I love January 1st and the first blank page of a new year. This year, I’ve got a lot going on and while I want to set challenging fitness goals and personal growth targets, I’m just not going to do that to myself. I have no idea how our new addition will change our patterns and routines and I’d rather not set out detailed plans for the year and add undue stress. Instead, I plan to set a mantra for the year to guide me through all of our changes and challenges. My 2019 mantra is Progress over Perfection. I can’t take credit for this as I heard it on one of the many podcasts that I listen too, but it is perfect for me and this transitional year. I will work towards moving forward (progressing) without beating myself up to find perfection. If you are finding yourself in a place where setting a resolution for the year sounds like too much to handle, try setting a mantra or even a single word to help define how you would like your year unfold. I wish everyone a Happy 2019 filled with happiness, challenges and growth. 2018 will be a hard year to top, but I am excited to see what this next year will bring.