Eat Drink & Be Mary: Keeping Track of Your Goals


Keeping Track of Your Goals

* I've never claimed to be a fitness guru, and probably never will.  I have been trained in dance and have some health & fitness knowledge.  I will only give you tips & advise based on my experiences for what works for me.  Keep in mind that you know what's best for your body, but I am always here for questions and advise.


Several months ago I mentioned some tips & tricks I've learned from working out.  Even with this, I occasionally fall into a slump.  Don't we all?  And sometimes it's hard to come out of that slump, and way, way easier to remain on the couch and eat another bowl of popcorn.  These snow days are doing nothing to help me stay motivated to get to the gym, but I refuse to let this dern Polar Vortex & snow storm win.

Five Things + a Giveaway

I have several tactics on how to stay or get re-motivated.  Write down my goals and progress.  Workout with a friend/partner.  Log my water and calorie intake.  Keep a stash of fast & easy workouts for the days you just don't think you can make it to the gym.  And of course, create a inspirational Pinterest board. 

It helps me stay accountable when my goals, and progress are written down.  I keep track of this usually on my phone, because it works best for me, and I always have it with me.  But I know some of you are more "list/planner people," so for those of you here are some (mainly) free planners to track daily, monthly & more.

Monthly Tracker - Source

Pretty Pink Calendar helping put those workouts on a schedule
Monthly Planner -- Source

Health and Fitness Printables - Workout Printables - Meal Planner - Home Organisation - Household Binder - 31 sheets
Health & Fitness Kit -- This one isn't free, unfortunately, but it's only $9.50 and has everything you could want and more to plan out your health and fitness journey, goals, etc.

As I mentioned above, I like to keep track of my goals & progress mainly on my phone.  Having an iPhone definitely has it's perks, in that I can find so many free apps to log everything I want to about working out and my fitness.  My favorites are: My Fitness Pal, Hydrate, Runtastic, Reminders.  Have any apps I should try out?  Let me know below :)

Cute, crafty & working out.  Do those three things even belong in the same sentence?  In most cases? No.  But in this case they do.  Some cute, & crafty options to display your weight loss.  I understand that you may not want to broadcast this to everyone that comes into your home, but keep it in your bathroom and when it's all said and done you'll have a "Pinterest Worthy" project you can tell your friends and family about.

Custom Weight Loss Counter Decals //DIY  Motivation Pounds lost, Pounds to Go // Choose colors and font on Etsy, $5.50

I just LOVE this idea!  How motivating!  #poundslost #weightloss

And what would a fitness post be without some inspirational quotes? ;)
Motivation .

All courtesy of Pinterest.

What motivates you to continue to go to the gym?  Do you have any tips for me?  What apps should I be using for health&fitness?  Do you have an weight loss/fitness Pinterest board? Post the link below and I'll check it out.  

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  1. Love the free planners! I used to do this and have kind of gotten away from it. I ned to start again though because it can get really motivating to look back on the past month and see how well you've done!

  2. I love the "one hour workout is 4% of your day" ...puts things into perspective!!

  3. I used to track every little thing I ate and did during workouts and I've found it's extremely difficult to maintain that for an extended time. I'm with you on the whole idea of just figuring out what works best for you, and your body. Moderation is your friend, that's what I've discovered.

    Side note, if you are looking for an easy way to track movements and such, an UP Band by Jawbone is AMAZING. I live and breathe by mine, really.

  4. I LOVE those jar things!! What a good idea! I may have to make a couple of those!

  5. I literally laughed out loud when I read "If I write enough posts about working out maybe I'll lose weight" HAHA!!! That's the exact reason that we started the #fitnessFriday linkup! If I don't workout or eat well I'll have absolutely nothing to talk about!

    Thanks for sharing chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  6. Love the pounds lost pounds to go idea! I set goals simply for the fact that they keep me motivated consistently!

  7. I love tracking my workouts and what I eat. And my pinterest board is a huge help of course, too! I'll check yours out! Here's mine: and

  8. I love tracking my workouts and what I eat. And my fitness boards and work-out boards keep me motivated, too. I'll check out yours! Here's mine: and


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