Time for Some Changes

December 29, 2019   35 Comments

It is time for some changes and some goals. Don’t worry! You got this!

new years resolutions

Last year, I posted Time for Some Changes 2019 - and received 61 responses from people who wanted to declare their goals for the year.

Were you one of them?

Go to the post and check if you wrote something. If you didn’t, this is your year. Declaring your goals in a public forum is a great way to accept that there are things that you want to do better.

I like the idea of starting fresh every year and thinking about how I might challenge myself. This was my list from 2019:

  • Enjoy my 50th birthday
  • Eat more fruits/vegetables every day.
  • Do a better job taking care of myself.
  • One 10K and THREE sprint triathlons (sounds exhausting)
  • Finally become a little fluent in Spanish

I tried to do all of these and was more successful with some goals than others. I did enjoy my birthday and managed to complete a 10K and three sprint triathlons. I took a Spanish class and crossed into the land of understanding a bit more (and butchering the language when I speak but I try hard to communicate).

More fruits and veggies? A constant battle and I continue to work on it. As for taking care of myself - yes, I did a better job because I had to do a better job.

I don’t want to go into all of the particulars but I ended up having two abdominal surgeries this year. I had an appendectomy and a hysterectomy. Those health challenges were not on my list of goals for 2019 and came as a major surprise (and not a good surprise like Brad Pitt jumping out of a cake).

BUT, this post is about moving forward - not ruminating on the past.

Here is my list for 2020:

  • Be more patient
  • One sprint triathlon
  • Enjoy my kids more
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Less screen time and more friends & family time

What I want you to do is to type in your resolution or resolutions in the comment section below.

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My 2020 goals:

1. Pass my final national exam so that I can get a job in my field of study.

2. Eat more veggies - fruit I'm good with as I love it.

3. Try recipes that are healthy and tasty for me. I enjoy meat and tators. Now you see why I want to eat more veggies.

4. Make it through my 50th surrounded by those whom I love.

5. And finally, I know this isn't what is supposed to be said, but be happy with myself and who I am, where I'm at, and how I feel about myself.

on December 29, 2019

My 2020 intentions are:

Be kinder to my body (making healthier choices and moving more)

Be kinder to others - if my comment isn’t helpful then it may not need to be said.

Thank you for all you do, Snack Girl! Wishing you health and happiness and lots of sunshine ☀️🥳🎉

on December 29, 2019

Cut back on Sugar.

Go to Planet Fitness at least 3 times a week.

Lose weight in a healthy way.

Think before I speak.

Organize my home and office.

on December 29, 2019

For 2020 my One Little Word actually is BRAVE. With that my goals are:

1- Get stronger body wise.

2- Mind what I put into my body.

3- Set daily prayer time.

4- Take time for each of my 4 children individually.

5- Remember me time is NECESSARY & not feel guilty

6- Do better in finances when it comes to spending & saving.

on December 29, 2019

2020 goals:

1. Accept and love who I am

2. Be more mindful and patient

3. Listen

on December 29, 2019

Feliz Ano Novo!

on December 29, 2019


* Start a healthy morning smoothie routine

* Use my exercise bike daily

* Weed out the huge tubs of photos

* Find a way to see grandkids each week

on December 29, 2019

1. Be more patient at work and home.

2. Walk everyday

3. Enjoy family time and do activities outside together.

Have a happy new year!

on December 29, 2019

Enjoy my 85th year

Stick to my Blue Plan

Reduce work to half time

Spend more time with hubby

Average 7000 steps per day

on December 29, 2019

Admirable goals, everyone. And @Tammy, no, the last one is most definitely to be said. As a matter of fact, it summarizes one of the very things I am set to do myself in 2020.

1. To love myself - to show myself the same compassion and care that I show to others, because I will be in a better position to give to others when caring for me.

2. To take time daily for a mental break in order to better discern how my day will look and what unnecessary things can be put aside.

3. To care for my body by embracing a real foods diet (minimal processed, greasy, sugary, and junky foods) for optimum health and reduced inflammation, and daily movement that I enjoy - mostly dancing.

4. To care for my emotional health-journaling,12 step work, prayer time.

5. To plan for my future by having a budget and a retirement plan. I will soon be 58 and it's about time I begin thinking of these things.

6. Not to beat myself up for all of the above if I don't do things perfectly.

Blessings to all in the New Year!!!

on December 29, 2019

I turned 60 last Sept, I want to lose weight and be a healthy me for my family.

on December 29, 2019

I want to be both healthy and happy in the New Year 2020. I have been a caregiver to a gentleman with Alzheimer's for the past three years, and have not given myself the time or attention that I need and deserve. Time to take care of ME, so that I can take care of others. Key word: BREATHE . . .

on December 29, 2019

-Read more.

-Deepen my yoga practice.

-Find a weight routine I like.

-Go to the eye doctor.

-Go to the doctor for a physical.

-Get more skilled/comfortable in my new career.

-Engage in conversations to listen and learn.

-Define 53 as an age to love.

on December 29, 2019

Accept myself as I am and realize that is good enough

Transition to gray hair with grace

Welcome my 59th birthday

Continue working out 4 times a week

Continue to track my eating

Assume positive intent - this will be very difficult:)

on December 29, 2019

#1 Get myself mentally healthy, so I can sell my house and move to another state to be with my family.

#2 Embrace turning 70, instead of dreading it and looking at it in a negative way.

#3 Pay it forward.

Fingers crossed, achieving these three things will help me enjoy the rest of my life! 🤞

on December 29, 2019

Beat my cancer

on December 29, 2019

My watchwords for 2020 are Connect, Food, and Music. These are the areas where I’ll direct my focus for personal growth. As a work-at-home writer and an introvert, it’s far too easy to stay in my burrow, but I will focus more on maintaining connections and building new ones in 2020. Food (cooking, especially) and music bring me joy, but I haven’t stretched myself in those areas lately—relying on the same old recipes and playing the same old songs. It’s time to challenge my cooking and guitar/uke skills in 2020–which will help me connect via more dinner parties and guitar circles! Happy 2020, all!

on December 29, 2019

I appreciate everyone’s goals, it helps to see we all struggle but overall we’re successful! As for me: -Get my attitude in line more when I irritated at my husband (it’s my problem not his) !!!! -Get up and move more, especially when I think I deserve to “just sit around “! -Overall health (food, physical, and mental). -Travel somewhere new (even if it’s my own State)! That should be a good start! ✌️

on December 29, 2019

Bloom where I'm planted.

on December 29, 2019

I want in 2020 to:

Eat better whole foods on the Purple WW list

Move more every day

Spend more time with my dying brother

Be there more for my hubby and son

on December 29, 2019

Vegetables, fish



on December 29, 2019

My 2020 Goals

1. Cut down on sugar

2. Cut down on alcohol

3. Portion control

4 Eat only when hungry

5. Be kinder and have more patience.

on December 29, 2019

I just returned from my brother's funeral. He fought cancer for 15 years and he never stopped living his life, travelling, (when he was able) loving music, and being a wise ass. He and I now live in different countries and, while we were never long apart, I had no idea about the friends who loved him, people I had never met. Yesterday I realized that friends may be the best goal. I'm going to make that a priority.

on December 29, 2019

Commit to myWW and reach goal in 2020 (~30-35 lb to go).

Declutter and organize home in preparation to sell home and move.

Be kind to myself (self talk).

on December 29, 2019

My 2020 intentions:

1. Stop beating myself up when I lose focus - or gain weight. Just because I didn't "do well" doesn't mean I get to stay home from a WW meeting.

2. Learn to set boundaries - and stick to them - with friends.

3. Just because I bake macarons, doesn't mean I have to EAT the macarons! The pleasure is in the baking. I can give the macarons away!

4. Walk more often, even when it's raining (I live in the Pacific Northwest - it's always raining)


on December 29, 2019

Spend more time listening to God, & in The Word.

Spend more time outside. Walking & hiking

Eat more veggies. fruit in moderation. Love the fruit, but got a little carried away recently & my blood sugar shot way up...:( Back under control now.

Exercise & walk daily.

on December 29, 2019

This is for Kyle....You can beat the cancer that has invaded your body. I did, 5 years ago. I walked a couple miles every day, except the extra cold days as I lost my hair two weeks to my first chemo. My Dr. said the walking helped me tremendously have a good attitude. If you have any questions message me. Glad to help a fellow cancer survivor in the making. Prayers for you.

on December 29, 2019

My goals for 2020 1.Make healthier food choices 2. Drink more water 3. Move more

on December 29, 2019

Goals for 2020:

Remember that self care is important: it's impossible to give to others if your plate is empty.

Take time for myself while being a caregiver for my disabled husband.

Cherish time with family and friends.

Eat healthier most of the time - indulgences are fine once in a while.

Keep moving - in whatever form that takes. I am worth the effort.

Track more! I'm purple on WW.

on December 30, 2019

This year I am really going to try to follow up on my goals:

1. Walk 10k steps on 3-4 days/wk (on my day off days) and walk a minimum of 6k steps on my 3 work days.

2. Strength train 2 days/wk if not 3 days/wk.

3. Eat 5-6 servings of vegs and fruit daily plus other plant foods to get all their benefits, especially the fiber.

4. Take time every day for meditation and prayer and to be thankful.

5. Spend more quality time with my husband.

6. Do at least one trip on my bucket list this year. I really hope to make a trip out West to the desert and see the sky full of stars. Where I live now, you can barely see any with all the lights.

on December 30, 2019

In 2020, I intend to:

Welcome turning 70 on the outside and realize I'm not really

30 on the inside.

Get outdoors and walk more, and not spend my free time addicted to "Shameless."

Be mindful of the sugar I am putting into my body.

Continue enjoying my rewarding job with it's good benefits.

Take that time away from "Shameless" and get back to oil


Have more patience with my husband when his mouth runs on and

on realizing he's a retired engineer.

Continue counting my blessings.

on December 30, 2019


on December 30, 2019

1- Lose the weight I gained with the last surgery

2- Keep walking as I have started & increase it

3-Speak kindly to everyone

4-Be more Godly & positive

5- Make more time for Me

on December 30, 2019

1. Daily movement- walk at least 20-30 minutes

2. Weight train at least 2x a week

3. Meditation or just sit and do breathing exercises daily

4. Vegetable and protein at every meal

5. Start day with a glass of water before coffee

6. Work on being more positive and optimistic

7. Look at Facebook only once a day

on December 31, 2019

1. Travel somewhere new.

2. Run one 10K

3. 30 day Yoga challenge on Facebook.

on January 3, 2020

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