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Winter Goals and Spring Goals

Let’s take a look how I did with those winter goals and spring goals will be set!

Shoe Goals

Winter Goals


1. Complete a 21 day food challenge – I think I lasted a week on my food challenge? I decided that a challenge where you cut a lot of food groups out just doesn’t work for me. I usually live by the eating 80/20 rule and that is where I need to stay. Except, I may try to up it to 85/15 and eventually 90/10. fail

2.Finish up Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred – I did complete the 30 Day Shred and wasn’t as happy with it this time around as the times before. pass

3. Come up with a new cardio plan- We bought a treadmill and I have started the C25K program.pass


1. Complete the Stephanie Plum Series – I literally finished on the first day of spring! I really enjoyed this series, you can read some of my thoughts herepass

2. Read Jillian Michael’s Master Your Metabolism – I detoured my reading goals to read Yeah, Maybe by the lovely Joey! Also, I found a new book that I want to read first so I may still read this one down the road. fail

3. Watch two new movies – The Interview half pass


1. Collect items for gallery wall – I have one new item for the wall. Half pass?

2.Continue working on the dogs room/office area – I purchased a few things for my office area but the room still needs work. A big purchase of a desk will still need to take place as well. pass

3.Find a ladder shelf or other idea for living room entertainment area – We looked at a few, but none stood out that we just had to have. I don’t like to rush purchases like this because I want to love it if I have to look at it every day. While we didn’t really find what we were looking for, we did try and I wont call it a fail simply because I will not settle 🙂


1.Complete 14 weeks of eliminating processed food challenge – I have been following along with it. Most of it was too simple, things that I already do to be honest. pass

2. Make three new recipes – Stephanie’s Energy Bites, Asian Zoodles, Turkey Meatball Zoodles, Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage, Mozzarella and Spinach Flank Steaks (the steak was too tough and we weren’t really thrilled with it) pass

3.Try three new restaurants – Little Italy’s Pizza, Chicken Salad Chick, Jefferson’s and I got to try Silverton Cafe, DG and Bob Syke’s BBQ at Eat Drink Birmingham.pass

Goals for this spring!!


1. Finish the C25K program

2. Find a new work out for Thursdays

3.Schedule an appointment for the dermatologist


1. Read The Body Book

2.Read 5 books

3.Watch a documentary


1. Continue collecting things for the gallery wall

2.Find a way to get my china cabinet to my house (it is currently sitting in my mom’s garage)

3. Purchase some plants for inside, start a garden outside


1. Try 3 new recipes

2.Visit 3 new restaurants

3.Work on IIFYM plan

Do you do seasonal goals? What is on your list for this spring?


Goal Results/Fall Goals

I will touch on the Choose Your Own Adventure Goals first, as today is the link up for results.

1. Work out six days per week (adding an extra work out from my normal five) – I actually worked out six days per week all month, except, I missed the very last day (Tuesday) because I was sick. Whatever, it was still a win for me!

2. Start logging food into Myfitnesspal.  – Yeah that lasted all of about 3 days. oops. I just really really hate logging every damn thing I eat.

3. Purchase the next set up of weights.- I haven’t purchased new weights  yet. I have had a lot of tension and soreness in my upper back and I don’t want to move up until that goes away. 

4. Really watch portion control. – Um I sort of did this….

5. Get that scale to finally budge!!!! – That scale is a bitch! 

Let’s see how I did on my summer goals!

1. Make an eye dr appointment and get prescription sunglasses. —I have been wearing my glasses basically all of the time now and driving around half blind during the day with my regular sunglasses. I have decided I need contacts more than anything but have yet to make an appointment because I hate going to the eye doctor. I have been saying I am going to make an appointment since my winter goals last  year. WTF Nadine….get your shit together!

2. Finish Body Beast and start another work out program. – I did complete Body Beast and I am over half way through with Body Revolution. (Though I am thinking about switching before the end of this program. More to come later.)

3. Continue to add in extra work outs on top of whatever program I am following. – Instead of adding in extra work outs during the week, I added an extra day of work outs in on Saturdays so I am hitting it six days per week. I also have been cutting the grass, which if you saw our grass, is a huge cardio work out in itself.

4. Cut cheat eating down to one or two meals a week and not an entire weekend. – I have done this a little bit. I have been cheating maybe 2-3 meals from Friday to Sunday instead of every meal on the weekend. I still need to clean this up some more.

5. Try three new recipes – I know I have tried at least two new recipes but I cant remember what they were and I am not entirely sure that I tried a third new one.

6. Try three new restaurants. – Melt, Cantina Laredo, Octane

7. Read 2-3 books per month. I have been a reading machine! I have read 13 books of the Stephanie Plum series and started the 14th one.

8 Visit Atlanta at least twice, make sure to see friends both times. – Yeahhhh um I didn’t see any friends in Atlanta this summer 🙁 I did visit once with my mom and her best friend to go to the aquarium and eat at Meehans and Taco Mac. I HAVE to go some time this fall, even if it is by myself, to see some friends before they are no longer friends with me because I suck.

9. Start collecting stuff for my gallery wall. – Didn’t happen.

10 Research stuff for fall gardening. – Didn’t happen

Wellllll it was summer and I knew that I was going to slack some. I got about half of my list accomplished, which is better than nothing. Or at least that is what I tell myself.


Fall Goals


1. Make an eye doctor appointment. (LOL!!!)

2. Find a work out that is actually going to deliver the results that I want to see. I think I am going to put together my own program, using several different types of work outs from weights, to cardio, to yoga/pilates, dance, barre, etc.

3. Continue cutting down on cheat meals and cleaning up my diet even more.


1. Finish reading the Stephanie Plum series.

2. Watch two new to me movies.

3. Have a craft day with my mom.


1. Collect items for the gallery wall.

2. Work on clearing the “junk” out of the dogs room.

3. Start putting together my office area.


1. Try three new restaurants.

2. Try three new recipes.

3. Attend local food events.


Life According to Steph

This month’s challenge has to do with food, which I have incorporated into my fall goals. Additionally, I plan to cut the amount of beer/alcohol I consume to just one or two drinks per week. (Which is really much of a change from the three to four I usually have, but that is still cutting calories.) I am also going to try to cut back on my dairy intake. Not completely cut it, because, hello cheese….but cut back.

Do you have any seasonal goals for the fall? Are you linking up for the food challenge this month?