We’ve officially passed the first month of the new year – what were some of your goals and resolutions? Are you setting your intentions to make sure you stick to them? Life can get overwhelming, and if you set too many unachievable goals for yourself, you’ll get overwhelmed and give up before you even start.


One of my favorite practices of the new year has been journaling. It’s funny because when my sister and I were little, we used to journal every single vacation we took to Jackson Hole. My family has a timeshare there, so we always went every year/every-other year, and had our special notebooks we’d fill with what we did, where we went, what we saw, and what we ate. We’d collect postcards, stickers, maps, draw doodles, and write entries each day. Our timeshare week always seemed to overlap the first couple days of school once California switched to pre-labor day-it’s-time-to-start-school-already, so we’d turn them in as an exchange for missing a school day.


Then this year, like I wrote in my Nourish Your Soul in 2016 post, my friend John told me about “adult journaling”, and how his favorite was the Five Minute Journal. Now, anyone who knows me knows it takes a lot for me to trust people’s generic opinions on…anything. Hi, I’m a Gemini, and am always indecisive and have trouble sticking to a routine and repetition. So this thought of journaling was…slightly confining, yet intriguing. BUT John is super admirable, as he runs Surf Park Central, and the more I researched journaling and heard others light up when talking about it, the more appealing it became to me. This year my number one goal is to seek balance – in every aspect of my life. The first couple days I began to journal, following the Five Minute Journal Pattern and a couple other formats, I was obsessed. It makes you seek gratitude, and feel really proud of yourself…and literally only takes five minutes. and was a nice sense of closing the day with quiet, unplugged time.

As for my second big goal of 2016, it’s to go on ADVENTURES. The past six year of my life, I went on a lot of vacations, but at the end of the day, you can go 192387 places without them truly speaking to you. We travel to seek something – a sense of wanderlust, an appreciation of beauty, the zest for exploration.

Going through a divorce, you learn a heck of a lot about yourself. And looking back, one of the things I realized as that I personally bent over backward for my then-spouse and the common-good of our marriage, rather than myself. Of course, that’s called compromise, but when you start to loose a large chunk of your soul and your being, that’s where the unbalance happens, and you retract. I realized the adventures I was seeking were’t being fulfilled, and what I wanted out of life was withering away putting myself last.


So this year, I made a vow to myself and to Tanner that we are going to DO things. SEE things. APPRECIATE things. Explore. Wander. Love. Seek. Be present.


And my third large goal has been to find fitness and health in every day aspects of life. You don’t have to be the fittest, skinniest, healthiest person in the world to want to better yourself. You don’t have to lift the heaviest weights to be the strongest. You don’t have to starve yourself to get a goal body. You just have to do simple, consistent routines that eventually yield huge results. For me, that’s staying active – eating well, doing attainable exercises that don’t overdo my current back injury. That’s why I absolutely LOVE Vitamin Shoppe’s current products as part of the #GetYourGoalOn campaign. Each and every one of their products has been designed for YOU – the normal person, the average athlete, the pro….the mom, the student…anyone. Designed to help you stay healthy, stay fit, achieve balance, and be the best version of you through a variety of items to supplement your journey.



Get ready to #GetYourGoalOn with the Vitamin Shoppe, where you will find a massive grab-bag of amazing products that can help you plan and stick to your 2016 health and fitness goals, such as the following feature items that happen to be my FAV:

  • Stress Less (the Vitamin Shoppe Ashwaganda)
    • Ashwagandha is know as the Ayurvedic or Indian Ginseng. Traditionally used as an “adaptogen” an herb with multiple, non-specific actions that may counteract the effects of stress and generally promote wellness
  •  Get a Good Night’s Sleep (the Vitamin Shoppe Liquid Melatonin)
    • Sleep Support + Stress Management + Antioxidants 


  • Keep It Moving (Next Step Pedometer)
    • Encourages & tracks physical activity and calories. Ideal for measuring goals, objectives and progress. Helps determine a starting point for physical activity.


  • Get Organized (the Vitamin Shoppe Pill Case)
  • Cook with Healthy Ingredients (plnt Coconut Oil)
      • Natural Foods
      • Cold-Pressed
      • Non-GMO
      • Delicious
      • USDA Organic
      • Organic
      • Unrefined Cold Pressed
      • Extra Virgin
      • Delicious Taste
      • 0 Grams Trans Fat
      • Contains Lauric Acid
      • Contains Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
      • Great for Cooking and Baking


  • Manage your Weight (with a Variety of the Vitamin Shoppe Brand Protein Packets)


  • Recover After your Workouts (BodyTech Critical Aminos)
    • Critical Aminos XT™ is an advanced performance supplement specifically designed to help your body recover from the physical demands of athletic training and exercise. Ideal for all levels of athletes and training enthusiasts.


  • Go with your Gut (the Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Pribiotic)
    • Probiotics are beneficial or “good bacteria” that normally inhabit the large and small intestines. A healthy balance of probiotics can help inhibit the overgrowth of harmful bacteria. This balance may help support good digestion and regularity. Ultimate 10 can help re-colonize the good bacteria after antibiotic use, strengthening the body’s own defenses [Vitamin Shoppe, 2016].

The Vitamin Shoppe is here to help you with whatever goal you have set for yourself in 2016!

Those are just a handful of my favorite Vitamin Shoppe products, but you can search their entire inventory at a store near you, or online.

View ALL the goodies I received thanks to the Vitamin Shoppe on my snapchat before they expire! <shellebelle87> 




I’m also super excited to share a GIVEAWAY! As part of my partnership with Vitamin Shoppe, I get to pick one of my Instagram followers to win a $50 Vitamin Shoppe gift card!


To Enter:

  1. Please follow @VitaminShoppe  AND follow @seashellsandsitups on Instagram
  2. Keep an EYE OUT for a featured giveaway photo on my Instagram [COMING SOON], and comment in the comments section using #GetYourGoalOn on with how you plan to get your goal on.
  3. Optional Extra Entry: Share the featured giveaway image on your own Instagram account using #GetYourGoalOn and #contest.
  4. Optional Extra Entry: Tag a friend in the comments of the giveaway image on my Instagram account that you think would also like to win. You may do this as many times as you like, 1 friend per comment.

*Open to USA residents only, must be 18 to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. Chances of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram*

This blog post is sponsored by the Vitamin Shoppe. I received complimentary product from the Vitamin Shoppe, but all opinions are my own.

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Vitamin Shoppe.

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Vitamin Shoppe.

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