Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Resolutions

My photo from the Revel in Atlantic City, NJ
Happy 2015! How are you? Did you have a nice holiday? Mine was lovely - Christmas, 13th wedding anniversary, and New Years. Not a bad holiday season at all.

I've been thinking a lot about what I want 2015 to be. I hit a milestone birthday this year {which I am not happy about - I don't like birthdays that end in a 0, no matter what the first number is}, so I want to make this year special. How? Not sure yet, but I've got a few things I'm thinking about.

But, for now my big goal for the year is to lose weight. Yea...yea...I know. Everyone has that as a goal. I always have it as a goal, but I realized something last week and I think things finally clicked with me. I'll share what another day, but for now I have a goal of losing 50 pounds. I decided to do it in 5 pound monthly increments. That seems reasonable.

And 50 pounds is a pretty lofty goal, so I'm breaking my large goal into smaller monthly ones. Here are the ones I have for January:

As posted in my calendar
 1. Lose 7-8 pounds. I know I want 5 pounds a month, but I figure I can swing an extra couple pounds the first month. Hopefully...
2. Run 48 miles. Currently training for two half marathons in March. 48 miles are for my training runs.
3. Follow meal plan. I wrote up a monthly dinner menu because I fail so much at healthy dinners. I figure having something planned out gets me off the hook.
4. Read 10 books. I had a goal of reading 100 books in 2014. I reached that goal with 36 hours to spare. If I had planned out my reading a bit better {hello only one book in April}, I wouldn't have had to read 10+ books in December.
5. Post ESP photos. For my 13th wedding anniversary hubby and I went to Eastern State Penitentiary, where I took lots of photos. I want to edit and post them to my photo blog. I have been neglecting it. I want to get back to taking photos and posting them.

These are my goals so far. I know I'll be adding to them.  But, these are a start. I want to be flexible throughout the year and take advantage of opportunities as they come up.

What are your goals? How are you planning on achieving them?


  1. Great goals and totally doable! I'm amazed by 10 books a month! My goal is to read 10 books a year lol

    1. I love to read and finally got my 100 books a year last year. I figure 10 might be a stretch, but might as well aim for something. :)