Sunday, January 3, 2016

January Goals!

The month is off to a great start (that's what happens when I have a bunch of free time & the kids don't have the regular soccer season). :-)

I used up the last of a sad looking bag of potatoes that we bought for Thanksgiving (yesterday I made pommes frites to go with our steak) today to make a potato soup. I went with this recipe, but made some modifications. I had no celery, so used carrots instead, skipped the sour cream (calories) & green onions (didn't have any). I also pureed the soup at the end, and chopped the potatoes into small pieces & cooked with the carrots/onions. My only change would be that I thought it had a bit too much thyme in it. Although, I was doing like four things at once, and it's totally possible that i put in the wrong amount of time. Sam had it with his lunch, as did I, and it was delicious. Not exactly low calorie, but yummy just  the same.

I also made pizza dough for homemade calzones for dinner tonight (can't wait to try them), and chocolate chip cookies for the kids lunches (& I didn't eat any - what a victory! :-))

I also went for a run & lifted weights today (yeah!), but so far no yoga. I may squeeze in a pilates workout after Sam's buddy heads home from a play date.

I've also been organizing! I've done the following organization/cleaning around the house:

  • One side of the pantry (the other side was done before the holidays & is still in good shape)
  • The tupperware drawer
  • My bathroom. Tossed a bunch of stuff, and saved some makeup for my sister. Cleaned & organized.
  • My closet. Found 80+ items to donate, and got rid of a bunch of junk that somehow just lurks. I also organized & now everything is much easier to see/find. Let's hope I can make it stick! ;-)
  • My drawers. Again, decluttered, regrouped things, organized, & generally just made my stuff easier to find.
I feel like I'm kicking off the month with a good start, which is the right mindset, given that I know it's going to be really hard to go back tomorrow. 

And, without further ado, here are my goals for the month of January. For a recap, my 2016 goals are here


  • Stick to our budget
  • Reach out to new accountant - our old one retired :-((
  • Save $1,000


  • Work on plans for the boys birthday parties in February
  • Do a fun activity with the boys
  • Have a date night with M

Fitness (this needs to be a top priority in January, as well as the rest of the year):
  • Lose 3 pounds
  • Eat 5 servings of fruits & vegetables, 28 of 31 days. I only got 3 & 4, respectively, yesterday & on New Year's Day, so this gives me one extra day of cushion. 
  • Complete 8 stretching workouts (yoga or pilates)
  • Complete 10 strength workouts
  • Complete 850 minutes of cardio
  • Average 1450 calories/day

  • Maximum of one late night/week
  • Organize travel schedule for the first half of the year
  • Work from home at least one Friday this month

  • Read a book
  • Try out my new adult coloring book :-)
  • Get together with a friend

What about you? Have you set any January goals? Are you excited for the new month & any new challenges?


  1. I'm still in organize mode. I figure if I just keep going through it eventually I will get it under control. Or I will go insane.