Thursday, January 2, 2014

1 Year Anniversary and New Goals Set!

Today is our one year blog anniversary! 

Can you believe it’s already been a year?! Time has gone by so quickly! Throughout this year we’ve both had our ups and our downs but of course.. like usual.. we’ve gotten through it all together. That’s what best friends are for <3.

We’re so thankful to have built such a loyal and loving group of readers/followers. So many of you have been with us from the beginning and have been so supportive. Originally we had started talking about weight loss but have since incorporated beauty, fitness, reviews and have recently been working on our social presence (add us on twitter and pinterest!) We appreciate all of your comments and encouragement and are so proud that over the last year we have had 21,000 pageviews! It blows us away!

We still want to make this a journey FROM thick TO thin so we have set goals for the new year. We both want to make 2014 a year of success and one we can really be proud to look back on… here they are:

Steph: In 2013 I saw a lot of ups and downs.. mainly on the scale. It’s something I plan to improve but also something I plan to let go of and move on from. Yes, I could have done better.. but there is nothing I can do now. This is what has inspired my goals for 2014.

1. Meal prep Sundays or Mondays- I will be preparing meals 2-3 days in advance for the work week. I will also be preparing foods that are both healthy and easy to grab for snacks or to add to a meal (ex. prewashing/cutting fruits/veg.. red peppers, onions, grapes, berries, etc)  

2. Planning meals in advance- I want to preplan meals to make the most of what I’m buying (spreading it out to a few meals.. also less grocery trips). I feel this will help to keep me accountable and will help me save money if I plan to buy what is on sale that week. 

3. Choosing clean- This goes along with both of the above but should be separate. I want to keep mostly clean foods in the house and in my meals!

4. Letting things go- I found in 2013 I had a habit of holding onto things and really letting them eat at me. I want to stop doing this and practice what I preach. Time to let things go quickly, focus on the positive and really give people the benefit of the doubt.

Jenn: The goals I have set myself are ones that I have been really wanting to do for awhile, but lack of motivation has clearly gotten in the way. Now that it is the start of a new year, there is no better time than now to put these goals into action. I know I will feel so great when I follow through. 

1. Using my treadmill- I want to run three times a week as a minimum, doing a mile in 12 minutes or less each time. I feel this is a realistic goal and hope to build endurance over time. Not only will this make me feel stronger and healthier, I will feel like all the money I spent on this treadmill was not wasted.  

2. Limiting fast food meals to once a month- I have developed a bad habit of taking the easy route, and getting my hubby to bring home fast food instead of taking the time to cook. We were doing this once a week, and sometimes twice or more! It’s a terrible habit and totally unhealthy. Together Brandin and I have set a day, every second Sunday of the month we will treat ourselves to take out. 

3. Spending less time on my phone- Going to admit, I’m addicted. My "smart phone" is always on me and I am quick to pick up and respond to social media, and small chats with friends. As much as I love all of this it needs to be limited, I am spending far too much time on my phone and not doing things that matter most. 

Have you set goals? If so, we'd love to hear them! 

Thanks for reading,

Steph & Jenn

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