Before I babble on about the new year, I hope all of you enjoyed your holidays! For us, Christmas 2011 was a time to be with family, eat, and relax.


L and I decided to go on a walk just the two of us the day after Christmas. We don’t exercise together anymore after L joined a gym, and I have been working out on my own. While working out separately was a great decision for both of us, I still miss that alone time we used to carve out for ourselves.

We walked and talked for awhile, and somehow the topic of New Year’s resolutions was brought up. Both of us are not really into making resolutions. We’ve had a few fleeting “I’m gonna lose ten pounds” declarations throughout the years, but they usually fly out the window by February.

I enjoyed our discussion, and believe that we came out of it with a new set of goals in mind. We’ve both been very goal-oriented lately, and I think it has done wonders to help us in planning for our future, both immediate and long term.

After sharing our goals and dreams for 2012, we made a pit stop near the ocean to take in the views. It left me feeling good about what is in store for the new year.

Do you make resolutions every year? Do you have a list of goals for 2012?

December 22, 2011



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    Jen @ Living a Brighter Life

    December 28, 2011

    I set official goals for myself last year and found it to be incredibly helpful. Last year, I didn't really discuss them with The Hubs. It sounds like you and L had an awesome discussion surrounding your goals, so you have inspired me to have that discussion with The Hubs.

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    December 28, 2011

    I love walking and taking with My Sailor. It really helps us reconnect – and talk! It's been proven that movement (walking)and talking helps problem solving. And it's just fun to hold your loved ones hands and go for a walk. 🙂
    I don't make New Years resolutions. I do set goals on my birthday every year, and then look back at them. It's my own personal "New Years", which makes it more meaningful and helps me stick to my goals.
    Glad you grabbed a moment of hope and peace with your husband. 🙂

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    Jenn Marie

    December 29, 2011

    I make the same resolution every year: lose ten pounds. Then I do and then I celebrate and eat chocolate. I think that I do this so that I have a resolution for the next year … ;0) Otherwise, I'd be forced to put some thought into my New Year's Resolution and aim to actually do something that could change me. I mean, how dare I challenge myself ;0)

    All sarcasm aside, I am not sure what resolution I will make. I'm thinking of a general "Make HealthIER choices" … I think that's broad enough to not set myself up to fail and a good platform to start with!

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    January 3, 2012

    I love making goals, but I usually don't keep them all and it's very hard to make myself change. Some things are so ingrained that it's just hard! But I do like to try. I like to be optimistic about making myself better.

    Happy 2012 to you and L!

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    honey my heart

    January 9, 2012

    what a beautiful way to spend the holiday together. i really like making goals and lists, and feel so energized this time of the year to get things into action.