New Year, New Goals

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Evolution Fresh®. All opinions are 100% mine.

How is it already 2017? It seems like we were just ringing in 2016 and now here we are again, the beginning of a new year and a fresh start. Is it just me or is the new year the best time to make new goals for yourself?

For me, 2016 was the year of pushing my physical fitness. I ran my first half marathon in April and attempted my first full marathon in December. It was a year full of hard training, dedication and really pushing myself physically and mentally. That said, it was also very draining. When I wasn’t training, I was sleeping or working. And when I wasn’t working or sleeping and not training — I was thinking about training. It became EXHAUSTING.

So I guess you might be wondering what 2017 holds, huh? Well, for starters, I really want to continue to push myself physically. I can honestly say that I’m a nicer, more productive human being when I make time for fitness, but I don’t want it to consume me like it did in 2016. It’s good for me to get in a good workout — I gain mental clarity by being able to escape for “me time” — but I want to make it more fun. I definitely work better when I have a fitness goal (or race), and as you may have guessed, the 2017 Honolulu Marathon is already on there!

For much of 2016, I was really hard on myself, particularly when it came to my eating and exercising habits. What I learned the most is that you can treat yourself without overdoing it and without feeling guilty. In 2017, I want to give my body grace. I know I touched on this a little bit before, but one of the many ways I do this is swapping out sugary alcoholic drinks for better-for-you juices and homemade smoothies. See also: ENOUGH WITH THE DAMN SODA.

Brands like Evolution Fresh® are changing the game for me. I feel like I’m getting a treat with less of the crap. So what is it? It’s a super-premium juice that is sold at your local grocery store and at select Starbucks stores. I like when I see it at Starbucks, because instead of jolting myself with more caffeine (SO GUILTY) I see this and instantly reach for it.

My favorite flavor is Smooth Greens & Kale, a medley of greens with potassium, a splash of tropical sweetness & a smooth mint finish. Each bottle of green juice contains over a serving of veggies!

Evolution Fresh is passionate about inspiring people to thrive through nature’s green goodness. They craft their premium cold-pressed, delicious juices using fruits and veggies to give juice fanatics a tasty juice that’s both nutritious and satisfying. They simply take what nature gives us and deliciously presses, squeeze and mixes it for you to enjoy. Learn more here and hopefully they are available near you. I challenge you to take a sip in a brighter direction!

I’ve learned that small choices can make a big impact. Balanced workouts and better-for-you food swaps can help give you the energy you need to power through the day, right? Right.

What are your 2017 goals?

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January 13, 2017

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