Setting Your 2018 Goals

Get ready to ring in the new year with new goals for 2018 |

With the new year just around the corner,

it’s the perfect chance to take a little time to reflect on 2017 and set a few goals to help make 2018 even better!  This doesn’t have to be a long drawn out exercise or overly complicated. In fact, you can probably finish mapping out your goals in under 10 minutes, so let’s get started.

You might be wondering where do I even begin?

There are SO many things I want to do in 2018!! First, go ahead and take some time to think about what you were able to accomplish over the past year. If you set any goals for 2017, how did you do? Last year, I laid out three goals for myself. Goal #1 Lose the baby weight (show of hands how many moms have this exact same goal). I wanted to lose 15 pounds before our family vacation on June 15th. I said I was going to workout 3-4 x week totaling 3-4 hours per week. When I set my goal, that seemed like so much (more than I had ever worked out in the past) and definitely enough to get rid of the last of the baby weight. I started off doing Ballet Beautiful but pretty quickly switched over to Tracy Anderson because I thought I would get better results faster. Officially, I did not achieve this goal because I did not lose 15 pounds by 6/15 but I did start working out 45-60 mins 5-6 times per week (still can’t believe that wasn’t enough to lose the weight!) which crushed my 3-4 hours a week goal. In the end, I am happy that this goal lead me to have a good routine of exercising each week and in the end that is probably a better result than just losing 15 pounds for vacation. Read More…

Bullet Journal Weekly Layout January 8-14

How the Bullet Journal is helping keep this busy mom on track and organized. My weekly spread for January 8-14, 2017 |

I don’t know about you, but with 2 little ones and working outside of the house full-time, I need all the help I can get staying organized. I’ve been meal planning for a few years now on the Notes app on my iPhone and then putting everything else I wanted to accomplish on my phone’s calendar.  This worked okay, but it wasn’t ideal because I had stuff all over the place. I was always switching back and forth between apps, looking at one of my devices and because I wasn’t able to easily see everything at a glance, it was too easy for stuff to slip through the cracks and fall off my radar.  Read More…

2017 Resolutions

Show of hands . . . who else is SUPER excited for New Years Resolutions?  I have to admit it, I absolutely love this time of year!  I just feel like it is the perfect opportunity to take a breath after the busy holiday season, look around, and assess where I am and where I want to head in the upcoming year.  This is one of the times when I completely embrace optimism and believe anything is possible.  This year I am going to be both specific AND realistic with my goals because I REALLY want to keep them (who doesn’t, right?) Read More…

Mercedes GLK vs Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60

Some people like shopping for a new car other people love shopping for a new car I am not either of those people. Unfortunately, the lease on my current SUV was almost finished so I had no choice but to find a new vehicle. This time I was looking for a vehicle that I could buy and drive for a long time. Which meant that reliability and total cost of ownership would be more important factors than they had been in the past.

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