Long Term Health + Fitness Goals

Friday, January 12, 2018
I love the feeling of the start of a new year as it means that there's an opportunity for change, improvement and healthy habits! I have already published a post about my 2018 goals but I wanted to write a more in-depth post about my long term health, fitness and exercise goals for the foreseeable future.

Drink More Water ft. Herbalife and Ion
This goal has been on my yearly goals list for the past few years and I've never accomplished it - I don't know why I find it so difficult to drink enough each day! The minimum I drink is around 500ml and the most is around 900ml which is no where near the two litres recommend each day. However, I received a fantastic and huge water bottle from Herbalife which I've been loving and it has been helping me accomplish this goal already this year.

I also received one from Ion which I'm loving too and it has a 550ml capacity so it's more travel friendly especially as it has a very secure lock/lid. From the first few days of January until now, I have been drinking between 1300ml to 2100ml every single day which is completely unheard of for me and I really hope that it continues for the rest of 2018.

Exercise Consistently + Track My Fitness ft. Fitbit
Just after Christmas I bought myself a Fitbit Charge 2 as I'm a very organised person so I like to be able to analyse, measure and look back on statistics....yeah, I'm that kind of person. So my Fitbit has been amazing as well as the Lifesum app, 1byOne Wellness app and the Fitbit app which have all been perfect for tracking my health, fitness and weight.

As well as tracking my weight, fitness and health, I'd love to carry on with my 2017 habits of exercising consistently which so far this year, I haven't been achieving, oops. I have an exercise cross trainer at home which definitely helps me to stay fit so I want to exercise even a little bit each day.
Be More Active
Another exercise goal of mine is to not only exercise consistently but to push myself and to become more active in terms of walking and hiking (and maybe rock climbing or kayaking) which is something I've wanted to do since coming back from Norway last summer. I already have a list of places I want to visit in the North West this year to not only experience some culture and history but to get in my steps as well.

Reduce Carbs, Salt & Caffeine
I've been a vegetarian for almost 14 years now (I think it's 14 years...maybe 13) but over the past three years I've been incorporating more vegan foods into my diet so that now in 2018, my diet is mostly vegan (about 90% vegan). However, my diet can always improve and it would be even better if I could reduce the amount of salt, carbs and caffeine in my diet.

Start Yoga Again
Back in 2016 and somewhat into 2017, I started practicing yoga and breathing medication occasionally at home which I found so relaxing and I'd like to start yoga again (I used the Yoga With Adrienne videos) so hopefully it will become a long term practice.
Try Health Tonics ft. Tonic by Tanita de Ruijt 
Last but not least is something new to my list and it's to try various homemade health tonics with the help of Tonic by Tanita de Ruikt. It's a gorgeous hardback book I was sent a couple of days ago and it's already inspiring me to try homemade juices, drinks and tonics to help me have a healthy 2018. I've tried one so far, the liver tonic which was...interesting. I need to experiment more with tonics and recipes in 2018 and I think this book will be perfect as it's beautifully published, well laid out and full of health tonic recipes.

Do you have any health or fitness goals for 2018 or the future? 

20 comments

  1. Your Fitbit will be brilliant for keeping you on track with your goals! X

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  2. I am SO impressed with how much water you drink! I need to start doing the same, I am terrible for not drinking enough :(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  3. I don’t add any extra salt to anything, even when I am cooking and I did cut out caffeine 2 years ago x

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  4. I related to this post so much! I have always struggled with drinking enough water, yet I always tell others to stay hydrated. This year I have tried very hard to drink lots of water and have been tracking my intake, I have also been doing yoga and making sure I eat a more whole foods and natural diet.. Good luck to you! We've got this! x

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  5. Yoga is brilliant - it really helps calm your mind as well as being good for fitness. I can’t have caffeine as I have an intolerance to it but I must admit, I appreciate the health benefits to not being able to have it. Good luck with your goals! They sound achievable x

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  6. I hardly drink any water and I know that's awful. That's definetly something I need to change in 2018.

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  7. I loved this post! I really want to start yoga again!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  8. I really need to start drinking more water! I’m terrible at drinking enough! Xx

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  9. I love using my Fitbit! So handy x

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  10. I really want to start yoga as I think I’ll love it and it will help keep my flexibility and suppleness from the many years of dancing and acrobatics so fingers crossed I can get my ass doing yoga as well as the gym.

    You have some great goals here x

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  11. I have just got myself a nice yoga mat from Ban.Do ready to start yoga again too! x

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  12. I don't drink anywhere near enough water, so that's a goal of mine too this year! I also really enjoy Yoga xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  13. Yes I would love to start yoga for sure x

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  14. I've been trying to up my water intake too! Good luck with your goals!

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  15. I think I'll join you in trying Yoga again, I feel like it is something I really need to do x

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  16. I really want to reduce my carb intake this year too!

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  17. I'd love to start a yoga class it's just finding the time

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  18. I'm really trying to drink more water, I was consuming more coffee than water last year!! x

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  19. Great goals girl! I have drinking more water and be more active on my list of fitness goals too! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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