New Year’s resolutions are about celebrating a chance at new beginnings — not setting yourself up for disappointment. At Boxed, we’re always looking for ways to make life more manageable. We believe it’s the small changes to everyday routines that can lead to long-term impact. So join us. Free yourself from the coulda-woulda-shouldas and focus on the possible. Make this changing season a stress-free one by embracing the beauty of bulk. Just sit back, stock up, and watch what happens when you get new starts, delivered. Here are three ways to give yourself a head start.
1. Raise the Bar(s)
Working out and coming home hungry is an easy way to sabotage a strong start, so prep ahead by having Cliff Bars on hand. We’re big fans of packing them in our gym bag for on-the-go fuel sessions. Bulking up while staying lean? Gatorade Whey Protein Powder is a great way to shake things up in 2018. And last but not least, don’t forget to hydrate! SmartWater is the perfect workout partner for biking, swimming, running, and dancing your way into feeling your best in the new year.
2. Own the Clock
Sick of being late to work or school drop-off? Same. Because we know we won’t magically be any cheerier in the morning, we decided to make it easy on ourselves by simplifying morning madness. A streamlined morning starts with a think-ahead night: Showering at night is a great way to save precious morning time. Need to cut down further? Try adding Simple Cleansing Face Wipes to your morning beauty routine (pro tip: Add ’em to your purse for a post-workout clean).
And then there’s breakfast. With Quaker Overnight Oats, simply add milk or yogurt to the ready-to-go container, refrigerate overnight, and voila, breakfast is waiting for you when you wake up. And bonus: Less breakfast prep means more time for coffee. Single-serving pods from Prince & Spring are great when you can’t wait for the full pot to brew. If you still can’t find time to sip and relax, stocking your kitchen with a few to-go mugs to keep liquids hot is a great way to skip dish duty and get yourself on the road to success. Or, you know, just on the road. (Baby steps, remember?)
3. Eat Well, Not Out
Nothing derails a diet (or budget!) faster than coming home from a long day, starving, and forcing yourself to make the choice between ordering in and cooking up a healthy meal from scratch. Save time, money, and frustration by prepping meals in advance in bulk and storing or freezing until you need them. Tools like Vitamix for hearty soups and durable cutting boards and knives for prepping fresh veggies for the week make meal prep a breeze. When you’re done, reach for Ziploc controlling portions and freezing and Prince & Spring Food Storage Containers for everyday use. Think of it as giving a gift to your future self — a gift of peace of mind and homemade-just-tastes-better satisfaction. just don’t forget to label foods and the date you made ’em in Sharpie.
There you have it; three ways to refresh your routine in 2018. Whether you’re working on your fitness, trying to find time, or reaching for financial goals, the beauty of bulk is that it’s there for you in those micro-moments when every moment counts.
What are your favorite tips for keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Share them in the comments!