On the final days of 2018, surrounded by loved ones, full of good food and drink and reflecting on the past year, you will more than likely come up with a few goals that you would love to accomplish in 2019.
Our community recently shared these goals and we were surprised by just how many of us share the same resolutions for 2018.
So, what are the most popular New Year’s resolutions and how can we ensure that we not only stay on track but absolutely smash these goals?
By doing it as a team, of course! So, to all the Healthy Mummies, here’s how we are going to make 2019 our BEST year EVER!
The Resolutions that topped the charts
1. To have more energy
With a healthier lifestyle comes the energy to actually accomplish the things you want to do, without feeling exhausted or constantly burning out. Not having enough energy can come down to a number of things including mental health, poor nutrition or physical conditions. But whatever the case, now’s the time to get on track and boost those energy levels up!
2. To lose weight/ to fit into a certain size
This was probably the most popular resolution from our community of mums. And while the numbers varied, weight loss is a journey that is best done together. Celebrate every centimetre lost and share the road to weight loss with countless other mums with the same goal. This is what The Healthy Mummy is all about.
3. To give up smoking, sugar or sweets
It’s not easy to break a habit, especially an addictive one. Take it one day at a time.
4. To say yes to the kids more
Many mums admit that they spent too much on the sidelines watching the kids without joining in. This year, it’s going to stop.
This year we are all going to join in, to get out there and to say yes to the activities that we may not feel confident doing, but that bring our children so much joy. Dance to crappy pop music in the living room. Frolic in the waves at the beach. Ride the slides at the water park. And cherish the sounds of laughter that these moments bring your children.
5. To have a baby
Another popular one! Pregnant already? Check out our 15 fun ways to guess if you’re having a boy or a girl.
6. To feel confident again
When you have a baby, you sometimes lose yourself. And your former body. With this loss, comes a loss of your confidence. Getting this confidence back is a mental struggle that pretty much every mum goes through, some worse than others. But you can do it – it’s all about finding that self-love within.
7. To conquer a marathon, mountain or tough mudder type challenge
Whether you want to run 3 miles or compete in a triathlon, having a fitness goal and an actual event to attend is such a great way to stay inspired. So, to all mums who plan on doing Tough Mudder, the Ironman, a marathon or any other type of insane fitness event, good luck. You’ve got this!
8. To take time for yourself
There is so much pressure on parents these days to be perfect all the time. And, when we slip up or step back, even for an hour, we often feel guilty. Make this year the year this guilt stops. Take breaks. Ask for help. Put yourself first every once in a while.
A massive shout out to all the mums who shared their resolutions for 2018 with us. It takes dedication, motivation and hard work to make these resolutions a reality but, with the right program and support, it’s completely possible!
Want to start the year with a bang?
Check out the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. It’s an affordable, customisable program designed to help mums reach their weight loss goals and tackle their health.
Our Challenge entails:
- Hundreds of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!
To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.