I’ve been thinking a lot this week about my goals for 2013. I don’t really like to make resolutions because it seems so easy to say “this is my resolution and I’ll stick to it”. Usually we forget about them a week later. In setting my goals for 2013, I try to keep them generalized. I don’t want to set a list of goals I know I can’t do and my goal is not to fail. Most of the items on my list are things I do already and are important to me so I want to keep doing them in the new year.


2013 goals


I was short on the number of books I read last year and didn’t hit my goal of 40. It certainly doesn’t seem like a lot so I’ll try it again this year.

Rather than specify a set number of miles I want to walk / run per week, I set a yearly goal. Let’s face it, in my world, there are weeks that it doesn’t happen. Life gets in the way and I can’t get any miles in. A yearly goal is better for me.

Complete 10 races… I am registered for 5 already, and have 4 more on the list I know I want to do. That leave me 1 more to find for December. I am determined to do my #10in2013!

For awhile last year, I was trying new recipes on a regular basis and I got away from that. I would love to get back to it and try 2 new ones a month and share them with you.

Go to yoga regularly… I start back today! I did yoga years ago…. It was highly recommended to me by friend Angela and it because something we both enjoyed. It was a great stress reliever for me during our infertility treatments and I found that it was the only place I could turn my brain off. The minute I walked into that room, I left everything outside the door and for that hour, I focused completely on the practice. I had a wonderful instructor. Sadly, the studio closed and since I’ve not found a studio since then that had the same feel. I recently bought two Living Social deals for the same studio so I am good to go for 10 classes and then a month of unlimited. This time around I am doing hot yoga, after hearing so many fellow bloggers rave about it. I am all for a good sweat session. Can’t wait to go today and you can be sure I’ll talk about it on here tomorrow!

Expand my blog…. This is important to me. My blog has become an extension of me and I put a lot into it, and share a lot with you all that I used to keep inside. I truly think it has helped me deal with things better. I have so many ideas for it and hope to try my hand at vlogging this year too. Next month, my blog will be 2 years old!

I already drink water like it’s going out of style, so this is one I want to continue on with. I really feel better when I drink a lot of water.

Start writing a book… This is something I’ve wanted to do for years and years. My mom and I are actually working on a book project together and I hope that it’s something we can complete in 2013. I also have thoughts, notes, and more written down over the last couple years for a very special book about my dad. More to come on both…

Hubby and I enjoy our time together, but we also have our own interests and hobbies that we do on our own. I love our date nights, even if it’s just the two of us going out to eat, and hope that we have more of them this year.

Confession, I am AWFUL with saving money. It’s definitely a weakness of mine. So the 52 week money challenge is a huge goal for me, for us, this year. It seems totally doable and quite frankly, when it’s put out there as a challenge, I’m in. We already have our first week set-aside! Here is the info on that….


52week moneychallenge


And last, but certainly not least, is to meet my goals at Weight Watchers. While I do have a goal of the weight I’d like to lose – 40 pounds – I am not setting any deadlines. It is a journey that I will take once a week, a couple pounds at a time. It’s not a race. I am still very happy with my decision to go back, it has definitely been a fresh start for me this week.


Did you set any goals for yourself for 2013? Share one with me!

8 Comments on 2013 Goals

  1. Great goals list! I think these are all very good and attainable. I’m confident you’re going to reach them all!

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