My First Getaway Experience | Things I Brought, Did, and Learned From My Trip

This past week I had the pleasure of booking my first Getaway experience. If you are not familiar with Getaway, it is a camping post that allows you to disconnect from technology and enjoy the experience of being in nature and company. There are several posts around the country so I would recommend you check out the website to see if there was one near your city.

I live in the outskirts of Boston and the nearest post around us was up in New Hampshire about a 30 minute drive from Manchester. It took us about two hours to get there from where we live and it was totally worth the trip there. Most Getaway posts are usally about an hour and half from major cities.

It was my boyfriend’s birthday this past week so this was a perfect way for us to celebrate without totally breaking the bank. I ended up finding a discount code from one of the bloggers I followed which also helped us save some money as well.

Our Kitchen Set Up

All Getaway post are set up with a tiny cabin. Within the cabin, you will find a small kitchen with mini fridge and stove. They supply you with basic cooking utensils, dishware, and it also comes with condiments such as olive oil, salt and pepper, and coffee creamers and sugar. All of these items are free but there is also a small draw with some snacks, coffee, and breakfast food which they charge a small fee for. All the cabins include a bathroom with an electric toilet and shower that has running hot water.

Your bed is position in front a big window that gives you the view of nature. This was honestly the selling point for us. Each window is position so that there is privacy but there are also window shades in case you want to use them.

View from our bed

Since there were two of us we only booked our cabin with one bed, however, if you have a family or want to bring your friends, you can also book a cabin that is equipped with two mattresses and can fit up to four people comfortably according to the website.

Each post has a fire pit along with a picnic table and lawn chairs outside. While it is private, you are still close to your neighbors and may be able to see and hear them from a far. For us, we could only hear our neighbors and see their fire pits if they were using them.

There is rule that you must be respectful and not be too loud or play music outside. If there are complaints from your neighbors then Getaway will charge you additional fees. For the most part, our neighbors were respectful and we honestly forgot they were around.

The point of Getaway is to remove yourself from your daily routine, disconnect from technology, and allow yourself to connect with others. There is no WIFI, however, we still had cellphone service. All rooms also have a phone in case of emergencies.

The staff was very nice and attentive. While we didn’t see or speak them, they give you options to contact them via call and text message. There also seemed to be an office onsite which I am sure you go in and speak to them during office hours.

Things we did….

We booked our Getaway for two nights. We got there around 4 PM (check in was at 3 PM) and got settled in. We spent our first night cooking dinner, we drank some wine which we brought with us and enjoyed conversing around the fire pit and under the stars. Each post has firewood you can purchase, as well as, fire starters.

Kitchen Table and Window View

The next morning we made breakfast and enjoyed some coffee before we started our day. We brought with us some eggs, veggies, and “bacon” (it was vegan) and made a quick healthy breakfast.

Getaway offers you some suggestions of places to eat in the area and hiking trails and lakes to visit. We were only an hour away from the White Mountains so we ended up taking a day trip up there and we went for a hike at Franconia Notch State Park. The hike took us about 2 hours.

Franconia Notch State Park

On our way home, we ended up stopping at Weathervane’s Seafood Restaurant which wasn’t very far from our campsite. They have happy hour Monday through Friday between 3-6 PM and offered discounts on drinks and appetizers. While I eat mostly plant based, occasionally I will opt for seafood and decided to try their broil salmon entree. I order this entree with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. My boyfriend got their lobster roll and french fries. Both of our meals were very delicious!

More views from our hike at Franconia Notch State Park

We made our way back to our camp and spent the rest of the night inside of our cabin. We really wanted to do another firepit night, however, we were too exhausted from our long hike that we ended up staying inside and played cards instead.

The next morning we made breakfast, got ready, and packed up to hit the road again.

What We Brought With Us….

The Getaway blog offers so very helpful and provided recommendations on what to bring, what to expect, and things to do. We did read their blog since it was our first experience which helped us prepared for our trip. While th blog is very informative, I also wanted to share with you some of the items we brought along with us.

Clothing – It does get cold up there especially during the night so I would recommend bringing the following:

  • Sweaters – one light sweater and heavy sweater
  • Pants – jeans, sweatpants for hiking
  • Shirts – I brought one long sleeve, one short sleeve and two tank tops
  • Socks and undergarments – if you are planning on going for a hike, I would recommend you bring an extra set since you will most likely get dirty from walking on the trails
  • PJs & warm socks – to use when you are walking around in our cabin
  • Two pairs of sneakers – one sneaker was used for hiking and the other pair was wear when walking around. Our sneakers got really dirty from our hike so I would recommend you bring a second pair as well.

Food – I mentioned this earlier but there are options for food you can purchase in your room in case you need a snack or don’t want to bring to much food.

While there were great options we ended up bringing a lot of our own food based on some the recommendations and recipes they offered on the blog.

  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Veggies – peppers, onions, corn on the cob, and garlic
  • Slices of Bread, Wrap, and Tortillas
  • Vegan Bacon
  • Refried Beans from a can
  • Deli Turkey Meat (which my boyfriend ate)
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Fruits – Strawberries and Grapes

Additional Items – Getaway provides you with almost everything you need, however, if you prefer to bring some of your own items like we did, here is what we brought with us to help pass the time.

  • Books – there are some books in the cabin you can read but I am currently reading a book written by Oprah Winfrey called “What I Know For Sure” (highly recommended)
  • Notebook and Pen – to jot down my thoughts about trip and the experience
  • Playing Cards – there is a deck of cards and dice in the room but my boyfriend and I enjoy playing Skipbo and UNO Flip.
  • Cellphones – which we only used to listen to our music from, however, there is a radio in the room too

Final Thoughts…

Being able to take a break away from your daily routines is so crucial in today’s society. Most of us live an on the go lifestyle that we tend to forgot to slow things down and focus on the things that matter the most. For me this was self care.

Getting away allowed me to refocus and re-energize so I can get back to doing things I enjoyed like blogging. I was able to finally pick up the book I’ve been meaning to read and I also spent quality time with my partner and allowing us to reconnect and continue to build our relationship.

This mini vacation was very affordable for us compare to trying to visit somewhere else in our area. If you’re on a budget or looking to get away without breaking the bank this is a place you’ll want to consider.

Overall, my experience at Getaway was amazing! I would recommend this to anyone one of my friends and family members.

My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning back again, hopefully, before the year ends. πŸ™‚

*This post is not sponsored. Everything mention in this post is based on my own opinion and experience.

Vegan Protein Sources

When I share with someone that I eat mostly a plant based diet, one of the first things I am always asked is “are you scared you are not getting enough protein?” and my answer without any hesitation is always NO! πŸ˜€

There are so many ways to get protein on a plant based or vegan diet. Yet, we are somehow have been programmed to believe protein only comes from animal sources. In fact, this is so far off from the truth which why I wanted to share with you some of my favorite protein sources.

Soy Products

  • Organic Tofu Serving Size: 4 ounces or 1/2 cup, Protein: 10 grams (I prefer extra firm tofu for most dishes)
  • Organic Tempeh – Serving Size: 3 ounces, Protein: 15 grams (also a great substitute for those who can’t digest beans or soy products well)
  • Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk – Serving Size: 8 oz or 1 cup, Protein: 7 grams (also a great source for calcium)
  • Organic Edamame – Serving Size: 100 grams or 2/3 cup, Protein: 12 grams

There are so many great soy products out on the market. Some of my favorites are edamame, tofu, tempeh, soy sauce, and soy milk.

I always prefer to eat and purchase organic soy products whenever possible since non organic soy is genetically modified in the United States. This is my personal preference since I do try to eat as clean as possible and I avoid eating foods that do not contain GMOs.

There is some controversy when it comes to eating soy but for the most part, soy products are considered safe to eat in moderate amounts. I would suggest you do your own research if you have any concerns about this food group.

Beans & Legumes

  • Chickpeas – serving size: 130 grams or 1/2 cup, protein: 6 grams
  • Black Beans – serving size: 130 grams or 1/2 cup, protein: 6 grams
  • Pinto Beans – serving size: 1.4 cup dry, protein: 9 grams

Another great resource for protein on plant based diet are beans and legumes. I honestly do not have a favorite bean or legume so I wanted show you what I currently had in my pantry.

SHOPPING TIP: I always recommend you purchase dry beans instead of canned beans since the the beans are not soaking in oil and salt water, however, this can be very time consuming. If you a hurry or prefer the convenience of canned beans, make sure you are purchasing canned beans that contains no salt and oil. If this option is not available to you, your next best option is to go for low sodium (no oil.) Always remember to rinse your beans prior to cooking to remove any access salt, oil, and dirt.

  • Green Lentils – serving size: 1/4 cup dry , protein: 13 grams
  • Red Lentils – serving size: 1/4 cup dry , protein: 13 grams

You cannot go wrong with throwing lentils into any dish you make. I usually add them in my homemade “meat” balls, soups, and curry dishes.


  • Serving size: 1/2 cup , protein: 5 grams

Oats are a breakfast staple for most plant based eaters. Not only do they contain protein, they are also a good source of fiber and iron.

I love making oatmeal in mornings since they are so quick and easy. I will usually throw a 1/2 cup of oats with 3/4 cup of water into a microwave safe dish and microwave it for 2 minutes. Then I top it off with some cinnamon about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, as well as, sliced bananas, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice) and homemade jelly. As an extra treat, I will sometimes throw in cocoa nibs on top.

Oatmeal not your cup of tea? Lucky for you, oats are very versitale food. You can also prep your breakfast a head of time and make overnight oats.

Not into eating oats for breakfast? No problem! I also use oats when making veggie burgers or I’ll throw them into dessert when I make my protein balls.


head of cauliflower
  • Serving Size: 1 cup, Protein: 8 grams

Quinoa pronounced as “kwuh-NO-uh” or “KWIN-wah” is not only a great source of protein but also gluten free. It is also one of the only food groups that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also a high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin E.

Hemp Seeds

  • Serving size: 3 tablespoons, protein: 10 grams

Personally, I think hemp seeds are so underrated. Not only are they a good source of protein, they also contain fiber and Omega 3 and 6 which is essential when going plant based.

I love throwing hemp seeds on salads and avocado toast. Be sure you check out my instagram for more ideas.

Chia Seeds

  • Serving Size: 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons, Protein: 4 grams

I love throwing chia seeds into my smoothies or even adding them in my homemade three berry jelly. They are such a great source of fiber too.

Once you add chia seeds to water or any other liquid substance and leave it sitting there for a few minutes. The chia seeds will form into a jell like consistency make it a perfect treat for chia pudding.


From Left to Right: Raw Almonds, Raw Cashews, Raw Brazilian Nuts, Raw Pecans
  • Almonds – Serving Size: 1 ounce or 23 almonds, Protein: 6 grams
  • Cashews – Serving Size: 1 ounce or 18 cashews, Protein: 5 grams
  • Brazilian Nuts – Serving Size: about 2-3 Brazilian nuts, Protein: 4 grams
  • Pecans – Serving Size: 1 ounce or 20 halves, Protein: 3 grams

Nuts are another staple in my household. Not only do they make a perfect snack, I also use cashews (in particular) to make dairy free cream like sauces.

There are also so many health benefits when it comes to eating nuts. Almonds are a great source of calcium, as well as, help aid in weight loss.

Cashews are known to help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Did you know? Eating between 2 to 3 Brazilian Nuts a day can provide you with a full source of Selenium.

Lastly, pecans are overall great for you skin, hair, and health.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup, Protein: 2 grams

I have a head of cauliflower every week but not in one sitting. I will usually cut cauliflower into small pieces and bake it for about 30 to 40 minutes at 375 degrees. No salt and no oil.

Roasted cauliflower so great plain but I will also add it on salads or even have as a side dish. I will sometimes take the roasted cauliflower and add it to buffalo or bbq sauces or i’ll season it with taco seasoning and make cauliflower tacos during the week. The possibilities with cauliflower are endless.

Spinach and Leafy Greens

  • Serving Size: 1 Cup, Protein: 0.9 grams

Alright hear me out before you scroll past this. Yes, spinach does not contain that much protein per serving compare to the other foods I have listed on this page but I wanted to still list this for various reasons.

While you will not get your complete source of protein from just eating spinach or another leafy green, it still does not mean it is not there.

Again, there is a common misconception out there that you will become protein deficient (which isn’t a real thing BTW) if you pursue a plant based diet which is completely WRONG. Most plant based foods (not all) contain a small amount of protein which most of us do not realize.

Most leafy greens, contain at least 1 gram of protein or less per serving size. While they may not be high in protein, leafy greens have many health benefits that you do not want to skip out on eating this food group. When in doubt always Choose Greens πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

Portobello Mushrooms

  • Serving size: 1 medium mushroom (about 18 grams,) Protein: 0.6 grams

I use to not be a big fan of mushrooms prior to going plant based. I liked the taste and flavor they brought into dishes but I hated the texture of them.

When I tried to go plant based at first, I saw how many dishes included mushrooms and thought I wouldn’t last long eating this these type of meals. I also didn’t like tomatoes which was another common ingredient I saw in many dishes too. However, I learned how to make it work and I have been able to incorporate both ingredients in my dishes.

Mushrooms are not only a great source for protein but have a meat like texture to them this is why you will see them as the main protein source in many dishes. Check out my recipe for Arroz Con Gandules that use mushrooms.


From Left to Right: Sweet Potatoes, Colorful Potatoes, Russet Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes – Serving Size: 1 cup , Protein: 2.1 grams
  • Colorful Potatoes – Serving size: 1 cup , Protein: 2-6 grams (depending on which type you eat)
  • Russet Potatoes – Serving Size: 1 cup , Protein: 4.6 grams

Have you ever met a vegan or plant based eater who didn’t like potatoes? I say this more as a joke since I am sure this is not the first time you have heard a plant based eater express their love for potatoes. Honestly, potatoes can do any harm.

There are so many ways to prep potatoes whether you enjoy them mashed, baked whole, or even cut up into french fries. I personally love adding potatoes into almost any dish I eat. I enjoy having them as a side with a salad or eating them as a mid afternoon snack. I will sometimes make french fries and eat them with my homemade guacamole or just plain ketchup. The possibilities are endless when it comes to eating them.

I am sure after reading this post you are no longer surprise to hear that there are even more plant based protein sources out there that I have not listed. I would love to hear what are some of your favorites that I didn’t include.

Please leave your comment below!

Vegan Arroz con Gandules​ | Puerto Rican Rice and Pigeon Peas

If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out my sofrito before you make this recipe, however, you still can make this recipe without having to make my homemade sofrito. There are store-bought options that should be able to you in the Spanish aisle at your local grocery store.

Arroz con Gandules is a very popular rice dish in Puerto Rico. This recipe is usually made with either ham or bacon, but since I no longer eat pork, I decided I would veganize this dish and use portobella mushrooms instead.

Mushrooms Cooking in Oil

Portobella mushrooms are a good source of protein and B vitamins and are low in carbohydrates and calories. It is also a great substitute for meat when you are going plant-based.

Mushrooms with Sofrito

Usually, this dish is also made with chicken broth or ham broth which is another ingredient I had to change and I substituted this with vegetable bouillon base instead.

Pigeon Peas

And for the star ingredient, I used pigeon peas. Pigeon peas are very healthy and nutritious. They contain an array of B Complex Vitamins and vitamins C and K. Pigeon peas are used in many Hispanic dishes.

Rice and Seasonings

For the full recipe scroll down below!

Healthy + Vegan Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandulez​ (rice and pigeon peas)

>>> Vegan, Vegetarian, & Healthy

Servings 4


  • 1 Tablespoon of Avocado Oil
  • 2 Cups of Diced Portobella Mushrooms, about 175 grams
  • 6 Tablespoons of Sofrito
  • 1/2 Cup of No Salt Tomato Sauce*
  • 1 Teaspoon Vegetable Bouillon Base or 1 Vegetable Bouillon Cube
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Sazon (I prefer the Loisa brand)
  • 1 Teaspoons of Oregano
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Adobo (I prefer the Loisa brand)
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) of pigeon peas or 1 1/4 Cups of Green Peas
  • 2 Cups of Rice
  • 2 Cups of Water or 2 Cups of Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (omit 1 teaspoon of vegetable bouillon if used

Health Tip:

*It is always best to make your own tomato sauce, however, most of us do not always have the time or resources to do this. Save some time and purchase no salt tomato sauce instead at your local grocery store. This way you can control how much sodium you intake without having to scarfice your diet.

If no salt tomato sauce is not available than your next best option is to go for low sodium tomato sauce. Be sure to look out for any added sugar.

Toppings (optional)

  • Slices of Avocado
  • Spanish Olives
  • Pimientos
  • Ketchup


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven or stainless steel saucepan on medium-low heat. Cut mushrooms into small pieces and add to the pan. Cook for about 8-12 minutes until all the liquid that was released from the mushrooms has been evaporated.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking, drain pigeon peas and set aside. You will also want to rinse your rice, drain, and set aside making sure there is no water left.
  • Next, add sofrito, tomato sauce, vegetable bouillon, sazon, oregano, bay leaves, and adobo into mushroom mixture and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice and pigeon peas to pan and stir until all of the ingredients are mixed together. Add 2 cups of water and turn heat up to medium-high.
  • Once the rice begins to boil, cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat down to low. Allow the rice to cook for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, check on the rice. You do not want to check on the rice before this time.
  • Once cooked, set aside and serve immediately. This recipe will stay good for up to 5 days if fridgerated properly.

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Homemade Puerto Rican Sofrito | Healthy and Easy to Make

One fun fact about me is that I am half Puerto Rican. My mother was born and raised on the island and came to the United States when she was is in her late 20s to pursue her career in nursing. She met my father at the same hospital where they worked at and well you can guess the rest. πŸ™‚

I grew up eating Puerto Rican food for most of my childhood. My grandmother took care of me and my brother while my parents worked. She was the one that did most of the cooking at our house and was also the one who got me into cooking.

When I was little she would always have me help her out in the kitchen. She wanted to make sure I knew how to cook food the same way they do back on the island. I remember I would help her make anything from arroz con habichuelas to pasteles. Everything she made was delicious and she is a huge inspiration for my recipes.

Sofrito is a cooking base used in many Puerto Rican dishes. Think about it being the foundation for your house. You cannot build a home without laying the foundation down first. Sofrito along with a few other spices is what helps give Puerto Rican dishes the amazing flavors you taste in each bite.

This recipe does not include any salt or oil. It is also much healthier than the sofrito you would buy at the store and is super easy to make. It only calls for 5 ingredients and only takes 15 minutes to prep.*

The ingredients I use are:

I picked each of these ingredients because of it’s health benefits and nutrients. I’ve listed below some the health benefits each ingredient offers.

  • Green Peppers: contain fiber, vitamins A and E, and zeaxanthin which help keep your eyes healthy.
  • Red Onions: contain anthocyanins which can reduce heart disease.
  • Garlic: is rich in vitamins B6 and C, and magnesium. It is also known to help boost your immune system which can help you fight off colds.
  • Cilantro: helps protect your heart and balance blood sugar levels. It also contains vitamin A which is a good source for your eyes.
  • Poblano Peppers: contains riboflavin which can help fight against cancer cells.

To make this recipe, you will need to have either a blender or a food processor so you can blend up all the ingredients. I would also recommend using ice cube trays so you can pour the blended mixture into and freeze before use.

Keep scrolling to see full recipe.

*HEALTH TIP: Calorie Eliminating Hacks

Most sofrito recipes call for salt and oil, however, I chose to omit it in my recipe. I did this on purpose for a reason. In the past, when I have added salt and oil to the recipe I noticed I would end up cooking with more salt and oil when it came time to add this to a dish. This was an easy way to pack on extra calories without even thinking about it.

Skip the oil and salt for now and add it later to the dish you cook with sofrito. Trust me, you won’t even notice the difference!

Healthy Puerto Rican Sofrito

>>>  Vegan & Healthy 

Makes: 26 cubes (2 tablespoons each)

Time: 15 minutes to prep, 3-4 hours for freezing


  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 poblano peppers, destemmed and chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of cilantro, chopped


  • Chop all ingredients listed and place into a blender or food processor. Blend for about 1-2 minutes until all ingredients are blended well.
  • Then transfer the sofrito mixture into an ice tray ( I recommend using silicon but regular ice trays will work fine.) You will want to put about 2 tablespoons of mixture into each tray cube.
  • Cover the tray with plastic wrap to avoid getting frost bitten and freeze for 3-4 hours or until mixture is frozen.
  • Leave the sofrito blend in the freezer for up to 3 months (if covered well) and use as needed.

How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

New Year, New Me?

It’s the new year and it’s time to start working on those resolutions you set for yourself.

If you are like most, your new year’s resolutions are probably geared towards being a better version of yourself. Usually, this includes you choosing to live a healthier lifestyle than the one you’ve been living before.

For some of us, your goal this year may be to lose XX amount of weight or maybe you decide that 2019 is the year you are going to run your first 5k or marathon (for those ambitious folks out there πŸ˜‰ ) or maybe your resolution is to just be more active and choose healthier food choices.

Whatever your goal may be, it’s important to put together an action plan so that you will be able to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. I wanted to share with you some of my tips on how I am able to stick with resolutions for the entire year which I hope will be helpful for you too.

1. Set a Goal

This one may be a no brainer but hear me out.

In order to set yourself up for success, you have to make sure you pick a resolution you know you will be able to accomplish and is realistic. It is also important to give yourself specific deadlines for when you would like to achieve those goals. For example, it’s one thing to want to lose weight this year, but, you’ll find more success in achieving this goal if you make it more specific. Instead, try setting a goal for yourself such as “I am determined to lose pounds in the next two months” or “I am going to work hard and lose 1 pound per week for the next 4 weeks.”

By doing this, you have given yourself a timeline for when you would like to complete the goal which will help keep you motivated and bring you one step closer to completing this. Anything is possible when you set realist expectations, have the right mindset, and are willing to put in the hard work.

2. Write Down An Action Plan

Once you have decided what your goal is and when you would like to achieve this by, next you will want to create an action plan to help you follow through with your resolutions. This may require that you spend some time doing research so you can learn how you execute this plan.

By creating this, you can give yourself daily and/or weekly goals to reach and you can even set milestones depending on the length of time your goal is for. This can help keep you organized and motivated which will help you reach your goals. It can also help to keep you accountable which I will explain more in my next tip.

Here are some examples of ways you can keep yourself organize so you can achieve your goals:

Buy a Planner

Purchase a planner that contains both the month and a break down of each day/week. At the beginning of each new month, go through the upcoming days/weeks and write down what you are going to achieve on that day or week. Create meal plans and work out regimens and list them down. When you create a plan, you are more likely to follow through with it.

Use calendars and set reminders on your smart phone and desktop

If you have a smartphone or use a computer you may want to skip out on purchasing a planner and use your phone instead. Hey, it’s free and it already make sense if you are on that device already right?

If you are anything like me then you may have already realized that planners do not work for you and you end up throwing them out by the end of the year since you realized you never used it. If this is you, that is okay, but you should consider using your phone or computer instead to make your plan and also be not so wasteful. πŸ™‚

The biggest difference between purchasing a planner versus using your phone, for example, is that you will be able to set up reminders or alerts to on your device which you may find helpful if you ever need a reminder or an extra push in getting your task done.

3. Hold Yourself Accountable

Now that you have decided what your goal is, when you plan to achieve your goal and how you are going to achieve this, the last step you will need to do is hold yourself accountable.

For most of us, the only person who is holding us back is ourselves. Sure, your goal this year may be to lose weight and let’s say you decided you are going to lose 5 pounds in two months. You created a meal plan for 8 weeks and wrote down work out regimens, but, then you never follow through or you follow your plan only half the time.

When you do not hold yourself accountable, you will never see the results you are truly looking for and you will be disappointed. You will find yourself in the same position you were in at the beginning of the year and no goal achieved. Luckily you can prevent this by making sure you follow through with your plans and work hard at achieving your goals.

Remember, no one is going to help you accomplish your goals besides yourself. Hard work does pay off but it takes a lot of discipline which you can do. Make 2019 the year you started doing and became the best version of yourself.