Deciding to Make New Year’s Resolutions in 2019

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
January 17, 2019

This post was sponsored by Splenda Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation
and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Every year, I look forward to New Year’s Eve, but it also makes me feel anxious. Why anxious you ask? I know that with New Year’s comes Resolutions. I stopped making Resolutions a long time ago because I felt like I was setting myself up for failure. I would make plans and ultimately fail them within the first month or so. However, this year, I decided to make a New Year’s Resolution that I thought I would be able to keep, but would still be challenging at the same time.

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Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions? I think the point of a New Year’s Resolution is to do something that improves our lives in the New Year. For me, my New Year’s Resolutions were to look for the positive (rather than focusing on the negative), get into better shape (by exercising more than I have in previous years) and by eating healthier (not necessarily cutting anything out, but eating healthier in general). While there may be moments when I “slip up,” I know that it doesn’t mean the end of the New Year’s Resolution I made.

As I mentioned, I made a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier in 2019. As an adult, I enjoy drinking beer, but there can be a lot of calories in a beer. I also love to drink coffee and bake, but that can also be a lot of calories. When I headed to Walmart, I decided to change up my shopping game and opted for Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold for my beer and the Splenda Naturals 80ct Box for baking and coffee. I also used to make breakfast shakes in the morning and was excited to try out the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder in Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor. I also received the Amino Energy Supplement and Protein Crisp bars from Optimum Nutrition to add to my healthier eating routine. Now, let’s talk about these products.

Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold

As I was looking for a beer that would give me that refreshing beer taste without having to feel guilty, I found Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. This beer is made with organic grains and only has 2.5 carbs and 85 calories. Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold is triple filtered and brewed free of artificial colors and flavors, plus this light lager has a superior golden taste. Remember to enjoy responsibly. For more information and promotions about Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Splenda Naturals

I love to drink coffee and bake and sugar is something I always have on hand. However, with the goal to eat healthier, I wanted to give Splenda Naturals a try! Splenda Naturals Stevia is a great tasting product made of 100% stevia. I love it because it is 100% natural, has nothing artificial and no aftertaste with zero calories! Be sure to follow Splenda on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information and promotions.

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Optimum Nutrition

To up my healthy living game, Optimum Nutrition products are great! These include the Amino Energy Supplement, Gold Standard protein powder, and Protein Crisp Bars. The Amino Energy Supplement is an easy to mix powder with refreshing fruit flavors. All you have to do is mix it into cold water and enjoy! It’s perfect for a pick me up at any time of the day, with caffeine from natural sources for energy and focus support. It’s great because each serving is only 5 calories with 0 grams of sugar. The Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder is perfect for breakfast shakes with it’s yummy Vanilla Ice Cream flavor. With 24g of protein (whey protein isolate being the primary source), this powder is only 120 calories and has 1.5g Fat (or less) and 2g Sugar (or less). Delicious and easy to mix with a glass and spoon, you’ll enjoy this gluten free product. For a snack during the day, the Protein Crisp is yummy! This unique, high protein bar has a delicious, crispy texture with each bar providing 20g of protein! For more brand information, be sure to follow Optimum Nutrition on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Not only will you find these products at Walmart, but you’ll also find great prices on them. Plus, when you shop at Walmart for these products, you can enter the Resolutions at Walmart Sweepstakes for a chance to win a gym membership! Entries are valid from December 28th, 2018 to February 9th, 2019. Five grand prize winners will be selected and winners can choose the Gym/Health Club they want to join up to a total cost of $599.00. Any membership cost in excess of that amount is the responsibility of the winner. There is a limit of one prize person or household and only one valid entry per person over the sweepstakes. Visit for full terms and conditions.

Remember, you can go to Walmart and buy all these great products including Splenda, Optimum Nutrition, and Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. Don’t forget to enter the Resolutions at Walmart Sweepstakes as well!

What New Year’s Resolutions did you make this year?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

16 Responses to “Deciding to Make New Year’s Resolutions in 2019”

  1. Baby Advisor says:

    I’m so thankful to have found your words this morning. Often my best laid plans are de-railed by a phone call or a jolt from memory about something I’ve forgotten to do. You are pure inspiration.

  2. Antoinette M says:

    My goal is to eat healthier this year and I think I should try Splenda with my coffee.

  3. Stacie says:

    That looks like the perfect beer to keep me on track while I enjoy a good summer barbecue. Yes, I AM planning our grilling already.

  4. Heather says:

    I don’t make resolutions necessarily. It’s more of a list of things I want to accomplish within the year.

  5. My New Year Resolution this year is to spend less and exercise more. Hopefully, I can last through 2019.

  6. My new year resolutions never worked out and so I have stopped making them. But I love this But I am loving this Splenda Natural range.

  7. Bill Sweeney says:

    I have yet to try this beer! I keep meaning to get some when I’m at the store. This weekend I will grab some. I stopped calling them resolutions years ago, and just started referring to them as goals, with smaller goals to achieve towards the overall objective. It made me more focused.

  8. These are awesome! Would love to be healthier this 2019.

  9. Brianne says:

    I cannot wait to try this beer with my husband! We’re both into counting carbs, and this feels like a guilt-free beer.

  10. Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold seems like a good beer. I haven’t tried it. I hope I can try it soon.

  11. jaye shields says:

    I LOVE BEER, like, LOOOOOOVE beer, but I had an injury that kept me from work and I noticed I immediately got a beer belly so I went keto. I dropped the weight right away but not having beer is the biggest struggle because I love the flavor. I tried Michelobe…I just can’t get into it. I use swerve baking while keto. It’s nice to have options.

  12. Lora Frost says:

    New Years resolutions are always daunting to me. Looks like you are on a great path for the year. Thanks for the product suggestions I will be sure to check them out.

  13. Beth Pierce says:

    These are fun resolutions! I never really make them myself, but I should start! It’s a great idea in general to set new goals, or change bad habits.

  14. Sara Welch says:

    Love New Year’s resolutions! As a family, we all decided that one of ours would be to travel more this year! So far, we’ve had two small trips, and have one planned to Disney World next month!

  15. Erin Knight says:

    I love to make new year resolutions and stay healthy has always been one of them. That Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold look amazing and I will get some when the summer comes.

  16. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions for the reason that I believe resolutions are like saying “finding solutions to a problem.” I make short term goals instead. My short term goals for the first quarter of the year is to stay illness free for 3 months. I now only use natural sweeteners in my coffee. I still have to make another set of short term goals for the next quarter of this year. Wishing you all the best in your 2019 resolutions.

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