joyful and happy, and for some, even 2021 is proving difficult to love so far, but at the end of the day it’s learning how to be grateful for everything you have. For me, it was such a disappointment to have to cancel our original wedding plans in Cabo back in April 2020, but nonetheless, Bridger and I still kept our original date and got married in his parent’s backyard with just 5 people in attendance 🙂 For an update on everything wedding-related, read this post. I also really struggled with the idea of not being able to go to the gym for workouts at the beginning of last year, but turned to IG and this community for support and wound up creating something bigger and better than I could have ever thought possible. Encouraging you to intentionally seek out your joy and happiness this year! xx