looking back on the year and my goals for 2024

I share a review of 2023 and my goals for 2024.

Since it’s a bright and shiny new year, I always take this opportunity to look back, see what I accomplished, and set my intentions for the year ahead. If you’re setting your goals for 2024, I’d love to hear them in the comments. Also, if you are looking for support for January, Join our 21 day challenge here!

When I look back at 2023, it’s easy for me to see all the things I struggled with and all the things I set out to do, but didn’t. 2023 was full of magnificent highs and some challenging lows. After the 2020-2021 period, I really learned to lean in and enjoy the good parts, because there are always downfalls, and I try to remember that everything is temporary.

Looking back on the year and my goals for 2024.

Travel and personal:

Travel was a highlight this year. It’s been my dream for a long time to take the girls to Italy, and we finally did it! We had an amazing Disney cruise around the Mediterranean to Italy and Greece, and introduced the girls to my favorite place in the world (Positano). I ate chocolate croissants every day (plus so much Italian food and wine), played in the ocean in Mykonos with the girls, and shopped and explored to our heart’s content.

A summary of Rome

The good news is that they totally agree with the Europe train and are already asking when we can return.

We also went to Disneyland for Dance the Magic, a Disney Baja cruise to Mexico, San Diego a couple of times, and enjoyed stays at Miraval Tucson, Mt. Lemmon, Great Wolf Lodge, and Fairmont Scottsdale. We also saw Taylor Swift, Liv’s all-time favorite.

I started singing again with the Tucson Symphony and it has freed my soul. After a couple of years of hiatus, it feels great to be back. Our director is beyond amazing and it’s something I look forward to every week.

I feel blessed for another year with our friendship tribe; friends in Tucson who have truly become like family. We get together for family dinners, we travel together, and every time we talk about moving, we decide we can’t because we love our friends here too much (and we’d miss our Tucson family!).

This was a bit of a wild year with the big eye saga, but I’m SO grateful it’s under control *knock on wood.* At the time, I was so scared and devastated by it; I could never imagine walking outside or taking hot yoga again and now I know, it was an opportunity to learn A LOT about eye care and gut health. I will soon share an update on all of this and what the current routine is like.

Professional resume:

This little blog and podcast had a good year. After a couple of years of lower traffic, our SEO efforts (and our SEO team working hard behind the scenes) finally started to increase blog traffic. The podcast reached 500,000 downloads, which is a great milestone in the world of podcasts. I tend to be pretty casual about podcasting, so I’m still surprised that it’s in the top 0.5% of podcasts.

As for sponsorship, this year I worked with a company that I admire and love: NOW Food. I am very grateful for their continued partnership and for continuing to work together in 2024. I checked my inbox for sponsored post opportunities for 2023 and there were over 200 in there, at least 20 of which were large companies with equally large budgets. . These were also for companies and products that don’t align with my values ​​or sell products I don’t use or like.

I still stand by my values ​​here and will never promote a company on the blog that I don’t love and support 100%. I am also grateful to affiliate partners, including Nutrisense, Equivida, PHI, Sakara, higher dose, organize, AvironDaily Harvest, Pvolve, and to all of you who buy through my links. You directly support our family (and help keep this little blog up and running) and I really appreciate it.

I told myself I would spend more time on beauty counter This year… I didn’t. I still worked on it behind the scenes (and my amazing VA helped me tremendously), and it was still a major source of income for me, but I definitely feel like I dropped the ball. One of my goals is to participate again this year because the products and company are amazing (and so is our team!).

I completed my IHP level two certification and have been able to support clients 1:1 in a new way through functional testing and specific protocols. I’m excited to be able to expand this in 2024.

Professional goals:

Manage more than 200 friends through our Community detox In January I will continue to develop my 1:1 coaching practice. If you are interested in joining the detox, I would recommend order your kit today! You can choose the 7, 14 or 21 day option and use the code FITNESSISTA10 to get a 10% discount. If you join, send me an email at gina@fitnessista.com with the subject DETOX so I can invite you to our Facebook group.

Start posting videos on Youtube again. My poor YouTube channel has been neglected for a long time, but this year I want to start posting non-fitness content like hauls, fitness/gym/biohacking product reviews, etc. If you have any requests, please let me know!

Continue to build Fit Team and the platform as a total body wellness center. Fit Team is packed with progressive strength training plans, workout videos, recipes, and meal plans. I want to continue adding more to the platform (live videos, expert interviews, hormone guides), artisanal programming (it’s one of the things I enjoy the most), and supporting our amazing members.

Please continue to be consistent with blogging and content creation. I’ll be here Monday through Friday, and thanks to your poll suggestions, I have lots of ideas for posts for the new year.

Complete the High Performance in Health certification. I always like to start the New Year with a new certification on the horizon, so I’m EXCITED to be working at HPH and learning biohacking and longevity strategies that I can share with clients and here on the blog.

Health goals:

Complete the CBO protocol! This is going to be fantastic, but I really want to continue my healing journey and I know this is the best next step. I’m going to miss garlic and onion while I can’t eat them :(((

Continue with the practices that make me feel better: sauna blanket, PEMF mat, daily walks with Maisey, time for prayer and meditation, 7-9 hours of sleep, and meal planning. Time with friends, yoga classes, date nights with the pilot and family time.


Bible in one year. I’ve always wanted to do this and now is the perfect time.

Keep working to be the best mother, wife, friend, daughter, and sister you can be. Lead with love, exercise patience (even when I feel like my patience tank is empty), and show the people I love how much I care about them. To put my phone down more and be present. Plan fun adventures and be supportive and loving to those around me.

So tell me friends: are you setting goals this year? What is something that made you proud in 2023? What is a professional, health and personal goal for 2024?

We wish you a happy, healthy and joyful New Year!

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