New Years Resolution #1: Fitness

I am so excited for 2015!  Never before have I entered a year with such enthusiasm and motivation, I don't know where it's coming from but I like it!  

I started the year with a list of resolutions, I'm proud to admit this!  I'm not sure when it became so 'uncool' to make resolutions but it did!  When I talk to people about the subject of New Year resolutions it's like they want to make them but don't want to admit it, what the heck is that!!  Hell yes you should make resolutions, not just resolutions but goals.  You should make them at the beginning of the year and all throughout the year.  There's something inherently perfect about making resolutions or setting goals at the onset of a New Year.  It's a 'NEW' year guys, fresh start, a perfect time to take stock of your life.  Take a step back, celebrate your wins and contemplate the difficult times of the year, reflect and learn.  Then, move on and set yourself up for an even better year!  

Rather than run a list of resolutions off now, I'm going to list them one at a time with a full blog post on what carrying each resolution out looks like for me.  An interesting approach I know but if nothing else, it will keep the energy alive and help extend my focus on each one.  

First up, FITNESS!  My goal for this is to work out 4 times per week!  I know that doesn't seem all that impressive to some of you but for me it's HUGE!  I'm also adding weight training into my workouts this year for the first time in my life (thanks to my husband moving a full size weight set into the basement : ).  We've already started and I love it!  I'm also walking, hoping to start running again soon, on the treadmill.  The treadmill workouts are 30 mins and so far, it's been amazing.  It's not so long that the evening falls apart (dinner, bath, laundry, relax with fam).  I need all that in my life (well except the laundry lol).  So 30 mins works great, doesn't set me back and is actually a real mood booster!

What does any girl do when she decides it's time to work fitness back into her life, she goes shopping!  I haven't done much because I have another resolution that we'll talk about another time involving budgets and finances.....soooo starting small.  Here are some of my workout essentials:

1. Aerie Skinny Yoga Pant (on sale now buy one get one 50% off)

2. Spotify (follow me @ myprettylilspotify, I'm friggen in love with my 90's Kid playlist)

3. Aerie Tunic Top (also on sale right now buy one get one 50% off)

4. Skechers Flex Appeal First Glance Women's Cross-Trainers (I don't buy much that isn't on sale, these are on sale for $49.99 at Kohl's regularly $69.99)

5. Contigo Shake & Go Tumbler 

6. All Pro Women‘s Low Cut Socks

What are your New Years Resolutions?  Would love for you to share what your 'must have' workout items are!!