My Plans for 2017

Kraus House Mom

Every year I come up with “plans” for myself. I don’t say goals or resolutions because resolutions are rarely kept and if goals aren’t met, there can be a feeling of failure attached. I like to use plans, because plans can change and adapt.

Kraus House Mom

This is what I came up with for 2017…

  • Get back to my high school weight, somewhere around 115 pounds.
  • Exercise for at least 90 minutes every day.
  • Have my kids in activities everyday, they need to be enriched.
  • Make all of my meals/food from scratch.
  • Not leave the house without my hair done and full make up done.
  • Buy a whole new wardrobe for each season.
  • Keep the house spotless…like a museum.
  • Reach at least 500,000 followers, subscribers, views on all of my social media platforms.
  • Join every committee I come across.
  • Get my doctorate.

I’m just kidding!

That list would end up a complete failure first thing in the morning when I bring my kids to school. Here’s my real plan.

  • Lose the weight I put back on and get back to where I need to be. This is a health priority. The more weight I carry, the worse my heart disease can get.
  • Exercise again. Once again, this is a health issue. I need to do more cardio (walking) and definitely need more muscle mass.
  • I do need to get my kids into some activities. We recently moved and they need something new. We’re planning on swim for all three, gymnastics and art for Stella, Teddy wants to do lacrosse again and we need to find something for Maizie.
  • Plan my weekly meals in advance. I did this before we moved and it was great, I just need to get back into doing it again. It makes grocery shopping much easier and I won’t be racking my brain trying to figure out what to cook for dinner.
  • I need to get my hair cut and highlighted, the grays are multiplying rapidly. I also need to get a foundation that can cover up the spots on my face that haven’t been burnt off yet.
  • Get myself some new duds. Last summer I did buy a bunch of new shorts, but I currently have 3 pairs of jeans that I wear. I seriously don’t remember the last time I bought a pair of jeans. Some new shoes would be nice, but I HATE shoe shopping.
  • I need to get and keep the house organized. We recently moved and there are still things that don’t have a permanent home. I need to find them one and make sure they find their way back home (huge issue in our house).
  • I really, really want to grow my blogs and You Tube channels. I don’t have any numbers in mind, but if 500,000 happens WOO HOO!
  • Work on my writing projects. I have three projects that I am working on right now. One just needs to be edited, one needs to be sorted through and revamped and the other needs to get off of the tiny pieces of paper and onto a real page.
  • I want to learn something new. I have no idea what.

So there it is, my plan for 2017.

Do you have any plans?



23 thoughts on “My Plans for 2017

  1. I need to get more active. The extra weight I carry isn’t helping me any. I would also like to get my house more organized. My husband is military and there are still things that haven’t been unpacked and we have been here for 4 years. I guess decluttering will be another thing I should add to my plans for this year.

  2. I really like your realistic approach to your goals. Of course we would love to set our goals mega high but then that can big us disappointment quickly.

  3. This is your year. You are loved and supported in every goal you set. There is no woman I have ever known with your guts and instinct. I love you (yes, sappy I know) and have nothing but complete and total faith in you!

  4. I laughed out loud as I was reading your first list. I was like wow, those goals would be impossible for the average person. I know you can totally rock the real goals.

  5. Maybe we should make the dream list we would love to accomplish and do for new year. Afterward make the more realistic list to really accomplish and change our lives.

  6. Sounds like a great plan! I was reading your first list and was like, ummm, dang! I’m lucky if I get myself to work on time and she wants to do all that?? LOL. I am planning to lose at least 40 lbs this year. I’ve already lost 20. I plan on getting my business up and running so I am able to work for myself and not corporate america. I’d rather be in charge of my own destiny and not have to worry about my number getting drawn for the layoff pool.

  7. I think its important to set realistic goals for the year. I love how you listed one set and another listed a realistic set. This give great point of view and steps.

  8. High school weight?!?! Oh my! I know for myself I wouldn’t want to see that number on the scale any time soon as I was so unhealthy but I would love to get my thighs back…(even though at the time I thought they were horrible) LOL!!
    Good luck!

  9. These are great plans for 2017. I know I am going to get more organized this year along with saying “NO” to others that I know I don’t have time to help. Thanks for sharing your plans for 2017.

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