2016 Goals/Resolutions

I am starting the new year with a clean slate 🙂 There were several goals/resolutions that I planned last year that just didn’t happen! It happens! Life happens… So, I am going to try again! I hope that 2016 brings you health and happiness!




Maintain last year’s weight loss throughout marathon training

Eat breakfast every day 

Take a daily multivitamin 

Drink 100 ounces of water every day

Complete a 30-day challenge 

Eliminate foods that distress my digestion (sweets, caffeine, etc.)

Schedule annual doctor’s appointments



Exercise four days a week – not just running, but also strength and cross training

Walk 10,000 steps everyday 

Train for first 26.2 

Run a sub 2-hour half marathon

Complete 1000 miles in 2016 with 2016 Gold Challenge (www.ilovetorun.org)

Complete 2016 miles in 2016 with Run the Year (www.runtheyear2016.com)

Stay injury free!!



Seek opportunities to improve (i.e. parenting, cooking, organizing, wife skills, etc.) 

Keep blogging 3+ days a week – grow my blogging opportunities

  • Draw up a layout for running event reviews
  • Link up week to week with fellow bloggers

Keep a blessings/gratitude jar 

Pamper myself with a facial or mani/pedi every other month



Schedule one play date a month 

Schedule family pictures 

Make a special craft or memento 

Read a book before bedtime every night

Spend more time with the immediate and extended family 



Buy new side tables + lamps for master bedroom 

Save money for hardwood (or wood-like laminate) floors on 1st floor 

Find a cleaning schedule…and use it! 

Try a new recipe every month 

Host a dinner party with other couples/families 

Host a “Friendsgiving” or meal with friends

Host a game night 

Use the Crock Pot once a month (ad keep track of the recipes I try!)

Purge the entire house and donate or toss things we don’t use 

Have my car detailed inside and out



Surprise Husband with a meaningful gift 

Attend a wedding

Attend a baby shower 

Leave a 100% tip for excellent service 

Send a “just because” gift to someone 

Send 12 handwritten notes (one per month)

Celebrate special milestones (i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) with snail-mail greeting cards



Have a ladies’ night once a quarter (every 4 months, make it happen!)

Attend a college sporting event

Attend a professional sport event

Visit a popular landmark I’ve never seen before

Go hunting

Go to the movies

Take an unplanned day trip

Shoot a bow-and-arrow

Complete a fitness challenge



Enjoy the journey

Enjoy life just a little more every day

Be thankful for the many blessings I have in my life

Try a little harder to keep in touch with friends and family

Run happy and have fun 


What are your plans for 2016?

How have your resolutions and goals changed from last year?


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10 thoughts on “2016 Goals/Resolutions

  1. Great Goals! I love it! I started off my healthy eating habits with breakfast, which I actually NEVER ate but really enjoy now. Same for water I usually never consumed any because I didn’t like the taste (or rather lack of in my opinion) which I cannot believe now since its so essential to our survival. I’ve given up soda this year and am happy that I have done so so far without cravings for it! I definitely want getting into healthy eating and cooking to be a goal for the year. Hoping for great success for you and these goals!

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    1. Thank you! I have need without side for a while now, without really trying. My new cutback is processed sugar – I seem to snowball once I start eating sugary snacks. It also gives me tummy troubles… Thank you for the well wishes 🙂

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