Resolutions?!?! Ughh! Make a 2014 Bucket List Instead!

Resolutions!?!? Just the thought of them makes you want to give up before even writing them down. Lose weight, eat better, go to the gym, make more time for myself, learn something new, blah, blah, blah. It’s the same thing every year! What if we just skip the resolutions and make a 2014 bucket list instead? Definitely sounds like more fun to me! Who wants to write out a ton of resolutions to give up before the end of January? If you’re anything like me I write 25 down each year and most times I get a little over half and some tend to be so far out of my reach I set myself up for failure.

Now just glancing at them, out of the 25 I wrote down, only 10 were actually accomplished, so that’s less than half. But I did accomplish a few big ones so they count as double right? 😉  So, why do we torture ourselves every January 1, to make ourselves set goals and inspirations to accomplish, but in reality we just knock ourselves down in less than 4 weeks and make the next 48 weeks hell, because we feel so bad about it!

So instead of resolutions this year, why not do a bucket list for 2014. You can write them out, type them up, make a vision board, or collage them to poster board to see them everyday. Take photos when you accomplish them and hang them on your wall. The possibilities are endless; instead of tucking them inside a journal that you only open once in a while or writing them on scrap paper that eventually gets lost in the shuffle.

A bucket list can consist of anything from trying a new recipe, starting a garden, traveling to another country, trying something new, or going for broke. Make new friends, get rid of the crappy ones, be grateful, take a hot yoga class, be more patient, grow something from a seed. Start a business, buy your dream car, pay off debt, start new debt, (if it helps you reach your dreams!) go back to school. Learn to fly, surf, fish, sail, or run. Read a book a month, turn off the tv, call your grandparents, be forgiving, find spirituality, surprise someone, give back, become a mentor. Chase fireflies, make root beer floats, have a bonfire on the beach. Join a team, have a girls or guys weekend, pamper yourself or your best friend. Start over, trust again, let go, be kind, fall in love again and again. Crawl in bed with the kids, heal your pain, hold hands, and do everything and anything that makes you happy.

There’s my list! 😉 Well some of it! Hope this blog post brings you inspiration and some excitement for 2014! Go into the new year with your head held high, hopes even higher, and a list of dreams and goals that you can reach and accomplish. Happy New Year to all my readers! Thank you for a great 2013!!!

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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