Foxes! It’s freakin’ 2018! What the duck! 🦆 I hope you all had a wonderful evening ringing in the new year with your loved ones! Ryan and I (and the dogs, and bunnies) just hung out at home, Snapfam probably saw us head to the grocery store and load up on all of our vices, as it was our LAST cheat day before getting on track with our healthy lifestyle. Let me just say, that if you don’t like the blunt truth…this is not the blog post for you and you should leave, and just wonder what could’ve been. 😜
I DON’T BELIEVE IN RESOLUTIONS.
A few of you have tweeted me asking me what my resolutions are for 2018. Well, the answer is easy. I don’t have any. You may be scratching your head right now trying to figure out why or what I mean. In the past I have set “new years resolutions” however each year ended the same way: I got so busy with life that I inadvertently ditched my resolutions. I believe that setting small goals throughout the year, that lead up to bigger goals is important. I believe that setting ONE giant resolution is way too much pressure, and it’s very easy to lose focus and get discouraged. Don’t do that to yourself, you deserve better!! Set small goals for January, and set some 3 month goals etc, and appreciate and celebrate your small (or large) accomplishments along the way, you earned it!! I think it is very important to experience all types of successes, and setting many smaller and larger goals throughout the year, helps you do that. With those feelings of excitement and success, it fuels your ambition and nurtures your soal.
So what ARE my goals?
If I’m honest, I do shoot very high and sometimes (most of the time) my expectations of myself are too high. Which leads me into one of my first goals.
- I will be working on being more realistic with my schedule, and budgeting my time better.
- I aim to reach more people, to inspire more people
We will have another wonderful year of success with Arctic Fox Hair Color
- I intend to read more, get lost in literature that I love
- I will purchase an investment property with Ryan
- I intend to launch Starling Hair with Ryan, crush it and give everyone top notch products that WORK
- I will reach new heights with my fitness and health goals
- I will take the time to care for my body and mind
- I will take and enjoy more vacation time
- I will actively blog all year long
- I intend to visit Japan
- I will make more time for friends, if not now, then when? I’m always “busy”
- I intend to force Ryan to take me on more dates that are actual dates, and not work dates
- I will be less lazy with my outfits, try and take more OOTDS and not just hang out in sweats all the time!
Health & Fitness
IT’S SO HARD, RIGHT?! Some no b.s. tips!
One of the hardest things for me, each year, is fitness and diet. I LOVE food. When I know I’ll be going to a favorite restaurant for dinner, I am happy ALL day long, no matter what. So curbing that appetite is hard for me, it really never got easier for me, if I’m honest. What gets “easier” about it, is my dedication level. My ability to tell myself ‘NO. You can’t have that betch. You worked out too hard this morning. Don’t forget your goal!’. I am very stubborn, go figure! Another way I find health & fitness easier, is when Ryan is on the straight and narrow with me, this helps loads! Another HUGE factor, is buying myself some fun new workout gear. This could be some new leggings, a new gym bag, water bottle, supplements or even a new jump rope! ALSO, I find that following people who are at the level I’d like to be at, is super helpful. It’s a great reminder when scrolling through Instagram. I will also save those images I find inspirational, and pin them to my closet wall. Below is a collection of inspirational items for 2018 that I think might help you reach your goals!
Afraid to Work Out in a Gym? Afraid You Don’t Know How To Use The Equipment?
I hear this a lot, it makes me sad to see you letting other people rule your future, and control your goals. STAHP IT. You’re way cooler than that, I know you are! Trust me, you are. Maybe one small goal this year is to stop letting people’s opinions dictate your life and what you choose to do. Life is much, much too short to NOT do something because you are worried someone is going to think negatively of you. Let me tell you something, you may not like it, but guess what? I bet about 20 people a day think something bad about you! I bet even more think it of me. Who cares?! You know why you can’t please everyone? Because it’s unnatural and will never happen. SO GET OVER IT. Baby steps though, don’t get me wrong, quitting cold turkey may not be your style, and that’s okay. Referencing back to what I said before, make a small goal. IE: don’t set your expectations too high initially. Walk in, hop on the treadmill. Just walk it out for 30 minutes on slow while you watch my youtube videos. (see what I did there? 😛). Accomplish that routine you set for yourself. Buy yourself a new fitness item as a reward! Or just simply just soak in the fact that you DID it. Now, time to set a new goal! Not sure how to use ANY of the equipment? THAT’S WHAT YOUTUBE IS FOR!! C’mon. You got this! Shoot, half the stuff in the gym I still don’t know how to use. Side eye other people and see how to do things, I still do this! Ask someone! People in the gym LOVE to show people how to do things and share their knowledge. SET SMALL GOALS. YOU GOT THIS, GO GLEN COCO!
Fitness/Diet Apps (not sponsored, promise)
Cronometer – track everything you eat! Track your exercise! Track your water intake. ALL VERY important! You can scan barcodes and enter them into the app! It helps you keep track of your vitamin intake too! It’s way better than My Fitness Pal, trust.
Emily Skye Fit – She has a free work out posted on there every single day! Coolest part?! There is a video for every single exercise so you know exactly what to do! I paid for the plan version, which I love. It’s a little harder and there’s more content. Choose what works for you!
What are YOUR goals? Short term & long term? Let me know in a comment! I love reading your guys’ comments!