I’m ending 2014, and planning on starting 2015, on a positive note by setting some realistic and attainable goals for the new year. I figure if I put them down here it will hold me accountable, and help me to refer back and see how much I have accomplished as I go through the year.
1. Choose Paint Colors
I’m going to keep this one simple and just get the paint colors chosen. After being in our new home for three years now, we need to paint our master bedroom and bathroom. We should do the living room, too, but since it is an open plan condo, that means painting the dining room, entry, and those little walls that are the small hall areas and entry. So without putting any stress on us, I’m going to say the master bedroom and bathroom are the “must do’s” and if we get to the other this year, that will be a bonus.
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2. Get Fit and Lose 10 Pounds
About a year after we moved to Ohio from New York, I gradually put on a little weight. After living in a home with stairs, having a home gym, climbing three sets of stairs at work everyday, and working a full-time job, it was easy enough to keep my weight in check.
Here in Ohio, I don’t have any of that. I have been looking for exercises I can do at home on Pinterest (you can see my Fitness Board here), as well as joining an Anytime Fitness, which is 5 minutes from our home. On a nice day, I could even walk to it! But, let’s pace ourselves ~ I will work up to that! I’ve also signed up for daily emails from Popsugar Fitness that give me a variety of fitness topics from exercises to recipes to help motivate me.
Most gyms offer a trial period and I took advantage of the one offered by Anytime Fitness. In fact, if you liked them on Facebook, it went from a 7-day free trial to a 14-day free trial! This allowed me to see if I liked the gym and how often I might go, as well as find a time of day that was comfortable for me.
3. Actually Making Things I Pin
I have started this already by hemming two pairs of jeans that were too long and I shared that post here. I think I accomplished several of these Pinterest pinned projects during 2014, but there are so many more that I could have done, especially sewing projects.
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4. Saving More, Spending Less
My husband and I are at a point in our lives when we need to start concentrating more on our retirement years and making sure we are prepared for them. For the past six months, I have been trying to be a bit more aware of what I am spending and have cut it down.
5. Using What I’ve Got
This one works with #4 above. Using what I already have can go a long way to saving some money. I can embellish, update or repurpose some things to work better for us whether it is clothes, home décor accessories, or household items. Every year I say I have to use what I have in craft supplies and fabric before I bring new stuff in. This year will be no different.
Those are some of my goals for this year. I’ll be happy if I can stick to these 5, but if I can add others in as the year goes on, that will be a bonus! How about you? Any goals for the new year?