Hey, friends! It’s been so long since my last post, but the holiday season kept me super busy, and I was battling a drawn out cold as well. With my inspiration and momentum levels super high right now (likely do to a new year, fresh start mindset), I hope to be posting regularly.
I want to start my first post of 2019 off by talking about goals and resolutions. I used to be one to make a resolution at the beginning of each year, but never kept it for very long. I think in my mind, resolutions are sort of “all or nothing” and are like a giant step. Once I fail at any resolution I set, I usually do not start it again. Goals are different. I can make smaller ones to work towards and take baby steps. If I fail at a goal, I just pick myself up and start again.
This year, I have 3 goals for myself.
- Lose weight for my December 7th wedding. I’ve been doing Weight Watchers since November and have lost almost 10 pounds so far. I would have lost more, but with the holidays, it was hard sometimes to resist all the treats. I’ve also been walking a few laps around the block each morning with Chris and again at night. I aim is to get in at least 20-30 minutes of active minutes on my FitBit. I don’t have a specific number of pounds I want to lose, but I know I will be at the right weight when I feel good about myself.
- Read 12 books this year. I have a Goodreads account and a long list of books I’d like to read. I’m currently reading A Dog’s Way Home (and saw the movie last weekend, super adorable), and plan on finishing it before the end of January.
- Focus on my blog and social media accounts consistently for Authentically Candace. I’d like to grow my brand and become a micro-influencer this year. I’m already halfway there!
I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many things on my plate, thus why I only chose 3 things to work on this year. Planning my wedding in 12 months is already taking up a good chunk of my time, so I think these other goals will help relax me.
What are your goals for 2019?