Hello To Setting A Realistic Resolution

Oh I absolutely love the New Year! I feel excited, inspired and ready to take on life. It’s a time to start over, a time to change, and a time to look deep inside of yourself for true happiness. Who doesn’t love that feeling when you can look at the clock {12 a.m. to be exact} and say goodbye to either an extremely riveting year or a year you’d like to forget. Usually I find myself sprawled out on the couch, a glass of wine and a brand spanking new notebook ready for my umpteen New Years resolutions.


The resolutions that seem like a great idea until a week or two goes by and I realize that I haven’t accomplished or even started any of them on my list {who knew I had so many things to change}. And then the disappointment and guilt sink in and I’m back to where I started. Seriously, why I couldn’t I stick to at least one thing on that list of 50?! Is it really that hard?!


Well ladies, this year I made a promise to myself. Goodbye overly long list of things I will NEVER do. Goodbye New Year. New Me! Goodbye unnecessary pressure to be perfect! Instead, HELLO to setting realistic resolutions. I focused on one thing and one thing only this year! My health! I know, every year we vow to lose an incredible amount of weight only to find ourselves back in our old habits in no time. Did you know that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Only 21! While that seems way too long, the outcome of that can be incredible.


Thanks to my amazing friend, Carly {Owner of The Dailey Method}, I decided to take a challenge. A challenge that would not only help me with my weight loss goals but a challenge to take the time to focus on myself. As moms we know this doesn’t happen often enough. Aside from losing weight, which I am pretty sure everyone hopes to do when they take a challenge, I wanted to be a healthier and happier version of myself for my girls. I want to be that mom running around the park with my kids and not feel like I’m going to fall apart at the age of 31.


To ensure I won’t be falling apart any time soon I took The 30 Clean challenge through The Dailey Method and I couldn’t be more ready! I mean I am R-E-A-D-Y, ready! I wanted to write this post to share my journey with you from start to finish. I am the type of person that wants to hear a personal perspective on something before I jump in. I realize that everyone has a different experience so you may find what I have to say wasn’t the same experience for you.


Here’s a little run down on what this challenge means for me. For the next 30 days I will be eating food that isn’t processed, NO sugar {eeeeekkkk this made me scream a little inside}, NO wine or any other alcoholic beverage {goodbye nightly wine therapy for my soul}, NO gluten, dairy {goodbye wine and cheese dinners}, grains or anything artificial. It sounds a little extreme, doesn’t it? For me though, not doing this is no longer an option. I’ve done every fad diet under the sun and not one of them has stuck. Not one! And the weight came back double what I lost. Oh, was that depressing!


The one thing that did work was clean eating. For about two months my husband and I ate clean and meal prepped. I can whole-heartedly tell you I felt ah-maz-ing! I felt like a new women! I felt confident and ready to take on the world. Most importantly I felt prepared.


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On January 5th, I will take this challenge and I can’t wait to share it with you! I will be up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:00 a.m. to make sure I can make it to The Dailey Method by 6:00 a.m. I will embark on my first barre class that is sure to energize me. If you need to be energized before you start you day – come join me! I’ll do my meal prep on Sunday and the best part of the meal prep is that I took the guesswork out. I purchased The 30 Clean meal plan and I can promise you it will be the best $30 I have ever spent. I’ll post my food daily on my Facebook support group. To me, the support and accountability means everything! Being held accountable is what makes me successful. There isn’t an option to just not do it because well, I didn’t feel like it. Someone has my best interest and wants me to succeed.


Doesn’t this sound intriguing? While I’m sad to see sweets, cheese and wine leave my life for 30 days. I’m excited to jump on the road to better health, increased energy {yes, please} and the ability to be the best version of myself. I’m going to learn what it truly means to be healthy and happy. Follow me for the next 30 days and I promise I’ll give you the most honest and insightful look into The 30 Clean. You’ll see my struggles and accomplishments, ups and downs and hopefully in the end, a better me!


So…here’s to a great 2015!







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