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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018
2018-01-07


 2017 was a great year, it had lots of ups and downs. I had a lot of great losses this year, my fur child of 14 years passed away, a great friend passed away suddenly, and I lost my long beautiful hair. 2017 was also full of greats this year, Giants spring training, Celebrated my birthday in the Maldives, Bottlerock, Punta Mita, and ending the year celebrating Christmas in Vegas. Now it’s time to move on and get a fresh start in 2018.  

New memories, New adventures, New goals.

More Self Love

Back in 2016, my New Year’s resolution was to be more “selfish”. My entire life I did what other people told me to do, I was a push over, I let people walk all over me. In my relationships, friendships, and work. I realized quality of life is what was most important to me and I wanted to be happy and be myself and do whatever I wanted to do. I started saying no, I started working less, I started traveling, and enjoying my life.

 

So for the year 2018, I want to focus on taking care of myself inside as well as the outside of my body, in particular my skin. I want to combat anti-aging, and stay looking 25 forever. I want to try out new anti-aging remedies, products, and see what works best for me. I just finished reading “Younger” by Dr. Lancer, and I’ve started his Anti-aging three step method, and I can already see a difference. For Christmas I got a Clarisonic facial massager and what this tool does is targets signs of aging on the face and neck. And my last goal for more self love is to get a facial and a massage once a month. I never took the time to schedule in these in for myself because I never felt like I needed them, but over time as I’m increasing my fitness, I can see why these two will benefit my body and mind.

 

Drink more water, like a lot more

This goes hand in hand with anti-aging because water is obviously really important for your skin. I have noticed when I am dehydrated my skin is extra creasy when I put makeup on. I want to drink more water not just for my skin but for my health. I want to feel good inside and out. By helping me drink more water I got cute water bottles as a reminder to keep drinking water throughout the day.

Write in my journal. Everyday.

Even if I don’t have anything to say, I just want to write down a quote or a feeling about that day. I want to have an outlet and a place that I can be creative on paper. I love cute little notebooks, just seeing them makes me feel creative. My goal this year is to write more. More blogs and more creative content.

Headspace

I started meditating with the headspace app last year (2017). I really enjoy taking 15 minutes everyday for myself because it’s a really great way to get some “headspace” for yourself.  My goal for 2018 is to continue headspace everyday.

Vegan

I’ve been vegetarian since 2010, and every once in awhile I added in fish into my diet. In August 2017, I cut out all dairy and fish completely and became 100% plant based. Going vegan has been the easiest choice I’ve made and I feel really good about it, not only physically but also mentally because I know that I’m not harming any living creatures when I eat. As I learn more about the health benefits of eating whole plant based foods, I also become aware of the benefits of the cruelty free lifestyle. I feel like a hypocrite if I’m wearing leather but refuse to consume animal products. This is a lifestyle choice I would like to learn more about and begin a cruelty free life.

Fitness

(2016-2017)

I have fitness goals just like everyone. I am challenging myself this year to achieve these goals. I am currently weighing in at 120 lbs and 27% body fat. My goal is to weigh in at 110 lbs and 20% body fat. How am I going to achieve this? Well I already eat pretty healthy so I know I just need to get out of my comfort zone in the fitness world. I’m going to change up my fitness routine and see what works for me and I know I am going to try my hardest to achieve this goal this year. Who’s with me? (To read about my health & fitness story here)

Always invest in yourself first. Do what makes you happy. Set goals to help motivate yourself for success. Happy New Year, I hope 2018 brings you love, happiness, laughter, and success.




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