My blog calendar on the left and my planner for 2015 (the Simplified Planner) on the right
Last year I set 5 goals at the start of the year (last year's goals in their entirety 2014), and while I set myself up with a way to measure them, I never really stayed accountable. I met a lot of my goals and made some good changes (I was at the gym 2-3 times a week and tried a lot of new recipes from my cookbooks).
I came to a decision on my goals after a little thought about what I would love to accomplish this year and then figuring out exactly how I will do it and measure my ability to have met them.
My goals for 2015....
Try a new recipe, simple or complicated, healthy or indulgent, once a month. This is something I'll really enjoy since I love cooking. Part of this will be attempting to make some of my own creations as well.
Keep healthy. I love how I feel when I'm fit, and I have so much more energy when I'm eating right, so I'm going to mix it up a bit and find some fun new-to-me ways to be active this year. On the food front -- starting Whole 30 in November, before Thanksgiving was terrible timing, and then I had the norovirus, but that's not going to keep me from trying it again.
Read a book or two a month. Since I didn't quite accomplish this goal last year I'm stepping up my game this year. I'm already more than halfway through Not That Kind of Girl.
In motherhood. Of course, I have goals for myself as a mother too!
- Potty training.
- Weekly lessons in addition to his time at school (check out my Pinterest board that I'll be adding to as we go).
- Spend the afternoon outside -- weather permitting. We're pretty content playing inside, but if the sun is shinning there is no reason we shouldn't be outside enjoying it!
- Be ready in the morning before O is up.
Photography related goals, like: take more photos that include all three of us (for which I've created the hashtag #sullyfampics15), finally create our wedding album, back up photos each week so I don't ever have to go through losing everything again last I did last year, and create photo albums for each year since we've been married.
My specific goals for the month of January:
-Make clam chowder
-Finish reading Not That Kind of Girl and move on to the next book on my list.
-Find a 10k to run in the Spring.
-Create a plan for some lessons for O in February.
-Make a plan of action for potty training.
-Clean out Keith's closet and give away things he doesn't need anymore.
-Start collecting photos for our 2010-2011 photo book.
I'm looking froward to sharing these goals, and my progress with them, here with all of you !