2018 New Year Resolutions

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2018 New Year Resolutions

I've gotta tell you:  I have big expectations from this year.  It's more than just 2018 New Years Resolutions, although those are part of it.

I had planned on hitting the year running:  coming up with a daily routine that would change everything (meditation, visualization, stretching, hydration, daily use of Beautycounter's Countermatch Eye Cream, exercise, and making more room for fun and adventure.  Basically:  self-care).  And of course multiple plans we have for the website.

Disappointing Start to 2018

Well, that's not how things are going at all.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  I've basically been forced to do NOTHING for the past few days.  I've been on the couch watching Netflix and mouth-breathing for days due to a head cold.  No fun New Year's Eve here.

I watched my sick-day playlist of movies:  Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The ‘Burbs, Young Guns I & II, and a handful of other 80s movies.  Not the healthy beginning I had planned.

Go Easy On Yourself

Thanks to being injured for the past few years, I've learned how important it is to go easy on yourself when you're unable to do the things you want.  Sometimes rest is the most important thing we can do for ourselves.

So I didn't start my plans on January 1st.  Does that mean that I'm not going to have as a good a year?  Hell no!

Goals for 2018

Obviously, we're looking to grow the website a lot more this year with more features, higher viewership, more interaction with you, etc, etc.  Wanna help us out by sharing our posts on social media?

Just like everyone else, I'll be working on improving my fitness level.  Holley and I have published our first recipe ebook, “I'm Hungry!  What Should I Snack On?”, that is designed to support you as you make dietary changes.  Whether you're going gluten-free or paleo, even for a month, or if you're doing a challenge like the Whole Life Challenge, BeachBody, Terrafit, or Isagenix, this book is an excellent supplement.

Link to buy "I'm Hungry!" ebookAnd?  More FUN!  Hopefully, that involves more travel, camping, and other cool experiences.

What about you?  What are your goals this year?  How has the year started for you so far?




About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. lynnseal January 20, 2018 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Hope you are over your bug! Happy New Year’s….hope all your goals for the year, happen!

  2. RecipestoNourish January 22, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Hope you’re feeling better and congrats on the new ebook!

    • Raj January 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Emily!

      Over 3 weeks and the cough is still strong…

  3. whatggmaate January 22, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Love the having more fun resolution. That’s one of mine too!

    • Raj January 23, 2018 at 1:34 am


  4. Renee Kohley January 23, 2018 at 6:19 am - Reply

    So glad you listened to your body and rested! so smart! Yay for ebooks! Can’t wait!

    • Raj January 23, 2018 at 9:35 am

      They are going to be awesome!

  5. Irena Macri January 23, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Great advice. We should be making resolutions year-round. Glad you are back and at ’em with a restored will to go after those goals.

    • Raj January 24, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Every week is a new beginning too. You know those Monday mornings that people wince at? They should be exciting beginnings…

  6. Tina T. January 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I totally didn’t even make any this year… just was so unmotivated – but I guess it’s never too late to make goals!

  7. Jo Romero January 24, 2018 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Going easy on yourself is something I’m learning to pay more attention to. We live in such a world that it can make you feel guilty for having a rest, like we’re all supposed to be productive all the time. Definitely going to do this more, and rest when my body needs it. And also have more fun!

    • Raj January 24, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Yeah, treat yourself the way you’d treat a friend.

  8. STACEY CRAWFORD January 26, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the new ebook! Wishing you fast healing & amazing rest 🙂

  9. Kari Peters January 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    I have loads of big goals for this year too, but I’ve been in the same boat being sick, such a bummer you’ve caught the bug too, but hopefully it’ll all look up from here!

  10. RealNutritiousLiving January 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the new book! 2018 is going to be amazing. I hope you feel better!

  11. acalculatedwhisk January 28, 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Glad you’re feeling better now! Here’s to a great 2018!

  12. ChihYu January 29, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Congrats on the new ebook ! Hope you feel better !

  13. cristina January 29, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Glad you’re feeling better. definitely on the self care train this year too… choo choo!

  14. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving January 29, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Get better soon. It’s never to late to make positive changes in your life.

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