Keeping New Year’s Resolution Momentum Alive

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Keeping New Year’s Resolution Momentum Alive

The initial shimmer of New Years has worn off and all those bright resolutions may not seem as shiny anymore. Late January is dull, cold and when resolutions get hard. I know firsthand it can be challenging to keep the New Year’s resolution momentum going.

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My resolutions this year are lofty and all over the place. I am already chipping away at my blog and fitness resolutions. I’ve even been working out my arms several days a week, which is always my most challenging area. I’ve delayed starting the house goals until February when the hubs gets really busy at work and I have more time on my own. I’m feeling good about the entire list.

Despite all the very specific resolutions I wrote, the most important thing I want to do this year is under the personal resolution category. It is so important for me to not overextend myself and end up right back where I was before I left WLOS. Many of my health problems were triggered by stress and a lack of sleep. I want to have time to breathe and simply enjoy life.

I want to wake up on a Saturday morning, put on my C9 by Champion® at Target® gear and not be so busy that I have the time to enjoy where I live.

This is Bearwallow Mountain on a chilly and windy Saturday afternoon. This time last year I would not have had time or energy to do this hike.

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My excuses would have been all over the place. It’s too cold. (Not in my C9 by Champion gear at Target®!)

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I’m too busy.

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I don’t know what to expect. I’m stressed!

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I want to enjoy LIVING in these beautiful mountains. Views like this are stress busters!

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It felt amazing to be at the top of a mountain in fun and functional C9 by Champion® gear.

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I am going to try to keep my resolution momentum going by checking off the list but always with a mindful eye to keeping life in perspective and remembering the health and happiness is the most important item on the list. And if I can look good doing it, that is a bonus.

If you need a little help keeping your resolution momentum going, try my tips!

5 Tips to Keep New Year’s Resolution Momentum Alive

1- Check In

Use the end of the month as a time to check in on your progress. Make a manageable to-do list for next month to help you get closer to your goal.

2- Make Small Goals

Make more small goals that will help you chip away at achieving the big one.

3- Seek Support

Tell your friends what you are trying to accomplish and ask them to help you stay accountable.

4- Do Something Big to Jump Start

Jump start more progress by rocking a long run, stocking the fridge with low calorie freezer meals or going to a boot camp. My “something big” was taking a hike in the winter that was out of my comfort zone. It gave my mind time to reset and distress.

5- Reward Yourself

If you achieve your monthly goals, reward yourself! You are much more likely to keep going if you have something to look forward to! Try rewarding yourself with some fabulous gear like mine from C9 by Champion® gear at Target®. They have high quality premium items, which are fashion forward at an amazing price.

C9 by Champion® gear at Target® has been one of my favorite for years and continues to make such fun workout and running clothes. This outfit is great because it can go from a gym workout, grocery shopping, lounging or an afternoon hike. I have run everything from a 5K to a marathon in C9 gear.

Want to pick up my gear for yourself?

Pants: C9 by Champion® Women’s Premium Fitted Pant

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Tank: C9 by Champion® Women’s Premium Tank

Hoodie: C9 by Champion® Women’s Training Hoodie

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On a complete side note, I adore C9 by Champion® pants because they come in long lengths in the store. I don’t have to special order to have pants that are long enough! (For a reference point, I am 5’8″) They also come in short lengths, so there is something for everyone.

I’ll be posting more on my Bearwallow Hike next week including how you can go yourself. See you tomorrow for the Top 5 posts of the January and Friday for my 6 month post WLOS update!

I’m linking this post with Wild Workout Wednesday and Wow! Workout Wednesdays.  Also Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday. Thank you so much ladies for the link up party!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.

Your turn!

How are you doing on your resolutions?  Is the momentum still alive?

What is your favorite C9 by Target® piece of clothing?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:17-04:00 January 28th, 2015|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips, Motivation/ Inspiration, Uncategorized|41 Comments


  1. […] talked a little bit about my hike up to Bearwallow Mountain last week in my C9 for Target® post, but today I wanted to share more specifics of the hike […]

  2. heather @ divas run for bling February 3, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I love the idea to start small. It’s so important to build momentum to keep the bigger goals #wowlinkup

  3. Mary Beth Jackson January 30, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    great post! I think it is important to make small goals so you can knock them off and celebrate- keeps me moving! Those pants are super cute so I will look for them on my next rip to Target! Have a great weekend!

  4. Geek Fitness Beej January 30, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Having accountability really does help. Telling people and having a true support system really is the best thing you can do to keep goals. Without my handy-dandy folks at my side, I’d never have lost all the weight I did. Sure, there were haters, but whenever I got discouraged, being able to let other people boost me back up was pretty much what kept me going. Same is true for New Year’s resolutions (and any goal). It’s much easier with friends than it is alone.

  5. Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club January 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    I am still going strong on my new year’s resolution. I feel like this year I am going to smash many goals. #wowlinkup

    • JulieWunder January 30, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

      That is awesome! Enthusiasm like that will get it done!

  6. […] Keeping Your Resolutions Alive […]

    • Ashley Creason January 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      I’m rewarding myself with a tattoo once I reach my weight loss goal. And I keep track of everything on MyFitnessPal!

      • JulieWunder January 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

        That’s awesome! What a great way to remember all the work you put into it!

  7. Jess @hellotofit January 29, 2015 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I love these tips 🙂 I especially like the “do something big”. After that first leap, everything else seems a little easier!

  8. [email protected] January 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    And I’d need the short pants! I have a lot of C9 tops, but not any pants yet. I’ll check them out!

  9. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West January 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie! What beautiful views you have there. Love the look of these Target pieces, you know, I haven’t shopped for workout wear there in a long time. And as far as goals go, yes, now is the trying time to keep it going. Great tips!

  10. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 28, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Love all that gear! So cute! I’m a big believer in telling other people my goals – it makes me stick to them.

  11. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets January 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I love the gear from Target – I need to get more (even though I think I have too much workout clothes in my closet). Checking in is so important…that’s how you can see how far you’ve come and make more improvements moving forward.

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks Janelle!
      I always feel the same way– I NEED more gear 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you again soon.

  12. Renee @ Bendiful Blog January 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Great tips and super cute gear! I love C9 I’m actually wearing some in my post today too!

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      I’m on my way over the check it out! They have the best stuff!

  13. Annmarie January 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Great tips! I just wrote a similar post with similar tips for Move It Monday’s blog! Great minds think alike 😉

  14. The Frugal Exerciser January 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I bought my Champion pants from Target and I LOVE their longer lengths too. I’m 5’7″ but I’m mainly all legs. Champion and Victoria’s Secrets are the only affordable exercise pants I could find with the longer inseam. I also like Margarita because they have a 33 inch inseam but they are expensive. Where are you BTW? #wowlinkup

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      I’m in Asheville, NC… nestled in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love it here.
      I feel your struggle. I’m pretty leggy too and I am always having trouble with pants. Those C9 are the perfect length for me.

  15. I’m all for setting small goals and finding support in friends. My running buddies are the best!

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Friends are the best! It looks like you have a great group of running buddies.

  16. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections January 28, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I love C9 gear for running. So affordable but great quality.

    I love checking in to keep me going. It shows me where my progress is and isn’t and how to keep going.

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

      From what I gather, we are both visual “list” people 🙂 It really helps me to see it written down and check it off!

  17. Dan Steadman January 28, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

    love the view…my training still hasn’t kicked into high gear despite my weekly attempted reward program (beer at the end of the week)….of course I have no end view (Sept-Dec)…it’ll get better though

  18. t0ria January 28, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I also wanted to mention, committing to my half marathon has been helped by the fact I am a fundraiser runner for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue! If you can’t find motivation from within, find inspiration from something meaningful to you!

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply

      This is so great! Brother Wolf is such a great group and do inspiring things in our area!

  19. t0ria January 28, 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I started in December training for the half marathon in March at the Biltmore. While it’s not really a resolution, it is a goal I set for myself. Despite the cold winter days I am on track with my training and am on week 8 of the plan! Committing to this goal has helped me get through these cold, dark days.
    Also, one of my favorite running jackets is c9!
    Best of luck with all your goals and finding balance. It’s so nice to see you getting out and enjoying our mountains. I need to do the same!

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Best of luck with the marathon too! Keep me updated!

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 28, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Love the tips, love the outfit, LOVE that view! Alex and I tried to soak in views like that as much as we could when we were in VA. Makes me crave some east coast time…

  21. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 28, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I love Target’s workout line! It’s definitely easier to keep fitness resolutions if you have cute gear : )

  22. jill conyers January 28, 2015 at 6:33 am - Reply

    My goals/intentions/resolutions…whatever they’re called are alive and going well! Ask me again in 6 months and hopefully my answer will be the same.

    Love the top!

    • JulieWunder January 28, 2015 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Jill! I have faith you will keep them going.

  23. Jenny January 28, 2015 at 6:18 am - Reply

    What a cute outfit! Your tips are spot on! Breaking my goals into small, measurable milestones has been key in keeping on track. So far, so good! 🙂

  24. Blane Sherer January 28, 2015 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Love those mountain background pictures. Seems like you are keeping a nice balance in your life.

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