Spanx leggings; Hurley jacket (c/o); Johnston & Murphy sneakers (c/o); MZ Wallace tote; Quay sunglasses
Well, guys, it’s officially January 2nd and time to kick off some of those “new year, new me” goals. Sure, the new year did start yesterday, but everyone knows that January 1st is for useless hours on the couch and takeout Chinese food. Bonus points if you actually Postmated two meals yesterday. Not that I’d know anything about that.
But today’s a new day, and it’s time to get yourself together, girl. I’ve made a few fitness and overall just healthy goals for the new year and for going into spring in particular. I’m not the kind of gal who wants to give up every sweet, snack, and splurge trying to attain some unrealistic goal weight. I didn’t even do that before my own wedding and still have no regrets about it. I did set a few goals to look and feel my best, healthiest self, though.
Exercise – I want to make sure and get in some type of workout five days a week, whether it’s a pilates or Orangetheory class or just taking the pups (well, solo pup until Wilma has all of her shots) for a long power walk. It really is just about getting moving, and before the holidays, I was more than on top of this.
Eating – I generally cook pretty healthy, and we’ll have dinner at home 3-4 times a week. For the other nights, we try to grab sushi or something with actual nutritional value and save the cheat meals for the weekends. After a November and December filled with travel, parties, and holiday treats, I’m SO ready to get back to healthy eating and plan to share more meal and recipe ideas with you guys here and through Instagram stories.
Alcohol – Eric and I are hosting one last Christmas party with friends this weekend, and after that, we’re planning to have a dry January. We haven’t done one before, but I think it’ll be great to reset, recharge, and save all those calories!
Water – Good God I say this every single year, but perhaps 2019 is the year I finally start drinking more water? It’s seriously something I have to push myself to do, but when I do manage to drink enough water, I notice a difference in how I feel and how my skin looks. (One might think that would be motivation enough, right?) Well, with my current post-holiday breakout, it’s bottoms-up on the H2O currently.
And so this morning I woke up bright and early (to the sounds of a screaming puppy ready to make a jailbreak out of her crate) and scheduled my first pilates class of the new year. I threw on my new workout gear (No better motivation really. The husband got me these capris for Christmas and I’m OBSESSED.) and soon realized that my car battery was dead. Sweet.
So I Ubered to my first workout of the year, popped into a nearby grocery store for a few vegetables for the fridge, and Ubered my butt home to these wild-ass pups. No complaints over here, but perhaps the universe could cooperate when a girl’s just trying to make it to the gym? Here’s hoping everyone has a great rest of the week.
Photos thanks to Katie Stuart