Simple Intentions To Create A Happy, Healthy New Year

There’s no question that this year shook most of us up. No one could have prepared for what 2020 brought, and the changes — and challenges — we’d be navigating. But 2021 is stretching out before us, and, with it, a renewed hope for a healthy, happy new year. Here are some tips to keep you on track no matter what 2021 may throw our way.


Sometimes outside circumstances feel like they’re steering us off course, but remember, YOU are the captain of your ship. At any point, and in any situation, YOU get to decide how you react. You can sit down in defeat and give up on your goals, or you can stand in your own power and see those goals through. 

If you desire ultimate health, a vibrant lifestyle, and the confidence of feeling and looking good in your body, set your intentions for exactly that. What we focus on expands, so putting your focus on your health and wellness conditions your mind to prioritize these things. Even when challenges come at us, we can come back to our intentions and drop into them, knowing that living a healthy lifestyle no matter what’s going on around us is for our highest good.


Choosing a word or a phrase to guide your year has become a popular practice, and for good reason. It’s a great reminder of what we’d like to point back to at the end of the year, and say, “I did it!”

The key is to choose something that is adaptable in the event outside forces barge in. (Ahem, we’re looking at you, lockdowns.) So, for example, anyone who chose “Gym Queen” or “Dance Class Hero” was probably quite disappointed they couldn’t fulfill that year’s theme. Keeping it broad allows for flexibility in case something unexpected comes up. (Remember, the key is to be adaptable, not to give up!)

A couple examples of themes might be:

My Year of Health

Getting My Groove Back

Healthy, Happy, and Focused


Affirmations are a great way to support your intention for a healthy year, since they carry a positive vibration that’s a match to what you’re calling into your life. Writing them down (there’s power in the pen), posting them around the house, and reciting them often can help rewire your brain to expect a great outcome… and then do what it takes to get that outcome. 

Some affirmation examples might be:

2021 is my healthiest, happiest year yet. I have never felt so great!

I show up for myself every day. I am committed to my health goals and to feeling amazing in my body.

I eat healing foods, move my body, and meditate daily. I prioritize my health and wellness and I’m thriving because of it.


Having a group of like-minded people to travel with on your health journey is one of the most beneficial things you can do to ensure your success. Being lifted up by people who know what you’re going through, who have been where you are, and who are learning and living how to prioritize their health and self-love is unbelievably powerful.

Finding these people is as easy as joining my exclusive online membership, Fit Rise 365. When you’re a member of Fit Rise 365, you get access to one of the most loving, supportive groups on the internet. Even the people at Facebook have asked us how we do it! It’s impossible to not be inspired when you go in there, so support is literally just a click away.


2021 can definitely be YOUR year. No matter what the outside world has in store for us, these tips can help keep you grounded in your intention for a healthy, happy, and focused new year.

Which of these tips is your favorite? What’s your theme for the year? Let me know in the comments below — I love hearing from you!

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