My New Year’s Goals and How I Plan to Achieve Them

 

There have been many years in the past where I have not even tried to set myself ‘Resolutions.’ This year I am not calling them ‘resolutions’ but rather ‘goals.’ Goals have steps to achieve them.

Why this year and not years in the past? Because I’m motivated and I need to keep myself so. I’m motivated to become healthier, I’m motivated to build myself a business and make money for my family, I’m motivated to get back to a little bit of my previous self before kids, and I’m motivated to be the best mom I can be.

My specific goals are…

First...I want to lose 70 pounds by this time next year. Right now, I weigh 240lbs. This is the most I have weighed (while not pregnant). To be at a healthy BMI for my height, I’m almost 6ft tall, I should weigh about 160. I use this as a measure but I also do not think BMI is a realistic measure of health. It is just an idea of where I should be, as I lose weight I hope to realize when I get there what looks and feels right for me. Personally, I think that 160 lbs is too skinny so I’m going for 175lb and we’ll see from there. I hope to lose around 5 lbs a month.

Steps to get there.

I will work out at least twice a week. I have a membership to the YMCA including Child Watch. It’s great when I go, the kids love playing while I can go workout. However, EVERY time we have gone my kids have been sick for the next week and a half. I partially do not mind because I would like for them to be building their immune systems, but it’s not the easiest to get a consistent workout schedule that way.  It’ll be nice when Spring comes because the kids and I can get outside more.

I will severely cut down my sugar intake. (This will be a hard one) I have a major sweet tooth. I plan on one snack a week.

I will severely cut down my fast food intake. (This is also hard) I tend to be lazy when it comes to cooking.

Second…I want to be more organized when it comes to bills and our budget. So I have created this Excel file budget tracker and bills tracker. Free download if you’d like to use it too. It’s an editable file. I will be using this every month. The one thing that will help my husband and I to stick to it is to not eat out as much, also helping the weight loss goal.

Third…I have goals when it comes to my blog. Build followers, keep consistent posts (3 a week), keep consistent posts for my Instagram (at least 3 a day), and twitter (at least 3 a day original tweets). Build my Pinterest account and schedule at least 10 pins a day. Join pinterest group boards that coincide with my Blog.

What are your New Year’s Goals? Do you have an action plan for them? Steps to make them happen?

Sarah

 



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10 thoughts on “My New Year’s Goals and How I Plan to Achieve Them

  1. I love the idea of setting “goals” as opposed to “resolutions”. I don’t think I’ve ever kept up with my previous resolutions! I have a few goals that I want to strive for this year, two of those being similar to yours when it comes to blog upkeep and nutrition. Good luck with your New Years’ goals and here’s to 2018!

  2. This is right along with what I was thinking for this year too! I’m so over resolutions. But I do have a set of goals I want to accomplish! I love that you have a clear plan in place. Good luck crossing them off your list one by one!

  3. Setting goals with steps to proceed is a great way to start the year!
    I love that one of your goals is your health. If you’re interested in becoming a part of a community for women whose goals align with yours with regards to improving their health – let me know! I can send you a link to join. Cheers to 2018!

  4. Happy New Year! Good luck with achieving your goals! I have a few goals. I’m still adding action plans. I’m knocking them out weekly.

  5. Love that you set specific goals and you have steps laid out. I think you’re way more positioned for success than the average “resolution” mindset. Good luck!

  6. I love these goals! I do have a goal to gain 10 pounds from where I am right now. I’m under 5ft and need to be at 105 but I have a horrible time gaining weight and I look like I’m gonna disappear soon, haha. I also would like to grow my blog but I have NO idea how Pinterest works! I don’t know how to join group boards! Great post! I hope all your goals are achieved!

    1. Ya Pinterest is my nemesis a bit right now. I have Board I share pins but I have no followers and it’s just not changing. I’m a bit impatient.

  7. Our goals are very similar! I would like to lose weight too but main goal is to be more organised. I feel if I can do that other things will fall into place

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