2015 Goals

by agirlandhermutt on January 20, 2015

Hey hey hey! Just like everyone else and their mother, I did not do any resolutions for the year. Instead I did “goals”. Which are really resolutions. 😉

Seriously, these are just a few guidelines on how I want to live my life. I sat down and thought about how I wanted 2015 to be different from 2014. What did I like? What could I do without?

And this is what I came up with.

Keeping my word of the year in mind (“POSITIVE” for those of you who haven’t read my last blog) and utilizing a few goal setting helpers I found on Pinterest, I’ve broken everything down into a few categories.


Over the course of the year, I’ll focus more on the health goals on this blog since that is what I share most here. However, I wanted to share some of my other goals in case folks needed a little inspiration in their goal making. Don’t even try to pretend that all of you are on your game and did this January 1st! 😉


Continue to be consistent and persistent. I want to work hard and push forward. I don’t have any fitness events on the schedule this year because of my knee surgery, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be working hard. Basically, don’t get lazy.

Prioritize my gym time. I make a schedule each week that includes fun activities and workouts. I need to stick with it and make working out a priority. If I can’t workout after work, find a way to do it before work! Be creative in scheduling so I can make sure that I fit it in. Again, this all boils down to no going out for bottles of wine with the ladies until I do a little sweating.

Find what “diet” works for me. Many moons ago I wrote about how I didn’t view diet as a four-letter word. I read a great quote recently that I can’t seem to find anywhere again that said, “Diet is what you eat, not what you do”. YESSS. I go back and forth on all types of ways of eating and I’m still trying to find that perfect niche for me. Vegan, raw, low-carb, calorie counting, macros counting, etc. I still am struggling to find the optimal way of eating that makes me feel good (good god, no bloating please!) AND look good.

Don’t use my knee as an excuse. Surgery is scheduled for 2/20. Booooo. After that it is WORK time with therapy. I want to follow the plan and come back stronger than ever. I also don’t want to use my movement limitations as an excuse to eat like crap and become depressed. I also don’t want to be one of those people that always says, “Oh, I can’t. I have knee problems.”

Put my pack first. My husband and my dog are my #1. We spend plenty of time together, but I need to remember to prioritize them when times get busy. It is too easy for us to schedule a billion things after work and miss seeing each other for week after week. Korky needs quality attention. Our relationship needs quality attention.

Minimize! I moved into my husband’s home in April and we have made it ours. However, my crap is still a little overwhelming. This is the year to bite the bullet and get rid of what we don’t need. When I say we, I really mean mostly me. Mostly definitely means ALL ME.

Plan together! We have all kinds of fun things happening this year. A honeymoon, a wedding celebration, family events, tons of travel and all kinds of events in between. I want to make sure that we are both on the same page (my page!) when it comes to planning trips to meal planning to budgeting.

*I have goals for work, but since I keep the job off the blog I am going to keep the goals off too. I just didn’t want you all to think I was some bum who didn’t care about her career. ;)*

-Redesign! My blog is in some serious need of updating. I have a redesign as one of my 34 while 34 and I definitely need to dedicate some time to it. This blog be a hot mess right now! Yes, I know you can’t see comments. Whomp whomp.

Actually blog. You know…do what the purpose of this space on the internet is for. I let my blogging slide this past year and I missed it. Ready for the big reason on why?! This is so pathetic you guys! I didn’t have a computer at home that was reliable and it wasn’t a priority for me to get one. If you know what I do in real life, then you can see why this is super ironic and also super stupid. Fear not. I have a computer now!

Commit to telling my story here. I’ve gone back and forth on what the purpose of my blog is, but it has ALWAYS been about whatever I am truly interested in at that point in time. Right now, it is all about me! I want to share my weightloss/get fit story and all the fun (and if we are honest, not so fun) bits that go while I’m trying to do that. Plus, a few really great photos of Korky always make me happy.


So there you have it! AGAHM’s 2015 Goals!

Did you do any resolutions or goals? If so, what is your biggest one for 2015?!


Bits & Pieces on Friday…

by agirlandhermutt on October 3, 2014

Hi folks!

I wanted to pop in and say hello. I need a little brain dump of all the bits and pieces that have been running through my head.

1. Yesterday I had my first jury duty experience. It wasn’t that bad and I wasn’t picked for a jury. I’m happy to do my civic duty! Several years ago (6 to be exact), I was involved in an accident that ended up having to be resolved in a trial by jury case. The result was favorable for me (YAY!), but the experience is one that I won’t forget. I was really appreciative that 12 of my peers came together to do their civic duty and make an informed (and correct) decision. I was hoping to do the same! Unfortunately I wasn’t picked. Am I the only one bummed out about this?!

2. On the other hand, I’m glad I wasn’t picked because the trial would continue to today and I have got plans happening. A good friend of mine from high school is coming into town today to spend some time with me.

3. She is coming to celebrate my Showerette with me!

4. Yep, showerette. My wonderful friend, Karen, who you have heard about a million times has organized a weekend away for me and a bunch of my friends to celebrate my upcoming wedding. Showerette is the brain work of my genius Karen. I’m not really into the whole get drunk and wear penis jewelry look so we are just having a fun girls weekend. Kind of a combined shower and bachelorette. On that note, I tried to figure out what the plural of penis was and after much debate I now know it is penises. Fun fact for ya.

5. We are trying a new workout this weekend called Surfset. Will this be a Fun or Fail event?! We shall see!

6. My boys will be enjoying a lovely weekend together. I can see football, take-out and naps in their future. I might make a list of items the BF has to pick up that are only available at Target just to watch him squirm. He will do anything that is asked of him, but HATES Target. I, on the other hand, could claim Target as my home address if pressed for a back-up address.

7. I’m feeling a bit jealous of apple computer users. I used to have a Mac laptop, but the spot where the power supply plugged in totally got destroyed and it cost too much to fix it. I’m ready for a new one. I want something that doesn’t heat up so much that it burns my legs. Is that too much to ask? For a laptop that isn’t a fire hazard?!

8. It is a bit cold in our house but we refuse to put the heat on this early. If you were to come to my house, bring a coat and some socks. I know we are not alone on this here in New England. Oil is expensive! $$$ For some reason our house is always a day behind. 90+ degrees on Monday? Not in our house! But come Tuesday? No matter the temps outside, we are closing in on 100 degrees in the house. Same with cold. It is like we have our own little fun house!

9. A woman at a Pure Barre near my neighborhood hit her 750th class. Seriously. How is that even possible? I think if I stopped working and just did Pure Barre that it would take me forever to hit 750 classes. Nice work lady.


See you guys on Monday!


Tri Training Recap: Week 2

May 12, 2014

I’m not a natural athlete. When I played soccer as a little kid I learned how to kick the ball really hard so I wouldn’t have to run after it. I never progressed past t-ball. I was in marching band in high school. I destroyed my knee through years of dance classes and dodgeball. So […]

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