A Year In Review x My List Of Resolutions

by
LAURYN

TSC site mkeover || TSC book hit shelves || Michael proposed! || we adopted T.Boone P || TSC app launched || an Apartment Therapy feature || one of the more popular post: talking ‘blogger facade’ || NYC stole my heart || I found an awesome charity || gift guide || YouTube tutorials are live! || blog-doo continues to design sites

What a year, man!

I feel like I worked the better part of 2014 but that’s ok because I’m a firm believer in ‘the work your F-ing ass off to get to where you want to be but have fun while doing it-mantra.’

But on that note, I have some resolutions that may shake that up a bit…

Here’s some of my resolutions for 2015 ( by the way these are SERIOUSLY my resolutions not a fake list to blog about ).

Drink more…

water with lemon. This week I’ve upped my water x lemon intake & I swearrrrr I feel better. Every morning I’m going to chug it like it’s my job. Hydration is so important & this year I’m going to up my water intake.

Eat more…

chard, kale, dandelion, coconut oil, avocados, micro greens, bone broth, kimchi, hemp milk ( for cappuccinos, duh! ), & salmon. Because I really enjoy each of those foods & I think my diet would totally benefit if I added more of these superfoods. I also want to cook more so this also applies to eat more. Since moving in to our new place in SD & LA I haven’t had a chance to really ‘get in to’ the kitchen. Not going to lie too: I’m pretty excited about decorating two new homes…such a gnarly project but home decor is kind of my favorite thing ever. I’m starting with the kitchen in both homes so I get all Chef Boyardee.

2015 will be all about cooking clean ( & while cooking I’ll definitely be working on recipes for a potential cookbook! ).

Move more…

WALK MORE. No, no, not just workout. I’ve always been religious with my workout routine.

This year I want to walk, walk, walk. Walk the beach, walk the dog, walk to the market, etc. I want to wake up & take a walk. I feel like my workouts are always scheduled & with walking it can be more sporadic. For instance, a walk on the beach can reset my whole day.

So yes, I’ll be walking my way in to the New Year.

Meditate more…

because why the hell not?! Recently I’ve picked up meditating. My life is very go, go, go & it’s super important for me to zen-out sometimes. This might even mean going to more yoga classes. I want 2015 to be a little more zen than 2014.

Grow more…

business-wise. Continuing the growth of The Skinny Confidential is one of my top priorities. 2014 I worked around the clock. As I grow I’m learning to delegate, work smart, & prioritize. To grow a business efficiently having a strong team of people around you makes all the difference. This year I’m hoping to add more amazing to my team.

Mind/body/spirt more…

this means getting more in touch with my spirituality. Positive thoughts, positive people, positive vibes. Participating in charity work & meditating also fall under this category.

Work smarter…

YES. This is one of my main resolutions. This year I will be working smarter, not harder. Ultimately the goal is to have TSC become a well-oiled machine. I’m getting there…I’m chipping away daily to create something big. Wish me luck?

Anyway here’s the deal, this isn’t just about a New Year. It’s about setting goals in general. If I don’t set goals for myself, who will?

The resolution thing just gives me a reason to write down & manifest my aspirations, ya know?

Ok, phew!! YOUR TURN!

I’d LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TO KNOW: what are your resolutions? Share your real resolutions!! Good-bye 2014, it’s been real, Lauryn xx

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  1. Katie

    What a great list of resolutions! Some of those I can definitely add to my list (drink more water, take walks!) my biggest resolution for myself is get out of my comfort zone and build something for myself. I FINALLY started a blog, which is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but always put off. Best of luck with everything! Can’t wait to see where TSC heads this year 🙂
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  2. Jane Gaffney

    I am a college student and have been consistently following your blog for the past year, crazy! I always find your posts helpful, interesting and inspirational.

    Best of luck in 2015, you will most definitely kill it!! x jane

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  3. Alex

    A lot of your resolutions look very similar to mine. And because I’m finally moving to the city of my dreams (London, duh!) for good, I have a feeling this year is going to be a very special one.
    My number one resolution is taking more walks. I used to love walking around the city or parks or where ever I was and it was how I got back to my inner zen every day. My passion for walking kinda got lost last year, maybe cause it was quite stressful… I don’t know. Doesn’t matter. I’m going to start walking again. Just like you. 🙂
    x Alex
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  4. Courtney

    if you’re looking for more AMAZING skinny recipes, buy Gweneth Paltrow’s cookbook “it’s all good”, it’s her tested and tried gluten free, dairy free, sugar free recipes she started making when she needed to change her diet (oh and the photography inside it is awesome too) totally thought of you when I opened it! It’s my resolution to start being more brave with skinny cooking!

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  5. Pia

    Congrats on an awesome year!
    I think I just found a new favourite quote, “chipping away daily to create something big!”
    Happy New Year Lauren 🙂

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  6. Tiffany

    Love that your resolutions are also geared towards a lifestyle rather than a specific goal. You are a super amazing woman & a great role model for young women so it is really refreshing. I just completed my first post on my blog the other day and it was on New Years Resolutions too. Also love the re-cap, keep up the awesome work!

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  7. gina

    Great candor. I love your blogger facade post. Keeping it real 100% of the time sister but so many people only see the good – not the struggle, the work, the sitting in your pajamas and not brushing your teeth until 6pm work we all do (I HOPE I am not the only one who does this 😉 to make it work.

    Happy 2015 to all of you. Make it be your best year yet.

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  8. Naudia

    Love your site and great goals for the new year! I have recently started drinking water with lemon every morning and I have noticed and difference in my skin and health.

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  9. Julia

    2014 was a roller coaster year for me.. new job, a breakup (we were together for 6 years) moving back in with mom… but this year I am excited to work on my mind an body. I have been consistent for awhile with my fitness, but this year will be more about taking time out for myself and really figuring out what I want out of life. I have been reading your blog religiously for about 9 months now and I’m obsessed. You are too adorable!!

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  10. Chekara

    Congrats on such an amazing year! In 2015, I am looking to grow spiritually, finish off my last year and a half of undergrad strong, write, travel, become more disciplined (in everything I do) and work on growing my blog! Sounds like a lot to tackle, but you can put anything that you set your mind to.

    I’m thankful to have discovered your blog this year!
    xo, chekara | shadesofchekara.com
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  11. Coffeeslag

    Thank you for this post. Very insightful and very real.

    My resolutions this year involves spending smartly. Instead of buying a crapload of fast fashion which I end up giving away the next year anyways, I want to buy longer lasting items. They may be more expensive, but they’ll be a life item.

    Thanks for this blog seriously! Gives sooo much inspiration to all us other starting bloggers.

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  12. Teffy

    Such awesome goals!! Some of mine are quite similar to yours, as I also want to grow, get more into meditation, and also, well, everything you said really! So well put!

    Delegation is definitely something I’m still not there yet with, so maybe 2015 will be the year!

    Living in London and now Sydney definitely means I walk a lot, as I have no car and so need to rely on public transport and my own two feet to get me places! Always feels like an adventure of sorts =)

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