Goals – they help keep me focused, give me something to shoot for, and offer me so much motivation. Writing goals down makes me accountable and putting them out there in the world helps them come to fruition.
We’re a quarter of the way into 2015, but I’ve finally decided what my 2015 goals are going to be. Like last year, I’m going to keep it simple so that I don’t overwhelm myself with too many grandiose plans and lose focus on what’s most important to me. Many of these goals are very similar to the ones I set for myself last year, and with good reason – they were important to me and I want to continue working on them.
- Reach my goal weight of 150 pounds. I have approximately 20 pounds to go to reach this goal, so reaching this milestone in 2015 is completely realistic. For my height of 5″3′, tables and charts say I should weigh no more than 140, but I don’t live my life by those. I go with what I think will look best on my body, which is curvy and solid. 150 pounds will be perfect, I think.
- Get out and enjoy a social life. This means seeing friends regularly, dating, going on day trips, and getting out of the house more. Going to dinner, seeing movies, attending plays, seeing local concerts. Seeing and being seen. I did a great job with this last year – there were more Sunday Fundays than ever before, and I want to continue to live life outloud and enjoy myself.
- Keep dating. This one is a big one for me because although I really tried to put myself out there with online dating (joining Match.com and eHarmony, I didn’t have much luck in the love department. I’m not really sure why, but I’m not going to dwell on what has already happened, I’m just going to look forward to meeting great new guys this year. And hopefully, one of them will be my “someone.”
- Continue having adventures in fitness. This year I want to continue finding new ways to enjoy fitness. Now that I’m a full-fledged member of TIU, I’ve joined a couple of new groups on FB, one of which is for TIU girls in my local area. We have some fitness meetups planned, and I’m looking forward to trying new things (and enjoying some of the ones I already love).
- Read more books. I’ve challenged myself to read 30 books in 2015, and I’m already off to a great start! I joined an online book club that has lots of fascinating books lined up. Those, coupled with my own “to read” library will insure that I’ve always got a great book to enjoy. I joined Audible.com so that the memoirs that I’ve chosen to read can be read to me in the author’s own voice. Since I do a lot of driving these days, I enjoy being able to dive into a good book while I’m in the car.
- Tap into my creative side. In the past I wasn’t great with this goal, but this year I’ve already made strong progress. I’m on Instagram almost daily, creating fun collages of photos, setting backgrounds, and adding text to photos. I love taking pictures and documenting my daily life. I’ve also decided to use Project Life as a way to “scrapbook” my weight loss journey. I love the simplicity of Becky Higgins’ format – one of the main reasons I didn’t ever finish my old scrapbooking project was because the whole thing was just overwhelming. She’s taken a lot of the stress out of scrapbooking, and I’m looking forward to documenting quite a bit of my life this year. I’ve also joined a Listers Gotta List group, which has fun prompts for every day of each month. It’s an easy way for me to jot down my thoughts, use some cute washi tape, and get a bit creative.