NEW YEAR, NEW ME | Bring it on 2016!

OUTFIT-FASHION, Outfits, Shopping

It’s 2016! And I am back from a much much much needed couple weeks off hanging with the fam and friends, and taking a hiatus from the Internet…happy sigh. 2015 was one heck of a year, I worked harder, traveled more, and took on bigger projects than I ever have in the past, and thankfully 2016 is shaping up to be even more exciting! The downfall is that with so much time in air, in different cites or at the studio, I did not take care of myself, mind or body, which lead to a pretty hefty weigh gain and a couple not-so-cool panic attacks. Now I am here in 2016, on a mission to fix my bad habits. Instead of resolutions, I decided to invest in items that will change my lifestyle. I’ll admit, on the surface they are pretty basic girl goals, but someone recently told me that you can fail at resolutions, whereas goals just have setbacks you can correct, which sounded lovely. So I have my goals set, and here are a few of my purchases to help kick off a year of a healthy mind and body!

1. A Beautiful Mess Marbled 2016 Planner – Someone last year asked me how I keep track of everything I have going on…my answer: It’s all just in my head. And while that worked for me for a long time, at some point your brain is holding so much info, things start to fall through the cracks.  With a planner this cute, it might encourage me to think ahead and write things down more (and not just on random scraps of paper…)
2. Everlast Women’s Pro Style Training Gloves  – Ok, between the airport food, eating out, and the holidays, my waistline has expanded, and I am breathing a little to heavy after a flight of stairs. Boxing has always been a great way to get the heart rate up, sweat a lot, and release stress, so my first stop this Monday was the gym to sign up for a boxing/kickboxing. Time to punch away these lbs.
3. FitBit Charge Activity and Sleep Wristband – With this gig comes many hours at a computer and some pretty irregular work hours. The plan is too balance these both out with more movement, and set hours for sleep *she says as she is typing this a 2am* minor setback.
4. Victoria Secret Show-off Strappy Back Bra – I have always found that I am way more excited to workout when I have fun gym clothes, so I am investing in some items that fit great, and make me feel good.
5. Define Bottle Sport Pink Flip Top (also in white) – I fell in love with this brand years ago when it was on Shark Tank, the bottles are perfect for people like me who easily get sick of water, and want to infuse it with a little flavor.
6. SiverStone Non-stick 12 piece cookware set – Over the holiday break I did some grocery shopping and started experimenting with some recipes, and so far, I am doing pretty good (where has spaghetti squash been all my life?) Any aspiring kinda-cook need more then two pans, right? And I can one can only assume the yellow will make cooking that much more fun.
7. Nike Pink “Just Do It” Workout Pants – I love the pink and the motivation, and I am on the hunt to find a pair that does not fall off my waist while working out, fingers crossed these do the trick.
8. Nike Roshe One ID sneakers – A DIY sneaker, yes please! Time to work out!
9. Jus by Julie 3 Day Juice Cleanse – I have done a few juice cleanses in the past, some successful and some not, usually because I don’t get all the juices recommended. This time around, I found a Groupon and am getting the full 3-Day cleanse. Pretty excited because the ingredients sound delish! Follow along on ISPYDIY snapchat, or if you like, I can do a review after, LMK if you would be interested in hearing more.
10. Hello Fresh Meal Kits – Once I am done with the cleanse, I am going to up my cooking game with Hello Fresh (another Groupon find). They send all the ingredients, perfectly portioned with easy cooking instructions. Hopefully I will get some good ideas for 30 min meals, I’ll let you guys know how it goes!
11. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo – I might be the most excited about this book! My sister recommended it to me, and I have already begun the process of decluttering my life, started with donating 7 trash bags of clothes. Next up, all my junk drawers! Marie’s tips and tricks are sometimes strange, but refreshingly helpful when deciding what you really need in your space. Stay tuned because I will definitely do a follow-up on my progress.

There you have it! Time to start kicking a$$ in 2016!




  1. Emma says:

    Boxing is indeed a great way of keeping a good shape. I’ve been doing box for over a year now and I my body feels great. Anyways, great post Jenni. I’ll probably buy a peair of these awesome gloves 🙂

    Emma Smith | Marketing specialist

    1. Jenni says:

      Yeah! I am do excited for my class tonight, so much more fun when you have colorful gear!

  2. Pat Schwab says:

    Link number 6 for the pots and pans goes to link number 11.Happy New Year. Pat S

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks for the heads up, fixed!

  3. Michelle says:

    I like everything from that list, but my favourite is definitely the water bottle! I’m easily bored with normal water, so to infuse it with some flavor would be perfect!

    1. Jenni says:

      So fun, right? And the story behind the kid that created it is pretty cool 🙂

  4. Annie Abbey says:

    This is such a great post! I am feeling energized and excited just looking at it! I think it is really important to cleanse your body too! I have been looking for one to try and this might be it! Happy New Year Jenni!
    xoxo Annie

  5. Emily says:

    What a pretty planner! I’m going to have to remember that for 2017 since I already have my 2016 planner. Drat!

  6. Katrina says:

    Great post and such fun items! I’ve been doing yearly goals for a few years now and have accomplished nearly every one. I write them on a white board in the kitchen or hang them on the fridge so I have to look at them everyday and if anyone sees them I’m accountable. Just like posting them online!
    I can’t believe you keep everything I. Your head! That’s impressive! I’d forget what day it was if it wasn’t for my calendar (on my wall because I’m 100. Or 30)
    Keep working towards those goals!

    1. Jenni says:

      I like the idea of writing them in a place I can see everyday! That way I REALLY will remember all my goals 🙂

  7. sherry says:

    Really a great plan. I wish you all the success. Keep us posted. The bright gear is really a good motivation.

  8. Paige says:

    I love that planner, and that sport’s bra! So fun!


  9. Jenny says:

    What that person told you about goals having setbacks you can correct and not failing is s great! I avoid resolutions because they tend to fail and rather try to set myself little goals and challenges and totally agree that that is much better to look at! 🙂
    Loving your blog btw 🙂
    Jenny Side Up

  10. Ursula says:

    I ready the life changing magic of tyding up! It is life changing, though I must confess I’m not even close done to declutter my home. But all the tyding up I’ve done has brough peace to my home for sure 😉
    Ursula @ {modern crafts}

  11. Murray says:

    I absolutely love this!! The colors are so soft!

  12. happyasannie says:

    cant wait to read that book myself! looking forward to your thoughts!

  13. furtdsolinopv says:

    Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

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  15. Yasmin Barton says:

    What you did is great! Your post really made me think about my way of life and how to make it easier and less stressful. I wish you a great and successful year!

  16. Talia Locante says:

    Great post. Thanks for the read.

  17. furtdso linopv says:

    Really nice style and great written content, absolutely nothing else we need : D.

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