Let me guess… You started off 2022 with high hopes of finally getting healthy. This is the year you are going to exercise more and lose weight. You came up with a wellness game plan, and decided to put your health first. January 1st was epic and you may have joined a gym. But I ask this, are you still going? How are the goals coming along? Have you gained energy? Lost weight?
The sad reality is approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. There is a slew of ideas as to why this happens, but most of them come down to one factor – accountability. Making lifestyle changes and incorporating healthy routines are big goals and cannot just happen overnight. To successfully change, having someone or something hold you accountable is key. Accountability can help maintain structure and before you know it, a new routine has formed.
We’ve come across apps, online programs, in-person classes, and items you can buy to help keep you accountable along your wellness journey. We believe in you and know you can crush your goals. Now let’s get to it!
Get started on your wellness journey by creating a routine specially catered to you and your goals. Fabulous, the self-care app serves as a planner to help you create and stick to a daily routine. With the help of behavioral science, Fabulous will transform your life by creating healthy habits through daily coaching, weekly challenges, and daily meditation. Free; thefabulous.co
Every year I swear I hear people say they want to drink more water. Well, let this be the year you hydrate your life thanks to a water tracker bottle from Giotto. Sold in a wide variety of colors and sizes, Giotto’s water bottles are lined with a time marker and positive affirmations to encourage your water drinking and track your progress. $9.20 (32 oz.) and $23.99 (1 Gallon); Amazon.com (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)
We can’t get enough of this free meditation app featuring the world’s largest free library of more than 100k guided meditations. Insight Timer is perfect for both the meditation novice and the experienced meditator. Backed by wellness lovers like Russell Brand and Gisele Bündchen, Insight Timer also offers weekly and monthly challenges, wellness courses, yoga classes, workshops, mentoring, and even tracks your progress. Talk about the ultimate accountability partner. Free; insighttimer.com. Here’s a tip. Set the mood by lighting energy candles from CLR Los Angeles and sit or lay on a yoga towel from Tesalate while you meditate. Once done, complete your meditation by writing in your 5-Minute Daily Gratitude Journal, The Cherry on Top Of My Day Amazon.com (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)
Let me guess, this is the year you finally decide to expand your reading and you vow to read a book a month. Or maybe you finally want to give this podcast thing a try. Now that you’ve agreed to expand your reading and watchlist, where do you start? This is where Likewise comes in. The free app wants you to “Find Your Next Favorite through personal recommendations across all your favorite services, interests, and categories.” Yes please! Free; Likewise.com
Look and feel better by committing to moving for 30 minutes a day. Whether you’re taking a walk in nature or doing a yoga video on YouTube, moderate daily movement has a plethora of health benefits from boosting your mood, energy, and stamina, to improving your overall health and weight loss. For movement ideas, check out Ariel’s favorite online (both paid and free) 30 minute + workouts.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be in an action movie? Joining All Movement (JAM) is a 10,000 sq. foot facility offering parkour, tumbling, cinematic martial arts (tricking), workshops, private sessions, and open gyms to anyone ready to step out of their comfort zone. Get ready to transform into the star of your very own action movie and nail all the same moves you see done in your favorite films. No experience, no worries. JAM has classes for everyone at every level. Please contact JAM directly for rates and hours of operation; 16657 Arminta St., Van Nuys CA 91406; 818.343.1615