Activewear and New Years Resolutions

January 8, 2017

It’s that time of year – the holidays are over and the gyms are packed! I always get a bit sad after the holidays (and if you’re a fellow New Englander you know it’s about to get cold). While some people scoff at New Years Resolutions, I feel like they really help me reset myself after the holiday madness. Here are some goals I have in mind for 2017…

Eat Right & Feel Right: December was a month of indulgence, so I’m trying to get back on track with my fitness and health regime. With diet,  I’m focusing on minimizing processed foods, drinking less coffee, and cutting way back on dairy. Its easy to do that this month since I’m not traveling or going out to eat as much, I can cook healthier options (and save $!) I’m not changing too much with my work out routine, just more focused on getting the right schedule down for my body. This super cute Lululemon top is perfect for running to and from the gym. I feel like I always see a familiar face after the gym, whether its at a coffee shop or running errands. So even if my hair and face are a sweaty mess, I like to have a cute top on! These capris from Everlast are also super flattering and passed the work-out test (Can’t find them online but similar here!) I love getting new activewear, it always motivates me to hit the gym (and I’ll take any motivation I can get!).

Continue Building up the Blog: Since I launched Converse & Cocktails in September, it’s been a really therapeutic space for me. I am so blown away and flattered when some one else mentions it to me – and so grateful for my readers and followers (I LOVE YOU GUYS). I am so excited to see what 2017 brings for it, and I really can’t wait to look back and see what I was able to do. This creative exercise has turned into a really cool outlet, and I’m super happy you’ve checked it out. Please continue to give me the feedback — you have no idea how much it means to me!

Save. Your. Money. Ugh, this is my least favorite, but it has to be done. I made a budget for myself, and while it totally sucks, its really helpful to see where you’re spending your money and how much you can realistically save. As a young professional who leads an active social life, I get a little swipe-happy with my debit card. I’m working on being more cognitive about what I’m spending on – including those spontaneous impulse purchases. This doesn’t mean I’m going to say no to a dinner on a Friday night with friends – but it does mean I may adjust how I spend money the rest of the week to fit that into my budget!

Be Nicer to Yourself: Ok, this one’s cheesy, but it’s probably the biggest one for me. I am my own worst critic in all spheres of my life; career, health, appearance, you name it. Comparison is the thief of happiness – something I’ve learned and really had to come to terms with. I can be extremely hard on myself, and I want to work on some self-loving this year. There have been times where I’m literally too exhausted to get to that 6 am gym class, but then I mentally beat myself up about missing it all day. In 2017 I want to take it easier on myself, and just be a little nicer in my own head space. 2016 was tough at times for me personally,  and seeing where I am today is amazing. I’ve never been this happy with myself, but its been a journey. Luckily, I’ve got the absolute best family and friends in the world who support me (and put up with my whiney moments of self doubt).

What does 2017 have in store for you guys?!
I hope you continue to read along – Happy New Year all!!



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    sue michaud

    As usual, you look absolutely adorable!!! I love seeing you in all these beautiful outfits! Although you could put a sack on your head and look fantastic! xoxo You brighten my day with your blog, Colleen!

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    Love these resolutions! Especially the last one. This is so hard since we are our own worst enemies! Self-critique is great until it can be very discouraging – you brought up some great points that are super inspiring. Oh and love the clothes of COURSSSSE.

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