The past few years, I have set some big resolutions for myself and have typically failed at them. In 2018, I said I would read 10 books and take a picture with my Instax camera every single day to put in a journal. I reached my reading goal but stopped taking pictures about two and a half months into the year. It is tough to try to do something every single day like that!
As I stated in my 2018 Reflections post, I made huge progress with my mental health this year and I got back into the gym. 2018 has been a really good year and I am not in the slightest bit disappointed that I did not stick to one of my resolutions.
My Goals for 2019
This year, for 2019, I am making goals for myself but nothing like I did last year. I am setting realistic goals and not a task that I have to remember to do every single day. I will work towards these goals but I will also stop to evaluate how I have been doing and adjust if I need to.
I think it is important to remember during New Years Resolution season that resolutions are not written in stone and you have the ability to change them.
It has been no secret that I have big plans for my blog in 2019, but you know that saying amongst people with huge goals and aspirations that involves never telling people your next move? That is how I am running my business and my blog. I promise you will know when I want you to know the amazing things I have in store throughout the year!
I will, however, tell you some personal goals that I have set!
First and foremost, I will finish school this year. As I write this, I have three more classes. My projected graduation date is in JUNE! I honestly cannot believe that I will finally have a degree and I feel like I have worked so hard on it.
Secondly, I am doubling my reading goal from 2018. Yes, I want to read 20 books! I have started the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich and this series has over 20 books in it, so as long as I keep going with that, there is no reason why I should not achieve this goal. I am planning on reading before bedtime almost every night instead of playing around on my phone because I have realized the last few weeks that I sleep best when I minimize screen time right before bed and read instead.
Fitness type goals can be tricky. I do not know what the next year will involve, so as long as I remain in good health, uninjured, not pregnant, and do not leave for a long term TDY then I would love to be able to deadlift 300 pounds for my one rep-max by the end of 2019.
Lastly, I set a goal for my husband and I to go on a date at least once per month to somewhere NEW. We are creatures of habit and have our favorite places in Tucson but there are also a lot of places we haven’t tried. Here’s to trying new things!
My Advice to You
My advice for anyone who is setting New Years Resolutions or goals for 2019 is just to keep them realistic and don’t beat yourself up if you need to adjust them. Don’t set goals that are out of reach or that you will burn out on. Think long and hard about how serious you are about them and create a plan for achieving them!
You’ve got this! See ya next year!
I wear a lot of hats: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. A writer with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing. A fur mom and a wife. A mental health advocate and a septic shock survivor. An Airman and an athlete. I live in South Florida and am in love with the ocean. People can typically find me either in the gym or at home, writing or reading.