Happy new year! I can’t believe it is already 2015. This century is really flying by! (There’s a sentence I never though I’d say.) Something about the new year always gets me in a goal-setting, clutter-busting, organizing mood. So as you can imagine, I LOVE making resolutions for the new year. I don’t even care if I don’t fully accomplish every goal (although that is a bonus). I just like making goals and using that to motivate me. So here goes…
1. Lose 15 pounds. I feel like weight loss goals are so cliche, but what can I say? I am 15 pounds heavier than I would like to be, thanks to over eating the last few months of the year, and especially the last few weeks! I am going to use my favorite weight loss app, My Fitness Pal. Wish me luck!
2-Eat more fruits and vegetables. I think this was a goal of mine last year but it is still on here. A website I follow, 100 Days of Real Food, recommends trying to have two servings of fruits or vegetables at every meal and I am going to shoot for that. Plus extras for snacks.
3-More weight lifting. Thanks to one of last years resolutions, I decided to join a gym and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. How did I never do this before?? Campbell loves going to the childcare center (we usually go when Sam is in school) and I love working out in a climate controlled environment all year. Ideally I would like to do a mix of cardio and weights but a lot of time I get “lazy” and just do the treadmill for 30 minutes and leave. I really noticed a difference in the way I felt and looked when I was lifting weights so I would like to get back into that!
4-Scale back HBTM. I had a revelation recently: I am never going to make any money with Handmade By The Millers. And I like doing it, but not when I get so many orders that I don’t have time to do anything else. So if I am not making money, and it is stressing me out, why am I doing it again? So I know the timing is a little weird given that Ben just created an awesome website for me, but HBTM will be getting majorly scaled back. Not sure of all the details yet but I will be figuring that out soon.
5-Figure out how to get a bigger, beautiful house that we love. I love our house and I love our neighborhood but lately it has felt like the walls are closing in on us. So one of my goals for 2015 is to magically find a house that is in our budget, really big, in a nice neighborhood, not a dump, and not a two hour commute into DC. Yeah, this resolution might not be realized.