Cheers to 2014!

Hi Friends!

Happy 2014. I’ve been sitting here forever trying to decide what to post today. Judging by the state of the blogosphere the past few days, it appears I’m pretty much the only one not interested in doing a recap of 2013 or posting about my goals for 2014. And that’s totally fine! Instead, I decided to share some 2014 wishes that I have for all of you! Kinda like a 5 things Friday (a la Clare)- except it’s not Friday….you get the idea.

Anyways, here we go- my 2014 wishes for you!

2014 wishes

5  Nutrition Wishes

  • Downsize your dinner plates– for proper portion sizes.
  • Eat slowly– so you can recognize when you’re full.
  • Drink more water– and less everything else.
  • Eat more whole foods– and less packaged foods.
  • Prep food on Sundays– for healthy meals all week long.

5  Kitchen Wishes

  • Clean out your pantry– to give yourself a clean start.
  • Replace old spices– for fresh flavors!
  • Disinfect EVERYTHING– to kill germs!
  • Switch to glass storage containers– to avoid chemicals.
  • Recycle & compost– for the environment.

5  Fitness Wishes

  • Lift heavier– to get healthier.
  • Stretch every day– to prevent injury.
  • Rest when you need it– to get stronger.
  • Move more– every single day.
  • Go for a PR & fail– to push your limits!

5  Life Wishes

  • Embrace every day– because you’re lucky to have it.
  • Sleep more– your body needs it.
  • Chase big dreams– and learn from the setbacks.
  • Live in the moment– before life passes you by.
  • Do what makes you happy– because life’s too short.

5  Love Wishes

  • Go on dates– to keep the romance alive.
  • Say I love you– while you still have the chance.
  • Appreciate the little things– they often mean the most.
  • Talk about your problems– don’t hide from them.
  • Always be honest– it’s important.

5  Work Wishes

  • Take more breaks– they help you focus.
  • Separate your work & play hours– for balance.
  • Network constantly– for new opportunities.
  • Learn something new– then teach it to others.
  • Always do your best– you never know who is watching.

Cheers to 2014!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Those are some great wishes!! Love it! Happy New Year!
    Karey @ Nutty About Health recently posted..2013 at a Glance

  2. I totally love this! Such great advice here. I hope you have a healthy and happy new year, Lindsay!
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves recently posted..My One Word for 2014: Now

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE! And especially the learn something new – then teach it to others. One of my big hopes for 2014. :)
    Tina @ Best Body Fitness recently posted..What If Every Day Were New Years Day?

  4. Happy New Year dear friend! I wish all of this and more for you this year :)
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted..Goals for 2014

  5. you are so wise! i will take your wishes and practice them. Lean Green Bean of encouragement!

  6. This is SPOT on. Thanks for sharing your wishes. I wish the same for you in 2014! :)
    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} recently posted..The art of setting goals (and a free 2014 goals sheet printable)

  7. I love this idea, Lindsay! Beautiful wishes. I will take the sleep more one very seriously. :) Happy New Year!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Your top ten favorite posts

  8. Happy New Year, Lindsay! So many wonderful wishes and advice!
    Min recently posted..Christmas ’13 Recap

  9. Happy New Year!!! :-)
    Lisa recently posted..The bathroom that was started in March

  10. love this – itz awesome!! i didn’t do a recap post either :) happy new year, friend!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal

  11. This is a great spin on the NYE posts I keep reading. I wish for you a year full of adventure and joy!

  12. Great post! Happy New Years to you and your family!!
    Jennifer Drummond recently posted..How to Build A Better Salad #HolidayDetox

  13. Love these! Happy New Year! Ready to see what 2014 has in store!
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun recently posted..Happy New Year!

  14. Great wishes! Happy New Year to you!
    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted..First What I Ate Wednesday of 2014!

  15. Such a wonderful and inspiring post! Love it!
    Happy New Year! :)
    Beth @ dietitianduo recently posted..2014: Your Year to Thrive

  16. Great post, love it! Happy New Year’s to you as well! Thanks for the positivity!
    Megan A @ Life on Planet Marsz recently posted..Saying Goodbye to 2013

  17. Thanks for the awesome well wishes Lindsay! My wish for you is for 2014 to be even better than 2013 (which looked pretty damn awesome from my seat!!)
    Happy New Year!
    GiselleR recently posted..2014 POWER circuit workout & Goodbye 2013

  18. What a great post Lindsay! Love this<3 Happy New Year!!! Funny enough, I just ordered a new round of spices myself:)
    Heather Williams recently posted..Happy Birthday Coconut Cream Cake (GF, SF) Plus Year End Reflections 2013

  19. I love these wishes so much!! So perfect and cover every important area of life!!! Happy New Year!!
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Losing The Baby Weight: My Strategy and Game Plan

  20. I am absolutely loving all of these girl! I definitely plan on putting them into practice for 2014 as much as I can!
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life recently posted..Happy New Year!!

  21. I absolutely LOVE this! Thank you for posting! This is exactly why you rock :)
    Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner recently posted..Cinnamon Edition: WIAW

  22. Aww lovely little post! All realistic, and all challenging! The going for a PR one stands out to me, as I feel that it is important not to be afraid of failure. That is how I have achieved some of my best results, so you may not fail….but as long as you are prepared to overcome it if you do! Hope 2014 is your best yet!
    Tina Muir recently posted..Pool Running Workouts

  23. Happy New Year! So many great “wishes” on there — here’s to making them all come true!
    Jennifer F recently posted..Eat Fit in 2014 – $200 MyFitFoods Giveaway

  24. Think you have given me some inspiration. Happy New Year and Cheers!

  25. I thought I would want to recap 2013, or even the holidays, but didn’t, and sort of focused my most recent posts elsewhere too, similarly! I love this idea and love your wishes for living and loving the most – but love them all :) Cheers 2014!
    Jolene recently posted..Nailed it 2013 (and what to nail in 2014)

  26. Warm fuzzies! I love the Go for a PR and FAIL. I use to tell the CF ladies that I wanted them to fail a lift (safely of course). Many of us only attempt what we know we can accomplish. Where is the fun in that?
    Running Hutch recently posted..Run This Year 2014 Begins!

  27. I love this post for its originality and for its wishes. And there are a few on the lists that I need to get on (glass storage for one!)

    Happy new year!
    misszippy recently posted..Happy holiday hiatus

  28. Happy New Year indeed!

    You are so, so right, we are lucky to have each and every day!
    Anne @ recently posted..2013 Candy Crazed Run Favorites

  29. Cheers & Happy New Year!!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..Talk Less, Say More 2.0

  30. These are so sweet and wonderful. It means a lot that you would take the time to think about ways for all of your readers to be happier and healthier in the new year. It makes me feel special, somehow. Here’s to a 2014 full of trying new things, failing a few times, and making small changes to be healthy. Can’t wait to see where the year takes you!
    Alexis @ funrunning4life recently posted..Thankful: A Thanksgiving Recap

  31. LOVE THIS!!! No goals or recap post for me either.. :)
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted..HAPPY NEW YEAR & Let’s Start with Laughter!

  32. I’m getting back to blogging, and let me tell you…it’s people like you who inspire me. Happy New Year, friend. These are…well…perfect.
    Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run recently posted..I’m not resolving; I’m promising.

  33. Love the “love” wishes!
    Julie recently posted..Tuesday Thoughts: Currently Treating Myself

  34. Perfect twist on the goal setting- love it. So stoked to have connected with you in 2013 and can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!
    Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted..2014 goals- blogger style

  35. I love this! Happy New Year! :)
    Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..2014, I’m Coming For YOU!

  36. There is so much awesomeness in this post!! I read many of the articles but some I haven’t and can’t wait to sit down and dig in!!!
    Happy 2014!
    Kim recently posted..2014: New Year with New Opportunities

  37. I love this! Focusing on even just a few of these wishes would make a large impact. I’m ready to do more food prep Sundays and chase some big dreams in 2014. Happy New Year to you!
    Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog recently posted..Ciao 2013. Hello 2014.

  38. This is awesome! Happy New Year!
    Katie @ Live Half Full recently posted..Eight Intentions for 2014

  39. LOVE!!

    Happy New Year girl!! xoxo
    purelytwins recently posted..What is Purely Fit Life CLUB?

  40. that was beautiful. thank you!

  41. Love this! Great wishes/advice. Happy New Years!
    Amanda H @EatHardWorkHard recently posted..Happy New Year!

  42. Love this post! Going to keep this one in my back pocket to refer to when times get tough. Thanks!

  43. I love these wishes Lindsay. Such a great way to think about the New Year. I had to chuckle when I saw your one about spices. I was just talking to my husband about that and how we’ve had some spices since our wedding 10 years ago! YUCK!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Friday Round-Up: Resolutions, Habits, and Love

  44. Thank you so much for this! Such simple wishes … yet so powerful! How amazing would life be if we took these all to heart? Happy New Year!
    Megan (The Lyons’ Share) recently posted..Back-on-Track Bok Choy Delight


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