Saturday, November 18, 2017

5 Steps To Making The Gym Fun Again, Plus Free Printables!



   We've all been there... riding the struggle bus to get ourselves back to the gym. If you too have found that your excuses have equated to extra weight on the scale, fret not! Today's post is all about finding your rhythm and making the gym fun once again. Be sure to check out the bottom of the post because I've teamed up with Planet Fitness Tulsa and have a special offer for all Tulsa readers. 

STEP 1: Forgive Yourself

    It's no big surprise that we are our own worst critics, so first things first, forgive yourself and let the past go. That 'excuse making you' is long gone and this is a fresh start to your new fitness journey. I highly recommend writing a letter to the old you and forgiving yourself fully. This truly allows you to start with a clean slate and fresh mindset. 

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STEP 2: Find A Gym That Fits You

       You want to find a gym that makes you look forward to every training session. That is why it's so important to find a gym that doesn't have judgmental or pushy staff. Personally, I'm taking advantage of Planet Fitness' "Judgment Free" environment where none of my rolls or love handles will be criticized. They have a truly judgment free policy and I love it! All Planet Fitness locations are open 24/7 so whether you're going in first thing in the morning, sans makeup fresh out of bed, or after a long day and look disheveled, it's okay. It's always okay. Don't believe me? Check out their mission statement, here

          The first couple of experiences are critical  when establishing a new routine. I mean, this is when you decide to either make it into a habit (more on this later) or give in to your old ways. That is why finding a place that truly makes you feel comfortable is so important. Who wants to keep going back to a place where they feel insecure and judged?! I know I don't. 

Getting Into Shape at the Tulsa Riverside Planet Fitness - Earning Those Cupcakes


STEP 3: Make It A Habit

     As I've mentioned in previous posts, a new habit can be created by repetition and accountability. A surefire way of setting yourself up for success is by having a habit tracker like this week's Freebie. If you would like to download, simply right click and hit "save as." 

Free Fitness Habit Tracker - Monthly Tracking Of New Healthy Habits www.MalenaHaas.com

Free Fitness Habit Tracker - Weekly Tracking Of New Healthy Habits www.MalenaHaas.comFree Fitness Habit Tracker - Weekly Tracking Of New Healthy Habits www.MalenaHaas.com


      Once you've created or downloaded your tracker, you will want to establish which habits you would like to create. Alongside the traditional habits such as 'wake up early,' 'pack gym bag,' or 'meal prep,' I also recommend incorporating workout classes like 30 minute circuit  or scheduling a session with Patrick McCombie at the Tulsa Riverside location where you can create a custom workout routine (FYI all group training sessions are included with a Planet Fitness membership). When you physically sign up for a training session you are much more likely to hold yourself accountable. 

STEP 4: Treat Yo' Self

   An awesome way keep yourself is by rewarding your wonderful new habits.  My two favorite ways to do this is by spoiling myself with either a new workout item or indulging my aching muscles with some sort of spa treatment. 

       My new Planet Fitness membership makes this motivational hack super easy to achieve because I get a 20% discount at Reebok and full use of their Black Card spa which includes tanning, hydro massage beds, and massage chairs! Ummmm can you say, "yes, please!"

Pamper Yourself After A Hard Workout - Tulsa Riverside Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness at Riverside

Pamper Yourself After A Hard Workout - Tulsa Riverside Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness at Riverside


STEP 5: Remember Your Why

      The last tip to making the gym fun again is to remind yourself of why you are doing it in the first place.  A really fun way of doing this is by creating a mini vision board. You can add pictures of a fitter you, healthy meals, and a vacation or event you are getting ready for. You can then keep this image in digital form by taking a picture with your phone, or simply placing it somewhere you will readily see it everyday. 

      I hope you've enjoyed this week's beauty and health post. If you would like to sign up with my local Planet Fitness, be sure to do so before December 31st. They are running a special for all Tulsa readers:  $0 enrollment fees for all Black Card memberships when you use the code HASSPF. 

       Let me know if you have any questions or tips on how you stay motivated through the holidays in the comment section below. I love hearing from you! 


                                                                      

Friday, November 10, 2017

❤ FREEBIE Friday❤ Weekly Budget Tracker Printable

Free Printable Weekly Budget Tracker for Cashless Envelope Budget System http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/11/freebie-friday-weekly-budget-tracker.html


    So you've created a budget. Great! Now how do you stick to it? This week's printable has made it super easy for you to stick to your budget goals and is based on a cashless envelope budget system. It is super simple and practical for anyone who uses debit or credit cards instead of cash. There are spots for up to ten categories and I've provided an example of how I've used mine in the past: 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Must Try Beauty Products - October Favorites

 MUST TRY BEAUTY PRODUCTS - OCTOBER FAVORITES http://www.hautehaas.com/2017/11/must-try-beauty-products-october.html

       It's that time of the month where I share all of my current beauty faves! This month I have a bit of a hodgepodge mix, from skincare to eyeshadow palates, all of which I have been obsessing over. As a side note, I am loving your feedback and am so happy to know you are loving my recommendations. Please let me know if you've tried any of the products I mention below or if you have any recommendations of your own. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

❤ FREEBIE Friday❤ How To Resize Inserts With FREE Printable!


how to resize printables w free template http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/11/freebie-friday-how-to-resize-inserts.html


Today's post originated out of my most frequently asked question, "how do I resize printable downloads?" I created a video and blog post tutorial demonstrating how I easily resize inserts utilizing a pre-sized digital file, a file that is this week's freebie! I am including both personal (MM) as well as A5 (GM) sizes, but feel free to let me know if you would like any other sizes added to the mix. Don't forget to download and save, as always, the freebies get transferred to the shop within a week of going live. 


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vlogtober Mashup: Mom Life, Zone Cleaning, and Nap Time Hustle



        Welcome to the chaos that is my life. I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. In the last vlog of October I recap what a typical day looks like: sharing zone cleaning, work during naptime, and the chaos that is my labrador, Winnie. I also go into vlogging as an introvert and overcoming anxiety or depression. It's jam-packed with content I hope you enjoy!




Friday, October 27, 2017

❤ FREEBIE Friday❤ Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner Printables

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

    Happy Freebie Friday, y'all! This week's freebie is in anticipation of Thanksgiving and all the planning that goes along with it. I've created the ultimate Thanksgiving printables which will be free through next week. The planner set includes the following inserts: 

  • Master To Do List;
  • Thanksgiving Day Schedule;
  • Meal Plan w/ Grocery List;
  • Shopping List;
  • Guest List;
  • Seating Chart; and
  • Gratitude List
   If you would like to download any of the inserts below, simply right click and select "Save as." The inserts are fitted on an 8.5 x 11 sheet, but you can resize them so that they fit your planner needs. Here are some of the most common planner sizes: 

A5 – 5.8″ x 8.3″
Classic/Desk – 5.5″ x 8.5″ (Half sheet of paper)
Personal – 3.7″ x 6.7"
Franklin Covey Compact – 4.25″ x 6.75″
Day-Timer Portable – 3.75″ x 6.75″
Filofax Compact – 3.7″ x 6.7″
Filofax Pocket – 3.2″ x 4.7″
Franklin Covey Pocket – 3.5″ x 6″



Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

Free Thanksgiving Planner Printable - Ultimate Bundle Download http://www.malenahaas.com/2017/10/freebie-friday-ultimate-thanksgiving.html

      Please let me know what you would like to see in the future. I truly do appreciate all of your feedback. As always, don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on any future freebies or awesome content. 

                                                                            



 







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