Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 goals

Yay for a new year and new beginnings, right? :D  I over-indulged last night, but the scale will become my friend again soon, I hope.

Let's look at the goals.  I had set some big goals last year but I think I'm going to scrap them for 2016.  Here are my new and improved goals for 2016:
  1. Lose an average of one pound a week.
    I would like this to be more than one pound a week, but I'm trying to be realistic and sustainable, too.  If I end 2016 at 52 pounds lower than I am today, that would be me at my lowest weight since high school.  Mind-boggling!
  2. Work out at least 20 times a month.
    This averages out to five times a week, which is ambitious.  I'd love to keep hitting as many of my beloved dance workout classes as I can!  I will also count a workout at home if I do a DVD here.  
  3. Cook one new (and healthy!) recipe a month.
    Before kiddo, a long time ago I did a very ambitious new recipe every week, and that was a blast (though stressful at times to squeeze it in!).  Life with kiddo is different, so let's aim for one new recipe a month.
  4. Make an effort to eat clean and healthy the majority of the time.
    I've already scaled back the dining out, and honestly can't remember the last time I've had fast food.  I still rely on a few boxed items in our meals, so hopefully I can find easier ways to keep our cooking at home more healthy and clean.
So there we are.  I want to set up goals that aren't just about the number on the scale, and I also want to have goals that will also benefit the rest of my family.  I'm really going to keep myself accountable and post monthly updates to these goals.

I also still would really love to get away for a few days at a health spa.  I'm continuing to research these places and would like opinions if you've visited any of them!
Best wishes for a healthy 2016!

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