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2017 New Year’s Resolutions

January is here and it’s once again time to set New Year’s resolutions!  Last year I decided I would set goals instead of making resolutions but this year I am all in!  In a word, 2016 kinda sucked but I am kicking its butt out the door and welcoming 2017 with a plate of cookies and a glass of wine!

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

  • Get my fitness back – I want to be back where I was 3 years ago: 20 pounds lighter, wicked strong, and a 12 minute mile pace. I renewed my gym membership for another year so I might as well use it
  • Fit into my skinny clothes –  I have an entire section of my closet that I no longer wear.  Ok, so maybe I still “fit” in them, but just because I CAN wear something doesn’t mean I SHOULD.
  • Read 35 books – follow me on goodreads to see my progress in the 2017 Reading Challenge
  • Make more time for me – I started on this one last year but I could do better.  There will definitely be massages and geocaching!
  • Grow my own food –  I did some of this last year too and had a pretty productive garden – until the squash bugs moved in.  That’s it squash bugs, the war is on!
  • Organize my finances – this applies to both personal and business.  I always “get it done” but I hope to keep up with everything on a weekly basis instead of my usual every other month marathon session.
  • Tighten the budget – My current car has 203,000 miles on it and a I will need another one in the near future so I have to either tighten the purse strings or make more money…or both…both would be nice!
  • Improve my Spanish – I started this one in 2016 and want to continue it.  I think there is a lot of value in speaking another language and I hope to continue to improve.  So far, I can buy pan dulce in Spanish…for the win!


What are your resolutions?

Do you have the same passion for pan dulce as I do?

Any good book recommendations?

2016 Resolutions in Review

I love January 1!  The new year for me is a like the first blank page in a new journal.  It is a time to erase the past, a time of new beginnings, a time to set new resolutions….a fresh start!  Do I sound a little too much like Sue Heck?



That’s ok….its who I am and I totally own it!

Before I make new resolutions for the upcoming year, I like to look back on last year and see what I accomplished and what I could ahem… I little better with….so here goes nothing:

2016 Goals

  • Get my fitness back – sooooo didn’t happen.  If anything, it got worse!  That’s ok though, life happened.
  • Read at least 25 books this year – totally achieved this one.  As a matter of fact, I read 34 books!  Feel free to follow me on Goodreads.
  • Do at least one fun thing a week – I did ok on this one but could do much better
  • Run a 10 minute mile trial – Nope!  moving on…..
  • Create and stick to a budget – I did pretty good with this one…..until November and December
  • Blog again – I don’t think the four posts I published last year make this much of a success.
  • Run fewer races – Check!  Not because I was falling in love with running again but mostly because I was trying to keep my life from falling apart.
  • Get back into yoga – Fail!  There seem to be fewer and fewer classes in my area and I just can’t seem to make myself do it at home.

All in all, not too bad.  My life has pretty much been a roller coaster this year and it was all I could do not to fall off the ride.  Hopefully 2017 will flatten out and things will go more smoothly!

Did you achieve your 2016 goals?

Are you planning on setting any goals or resolutions for 2017?