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2019 is coming…. and I have the thinks
I have a New Year’s Resolution! To not make any New Year’s Resolutions!
Huh? Well, lemme explain.
I have goals, guys. Like a lot of them. I’d love to tie them to 2019 and call them New Year’s Resolutions, but meh. I don’t like resolutions, just the word bothers me. It insinuates my life in 2018 was problematic, and I don’t think it was. I did a lot of great things after all! So instead of making some lame ass ‘resolutions’, I am going to make a list of my goals to work towards in 2019. They may last well into 2020 or they may be over before year-end, and both outcomes are fine! After all, who does something for a year and one year only?! I mean, people can’t even PREGNANT for a year. Even creating a human takes a random amount of time, so why do our goals have to be a
So…what’re you going to be doing, Rebekah?!
Glad you asked! Here’s my list for 2019 and beyond! And I would LOVE for some company along the way! (HINT HINT FRIENDS) First up though, let’s talk about my philosophy in 2019. Do you have a word of the year yet? You should. It’s awesome. Let’s talk about mine.
Consistency over Intensity
Y’all, this hit me HARD this year. I am super good at being intense and flaming out. It’s a part of me that I don’t really like, but I accept. So ‘Consistency’ is my word of the year in 2019. Maybe 2020 too. I want to be intentional and consistent in my parenting, my health and fitness journey, my business, this here blog, and my friendships. I want to be the mother-
Now, onto those goals of mine.
Be a kick ass Mom and Wife
Obviously. I want to be the best mom/ wife I can be. But here’s the deal, I’m going to try to be the mom my kids NEED me to be, not the mom I WANT to be. I am going to be the wife my husband needs and that allows me to do my thing too. When we think about great moms and/or wives we tend to think of the one who does it all. Trust me, I want to be the mom who does everything flawlessly and never yells, the wife that is always super supportive but still has their own high power career. But that’s not realistic for me.
Train for and run that H
alf Marathon (Then choose a new goal)
This could probably be a New Year’s Resolution all on its own: ‘Run a half marathon’. But I’m already training for it in 2018. And yet….St. Patrick’s Day is coming… maybe a little TOO fast. (YIKES) One thing this year has taught me is that I need a fitness goal or challenge to motivate me. Having a gym schedule alone doesn’t really result in improvements or consistency on my end. I need an end date, specific goals to meet, and a reason to push myself. Otherwise, I get complacent and flame out.
I fell in love with kickboxing this year too, but something really clicked with running in 2018. While I have always ‘enjoyed’ going for a run, the magic happened this year, and now I can’t imagine NOT running. So…any takers for running an 11-13 minute mile half with me in 2019?!
Shred EVERY month
Shred10 lasts 10 days and spans one weekend per month. It’s probably the MOST doable ‘cleanse’ available. I love me some Shred10, but I have yet to do it intentionally EVERY month for an entire year. Let’s do some quick maths: 10 days x 12 months= 120 days. 120 days/365 days= 32.9%. That’s ONE THIRD of the ENTIRE YEAR that I will have focused on clean eating, removing the trigger foods, getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and putting my health first. All just 10 days and ONE weekend at a time. When I started thinking of it in terms of the entire year my mind did flips… just imagine what I can accomplish with that amount of focus on my health, but broken down into such manageable chunks?!
Here’s the other best part of shredding every month… no diets. Since I am committing to a full-on Shred every month, I am not concerned about the rest. Why should I be? I have roughly 20 days in between shreds. I’ll continue to try and make good decisions, but I am literally always within reach of my next reset. It’s so reassuring! If I have to move a Shred, so be it. But I will do one Every. Single. Month in 2019.
Take Juice Plus every day
This goes hand in hand with Shred for me. I am committing to taking a full dose of Juice Plus every single day of 2019. I rarely miss a day now but paired with shred every month I am seeing some big opportunities for myself in 2019.
Even if Shred wasn’t my thing, or if I just couldn’t pull the trigger on shredding every month, spending 30 seconds a day to take Juice Plus would have huge impacts all on its own. Screw just 2019, I’m gonna do this one for life.
Shop Direct Sales as much as possible
Why? Well, because of the people. I stumbled into the Sassy Suite in early 2018 and found a whole new way to approach my Juice Plus business. A way that is, simply put, more ‘my style’ than the traditional direct seller’s approach. I am committed long-term to my business, my customers, and my friends. I treat my little ‘hustle’ like what it actually is: My job. I am also committed to supporting my brothers and sisters in Direct Sales. Believe it or not, we’re good people just trying to get by.
Now, I get the whole trepidation about Direct Sales that people might have, but lemme tell you this. When you shop from a direct sales consultant, you are literally putting food on their table/ sending their kid to taekwondo/ providing an alternate lifestyle for them. No, I am not being dramatic. This is a legitimate business decision people make to work this way, and every customer counts. You’re going to get better products, better customer service, and you’ll feel better about being a consumer in general. So in 2019 and beyond, if I can buy it from Direct Sales, I will.
50 new blog posts
Yeah huh. I crazy. I know. But for real, I want this blog to BE something. I want to make people laugh, educate folks on simpler ways to be healthy, provide realistically simple recipes, share my experiences, learnings, and hardships. I want to review ridiculous things from menstrual cups to hideous jackets, to minivans, but have it reach people in a way that matters to them. Laugh at me or with me… just laugh! And learn! And LIVE!
Read my backlog of books
This one is strictly for me. I have a massive backlog of books I need to read. Child psychology, fan fiction, self-help, motivational, business… you name it and I have a book about it waiting for me to read. I’d give myself arbitrary timelines like ‘2 books per month’ but that won’t ever work. I’ll resent it. I also can’t ever read one book at a time. Right now, I have 3 going. Sometimes as many as 5. In 2019 I am going to read the books I have waiting. (And the ridiculous amount of books I find along the way.)
Write a book
That’s right, I am going to try my hand at writing an actual, honest to goodness, BOOK. Maybe someday I’ll even get it published, but in 2019 I’m going to write a book start to finish and then we’ll see where it goes from there!
For my 2019 Resolutions, nay GOALS, I am going to:
- Be a Mom/Wife badass extraordinaire.
- Run that half marathon and then pick another challenge to tackle.
- Shred EVERY month and take Juice Plus EVERY day.
- Shop Direct Sales FIRST.
- Read and Write a shit ton.
What am I NOT going to worry about in 2019?
- My weight. I’m not tying my successes to a number on the scale. Not this time. I am so much more than that.
- The clutter and stuff. Chances are slim for another move in 2019. I’ll have my chance to unload all our crap the next time we buy a new house. For now, I’ll just try and keep this place reasonably clean.
- What other people think. I have spent YEARS of my life trying to fit into a mold that was simply not made to contain me. In 2019 I will be a freaking GREAT person, but I will not give a shit what anyone else thinks. Who wants to join me in this boat?! Eh, Eh?
So that’s it! What’s your 2019 going to look like?!