2017 Blog & Life Goals

Hey everyone, happy new year!  I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be a good year. I don’t know why, it’s just a feeling that I have. I just like the sound of it. Twenty Seventeen.

I’ve been fighting off sickness since the end of December but I’m recovering. Bad things come in threes right? First I got a mild infection in my mouth which required antibiotics. I got better and then I got a sore throat and lost my voice. I wound up spending New Years Eve with my cats curled up in front of the Tv. I’m definitely a homebody and having a quiet night to myself really helped! I felt better the next morning. Yesterday, however, I woke up with a horrible cold. I called in sick to my job for the first time in three years. I spent my morning lying on the couch watching Frozen & Smallville and drinking tea & hot chocolate. Being sick sucks, but it’s nice to have an excuse to be totally unproductive in the name of healing!

Hopefully I got my sick days out of the way early so the rest of 2017 should be smooth sailing… right?? I woke up this morning feeling much better. Now that that’s almost out of the way it’s time to set goals for 2017!

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CLEIA BEAUTY GOALS

  • Followers: Reach 800 by the end of the year. Sometimes blogs explode in a matter of days or months but I’ve had a more slow and steady climb which has really been great! It means I get to know more of you and our community feels more connected!
  • Get a dot com domain! I didn’t want to commit to one when I first started my blog a year ago because I wasn’t sure if blogging would stick but clearly it has. Now I’m looking for that next mini step!
  • Behind the Scenes: Get a tripod for taking photos and maybe some photo lighting equipment!
  • Network: Spend at least 15-20 minutes reading content from other bloggers and engaging. The blogging world is a wonderful community!
  • Plan my content a month in advance: I was kind of doing this in a journal for half of the year and then life just got in the way. It’s time to get organized again!
  • Review new subscription boxes: If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m obsessed with subscription boxes. Obsessed. I love having an outlet to share them and an excuse to sign up for more. “Oh sorry love, I know I shouldn’t have ordered more but it’s for the blog…so it’s kinda a necessity”  =D

LIFE GOALS

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FITNESS

  • Continue my fitness journey with 4-5 days of medium to intense exercise a week!
  • Try something new like yoga classes, rock climbing, and a spin class!
  • Start the new Fitness Blender program FB sweat in January 2017

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FOOD

  • Try two new recipes a month!
  • Eat clean. Begin cutting out sugar from my morning coffee.
  • Stock my pantry with healthy food choices so I don’t fall back on fast food.

READING, WRITING & MUSIC

  • Complete my Goodreads challenge of 29 books this year!
  • Start working on my book again. Have a focused writing session at least once a week.
  • Play my guitar at least once a week!

I’ve tried to make achievable goals. I’m not calling these resolutions because honestly I find “resolutions” set me up for failure. With a goal I find I’m not filled with self doubt and pity if I mess up. Life gets in the way sometimes!  This year I really just want to live my life and enjoy the things I have and people around me. I wasted a lot of time in the vast abyss of the internet last year and I don’t want to make the same mistake. It’s so easy to waste time when you could be reading a book, trying that new recipe, Writing that blog post, going for a walk with your significant other, or even playing a video game!

What are you hoping to achieve this year with your life, your dreams, your blog?? Post in the comments section below!! Thanks for reading everyone, have a fantastic year! Remember to follow on Instagram!

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13 thoughts on “2017 Blog & Life Goals

    1. Hi! For all of my workouts I use fitnessblender.com, it’s a free website with over 500 workout videos to choose from. Each video tells you which part of the body you are working as well as difficulty and training style (ie yoga, pilates, high intensity intervals, strength training, cardio, etc). I love the website because you can keep a page of your favorite workouts so you can find them easily and they also have a calendar where you can schedule workout videos! If you’re just starting out I highly recommend their calendar programs which are $10-15 and tell you exactly which workouts to do each day of the week for one to two months. You can reuse the programs as much as you like without paying for them again. I have a set of powerblock dumbells but if you don’t have any fitness equipment their Bodyweight program is great! https://www.fitnessblender.com/plans/fitness-blenders-4-week-bodyweight-only-fat-loss-program

      They also have a few 5 day challenge programs they have built that are absolutely free, they each have harder and easier modifications to make it accessible for any fitness level. The first is 50 minutes to an hour each day here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/fitness-blenders-5-day-challenge-strong-and-lean-day-1

      And the second challenge is their “busy people” challenge which is about 30 minutes a day here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/day-1-fitness-blenders-free-5-day-workout-challenge-for-busy-people

      You can do everything in a small space/your home, I hate working out at a gym in front of people and it’s so much easier to commit to exercise without having commute time in there as well! I hope this helps!! Definitely check out their website 🙂

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      1. I just checked out one your last link. This looks really good. I will try it! Thanks so much for posting.

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      2. Yay! Glad I could help! I’ve been using FB for over 2 years and they are always doing something new. It’s one of the most supportive and un-gimicky fitness communities as well and the couple who runs/created it are so down to earth and approachable! Good luck!

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