Keep Track of Healthy Habits with Fitness Tracker Printables

No matter if you regularly run marathons or simply jog through the park once every couple of weeks, you know that working out and getting fit takes some serious discipline and drive. Setting fitness goals and designing a regimen for yourself isn’t easy, but it makes it that much more rewarding when you reach the goals you set for yourself.

Setting those goals for yourself can be challenging, no matter what it is. Whether it’s participating in a triathlon or just taking the stairs instead of the elevator for two weeks, setting and staying dedicated to your fitness goals takes just as much effort as running three miles on the treadmill. The team at Intuit Mint wants to make that easier, so they put together a list of fitness printables to take the stress out of planning your workouts. All you have to do is actually get moving—the hard work has been done for you!

Using a 30-day fitness calendar not only takes the stress out of planning, but it makes doing your workout fun. This way, everything you need to do is planned out for you—all you need to do is actually do it! At a glance, you can easily see what’s expected of you and how it will help you complete the workouts listed for you later in the month. Building up a tolerance for workouts is important, and this calendar helps you get fit and build up your endurance to complete harder workouts.

Another way to make workouts fun is to make it into a game. If pre-planned workouts aren’t for you, or if you want to choose your own workouts, these printable fitness dice are for you! Use the pre-assigned workouts, or fill in your own, to plan your workouts. All you have to do is roll the dice and see what you’ll be doing that day!

Being healthy doesn’t come just from working out, though that’s a big part of it. Developing and sticking to healthy habits will help you in your journey to living an active, healthy lifestyle, and there’s no better way to stick to your good habits than with a habit tracker. Simply write in the good habit you want to track, like drinking 32 oz. of water, eating green veggies, or taking 20 minutes in the morning to meditate and reflect on your breathing. Once you see how much progress you’ve made, you won’t want to break your habit—and soon it’ll be like second nature!



Using these printables will help you along your journey to be fit, be more active, and live a healthier lifestyle. Remember that being fit and healthy isn’t just about having abs or being able to run 10 miles—it’s about making the best choices for you and your body! Start now to set yourself up for a great 2020, and make the best of a new decade.

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How She Does It: Elaine Rau of Lady Boss Blogger

After just 3 years of blogging, Elaine Rau founder of LadyBossBlogger.com amassed an audience of 250,000+ followers worldwide, has been featured in hundreds of publications and has spoken on stages all over the world about how to become a successful blogger and influencer.

It all started when she lost her job, home, and brother-in-law in one week. Stuck in a developing country with an 80% unemployment rate, she had to learn how to make money online ASAP and managed to monetize her brand new blog the very first week.

After a year of blogging, she was interviewed by the Huffington Post on her success and shortly afterward people started emailing her blogging related questions which she answered then turned into her signature course: Start A Money Making Blog.


Deb Bailey: Welcome to the Secrets of Success blog, Elaine. How did you get started as an entrepreneur?

Elaine Rau: Great to be here, Deb. I call myself an accidental entrepreneur because it was based on the unique circumstances of my life that forced me to adapt and change. I was in a verbally abusive and controlling work environment, but one phone call changed the trajectory of my life and career.

My boyfriend who lived overseas at the time called to tell me that his brother had just been murdered. I asked my boss if I could attend the funeral... and when he said NO (because it would affect sales) I quit, packed my life in a suitcase and moved to Honduras.

I didn't realize how hard the transition would be and I hit rock bottom myself as well. I was purposeless, passionless and jobless all at the same time. So in order to give myself a reason to wake up in the morning, I started a blog to help myself learn who I wanted to become: a LADY BOSS BLOGGER... and that is exactly who I became.

I now speak at conferences all around the world teaching what I know. I also teach online courses that you can access here:   Courses.LadyBossBlogger.com.



Deb: What inspires you to do the work you do?

Elaine: I want to impact the next generation by educating them on the ins and outs of how to start and build an online business. I'm currently mentoring 25 college students through my internship program to help them learn the skills and tools they need to become equipped entrepreneurs.

Ultimately I want to bring what I have learned to a developing country like Honduras and educate the street boys on how they can build a future for themselves.

My blog was founded on the Micah Project property in Honduras, which is a charity for street boys that helps them get an education while providing a safe place to live (my husband was one of the boys they helped).

They gave me a place to stay for a couple of months when I moved down there until I found a good rental and was able to support myself through my blogging income. A portion of my business proceeds goes towards monthly contributions to the Micah Project.

I truly believe that with the right education and access to wifi, we can provide opportunities to those who never thought in their wildest dreams that they could support themselves and their families online.


Deb: What advice would you give to women entrepreneurs who are just starting out?

Elaine: Your vision doesn't have to be fully planned out or formed for you to begin. As you learn how to navigate the entrepreneurial waters, your purpose and even your passions will begin to change and morph into something more solid than just an idea or a dream.




Deb: What is your favorite activity to relax and unwind?

Elaine: I actually love hosting parties! It may not round relaxing to you, but I'm an extrovert that works alone most of the week so when I have free time, I like to pull some friends together for a potluck party or game night.


Deb: What do you wish you could tell your younger self?

Elaine: You are stronger and more capable than you think!



Deb: What do you think are the top 3 traits an entrepreneur must have?

Elaine: 
1. Optimism - you must be able to encourage yourself when no one else will

2. Discipline - you are in charge of your own schedule and need to be disciplined with how you spend your time

3. Adaptability - things won't always work out the way you plan, you must learn to be flexible


Deb: Thanks so much for sharing, Elaine. Please share your website and social media URLs.

Elaine: My pleasure. Here are the links.

INSTAGRAM
@ElaineRau
@LadyBossBlogger

FACEBOOK
@ElaineRauOfficial
@LadyBossBlogger

FACEBOOK GROUP
For Female Entrepreneurs + Bloggers + Influencers

TWITTER
@LadyBossBlogger

PINTEREST
@ElaineRau

LINKEDIN
@ElaineRau
@LadyBossBlogger

YOUTUBE
@ElaineRau
@LadyBossBlogger

WEBSITE
ElaineRau.com
LadyBossBlogger.com


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Be Tech Savvy in 2020: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs

 Victoria Schmid
By Victoria Schmid

Have you ever felt a little out of the loop when it comes to the ever-changing world of technology? I mean, as a millennial, I “grew up on the Internet,” but dial-up and AIM are nothing compared to what’s available today. From 3D printers to TikTok dance memes, there’s a lot going on right now.

For entrepreneurs, you may not need to become a viral Internet sensation, but it’s definitely important to be tech savvy and at least speak the language. Let’s take a look at a few ways to stay ahead of the curve in 2020.

1. Understand your Internet options


One of the most basic ways to stay tech savvy is to make sure you understand which internet plan is right for you. With buzzwords like DSL, cable, fiber, 5G, and satellite internet, internet plans can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, some of those options are narrowed down based on what’s available locally. From there, you can figure out which Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the most reliable.

Also, keep in mind that there’s a difference between personal internet plans and internet plans for businesses. Most ISPs offer business plans with higher speeds, phone plan bundles, security monitoring, cloud storage, and more. So make a point to compare local ISPs to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

With a secure, high-speed connection, the tech world is your oyster.

2. Take advantage of smart devices


Pretty much every new product these days comes in a smart version. Some seem a little extravagant—like the smart duvet cover—while others are super functional and can even improve your business. Here are just a few of the smart devices you could incorporate into your enterprise in 2020 if you haven’t already.

• Thermostats: Smart thermostats make it easier to change the temperature of your office and save you money on energy costs by learning usage patterns and adjusting accordingly.

• Printers: Some smart printers can be controlled by voice command and can increase efficiency by ordering ink automatically when it’s low.

• Security cameras: Smart cameras put your mind at ease by allowing you to check on the security points of your office from anywhere on your smart phone. Some smart cameras also come with sensors that alert you of suspicious movement in real time.

• Lighting: Smart lighting is another great way to save on energy costs. Smart lights can also improve productivity by creating optimal lighting for employees to signal focus times or by adjusting to spaces with natural light.

If any other smart devices catch your eye, just make sure they benefit your business specifically before purchasing. Buying too many IoT devices could end up crowding the office and making an unnecessary dent in your bank account.

3. Know what to expect from 5G


You’ve probably seen commercials advertising the rollout of 5G wireless capabilities, but what does that mean for you and your business? 5G speeds will be about ten times faster than the current standard (4G or LTE) and will operate with almost zero latency. So if you use any smart devices in your company, or if your product depends heavily on mobile traffic, 5G is about to make your life a whole lot easier.

If you’re feeling anxious about getting 5G into your home or office now, don’t worry—it will still take some time before this technology is available to the masses. Even though 5G is broadcasting in some areas currently, most applications and devices aren’t even 5G compatible yet.

4. Review your privacy policies


With so many security breaches lately, privacy and data collection will be hot topics for 2020. To put your mind and your customers’ minds at ease, brush up on your current privacy policies this year. Make sure you’re up to date on privacy laws, and that you’re being transparent about your data collection policies.

If taking stock of and protecting customer information feels overwhelming, the FTC has some resources to walk you through the process.

5. Invest in local SEO


When they hear about a new product or company, someone usually starts by searching it online. One of the best things you can make time for in 2020 is local SEO. Keep information like hours of operation, phone numbers, and peak hours up to date. Use Google and other search engines to make sure your business is verified and showing up on maps.

You should also update your website often, respond to reviews and comments, and use other SEO tools, like Google My Business, to optimize your results.

Take it one step at a time

Hopefully, these tips will help you build a stronger online presence and feel more confident in dealing with technical difficulties. With a great internet plan, some time-saving smart devices, an airtight privacy policy, and excellent local SEO, you’ll be able to leverage your tech-savvy knowledge for success in 2020.

About the Author: Victoria Schmid enjoys writing about technology for the everyday person. She specializes in consumer technology and internet culture and has a background in broadcast journalism. Victoria’s work has been published on Entrepreneur, Best Company, and TripWire.

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