Although I like to think I do a fairly good job of committing to my fitness + healthy eating goals throughout the year, December is always a crapshoot. I did a dairy + alcohol + sugar detox before going to Cali and then once I got there, I pretty much ate everything in sight – burritos, nachos, beer, wine, champagne, cookies, chocolate, bread, cheese – and my body was definitely feeling worse for the wear and just kinda blah once I got back to England this week.
This week, however, starts the Barre3 All In January challenge where you commit to at least 5 workouts each week + follow an optional meal plan that eliminates dairy, added sugar, alcohol, and coffee. I’m modifying the plan to fit my needs, just as I do Barre3, but wanted to share my top goals and intentions for the next month here to hold myself accountable.
Incorporate greens into every meal. I’m usually pretty good about eating veggies but have lately just been making whatever is the fastest as I adjusted back to the working life. I also wanted to avoid saying eat more greens because that’s all too easy for me to ignore/fudge. This way, I know I need something green at every major meal.
Say no to added sugar. Added sugar is in everything it seems so it takes a lot of label reading to stick to this one but I know that avoiding sugar helps me avoid blood sugar crashes throughout the day so I think it’s worth it for the little extra effort.
Detox from alcohol Sunday – Wednesday. It’s hard for me to balance having a social life and giving up alcohol completely but I really do feel better when I even omit my daily glass of wine. I’m committing to giving up alcohol Sunday through Wednesday this month – who knows, I may just be motivated to continue for the rest of the week as well!
Start a breathwork/meditation practice 3x week. Barre3 has a great guided breathwork audio each week for B3 All In and I’m hoping this will jumpstart my mindfulness practice this year. Ideally, I’d love to do it each day but know that I need a baby step with this one to keep it realistic.
Having new cute fitness clothes always motivates me to workout as well. If you didn’t get any for Christmas or need an additional wardrobe reset, here are a few of my fitness favs: