Friday, January 4, 2013

My 2013 Resolutions + Thank You

Today's post is dedicated to writing down my goals for 2013. We are a mere 4 days worth in, but I am confident this new year will be chock-full of accomplishment and merriment.

As many of you know, I have fallen head over heels in love with lululemon athletica and fitness in 2012. Many are of the mind that beauty and fitness go hand in hand.. I must say that I agree, that it is a combination more powerful and influential than I had expected. Hence, I would like to take this moment to thank you for your open mindedness and support as I share my progress as well for continuing to support the beauty channel throughout 2012! I never had the motivation to do what I have recently set in motion during my teens or even my very early twenties, but as I face my mid-twenties, fitness tops my priority list because I am changing my entire lifestyle (not just in terms of exercise, but how I see food/nutrition/health and ultimately even my beauty routine). I do not eat fast food, I cut my sodium intake, I drink only water.. so much has changed for the better.

So here are my 2013 Resolutions!
1. Maintain and improve upon this heavy lifting, clean eating lifestyle that was inspired by lululemon.
2. Post beauty reviews here on TheRAEviewer regularly, 4 times a week or more if possible.
3. Develop a stronger beauty network to bring my readers and viewers more variety.
4. Keep a tidy beauty closet and stay organized in all elements of my life.
5. Continue to grow out my hair and nourish the scalp for healthier locks.
6. Continue to use body lotion and hand creme daily to banish dry skin.

Now, I'd like to leave you with some food for thought. Whatever your goals (fitness, career, personal, etc.), please do take advantage of your potential. Potential means nothing if you do not utilize it wisely. Your goals will require sacrifice and compromise because breaking out of a stale routine and implementing any positive changes takes patience and much effort. It may require cutting back on social time, sleeping an hour or two less per day, etc. but if you really want it.. JUST DO IT. Stop asking questions, stop making excuses, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Work as hard as you possibly can, hold yourself accountable for each setback without letting it discourage you, and strive daily to accomplish what you set out to achieve because even little successes are something to celebrate (with good cheer, not by regressing into old/bad habits)! These are the very same steps I have taken.. and if you follow me on Instagram, you will see how much it has paid off already. You may surprise yourself, and you will see how far determination and consistency can carry you. Best of luck with all your resolutions this 2013! xoxo



  1. well said Rae ^_^ I started my fitness/weight loss project last year and have lost about 20 lbs total. Recently been slacking off due to holidays but seeing your progress makes me want to start working out again/challenge myself with heavy lifting (never tried it before!) Stay amazing <3

  2. great motivational and inspirational post. you truly have been and will continue to be one of my fav YTs/bloggers. i can't wait to follow your videos and blogs in the new year - wishing you an exciting year ahead Rae x

  3. I have to agree with you wholeheartedly on this post. You are responsible for you! Whether it is how you feel, what you do or think, etc. Being accountable for yourself and owning it is so empowering. We are capable of so much! Good luck on your life journey! I will be following on what you have to say about your progress and any setbacks or experiences that you will be learning.

  4. Thank you for this post Rae, it really hit the spot as I am going through some kind of work depression. I would really love it if you could write a career related blogpost on how to stay motivated on reaching career goals and perhaps a bit about office politics. I would really appreciate it! All the best to you and your loved ones in 2013!

  5. This is my favorite blog post on any blog so far this year! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  6. THANK YOU FOR THIS RAE!! i am also pursuing a change in my lifestyle this year, primarily focusing on my health and fitness. i have been underweight for the longest time and i think it's finally time i stop complaining about how i can never fit into anything and start doing something about it!! you have become one of my biggest inspiration this year! thank you!! good luck to both of us and to everyone else!!! <333


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