Wow! I can’t believe 2016 is almost over! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to make my list of yearly goals. I’m really excited to do this 2016 goals review so I can see how I did this year. It’s kind of like getting a report card at the end of the school year, but in a good way because I’m grading my own work. (Yes, I was always THAT kid who secretly loved report cards!)
Before we get started on the results, here are a few posts to get you caught up on my progress:
Whew! Now on to the good stuff!
2016 Goals Review
YES! I did not hit my end goal weight (birthdays and holidays at the end of the year totally threw me), but I am still very happy with my progress! Check out this post to see how I dropped 19 pounds in two months. I am going to call this goal a success!
Work out 3-4 times a week.
Well, that’s an iffy one. When I was actively dieting, I was very good about working out, and I did hit this goal. However, when I fell off the dieting wagon, I also fell off the exercise wagon. Maybe I’ll just say this goal was successful under certain circumstances. 🙂
Absolutely! Even though I didn’t reach my end goal weight or work out several times every week, my health was still a main focus throughout the year. Overall, I feel better now than I did this time last year. Most days I drank my 8 cups of water (and more), and I made healthier food choices. I will absolutely call this goal a success!
Take more time for myself.
Yes I did! I have gotten better about communicating with my husband when I need a break and I need to get out of the house ALONE. I’ve also taken up planning and bullet journaling (which is a great hobby for busy moms!). It’s opened up my creativity, so I’m making time for passion projects. I think all of this has made my brain much happier this year. Goal crushed!
Get out of the house more.
While we aren’t the most active family out there, we are getting out more. When you have brand new twins and a toddler, it’s easy to get in the habit of staying home all the time. Now that the twins are two and our son is four, we still haven’t really broken that habit. That being said, we did get out a lot more this year than we did the year before, so I’m still going to call this a win. (See, it’s a good thing you get to grade yourself!)
Grow my blog.
I can say hands-down without a doubt this goal is crushed! I had a few posts do amazingly well on Pinterest, and even though I still consider myself a small-time blogger, I’m very happy with the growth I’ve seen this year.
This is another iffy goal. I was all fired up about it at the beginning of the year, but I never really made much time for it. I will say that I have gotten better at editing my photos, and I’m experimenting with both DSLR photography and iPhone photography. I’ll just call this one semi-accomplished, but I’m okay with not smashing it.
Have date nights.
While we didn’t have very many “get dressed up and go out” dates, we did have a few at-home date nights, both planned and impromptu. This is another one of those things that is getting easier as the kids are growing. We’re not nearly as exhausted as we once were, so it’s easier to get some good quality time together after the kids go to bed. I think this goal can be checked off as accomplished!
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my 2016 goals review. I think I did pretty good this year. I found a new passion/hobby, and I really learned to make time for myself and my husband. At the end of last year I remember feeling very overwhelmed by everything, and this year I’m much more relaxed. It has definitely been a successful year!
What’s in store for next year? I’m not quite sure yet! I’m still working on finalizing my goal list. Can you believe I haven’t finished that yet?! There are so many things that I’m wanting to tackle next, but I’m really trying to scale it back some. I don’t want to make my list too overwhelming.