A Fresh New Year

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Sigh….the hectic holiday season is over and now a fresh new year has begun.

I’ve been pretty lazy and out of it since Christmas. I picked up a cold right before the holidays and am still not 100%. I’m exhausted and just don’t feel like doing much. My tree is down at least, but all of the ornaments are still on the table patiently waiting to be boxed and put away for next year.

Christmas decorations are still all over the place, also waiting to be put in hibernation. At least my linens are getting washed and put away today. Yes, I have tons of Christmas napkins, placemats and table cloths. I don’t like paper napkins and use cloth napkins all year long.

I also managed to bake some chocolate chip cookies. But I really shouldn’t have because one of my main goals this year is to shed some pounds. I say that every year but I really need to do it this year. I have a closet full of clothes that I just can’t wear and I’m tired of having to wear big, baggy tops.

So here it is the start of the new year and I’m wondering if I managed to make any of my “goals” from last year.

1. Lose 50 pounds.  Realistically – 15 lbs would be fantastic

2. Run/walk at least 5 days a week. Realistically – once or twice a week is better than the nothing I do now.

3. Spend more time with family. Now this is the question, how do I quantify “more time”? It seems the only time we spend with family is special occasions. Realistically – I’d like to start out with one Sunday dinner a month with my kids and then we’ll see what happens from there.

I haven’t lost 15 pounds – but I did lose 5.

I do walk at least 4 days a week – about 30 minutes during my lunch break. That’s a win!

I haven’t been very good about spending more time with my family. We still get together for holidays and special occasions and a few fences have been mended so that’s a plus.

I’ve been thinking about goals for this year and believe I’ll just keep the ones from last year and see if I can do better this time around. I’m also going to add the following:

4. Keep up with my blog. It seems my cakes and recipes are most popular so will try to work more on sharing both.

5. Finish at least two of my WIPs or UFOs).

I think these are all obtainable and will endeavor to do better this year.

Here’s to wishing everyone a prosperous new year and I hope you all make your goals this year as well.