On the first morning of the new year, as you lay in your respective beds or couches reading this note, you might find yourself reflecting on the past year and wondering, “what can I do differently to improve? What goals can I set, what haircut can I get, what new habits can I start?” New Year, new me, right?

In true fitness rebel form, I’m going to challenge you to say “EFF THAT.” New YEAR – SAME YOU.


That “YOU” got you here today. The body your soul was born into is the only one you are lucky enough to travel through life in. Take a moment, walk to the closest mirror, look at yourself and repeat the following: “I love you. You are everything I need. And you are enough.”

Your feelings become your thoughts. Your thoughts become things. Your words become reality.

Instead of searching for things to change this year, look deep inside and commit to elevating your favorite parts of YOU. Maybe you haven’t experienced those parts since you were young. Maybe you just became comfortable sharing them with the humans around you. Maybe there’s something inside that you don’t even know exists? Be unapologetic for who you are, know your truth and never “shrink” into anyone else’s idea of who they think you should be.

You know the feeling, when you’re rocking out to music so hard that your eyes close, lyrics come screaming out of your mouth and all you can feel is pure, uninhibited joy? I challenge you to live your life in the same manner and operate from that same exact place. I challenge you to speak kindly to yourself, share words of love and acceptance and operate from pure positive JOY as much as you can – and even in dark times. Know that lows would not be understood as lows, without the joy of our highs.

In 2019, let’s:

TUNE IN to your truth, to the music, the magic, the positivity, the good humans around you, your inner strength and your inner ROCKSTAR.

TURN IT UP. Turn YOU up – the real you, the authentic, the messy, the mistake-making, not-afraid to fumble – because that’s what makes us human – YOU.

And ROCK OUT. Rock out like time is fleeting. Like it’s the most valuable currency we have. ROCK OUT – Like your life depends on it. Take up all the space in this world that you need!

Find yourself. In the people around you, in the struggles you face, in the mirror you look into. Find yourself and then fall in love with you all over again.


– Kirsten