Goals for January

I think monthly goal posts are my favorite. To both write and read- so if you've posted yours let me know! They keep me focused and it feels like I accomplish things monthly- instead of just having a year long goal I hope to meet. I'm going to keep up with them the best I can, and also add a few "baby related goals" each month too so I stay on track.

- Get rid of something every day
Stephanie blogged about a challenge where you get rid of one thing on day one, two things on day two, etc. for the entire month of January. I love the idea of it but know I'm too busy/lazy to keep up with the proper amount each day. However, we have a big box ready to donate that I want to add something to every day this month OR throw away things every day. Some days I might find 10 things to donate, other days I might just throw away a bunch of old junk mail that needs to go. 

- Finish and order our Disney photobook
I finally finished and ordered my 2013 book from Shutterfly in December, and now I'm starting on an all-Disney book. Since we traveled there in 2013 and 2014 I figured it should get it's own book. Man, going through the Disney photos does not help me though... I miss that magical place! :)

- Push myself to stay active
I've had a Fitbit for a couple of years now and love using it. It's been SUCH a good reminder to get up more often from my desk job, to take breaks, etc- but as always, football season gets the best of me and I haven't made as much time for fitness over the past couple of months. My goal is to get my average back up to 8,500 steps each day. I also got an exercise ball to use as my chair for work which I'm excited about. Little changes add up!

-Go on a fun/unique date with Jared. Let's be honest, the past couple of months Jared and I have spent a lot of time in comfy clothes with Netflix on. Now that some of the craziness is past and now that I'm feeling great I want to get out and do more fun things this month. Maybe a musuem we've never visited, a restaurant we've been meaning to go back to forever, anything at all! Just excited about dating my guy this month :) 

Baby Related Goals:
- Buy a crib. My grandma so generously offered to purchase it for us so we just need to pick it out. 
- Find out if we're having a boy or girl!!! I am counting.down.the.seconds. people!
- Start brainstorming some nursery ideas. Right now we don't have any clear ideas of what we want to do yet, but I know once we know what we've having we can start gathering ideas and get the ball rolling.
-Start writing in our baby book. Jared got me an awesome one for Christmas and I need to start filling it in before I forget anything :)

So what's on your to-do list for the month??

34 comments

  1. Great goals, lady! My husband and I have had a buy something get rid of something rule for the past two years and it's really helped get rid of the clutter. I like the idea of a monthly challenge, I'll have to try it.

    I know you'll find a fun date in the area, it's tough when it's cold though, right? happy Friday!

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  2. That's wonderful about the crib! It's always relieving to know the big items are taken care of.

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  3. I have to get started on some photobooks too! I still haven't completed our yearbook for 2014 or 2015, plus all of our trip books. Sometimes it can be an overwhelming process, but the end result is totally worth it, even if it means that you start wanting to go back to the places that you visited. The struggle is real to stay active too! I'm trying to push myself back to at least 10,000 a day, which is totally possible if I include a walk with the dog. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. Have fun on your date (or, deciding on the date)...anything you guys do together will be a blast. And a BIG yay for all things baby related especially finding out the gender! eeeek!

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  5. I can't wait to see what you do with the nursery! Going on a unique/fun date is such a great idea. My goal is to do that at least once a month. Because while football Sundays/going out to eat & Netflix/ordering in are awesome most of the time...I like to do something different every once & awhile.

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  6. I am going through some SERIOUS Disney withdrawals...sooooo your pictures on this post don't help with that ;) Did you see the video of the final minutes of the Osbourne lights?! Is it weird how emotional I felt watching that? Ha...loser...

    I love the idea of getting rid of something every day! I'll start with getting rid of things (plural) every month first. Might be easier to keep up with ;)

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  7. I absolutely love the idea of getting rid of stuff daily. I did an overhaul on our closets over the holidays and took 4 bags to the salvation army. My closet looks SO much better...for now. I need to work on that throwing stuff away thing now!

    BABY GENDER REVEAL THIS MONTH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

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  8. I really really really want the new fitbit blaze....it looks sooo cool and I am finally getting into the idea of being more physically active. It helps I walk a half mile from my car to my office everyday :-P I also really like the idea of getting rid of things everyday throughout January...I don't think I'll quite do the # of things for the # of the day...but I've got a huge glad bag full of clothes and I'm sure I can add some more to it! Good luck with your goals!

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  9. Great goals! I have so many photo books I want to make, its' ridiculous. I just need to find the time...between blogging and work, hard to find extra, extra, time in there :) When do you get to find out the gender?

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  10. Being healthy and active throughout your pregnancy will make a huge difference in your delivery and recovery time! It's tough in the beginning when you feel so rough but when the energy level rises, take advantage of it and move, move, move!

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  11. Great goals!! We need to start on the get rid of one thing everyday plan! So much stuff...so little space!! :) And yes please to the photobooks and date nights!! Hope you have a blast!!

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  12. Have you read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? I've used some of her methods to really clean our house out and am still going through and getting rid of a bunch! Yay for all the baby goals! Can't wait to see how your nursery turns out!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  13. Woo hoo for finding out the gender of your sweet baby soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My goals posts are always some of my favorite, too!! One of mine and Matthew's goals this year is to plan 1-2 date nights a month and take turns planning them.

    Great post!! Hope y'all have a great weekend! :)

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  14. Yay! When do you find out if it's a boy or girl?

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  15. Ahhh finding out the gender will be SO EXCITING!!!!!! Love the idea of going out on a date. It's so easy to get into a rut and just a night or afternoon out can make all the difference.

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  16. My goal for the month is to start wedding planning!

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  17. Maybe your babymoon should be one last trip to Disney just you two!

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  18. Sounds like you have some great goals this month! I love dating your guy, so important! ANd how sweet he got a baby book :) So many memories to make. When do you find out?

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  19. Eeeek I can't wait to hear the gender! And for fun dates, I got a friend a mine a book called 52 Uncommon Dates and it has some great ideas in it!

    Lauren :)
    ohhey-ilikethat.com

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  20. yay for all the things! i need to order my photobooks. i love to do trip photobooks so they are in their own book. the disney one is such a good idea. also, i agree with julie above, babymoon to disney!

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  21. I love reading and writing about goals too :) Ahhh just those few pictures of your Disney trip has me all antsy. I have to start getting serious about the trip my friend and I are hoping to take to Disney and Universal this spring!
    Are you guys going to share the sex of the baby once you find out? I can't wait to see what you do with the nursery!

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  22. These are great goals! I'm so excited ya'll will find out the gender of the baby soon - yay!

    PS- Disney really is just the best place ever :)

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  23. Oddly enough, I enjoy reading people's monthly goal posts but have never once (that I can remember) written any for myself. Ha! Excited to find out the gender! That is fun :)

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  24. I got rid of so much of Breanna's stuff after Christmas (but it's still up on the attic so I really need to GET RID of it hahaha)so technically I still have it just out of site lol

    yay gender reveal!!! are you going to do it a fun way or just announce

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  25. I like your monthly goals!! I need to start getting my fitbit steps back up as well :) Peter and I also need to go on a fun date night - enough of the netflix and the couch :P He's moving closer into DC next month though so I'm excited to explore the city more with him! I'm glad you're doing baby related goals too!!! Will you be sharing what you're having on your blog?!

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  26. I can't wait to find out what your little babe is!

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  27. Perfect goals for a great month friend. So excited that you will know soon if sweet baby is a boy or girl. woohoo! Have a great week.

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  28. Your "throwing things out" goal is awesome. I've been doing Emily Ley's simplified challenge this month and its rocking my world! It feels so good to get rid of unnecessary crap!

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  29. I recently read the Magic of Tidying Up book and LOVED it. It's helped give me a different point of you when it comes to decluttering. It's an easy library read and some things are a little crazy to incorporate right away, but I would recommend it to anyone :) That being said, I'm so excited for your baby goals! Imagine Disney with your own kid someday. SO AWESOME

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  30. I did the same minimalism challenge as Stephanie and it's AMAZING!!!! Highly recommended :-)

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  31. Awesome goals. I think I need to copy your "Get rid of something every day" goal. lol. so excited for the baby-related goals!

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  32. I have an ab ball for work too and I love it! And I've managed not to fall off of it yet so its a win, haha!

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  33. I need to catch up on photo books too! Shutterfly is having some great sales right now that I want to take advantage of!

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  34. I recently got a fitbit and love the challenges! I must say, it gets me movin' when normally I wouldn't! Lol. And I miss Disney too :( So ready to go back!!

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