It’s a new year which means it’s time to hit the reset button! Or, at the least, the “attempt-to-make-some-positive-changes-in-your-life” button. As you’re probably well aware, the most common New Year’s resolutions for people are usually to eat healthier, get into shape, save more money….and to lockdown epic South Waterfront apartments for rent in Portland, amiright?
In all seriousness, health, wellness, and financial security often do top the resolutions lists. For that reason, we at Osprey Apartments have decided to help with a very doable game plan for accomplishing New Year’s goals.
1. Put Together an Exercise Routine
We know what you might be thinking, but it’s really not as hard as it sounds. You don’t have to push yourself to work out seven days a week for several hours a day. Instead, try to take some realistic steps that will help you succeed in fitness:
The key is to go to a spot where you won’t feel intimidated. For example, at Osprey’s South Waterfront apartments in Portland, residents have access to a 24/7 onsite fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. They’re free to exercise when they want and in an environment that’s comfortable to them.
Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. With a plethora of gorgeous trails as well as safe ways for commuting around the City on two wheels, it’s super easy to bike and have a fun time doing it.
Make Use of Your Surroundings
The Rose City offers tons of opportunities for actively exploring landscapes. One of the best resources for this — the Willamette River. A huge benefit of South Waterfront apartments in Portland is that the Willamette is basically in everyone’s backyard. It’s a cinch to grab a kayak or stand up paddle board and take to the water.
2. Cook for Yourself More
At Osprey, we’re big proponents of home cooking. Case in point, not only do our apartment homes feature spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, but also our multi-purpose Community Lounge includes a full kitchen. You can trust us when we say that you don’t have to be a chef or even a good cook; all it takes is the kitchen, a little bit of time and effort, and some easy-to-follow recipes.
Just remember, you’ll want to use high-quality, healthy ingredients. Fortunately, this is easy to do in Portland since there is a wide variety of health food stores in convenient locations all over the City. Plus, when June rolls around, there is a spectacular South Waterfront farmers market that showcases fresh produce and foods (yet another awesome benefit of renting South Waterfront apartments in Portland).
3. Tighten Up That Budget
We realize that this probably doesn’t sound like very much fun; however, you can rest assured that doing it will pay off in the long run. There are a few simple steps for getting started on a path toward financial stability:
- It sounds obvious, but cut out extraneous expenses. Avoid that 3.50 latte every morning in favor of making coffee at home, for example.
- Take steps to pay off your credit cards and debts, or transfer your balance to an interest free card that allows you to get a handle on your balance.
- Separate expenses by priority and apply your income accordingly (i.e. subtract the cost of things like health care and utilities from your income to give you what you should be spending on luxury expenses).
- Drive yourself less. Opt for public transportation or biking, both of which are easy to rely on in the Rose City.
As you may have noticed, we at Osprey pride ourselves on being more than a community of South Waterfront apartments in Portland. To put it in as fancy of a way as possible, we try to be curators of experience. It’s why we selected and designed amenities that are convenient, stylish, and purposeful.
Believe it or not, the Fitness Center and Community Lounge we already mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg. Since the beloved Willamette and South Waterfront Greenway are right near us, residents have access to storage spaces for their bikes and outdoor gear. Additionally, there’s an Eastside Terrace Courtyard where folks can sit back and take in incredible views of the River, Ross Island, and the Tilikum Crossing Bridge. Plus, we have a Lobby Lounge and landscaped Central Courtyard that are perfect for working, relaxing, and gathering with friends and neighbors.
Simply put, we’re all about giving PDX-ers what they need to live a well-balanced lifestyle. Why not let us do it for you, too?