Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My 5 Resolutions for the New Year!

Hey cupcakes, happy New Year! 🥂 I hope everyone had a great (and safe) time celebrating the start of 2019. Because it is the start of another year, I decided it would be a smart idea to outline some goals I have for myself this year.... These aren't technically resolutions (as they are a bit broad), but I've always supported the notion of writing things down to hold myself accountable. 😋 Let's jump right into it!

1. Gain some muscle - I know, I know, everyone wants to start exercising in the new year. BUT, I have the specific goal to gain muscle while I exercise. The areas I want to target specifically are my abs, butt (I'm mentally preparing myself for many squats haha), and my arms.

2. Figure out a natural skincare routine - I have suffered with breakouts since middle school, and I was absolutely crushed when my skin got really bad last year. It has been doing pretty well with my Proactiv face wash, but I want to find a more natural alternative that will work the same (or even better).

3. Continue on my zero waste journey to being more sustainable! - As many of you know, I have been moving towards a lower/zero waste lifestyle since May. This experience has been extremely rewarding, and I have loved being sustainable. To continue with this process, I have a few subgoals  including:
  • Switch out the rest of my bathroom products with better (plastic free) alternatives
  • Find out what meat/butcher shops will allow me to bring my own container in my area for the summer months (look for updates about this!)
  • Be COMPLETELY plastic free for Plastic Free July
4. Keep decluttering/minimalizing my life - Simple living has been a wonderous part of my sustainable journey, and I have found that I can live a same (and honestly a better) life with half of the stuff I currently own. That being said, I am already decluttering/minimalizing a lot, but I still need to keep sorting during the new year.

5. Limit my screen time - I recently read a great book called #DoNotDisturb by Jedediah Bila that talked about screens and the dangers of cell phones in the modern age. I totally agreed with a lot of the things she said, including the fact that we spend way to much time looking at screens instead of living our lives! To continue with my zero waste/minimalist lifestyle, I am all about limiting screens to focus on more important things like family, friends, and the planet. Some subgoals in this category include:
  • Don't spend as much time on social media
    • Go through Facebook friends and delete the people that you haven't talked to IN PERSON in over 1 year
  • Slowly switch to no laptop weekends - this will not happen when I am in school, but hopefully it can happen this summer! 
  • Be in the NOW and put my phone down to enjoy life 😄
What are your goals for 2019? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss another post! 

Jenna ♥


  1. I haven't made any specific goals for myself this year but I did join back up at WW (formally Weight Watchers) before Christmas. I'd like to get my healthy eating back on track. Decluttering and living a more minimalist lifestyle are things I want to accomplish more of this year. I've started with my bedroom and will be moving on to the spare bedroom early this year. I like your goal about limiting screen time and social media, especially deleting Facebook friendsthat you haven't talked to IN PERSON in over 1 year. This is something I'll be doing myself except for family members that live overseas... Facebook is the only way we communicate.

    1. Looks like you have some great things you want to do this year! :D I'm glad you have set these goals for yourself - thanks for stopping by!
      -Jenna <3
      The Chic Cupcake

  2. These are great resolutions! I hope you get to achieve them all :D I'm also definitely trying to declutter a lot more this year and limit screen time too :)


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