Are you ready to kick-off the new year with the goal of better health and planning! Then our list of Five Must-Have Purchases Moms Need For The New Year are perfect for you!
Five Must-Have Purchases Moms Need
I absolutely love the excitement of kicking off a new year. The joy of looking forward to 365 days of new days is an opportunity we busy gals need to embrace. I truly feel there is a dreamer in all of us that wants to create the best year ever every single year. To do this, we need to put our health first! And that requires a positive attitude and a boatload of planning. Here are my top Five Must-Have Purchases Moms Need For The New Year! ( Psst, you will love our goal planning post, find it here.)
For those of you who love to write your goals, meal ideas, and everyday stuff a paper planner is a perfect way to go. We use a mix. I load my calendar dates and bills due up on my iPhone Calendar and sync the family events with Cozi. Then write everything else on paper! Daily printable pages from my own printable library and an Emily Ley Planner are my paper go to products.
New Athletic Shoes
Yes, I know we all create insane health goals each new year. And yep, we generally throw in the crazy resolution towel about the end of January. This year I am creating my 2019 Bucket List as well as creating a long-term goal or 2,500 miles of walking and running as well as lifting daily. I have not figured out how to create a lift goal yet, but am thinking of just shooting for lifting 2,500 pounds by reps and then adjusting as needed. The key is I can kick it up a notch on days I have more free time and them not beat myself up when my time is sucked up by work and school events.
I purchased two pairs of running shoes and love their cushiony feel. I prefer Asics for my personal use. These are the two I picked for comfort and a variety of color choices.
Busy moms tend to forget hydrating when our schedules get crazy. We might pump a gallon of coffee, but honestly, who feels good after drinking a gallon of java. To boost my water drinking moral I am using colorful water bottles to hydrate. Our whole family is now sporting the Hydro Flask Water Bottles and we love them. Psst, they even make a coffee version. 🙂
Food Storage for Planning Healthy Meals
Planning meals for health is essential. Prepping for several days will help you stay on track. I am eating a salad a day unless it is so cold outside that soup must happen. I keep Yes soups in the cupboard for these occasions and also a stash of my yummy turkey chili. Food Storage is a must!
We love the Ball Wide Mouth Mason Jars for salads, vegetables, and fruits and use a food storage divider set for after school snacks and meals. I am ashamed of how many drive-thrus dinners we had this school year so far! I had no idea high school would be so busy with my little musician/tennis player.
Every year I check my Ugg slippers to see if I need a fresh pair for the year. They last a good long while and are worth the extra cost. This year my husband gifted me a gray pair! Putting on a pair of comfy slippers in the morning and after a long day’s work is on self-care task that takes nearly zero time in a busy mom‘s life. IT IS a must in my book! Psst, I love the Ugg Ansley because there are no leather shoe strings, they tend to come untied.
Now that I have shared my Five Must-Have Purchases Moms Need For The New Year, share your ideas in the comments!
Happy New Year!