I used to write these New Year’s Resolutions posts back in the day when people read my blog to see what was going on in my life… but I want to start again to help keep a record and keep myself accountable. I typically break my resolutions up into 3-4 categories each year: health, work and life.
Decrease body fat. Instead of focusing on the overall number on the scale, I want to focus more on my body fat percentage. I had my body fat tested in the fall of 2018 and my scale at home is fairly consistent in measuring it as well. It’s very hard not to focus on the number you put on your driver’s license, but I honestly don’t really care how much I weigh as long as I like how my body looks. (Disclaimer, I’m not dissatisfied with how I look now but it would be great to lose some fat for health reasons!)
Lift heavier weights. The great thing about CrossFit is that you keep track of all of your workouts to track your progress. I made so much progress with my strength this past year that it’s inspired me to do even better 2019. These are my goals:
- 240 pound deadlift
- 185 pound back squat
- 170 pound front squat
- 120 pound squat clean
- 120 pound push jerk
- 85 pound snatch
Tackle impressive movements. Since I’m still only one year into CrossFit (and not super strong), I can’t do a lot of the gymnastics movements, but I’m not completely inept at them so I feel inspired to really work on them in the new year. A few of the things I want to be able to do this year:
- Toes to bar
- Rope climb
- Five-step handstand walk
Drink more water. Yea, I’ve struggled at this my entire life. The only way I can do it is if I carry around my huge Nathan water bottle, so I picked up a new one at Marshall’s this weekend. Cheers to H20!
Increase my income to reduce my debt. Whether this is getting a raise at work or increasing my blog income, I want to increase the amount of disposable income I have. I still have some debt that I worked so hard to decrease in 2018 that I know I can do better in the new year! (I have specific amounts I went to hit for blog income and Boho Bus and these falls into this category as well.)
Increase the number of my followers on YouTube and Instagram. I started last year pretty strong on YouTube, but it then fell off when I get too busy. I want to pick it back up again and increase the number of followers to a specific number. I also want to hit a certain number of followers on Instagram which I’ve found has been so hard to achieve in the past couple years. Luckily, the second half of 2018 saw great growth for me as I got more passionate and intentional about the content I was posting.
Develop more offerings (presets, etc.) and launch a supplemental program. I have so many ideas for additional resources, new presets, and more. PLUS big ideas for supplemental programs for local bloggers. All of these are in my head and I haven’t been able to let them out yet, but I think they’re going to be super exciting. Fingers crossed I can launch them this year!
Try something new. I do this every year, and usually achieve it multiple times. Last year I wanted to learn to quilt and got that in just in the nick of time. This year I really want to try indoor rock climbing and would love to try snowboarding or skiing. I’m sure I’ll come up with a few different things throughout the year to try!
Travel four times. I’m pretty sure traveling is one of the best things about being an adult. Last year, my goal was to travel two times and I checked that off within one month. This year, I want to take even more trips for the blog and more weekend getaways. Trips always refresh me and inspire me and I hope to get to Chattanooga, California, somewhere snowy and somewhere beachy.
Be happy. Last year I made a goal to say “no” to more things. And I did. And it was glorious. I really do think that 2018 might have been my favorite year ever because I did what I wanted and tried not to feel guilty for missing the party or saying no to someone. This year, I want to continue to live for myself and my own happiness, plus do more things that make me happy. Whether this is a bubble bath or an extra coffee or simply taking an afternoon walk, I don’t want to regret not living because of fear or the feeling of being judged by someone else.
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God love Lightroom and the sun for making me a wee bit tanner than I am. 🙌🏻 Now to be honest, I really wanted to also shrink some parts of my body but I held back. Yea, this picture makes me a little self conscious to post publicly, but this year I’ve really learned to be proud of my body because of its strength 💪🏼 and to not be embarrassed that it doesn’t look like a VS model. But I probably should also cut back on the donuts when I get home. ☺️ Love your body for what’s on the inside gals, ya only get one! 💕 http://liketk.it/2wSGZ #liketkit @liketoknow.it
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This is the first time I wore a sports bra without a shirt over it outside of the house. 😱 But at the beach, anything goes, and honestly I was feeling my tan. 😉 So happy to be a #FableticsAmbassador! I’ve been wearing @fabletics for more than 3 years so it was the obvious partnership. This full outfit is on sale in September’s picks today! See the full outfit on IG stories! #MyFabletics #KickButtLookCute #Sponsored http://liketk.it/2xb6p #liketkit @liketoknow.it
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There’s a Starbucks right outside my neighborhood, but I would literally move just to have @sessionsstand nearby. Local coffee stands are hard to come by these days so if you don’t have one, I highly suggest going into Marietta. And definitely get the berry cheese danish if they have it. ☺️ #downwithotp
Happy New Year! Hope it’s the best one yet.