New Year, New Goals (my new year’s resolutions)

Happy New Year ladies! Some people hate resolutions, some people live for them, and I’m somewhere in the middle – but I always make them! I love the idea of a fresh start that the new year brings, and it’s a great time to sit down and evaluate where you are, what you’re happy about, and what you’d like to change. Here are my goals for 2018:

1. Find a (health) lifestyle that works with my life.
Health/fitness is on my list every single year, and honestly I’ve failed at this resolution year after year (uhg!). So, this year I’m changing the goal. Instead of “get fit, lose weight, and tone up,” I want to find a lifestyle that I can stick with. I know it’s not realistic for me to cut out all sweets (and wine, more importantly!) 7 days/week, only eat protein and veggies at every meal, or stick to a super strict diet when I travel. It’s just not, and if I have that mindset, I’m positive I will fail. I want to find consistency, but still #treatyoself from time to time. I don’t want to cut alcohol, not even temporarily (b/c temporary solutions = temporary results). I just ordered this book, has anyone read it? I’m so interested in F-Factor right now because it’s not a “diet,” but much more of a realistic way of living – for me anyway. In terms of working out, my goals are to use my Peloton or treadmill at least twice/week, and go to the gym twice/week. For me, that’s totally doable, and at least it’s more than what I’m doing now ;).

2. Take time to meditate and manifest. 
I’m sure some people think this is an eye roller, but to each their own ;). It’s no secret Meggan and I are big believers in manifesting. We practice it a lot with business, and so far it has worked for us. Of course you can’t just manifest and then sit around…you have to put in the effort and trust the process. My friend Sai got us into it, and I want to spend more time on it in 2018 (we all love this book – it’s easy to follow & super helpful if you have no idea what manifesting is). Meditating is different, but they both revolve around the power of positive thinking, so I’m putting them in the same category. I love the MindSpace app – such a great way to start the day, highly recommend! I also take a yoga class that is mostly meditation and I always feel so refreshed after it, need to get back to that one! Any other suggestions?

3. Read 1 book per month.
I love a good book, and one per month is nothing crazy…something I can definitely do. I need to stop watching TV so late, head to bed a little earlier, and pull out a book for 30 minutes or so. The only time I have to read during the day is before bed, so I want to make it a priority. I just started Dark Places as I mentioned in last week’s #coffeetalk, so I’m going to have that be my book for January. Any February book suggestions I need to read?

4. Try a new recipe every week.
I definitely fall into the recipe rut of making the same things over and over, so I want to try one new recipe every week. This week it was the GG pancakes I linked on insta stories yesterday morning. They were actually so good!

5. Stop saying sorry.
I’m a chronic over-apologizer, and I want to stop lol. Growing up, my dad was super strict with manners, and I think that has something to do with me always saying sorry. I never want to inconvenience anyone else, but there needs to be some sort of boundary. I say sorry for everything – from bumping into someone (it’s like I forgot the phrase “excuse me” exists), to paying at a checkout when there’s someone waiting behind me (as if I can speed up the credit card machine), to someone commenting that my skincare routine is “ridiculous” lol – it’s my routine, so why should I feel the need to apologize? This Bustle article is basically me. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem apologizing and saying sorry when I need to, but I’m just over saying sorry for everything when I’m not. Sorry not sorry ;).

6. Go to bed earlier. 
I’m definitely not getting enough sleep right now, and I really want to make it a priority this year. Sleep is so important to your overall health, and I want to try to get 8-9 hours every night. That’s when I feel best…recently I’ve been getting 6-7 hours/night, and it’s not enough for me (so jealous if that works for you!). I get sooo tired in the middle of the day, and have zero energy when I wake up in the morning. #zombiemode What’s your bedtime? I need to be sleeping by 10 to hit my 8-9 hour goal which sounds SO early, but bottom line is I need more sleep to be a better/more sane person lol. Long gone are the days of sleeping in until 10:30 on the weekends, so I need to make an earlier bedtime happen.

That’s it! Do you have any resolutions? I love hearing other people’s, let me know! xx