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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Happy New Year, everyone!  As you can see, I took a break from blog land! Today I want to touch on some goals I have set for me, this upcoming year!

1.  Complete p90x3 by March 27th!  So far I am right on track.

2.  Give up ALL artificial sweeteners.  This might be a tough one. I use it in my coffee and oatmeal, so some withdrawals will most likely take place.  Today was my first day with out any in my oatmeal and I did OK!  BUT....I already gave up soda which wasn't hard at all.

3.  Do the Dr. Oz rapid weight loss diet.  There is a reason for this one.  Not only do I have a beach wedding to attend, in February, but I have some exciting things going on, that I can't quite share, just yet.  But it involves having my picture taken. :o)

4.  Drink hot water and lemon on the regular. 

5.  Save lots and lots of money!  I have already started this and I am following the 52 week savings program that Holly spoke about.

6.  Stop buying clothes.  I have a closet full of clothes and do NOT need anymore.  Want more, yes, but NEED, no.  Same with jeans.  I think I am at the smallest size I ever will be, so things should be A OK!

7.  Stick to a grocery budget and meal plan.  I slack on this A LOT.  But need to stick with it.  The amount of money you can save when eating at home and sticking to a grocery list is significant!

8.  Go on a romantic beach vacation with Ray.  This year we will celebrate ten years of marriage.  We have been through a lot so I feel we deserve this. :)

9.  Girls trip this spring or summer!!  Just a nice long weekend like the one we had in Chicago.  I think we all need this.  I also want to get Ray to take a little mini vaca with his buddies.  Again, we ALL need little breaks from life, to rejuvenate.

10.  Finish my household "projects".  I have lots of furniture just waiting to get a makeover.  I just kinda bribed my girl Jenni to help with this.  I offered her wine and food!

11.  Communicate better with my kids.  I try VERY hard to never lose my cool, but it happens.  I don't want to yell anymore.  I need to also work on following through with discipline.  I have come a long way, but I think I am still a work in progress.  I need to stop saying, "if you do that one more time, you are in your room" and then not follow through with it.  I think this will help us all behave better!

12.  Spend less time on social media. Facebook is not an issue, I am so not a fan of it anymore.  I only post pics of my kiddos, pretty much.  But I need to stay off IG at night.  I need to just enjoy my family in the evenings.  They are my priority!

13.  Run a 5k.  I have wanted to do this for years, but keep putting it off.  So I hope this is the year, that I can mark it off my bucket list!

14.  Try and give up coffee.  See how I put TRY.  I want to switch to green tea.  So we shall see.  I am just trying to do all the things that help with stomach bloat.  Because let me tell you, artificial shit, bloats me like a big fat pig!

15.  Disney in the fall! Sorry but I bleed Disney.  It is 100% a part of my DNA. Ray on the other hand, not so much.  I am thinking over the kids fall break for 4 days, 3 nights.  So we shall see.  Hmmm...sounds like I should set up a separate vacation savings account. 

Hope you are all having a great New Year!!!


  1. I would love at Disney World if I could! I don't have a trip planned this year yet and it gives me the sads.

    I need to follow through with my girls also! I always threaten taking things away or shutting off their tvs or going to their rooms but I never follow through.

    I got rid of facebook 7 months ago and don't miss it a bit. Now that I joined bloglovin finally I can see it taking up some time. Luckily for my family, it's mostly mornings so it's my job who takes a backseat. :)

  2. These are great! loved disney with my kids. we want to go back!!

  3. Yay! I want to do number 1, 6, 9 and 13 with you! Mmk?! xo

  4. Wohoo..for girls trips:) I love it. We can be us and not mommy, or honey. I'm so excited!!! I agree guys need time with the guys too. Just like we need time with the girls:) I love Disney, Steve is the same way. ehhh...ha ha! Great job on the p90x, if I can ever follow through with the Chalene extreme I'll be buying that one next and trying to get the hubby to do it too:) Great goals and mine are the same. Damn you sugar.. LOL

  5. Oh and run...did you say run..I'm there girl I need a good 5k.

  6. Why not coordinate our girls trip with a 5K??

  7. Have you ever tried Stevia? It's a little potent, so you don't need as much, but I prefer it over the artificial crap.