Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Goals

I love new years resolutions. I love goals. I love lists. I know lots of people don't dig those things, but I sure as heck do, and put them all together and it makes for one happy Kristen.

Trouble is, I'm not so great at checking goals off the list, or sticking with new years resolutions. It doesn't really bother me though, half the fun is making the list. I went crazy overboard with the goals last year and I need to make way less this year. So, without further rambling, here are my goals for 2016:

  • Exercise consistently (3-4 times a week) and eat well (lots of fruit and veg).
  • Try new recipes.
  • Shop less. Save more.
  • Pay off debt.
  • Fix the house up a bit. Nothing crazy, but paint some rooms and work on the list.
  • Successfully set up some sort of meal plan routine.
  • Give up soda.

Not bad, right? Totally achievable goals.

Here's to 2016! Did you make any goals?

30 comments:

  1. totally achievable because you can do a little of them each day which adds up at the end of the year!! happy new year, lady; you are one amazing ahole bro xoxoxox

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  2. I found a great way to shop less is to keep a list of everything you spend. It's tedious, but it helps as a short-term reflection kind of thing.

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  3. I love goals and lists too, so resolutions are always right up my alley. I'm coming back from a long running hiatus and plan to do a half next month and I also want to visit Yosemite with my son (his first time, my like tenth). Happy New Year!

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  4. GIVE UP SODA! Ahhhh, I need to do this, but it just seems impossible. Cheers with the rest of your list though!

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  5. My sentiments exactly!! Save more, shop less is a big one to pay off my debt so I can buy a house. I definitely want to try new recipes too! Loving the list girl and Happy New Year!

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  6. Good luck with your goals! I'm doing a no buy until my birthday (June28) with a few other bloggers if you want to join in for part or all of it! It'll help keep you accountable to save money!

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  7. OOH YES. Thank you for posting this! I need to make a resolution about drinking soda. I don't want to say 100% give it up, but strict limits about how many times a week I can have it or something. (Like...once?) All of these are very worthwhile goals, though!

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  8. Those look like good (doable) goals, Kristen! Good luck with them all! (I would try giving up soda, but unless I get my taste for coffee back, it's my main source of caffeine in law school. The things we do to survive...)

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  9. Love it!! These totally do seem doable to me. :) Still working on mine.. so hard to choose! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  10. Great goals! Super attainable! Happy 2016!

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  11. Happy 2016, girlfriend!! Hope you guys had a great NYE!

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  12. Best of luck with all of your goals! Happy 2016!

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  13. My goals are similar to yours. I think they're super achievable! Although I'm realizing at 9 pm New Year's day I haven't eaten any fruits or veggies yet. Whoops.

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  14. Nice and simple goals! I think I have a few of the same. And the soda thing, it's not as hard as it may seem. I cut it out quite a few years ago :) Eventually you don't even want soda anymore

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  15. Great Goals for the year! Totally doable and simple!

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  16. great goals! i want to try some new recipes this year too! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  17. Trying new recipes and paying off debt are definitely on my list! Happy New Year!

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  18. Those sound a lot like my goals for 2016 too! We actually are doing a weight loss bet with Chris' brother and his wife, so working out hardcore officially begins tomorrow!

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  19. Heck yes for new goals! I'm with you on working out consistently and meal planning.

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  20. GIRL! I am working on giving up soda again in 2016! I was so great in 2014 for about 10 months and then it sucked me back in and I haven't been able to stop since! I am really hoping I can finally kick the habit this year though! Good luck!

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  21. totally achievable. and now i'm off to make some goals of my own. better late than never right? :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. Great goals! I'm definitely with you on the paying off debt ...they are crushing aren't they. I also want to find a new job (so I don't get deported) and finish my novel :) Happy new year!xx

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  23. My goal list for 2016 is now literally have the size it was when I started making it a few weeks ago. I had to scale back some, it was just crazy... but then again I did turn my 30 x 30 into a 101 in 1001 so it's pretty much not progress at all... oh well. I have less to tackle this year and I'm being smarter about it and that's what matters right?

    Good list you have there, for real! Definitely doable, measurable, and things that likely won't stop being important to you in a few months so will be easier to stick to it all! Good luck :)

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  24. Totally achievable! I know people (meaning people who know more about making goals than I do) say that goals should be specific, but I feel like sometimes that just leads to self-sabotage and giving up because you feel like if you can't meet the standard you set, then what's the point? So I like that you don't have specific numbers attached to each of these things - hopefully you'll be able to look back and feel good about what you accomplish!

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  25. Those are totally doable. I am trying to save more and pay off debt too.

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  26. Great goals! Totally realistic! Spend less and save more is one of our major goals this year! So hard to do!

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  27. Haha we have a lot of the same goals this year!

    I also think I went a little overboard with my 2015 goals. I was still able to achieve a lot of them, but there were just so many ... It was a little crazy.

    This year I'm kind of getting around the "way too many goals for the year" thing by making monthly goals with Eric and sticking them on the fridge. We're forced to look at them every day (which is actually very helpful!), and it helps break down bigger goals and allow for some flexibility for random things that we may decide we want to do throughout the year. He isn't as into goals and planning as I am (not at ALL), but he's already told me he really likes doing this because it makes him think a little more about how he's using his time and the choices he makes with food and spending.

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  28. Pretty sure all of these should be my goals for the year too! haha I always wish I was more motivated by crossing things off a list, but it just does not make a difference for me :( Now that I'm thinking about it I can't remember the last time I had pop, but it's mainly because we drink a lot of izze or sparkling juice drinks, which I guess are better than pop in terms of whats in them, but they're still full of SO much sugar, which is really what I need to cut way back on.

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