Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Working' it Wednesday- New Year Goals

It's Wednesday already! I'm super thankful for my spontaneous, icy, extra long weekend. I'll take a three day work day anytime.

Today is the first Workin' It Wednesday link up of the year and I'm super excited! If you don't know what that is, you basically discuss a predetermined topic and link up with host bloggers in order to form a giant community of people talking about the same topic. It's such a great way to meet new people and find new favorite bloggers!

Todays link up has been brought to us by Shay from Mix & Match Mama, and Erika from A Little Bit of Everything! Love these two ladies.

The topics for the year have already been planned out. Here's what we will be discussing in 2017. :)

New Year's Goals

If you missed my "New Year, New Goals" post, you can find it here.

In thinking about my resolution for this year, I wanted something that wasn't cliche and something I felt I could really succeed at.

In 2017, my goal is to:

Do better!

It's not revolutionary, it's not life changing , it's just achievable.

Meal planning- I am terrible at planning meals and I'm not exaggerating when I say that I stop by the grocery store no less than 5 times each week. I know that I'm spending way too much money each time, and I'm not planning lunches or dinners well at all. I want to do better at planning meals each week, and being efficient at the grocery store.

Being Active- This one is pretty self-explanatory. I'm not setting a goal about working out ____ times each week, or setting weight loss goals because it sets me up to fail. I want to be more active in general in 2017. Little things can add up to a healthier lifestyle and I plan to do just that. I also plan on getting back into the gym more, just not giving myself an exact expectation. 

Blogging- I love all of you fellow bloggers so much! You are all so encouraging and sweet. In 2017, I want to maximize my blogging potential. If anyone has suggestions for things that you would want to see in this coming year, please comment and let me know! 

Saving money- This is a big one. I need to add to my savings. The holidays are behind us, so my bank account needs to recover accordingly!

Reading more- I definitely read more than the average person, especially someone working a full-time job AND being in grad school. Books bring me to the most amazing place, and I want to read even more than I already do. I'm going to be doing more regular book reviews to share the great books that I read.

That's it! Doing things that I already do, but better.

So far, I'm off to a great start! I have all my lunch meals prepared for the week and are already on book #3 for the month. 

What are your New Year's goals?



  1. Awesome goals! We started the meal planning last year and it is a true game changer- really helps to eat more healthy and be less stressed preparing dinner during the week!

  2. Love these! I just started book 2....I hope you will do a book review! I am looking for recommendations to keep with my reading resolution too! Stop by my. Log each Monday for 5 healthy meal ideas each week...I share some prep tips too!

  3. I'm working on February meal planning now. However, I just started Hello Fresh so I'm wondering if I really need to plan LOL!

  4. Great goals! I'm working on spending less and saving more! I find meal planning is a great way to save money! (And not shopping... I'm working on that too)

    Thanks for sharing your 2017 goals!

  5. My hubby wishes I went to the grocery store 5 times a week- he doesn't get that I only like to go one time on Sunday for the week. (But I can't send him because whenever he goes with me, extra things end up in the cart and the bill is a tad higher!)

  6. Love your blog title - With love from Georgia - so sweet! I can relate to all of your goals!