My 2017 Resolutions

New year, new me. It will be my year. A new chapter. Perhaps you’ve said heard some or all of these phrases before. On the first of the year, everybody makes their resolutions, and guarantees they’ll stick to them. Check back a few months later and you’ll find most of those people have left their resolutions back in January. In light of the holiday, people get in the spirit and make their plans yet they are often unattainable and unrealistic. Or they’ll list them in their head, but never write them down or say them out loud, which helps with accountability.

I have never been huge on making set goals and resolutions, but I decided to make this year different. This year I have big changes I want to see in myself. This year I have goals for myself to improve and become healthier, not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And this site and my blogs are perfect for accountability and a supportive community. I have a passion for self-improvement and a healthy lifestyle and I am super excited to watch my hard work pay off this coming year!

With that, here my 4 resolutions that I am making for 2017!

Resolution #1: Gain Muscle

As some of you may know (or as read in my ‘about me’ page), I have struggled with an overly obsessive unhealthy relationship with food, exercise and being healthy, which has caused me to lose weight. So my most important resolution is to gain weight aka ALL MUSCLE! I am determined to get lifting gains all over my booty body and become more muscular and stronger than I am now. There is nothing wrong with being skinny; however, for me, I am choosing strong over skinny for myself (I was skinny in an unhealthy way). With this resolution, also comes dedicated to being in the gym 6 days a week and putting in so much work lifting, doing HIIT, and eating right and enough so that I am able to see this goal through. It definitely won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it…so, so worth it!

Resolution #2: Spiritual Growth

I know that through life, I am constantly growing in my knowledge and relationship with God. But to be honest, I’ve been in a dry season lately–not that God isn’t there or that he’s not faithful–but that He has not been the center of my life and who I am passionately living for like I should or want to be. This year, I want to focus on fully trusting God and having abundant faith as well as continuing to grow in my walk with the Lord. In my life, this will look like spending more quality time reading The Bible and praying everyday as well as getting involved in my on-campus Christian community. I also picked up a handout at my church, that will challenge me to read the whole bible in a year.

Resolution #3: Personal Growth

A few weeks ago, I decided that one thing I really wanted to focus on is personal growth/improvement. I’ve been going through a phase of “going through the motions” of life and I decided to turn that around in 2017. To do so, I have set aside 30 minutes each weekday to work on it. Currently, I am reading through “Living Forward” by Michael Hyatt and following what it says to create my Life Plan. So far, it’s been helpful and I highly recommend you check it out–it’s never too early to start planning your future. After I finish this book, I’ll most likely continue reading other books to help with my personal growth.

Resolution #4: Healthier Mindset

My last resolution is to work on having a healthier mindset with myself and my fitness journey. I want to listen to my body more even if that means I eat unhealthy junk food every now and then. I want to feel more comfortable and confident in my own body, and learn to focus on me–not comparing my journey to others’. I want to be proud of myself, my progress, and my effort to reach my goals. I know I have the physical health down pretty well, but this year, I want to really focus on my mental health as well and being an overall, well-rounded healthy person!

So, there you have it: my 2017 New Years Resolutions (also happens to be my birthday resolutions because yeah I’m a New Years baby). I plan to make check points throughout the year to ensure I am focusing and working towards my goals. Like Avicci says, “I can’t tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start.” Who knows what my future looks like, but I know that these resolutions are a starting point for myself to improve and become the most beyoutifully healthy self that I can!

2017…I’M COMING FOR YA!

What are your New Years Resolutions? Comment below!

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