Do You Have a Word of the Year?

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Some people embrace the new year with resolutions. Others adopt a single word to carry them through the year. I’ve decided to do both.

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Earlier this week, I shared my major goals for the year and how I plan to not break them. But somewhere in between my aspirations to complete a 30-day yoga challenge and produce a new travel video once a month, there are two words that help quell all my self-doubt and fuel of my ambitions. I have a feeling they’re going to be key themes in 2017.

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#1: Challenge
Most people are creatures of comfort. There’s safety in predictability and risk in the unknown. And while resistance is typically not preferred, it turns out it’s actually a force that helps us grow and become stronger. One of my favorite spin instructors in NYC ended a class with this phrase: If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. He said it all throughout class to help overcome the mental blocks and push our physical limits. You know what happened at the end? I felt like a much stronger, albeit sweaty and exhausted, person. So this year, I’m embracing challenges in an effort to always keep improving.

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#2: Adventure
This one has a much more fun connotation, but the two basically go hand in hand. The similar thing about adventure is that it’s full of unknowns, which means new experiences and hopefully incredible memories. This year, I plan to make room for more adventures. Excuses like “I’m too busy/tired” or “I’d rather stay at home and watch TV” just aren’t going to fly anymore. I want to explore every nook and cranny of NYC, travel to more cities around the country and fall in love with even more places around the world. I want to go on a spontaneous outing or try a new restaurant in a neighborhood that I’ve never been to. And it all starts with saying yes to adventure.

Do you have a word or words that you’re embracing for 2017? I would love to hear them!

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Zella ‘Twisty Turn’ long sleeve t-shirt (comes in 3 colors) / Lou & Grey wrapstripe leggings (on sale for $26!) / Black sports braFitbit ‘Charge 2’ activity tracker / Nike ‘Free’ running shoes / Quay ‘Needing Fame’ aviator sunglasses

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    • says

      Thanks Shira! I would say the leggings are good for low impact. Lou & Grey is relatively new to the activewear scene, but I know they’re working behind the scenes to step up the level of performance later this year.

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