December Goals

Happy Wednesday everyone! This is my first time posting my general goals (you can see my November fitness goals here) but I think it’s important that I start writing them down in some way. Usually I just keep a mental note, but I think I’ve lost track of some of my smaller goals this way. And I definitely don’t want to wait until the New Year to start resolving some things, so here it goes!


+ Be more aggressive with my approach when needed. (Explanation: I’m in sales, and since I’m a woman I often get treated like I don’t know the product I’m selling as well as the men do. It’s crap.)

+ Don’t bring work stresses home with me.

+ Balance!


November Recap:

+ Take a multivitamin: still working on it!

+ 3- mile time of 24:00: I got there, but I couldn’t stay consistent. My body is worn out from running that much right now.

+ Maintain my healthy eating habits: Done!

+ Drink more water: complete fail here. I really need to do this one.

+ Consume less sugary drinks: Done!

+ Lose 10 pounds this month: Completely unrealistic. Don’t know what I was thinking when I typed that. Good news: I did lose 4!


+ Reach a 16:30 2 mile time. Slowing it down this time.

+ Balance cardio and weights. I’ve been wearing my body out with the running, and I don’t want to get injuries.

+ Lose 5 pounds. That’s only 1 more than last month, and it’s roughly 1.5 per week. Much more reasonable.

+ Eat more snack in between meals (usually people strive for the opposite but strangely, I never snack)


+ Eat out less

+ Keep a budget for each person for Christmas gifts (I tend to go overboard)

+ Write out a budget plan for bills, car payments, etc.


+ Learn to cook/bake better. I have a lot of baking ahead of me for this month and I really need to get good at it!

+ Worry less about the future, it isn’t here yet. I’m getting worked up about things that aren’t even definite yet.

+ Fill out my planner for the year.

+ Go through mine and Kyle’s jackets and see if there are any we can donate.

+ Judge my body less. It’s been a problem for a while.


+ Find new way to show my appreciation. Kyle does a lot of little things for me that I overlook when I’m grumpy or annoyed that the house is a mess. I need to start recognizing those things.

+ Plan a surprise date. I always bug Kyle about not surprising me very often, but I don’t do it for him either. But I’m going to start!

+ Be more open. This is mostly a goal I have for Kyle, but I think that it’s my responsibility to help him be more open with me. He has a lot of stresses and worries that he keeps inside.

+ Talk about next year. Next year is going to bring a lot of changes for us, with a pending deployment and a million other things. We have both avoided it, but I want to start 2016 knowing exactly what our game plan is.

What are your December goals? Any thoughts on your official New Year’s resolution?

Published by Amanda N

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10 thoughts on “December Goals

  1. I LOVE that you put your goals out there like that. It IS possible for you to lose that weight though!! That mindset won’t help though 😉

    My goals this month are to also create a Christmas budget and to talk about next year. My fiance will be leaving sometime soon for a deployment, so we also need a game plan.


    1. Thank you for reading! When it comes to deployment making a game plan has been really hard for me. It’s so difficult to plan around it when no one knows exactly when it will be, or to where. Hopefully we find out soon!


  2. That´s a lot of things! Pretty good goals, actually! All the best with achieving them! I´d love to know, once 2015 is over.
    Myself, I haven’t thought much about anything yet, I´m in a huge stressful situation right now… Although one new years reslolution is set and that is ro run a half marathon and maybe a whole one on top at the end of the year!
    I really enjoyed reading your post, it definitely made me think… XO


  3. About the budgeting thing, have you ever used Learnvest? It was a bit of an upfront investment, but I’m now in Month three and I love it! It has been so helpful for regaining control of my finances. I feel so much better. I’m within my budget more. And I’m learning more about the best way to manage my money.


    1. I have heard of it, but I’ve never used it. I’ve been looking for an app/program to help me stay within my budget (right now I’m just using my planner) so I’ll definitely check it out! Thanks a bunch!


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