Tuesday, January 1, 2013

No Resolutions, Just January 2013 Goals!

I hope none of you are suffering from tooooo much fun last night, but none-the-less I hope you rang in the New Year doing something spectacular! I am so ecstatic to see what 2013 has in store for me, my family, friends and all of my fans!!!

I'm not one to make New Year Resolutions! I don't like writing a list of items to do or not do throughout the New Year because usually in the end I fail them all! I don't like disappointing myself! Instead, I make monthly goals! They are more reasonable to work with and I usually do far better at meeting the goals for the month than meeting them for a WHOLE year!

This is what I am hoping to accomplish and maintain for this new January!

1. Get back into the gym at least twice a week. I was doing really well with my gym visits a few months ago. We then became really busy and I started to fall off the work out train. I can tell! I don't have as much energy and I've put some serious weight on! It's time to get serious again and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

2. Purge and Organize the house, one room at a time. Somehow in the last 3+ years we have accumulated A LOT OF CRAP in our home! Part of it is, I can be somewhat of a closet hoarder. I look at EVERYTHING with sentiments, therefore it is very hard for me to toss things! For instance, cards, I don't throw cards away! I feel the the giver of the card spent valued time picking it out just for me {or us} and I hate the idea of throwing away such kind words and thoughtfulness! That is just one of our many cluttered problems! We are running out of space and EVERYTHING looks a mess even when it is all put away! It is driving me bonkers! I plan to go from room to room and work on organizing and getting rid of items we no longer use or need! I'm actually really excited about this because I think it will help with my nerves and stress at home!

3. Bring/pack lunch everyday for work - no eating out. I did really well with this when I was doing well with my gym routine. After the gym went out the window so did my work lunches and I started ordering out A LOT! Thai food, deli sandwiches, large salads with copious amounts of dressing! All bad. All full of sodium. All making me feel gross! Treating myself every now and then is okay, maybe once or twice a month, but everyday is DONE! I will also partake in a 3 day juice cleanse to help clean me of the crappy food I have allowed myself to eat! I need to use 2013 to really focus on my health and I intend to start NOW!

4. Continue to work towards a career in PR, volunteering my time to businesses and organizations for hands on experience - DON'T GIVE UP. This is probably one of my most important goals! I know I have shared with you all how very career oriented I was when attending college. After graduation I settled for a job I did not end up liking and this HAS to change. I refuse to spend the rest of my life being miserable at work. Considering I am at my place of employment the majority of day I have to like it! I was meant to work in PR, I know that, and I am not giving up on that!

5. Schedule actual planned date nights with the hubby. We do date nights quite often, but usually all it consists of is dinner. Not that there is anything wrong with that but sometimes it lacks excitement. I want to work on planning at least one to two date nights a month that actually consist of us doing an activity of sorts. I'm thinking of a cooking class, beer/wine tasting, ice skating, or even batting cages! I like the idea of doing something fun and different! It keeps you from being so repetitive and predictable.

6. Book our June trip to Jamaica. My cousin is getting married in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the end of June, which also happens to be our 2nd wedding anniversary month! We could not be more excited for this vacation and celebration!!! However if we don't book the trip soon we will not be going ha! Not funny at all! We have to book it this month and that's that!

7. Have at least one girls night with any or all of my gal pals. This is something I am terrible at and I need to make more time for my girlfriends. Whether it is a wine and movie night with my neighbor across the street or dinner with several friends, this needs to happen! I spend a lot of time with the hubby and I wouldn't trade that time for the world, but I also need to show my girlfriends how much I still appreciate them. To say I've been lacking with this is an understatement and I'm disappointed in myself for that!

8. Send out thank you cards for both my birthday and Christmas gifts! You already know I send thank you notes for EVERYTHING! If you are new to the blog, well now you know! Anywho, I need to get to writing and thanking everyone for some amazing gifts!

9. Arrive on time to work, every morning. It never fails. I am always 5 to 10 minutes late for work every morning! Granted I have to go through a tunnel and over a bridge to get there and my 17 mile commute is usually 45 minutes to an hour, but I need to really make sure I wake up on time and leave my home on time. It has kind of become a joke between my bosses and I, but it really is unprofessional and that needs to change!

10. Keep blogging! I really enjoy blogging! It is a creative outlet for me that allows me to share my life, ideas, struggles, etc. with others! I hope to really continue to post regularly! I am really looking forward to taking my little part of the internet to new levels this month and this year! I hope you all stick around to enjoy!

Happy New Year!!!!!! From us to you!

How do y'all feel about New Years Resolutions?! Do you have any HUGE goals you hope to accomplish this year?! I'd love to hear them!

Be sure to check out my new sponsors for the month on my side bar!!! They will be feature posting throughout January and I can't wait to introduce them to you all!!!


  1. those are great january goals! i'm totally with you on purging/cleaning/organizing the house...i really need to do that! good luck with them!

  2. Love your goals! I am horrible about never packing my lunch too, definitely something I need to get better at!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE number 6!! I can't wait, it will be so fun having you and Todd there to celebrate with us! Organizing is my number one goal this month, so I wish us both luck with that!

  4. lauran, you and i are so much alike! 1, 3, 5, and 9 are all on my list as well!! i could not agree with you more about scheduling date nights with the hubs... it's so easy to get stuck in a rut and its important to set that time aside for each other {my guest post may or may not have something to do with that ;) haha}

    good luck with your goals, girl!

  5. I have a problem with being on time to work too. I am ALWAYS five minutes late and I do not know why! I leave my house (most of the time) in plenty of time to get there on time. I really need to work harder on that. And of course the eating better part, if you have any tips you would like to share, I am def open to them! :) Thanks, happy new year!

  6. Wonderful goals, Lauran!

    (And such a cute blog you have!)

  7. Haha you are one of "those" that are always late ;) Nobody is late anymore when I'm the boss, so I blame your bosses for not enforcing. If they let it slide, it's not your fault! Great goals, girl. xoxo