2016 Goals

January 2, 2016 in Balance / Recovery

While I am not a fan of new years resolutions, as they typically involve some way to change your body, some crazy new diet to try, or result in people fleeing to the gym everyday to lose x amount of pounds; I do have some goals for myself. If these goals don’t get accomplished-that’s okay! The difference between myself now and myself in the past is that if I didn’t accomplish every single thing I set out to do, I would look at myself as a failure. Now I am able to recognize that sometimes life gets messy. Things get in the way and we can never have a set plan for the future as things come up that we never expected to.

Anyways, here are some little (and some bigger) goals that I have for myself this year. 🙂

-Continue to love my body even when times are tough. Sometimes when I am stressed/things aren’t going my way, I notice that I turn to feeling poorly about myself and body as a way to cope. In 2016, I want to stop doing this. I want to gain more self-confidence and learn to love myself unconditionally.


“Your body is a forest-you will grow back, over and over-no matter how badly you are devastated.”

-Try my hardest in school. I want to continue to do well in school and make sure I keep my stress levels down.

-Make time for more self-care. I want to make time to do more things throughout the week that relax me such as coloring, watching Netflix, writing, going on Tumblr, and listening to music. While school weeks can get very busy, I am going to make a solid effort to build in time for self-care activities and more quiet time for myself.

-Become a bigger part of this blogging world. I am so, so excited to have made the switch to a self-hosted blog and I plan to continue to write as well as improve my blog. I hope to connect with other bloggers as well and I am so excited to see where this all takes me!

-Continue to speak out about my recovery story. Sharing my experiences with anorexia nervosa and how I was able to recover with other people truly brings me joy. I hope that by continuing to write and discuss my experiences, I am able to help more people struggling out there.

-Keep up with hot yoga and get my teaching certification this summer. It has been a huge goal of mine to become a yoga teacher as it is something that I genuinely love. I plan to take the three-month certification course this summer and I am so excited to do so and eventually be able to teach yoga to others! I also want to start doing yoga in my dorm room and will most definitely be bringing my mat back to school with me. 🙂



I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one.”


“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”

-Continue to live a balanced life with food and exercise and not let either of them dictate or be the sole focus of my life.

-Surround myself with people who fully support me, make me happy, and don’t judge me for what I am passionate about.

-Share even more laughs with the people I love.

-End the comparison game that I find myself playing sometimes. Stop comparing my body to others/what I eat and focus on MYSELF as each person is different and each person requires different things. I want to focus on becoming the best Alyssa I can be in 2016. 

Not give a shit about what people think of me. I need to work on this too-if people don’t like me for who I am then I do not need them in my life. I don’t need the people who do not like and appreciate my full, authentic, goofy, and cheesy self. I want to do things that I love this year and do things that make me happy; and most importantly not care about what others think of me while doing the things I am passionate about as life is far too short for that.


“Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.”


“How to be happy:

stop thinking about what others think about you”

Now tell me: 

What are some of your goals for 2016? (big or small!)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! <3





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  • Reply Celeste January 3, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I’m so glad you’re writing again Lyss and I can’t air to read everything you have to say! My major goal of this year is to make my volleyball comeback. I miss playing so much and it’s my goal to be ready to play come fall. I’m going to use this opportunity to rebuild my physical and mental strength as a volleyball player and come back better than ever 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa January 3, 2016 at 4:41 am

      aw thank you so much celeste!! can’t wait to read your blog too 🙂 that’s such an awesome goal though, I tore my ACL too so I know the huge recovery process with that and I am so confident that you’ll be back playing volleyball AND better than ever!! hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie January 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    My goal is to not let fear take hold of me and prevent me from being me!
    Thanks for a very inspirational website!

    • Reply Alyssa January 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      that is a great goal! you rock! thanks for reading

  • Reply Steph January 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Hello, I love this website it is so inspirational

    • Reply Alyssa January 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you so much :))

    • Reply Alyssa January 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks!! xoxoxo

  • Reply Maddy January 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    AH i’ve made it a goal of mine to do a recovery speech at some point this year cause YOUUUUU inspired me to 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa January 3, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      aw YES you should!! you would do AWESOME too

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