Ok you guys. It’s seriously time for me to shape up. Over the last few weeks, because of the arctic temperatures and bone chilling winds, I’ve made excuses about everything. It’s cold, I need to eat more bread. It’s cold, I can’t work out. I did dry January, so of course I can have an extra drink whenever I want in February! You get the picture.

It’s really pathetic especially given this post from last week. But then I realized that we’re going to Tulum in 17 days and I need to get back on track! I feel heavy, lethargic, stuffy, bloated, and just not 100% great, which I know is a function of not taking care of my body in the way that I should.

Last night I made a spread sheet (my favorite activity of all time) for getting in shape before our trip. This is my trick whenever I get in a health and wellness rut. I make the list in a Google doc and then every day I put a check mark next to things when I do them. Some examples are: Morning hot water with lemon, take my vitamins, work out, etc. I only allow myself a few check marks per week for things like alcoholic drinks which I love but make me feel terrible, always.

Buying and wearing my new sporty kicks makes me more motivated for some reason. Or at least that’s what I’m telling my husband as an excuse for buying them.

What are your tricks for staying on track?

New Balance x J.Crew

Errand Running

Casual Look

Weekend Wear

Neon Sneakers

Denim Jacket

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  1. Jessica said:

    We have a trip scheduled for the first week of April and I’m in the same mindset as you. Time to lay off the carbs and booze!

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  2. Paola Blanc said:

    My tricks are the following: I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, I try to walk everytime I can and to sleep 8 hours per night
    Lovely outfit!

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  3. Love the comfortable and sporty outfit. Wearing stylish sneakers and fitness clothes is the best way to motivate me to go to the gym.


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  4. Cute outfit! I love my sneaks and wear them all the time!

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  5. I’m so jealous of your upcoming trip! Hope you have a wonderful time. Love this look, too!

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  6. Katy King said:

    Love the idea of creating a spreadsheet to keep track! It definitely helps to visualize the changes you are making. More water, less wine is what I’m focusing on lately. A shot of apple cider vinegar and cayenne in the morning also helps for an extra boost!

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  7. Love the bun and the sneaks – fun everyday on the go look! I’m feeling you with this weather and non-exercise! I gotta get back into gear!


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  8. Great idea, Julia! I was in a bit of a health rut as well. I find that consciously keeping track of what I eat daily (not necessarily counting calories) and pushing myself to workout (leaving a gym bag in my car) helped to get me back on track. I use that app MyFitnessPal to track what I eat and to log in my workouts. It works!

    -Valerie C.

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  9. Ellen said:

    I love your spreadsheet idea as a way to get in shape! I may have to try it myself. One of my resolutions is to drink 2-3 cups of tea per day, and I’ve been attending yoga once a week. So jealous you’re going somewhere warm soon!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  10. I find a workout that I can get addicted to and then go for unlimited classes. Cute workout wear doesn’t hurt either!

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  11. Lynne said:

    Can you share the spreadsheet?

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    • I should! I’m kind of embarrassed by it but I could totally do a full post just on the spreadsheet itself. Great idea! Stay tuned 🙂

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  12. Heidi D. said:

    Such a good idea and I am loving these kicks!


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  13. Cute kicks! I limit carbs and do pilates and yoga 3x a week. Taking a probiotic everyday helps alot too.


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  14. LOVE those kicks!

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  15. Adore those sneaks!

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