Setting Goals for the New Year?

by Chelcie on December 31, 2011

Happy New Years Eve!!

So guess what?

I had oatmeal for breakfast this morning! For the first time in about 2 weeks..exciting news right? i know.

I used 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats with 3/4 sliced banana, 2/3 cup water, and some cinnamon. Topped with almond butter, pumpkin butter, and bluebs..

This was tasty..but honestly I think I need a break from oats for a while..I kind of overdosed on them:/

So onto my Goals for 2012

It seems strange to me to think of setting goals for the new year because I’ve never done this before..maybe because I feel like its something adults do more than kids? But I am an adult now (turning 20 in april. WEIRD) I guess its appropriate to start?

I also feel like the college lifestyle is very carefree and in the moment..but nevertheless I’ve come up with a slightly random list to share!

  • train and run a half marathon

Honestly this one scares me a little..okay a LOT. I’m not a “runner” by any means..but I have enjoyed the past few 5k races I’ve ran and figure doing this is the perfect way to challenge myself! I’m thinking of a half marathon that happens on May 13th..So I probably won’t start actively training until April

  • read The New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women and actually complete the phases (along with measurements to keep track of progress)

I am really determined to do this once I go back to school! Especially since I have a few weeks before I start classes..I have no excuse not to try this out!

  • keep up with blogging..

Ever since starting the blog back in September, I have grown to really love it! I can think of so many things that I’ve started and not stuck with (piano, scrap-booking, drum lessons to name a few..) and I’m really proud of myself for sticking with this!

  • Find ways to promote the blog and start doing Giveaways!

While I mainly write this blog for myself, it is definitely readers that keep me going! So I want to start doing giveaways and hopefully grow my readership over the next year!


  • Test out and share lots of new recipes!

It is no secret that I love cooking, and I am eager to test out lots of new recipes to share with all of you! (I’m sure my roommates won’t mind this goal either)


So there you have it! I’m sure I could think of other things..but I think this list is a good start!

So my plan for the rest of the day is to


get my outfit in order for tonight

drink more coffee..I’m going to need it to make it tonight..I may or may not of fallen asleep at 10:30 last night.. WHO AM I?  I need to go back to school asap.

I hope everyone has a great New Years Eve!


Question for ya?!: Any good plans for NYE?