December 3, 2019

December Goals

I purposefully didn't look back at my November goals during the month of November. I knew I had gotten thrown off track.

1. Get started on Christmas presents. Yes. Check. I would add something like this to December but I legitimately have to finish all Christmas presents in December so it's kind of cheating/odd to make it a goal.

2. Christmas cards. Nope. Not at all. I have my coupon ready. But no cards have been even thought of and I have no picture to put on them anyway yet. Maybe this week? There's kind of a time limit on this too.

4. Try 4 new recipes. I don't actually know if I hit this goal. I think I thought I would have more time on my hands this month but I got sick so I didn't feel like cooking or baking. I did make these chicken meatballs with zucchini and I added grated carrot as well. And I made this pumpkin bread that was ah-maz-ing

5. Continue going to the gym. Nope. Not even a little bit. I was sick. And the last thing I could even think of doing with a sore throat and cough was cardio. And dealing with a toddler who is getting to be more toddlery every day, I didn't have the desire to navigate childcare. Maybe...sometime. Just the thought is demotivating.

1. Bake cookies. Also, make a few homemade holiday gifts/baked goods for family and friends.

2. Paint my nails. I'm aware that this is a thing most people do. I'll try it, solidly, for a month. I'm just so bad at it and don't enjoy it the way some do.

3. Finish reading "goal". I didn't have a great November when it came to books. I actually quit about 7 books? I hesitate to call them true DNFs because there wasn't anything wrong with them. I just didn't care enough to continue. More about books next week though. I think I have like 5 more to read in December to hit 50 books and I don't quite see that happening, but you never know.

4. Overhaul my diet. Which seems silly to do in December, I know. But I'm going to reflect back on the two years I spent consciously eating less carbs. Not low-carb, as I didn't fall into that category at all, but I was told by fertility doctors to eat high protein and less carbs (they actually recommended no carbs, and that's not sustainable nor healthy, in my opinion). Specifically, I remember drinking a protein smoothie for breakfast each day and just not eating bread. I probably went two years with little to no bread and didn't even buy it for so, so long. We didn't even miss it! Then, when I was pregnant, all I wanted was toast. It wasn't that I was sick and needed it; it was that it just sounded so good all the time. That carried over to now... two years later. I don't love it, necessarily, but I got into a habit and now I need to break it.
So the goal ...back to the point here... is to start the smoothies again and just stop the bread. It's unnecessary. This doesn't mean not eating crackers, chips, pizza, etc. It literally just means bread.

Are you setting goals for the month?
December is an iffy time to start new habits, right? I think it's so much better than the clean-slate January mentality, though. There's too much pressure when everyone is starting over at the same time.


  1. I just painted my nails this morning for the first time in 6 months. I like having my nails done, but the polish starts coming off in 24 hours and then it looks awful. It feels pointless! But it’s nice for those first 24 hours.

  2. I am determined to make cookies this year. I always make it a goal & never get around to it - I need to make time to bake... the hubs would appreciate it!

  3. We do a cookie family party every year. I'm making the rolo pretzels & puppy chow. They are like my staples, ha!


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