New Month and New Goals

I have been trying so hard to get back on track with my life in general but the health and wellness part of my life has really taken a dive.  I start off and then I ended up messing up or falling off the wagon.  I figured today is a new month so why not start my goals today.  I know it’s Wednesday middle of week but maybe the Monday thing is just not working for me so let’s try new month new goals.  I am feeling more pumped today than I have in a while so I think it’s going to be a great start.

So here is a list of my new goals, these are mostly focused around health and wellness but there may be some other goals sprinkled in there to help my life in general.

My New Goals:

Work on getting in 10,000 steps per day.

This seems a lot easier than it should be but I have a desk job and sometimes I rarely take time to get in exercise so I am going to add in two breaks per day in the AM and PM to get in at least a 15 minute walk.  I am also going to ensue that my Fitbit is charged so that I can ensure I am hitting my daily goal.

Lose 5 pounds this month and keep it off

I’m hoping this won’t be too hard to hit, I’ve got quite a bit of weight to lose to reach my ultimate goal but this will be a good start.  My starting weight is 185 pounds.  Yuck, I know that is horrible for someone that is only 5’3″.  Ugghhh.  I am really going to watch what I am eating now and focus on calorie intake for a while to see if that truly helps. I am going to

Drink more water- focus is going to be at least 86-90 ounces per day.

I actually don’t do too bad when it comes to drinking water, in fact I probably drink a little less than 80 ounces per day but there are days like when I work at home that I tend to drink less water.  I’m not sure why, I just tend to work straight through my day and forget to stop to refill my bottle.  I am going to start tracking my water intake on my Fitness Pal as well so I can keep better track of this goal.

Make my lunch every day

I was doing so well with this and then the last couple of weeks I just started slacking.  I am thinking it has a lot to do with the fact that I haven’t been shopping for food like I had in the past.  I would shop on Sunday’s previously and make our snacks ahead of time for the week and often plan our meals.  I have to do some more work on meal prep so I’m going to set a goal of making a plan every Sunday before I shop.  I think this will have an added benefit of saving money as well.

No tortilla chips or chips of any kind.

This really has to do with our lenten sacrifice, hubby and I have decided to give up things that we eat regularly.  My vice is tortilla chips but I figured I’d add in any other kind of chips for added measure.  I eat tortilla chips at least three times a week and I can just imagine how much that adds up in calories and carbs.

Get back to taking my supplements and vitamins.

A couple of years ago I started using Plexus as a weight loss tool to help me lose weight, I did really really and lost 30 pounds using Plexus, exercising and focusing on eating healthy. I don’t know what happened but I started slacking and stopped drinking my Slim and taking my supplements.  Plexus Slim was originally created for pre-diabetic patients to help control blood sugar but an added benefit was weight loss and it did work for me previously.  So now I just have to get back on the wagon and get back to working on me. So I’m going to place an order and start using these products again.  I’ll share more about this product in a later post because not only did I lose weight I had actually made a little bit of money here as well.

Vacuum at least twice a week, entire house.

This one has two benefits.  One, it gets my house back to an orderly clean state and two, the added steps while vacuuming will help to his my goals.

Set up a cleaning schedule so that the house stays clean.

My house is a mess right now, it’s not filthy it’s just really cluttered and messy.  My hope is that if I focus on creating a schedule to coordinate cleaning this will help me to stay accountable and in the end will also create a cleaner and happier home and maybe a happier Mom and Wife.

Looking back on these goals they all seem doable, now I just have to put these into action.

This morning I started out pretty good with a healthy breakfast and I also did a 1 mile walk, I followed Leslie Sansone’s 1 Mile Happy Walk.  So far I have 2,036 steps to start. Not bad.  Yesterday I only hit 5,987 so I am already on track to get closer to 10,000 steps. I will now visit MyFitness pal and enter my food intake. I’ll share an update in the next week or so of my progress.

Time to get motivated!



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Goals for 2017

I’m not going to create resolutions this year.

Why?  Because I never keep them.  Every year I decide that on January 1st I am going to set some resolutions that I try very hard to achieve in the first month and then about two months into the year I’ve already quit. I’m not going to do that this year.  Instead I am going to focus on creating goals for 2017 and I’m going to focus on adding them to my to do list daily so that I can create a habit.

I heard that it takes 30 days to create a habit so if I focus on doing these things every day I will have created a good habit.

Here’s my list of goals for 2017:

  • Have a closer relationship with God.
  • Be a better blogger.
  • Exercise more.
  • Pay down our debt.
  • Be more organized
  • Spend more time with my Hubby.

So here’s a little detail for each of these items.

Closer relationship with God.- this one is probably going to be my biggest challenge.  I seriously feel like I have a great relationship with my dear Lord but I know I tend to have more wants and requests than just appreciate for His love for me. So I’m going to start being more grateful. How am I going to do that?  I am going to start writing posts specifically about the blessings I have received.  It is not just about asking for what I need or want from God but it’s also about sharing all of my blessings and being more grateful for all He has given me.

Be a better blogger.– I will admit previously I was not great at consistently posting on my blog so now I’m going to commit to writing more and spending more time learning how to build a better blog.  I want this blog to be awesome and I want people to actually read it so the only way that is going to happen is if I focus on creating more content.

Exercise More. – This one is going to be about exercising more and not focused on losing weight. I’ve always tried to “lose weight” and it ends up being hard and frustrating so instead I’m going to add exercise and eating better to my to do list.  I figure if I add at least 30 minutes per day of exercise it won’t be so bad and it is about building a new habit. So I’m adding this one to my to do list as well.

Pay down our debt.– This one is pretty self explanatory, I truly have been really looking at our debt and I’m feeling overwhelmed.  I’m going to start out by working on a plan to start paying down the debt and that is going to start with a budget.  I will have more posts with follow up details on this but my plan is to really look at our current spending and see where we can cut.

Be more organized. – This one is probably going to be the hardest but I am hoping that I will be more organized once I can move in to my office and the paper clutter will be centralized as compared to it being all over the house.  We’ll see. I am also going to focus on tr

Spend more time with my Hubby.– I am going to start adding a date night into our schedule and making more of an effort to spend more time with him.  Football will be starting again soon and that means we will be spending more time away from each other so I am going to focus on creating more time for him and for us.

I am hoping by setting these goals I will be more focused on achieving them versus not ever achieving those New Year resolutions.  I plan on adding these to my to do list daily as well so that I have these top of mind and I know I need to make sure they are getting done.  I also believe by putting them out there for all the world to see I am holding myself more accountable.

What are your goals for 2017 or are you making New Years Resolutions?


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