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Saturday, January 6, 2018

January Goals [2018]

Although it still doesn't seem real, 2018 really is here to stay.
I feel like January doesn't really get a lot of love-no major holidays, blah weather, and a lot of people still have a holiday hangover.
But January is also a new beginning and a fresh start, it's the perfect time for goals!
I don't really do resolutions or yearly goals, I just find them too hard to keep-so I'll stick to my monthly goals.

Let's look at December's goals & see how I did. . .
Get the House in Shape for our Christmas Party
Check! I actually did this twice because the first time I had cleaned everything up & gotten ready to host the party, we had a snow weekend in Alabama.
We ended up doing it the last Thursday in December and had a blast...and my house was really clean!

Finish my Current Book
This is another checkmark too, I finished that book & started a new one (I'm halfway done!) so I should be having a new book review up soon.

Try Out my New Elliptical
I wanted to use my elliptical at least twice a week & that just didn't happen.
Between holiday get-togethers and just the busyness of the season, I only worked out a few times.

Reach 1,000 on Instagram
This is one goal I was actually able to accomplish well before the new year!
I am currently at about 1,030 and I'm so glad to be growing one of my favorite platforms.
If you'd like to follow along, you can find me @ SouthernAndStyle.

For January's Goals. . .

Redecorate Our Home
I'm not planning a major reno or anything, but after I took down all of our Christmas decor, I basically just left our house blank. It's been sort of refreshing, but now I'm ready to get back out some of my decor pieces & put out some new things I've purchased as well.

Use my Elliptical Twice Per Week
'Tis the season for fitness motivation, am I right?
I don't want to do anything crazy, but I would love to put in at least two elliptical workouts per week-I think it would make me feel a lot better.

Reach 1,100 on Instagram
It's a small increase for this months goal, but I love that my Insta following is very organic and is people that actually want to interact and enjoy following me.
I'm all for slow & steady as long as it's still growth.

Have a Fun Night Out with my Biggest Big Sister
We have a night planned out in Atlanta and I'm so excited about it-I'll share more about it after the fact with y'all.

Create a "Day-in-the-Life" Blog Post
I've wanted to do this one for a long time, but always forget halfway through the day or I don't do anything interesting.
No matter what, I want to do this because I was just thinking the other day how I wanted to remember this season in my life.

So those are my goals for the month of January, let me know below what one of your goals are for January or for 2018!

Until next time. . .


  1. I need to make some goals... definitely think working out more will be one of them. have fun in atlanta!

  2. Hi are using Wordpress for your blog platform?

    I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  3. Congrats on 1100 on Instagram!


  4. I've been wanting to do a day in the life post for such a long time too! You just reminded me! ;) Have a great start to the year.

    xoxo A

  5. These are great goals! A lot of mine are similar. I've created goals for the year, but I haven't really broken them down into smaller goals for each month, but I think I'll do that!

  6. Great job on your goals! I want to up my fitness this year too, so I'm hoping to get some more running in!

  7. i'm glad you're doing so well on IG! sending you good wishes for all these goals <3

  8. Great goals! How are you liking the new elliptical? And a night out with your sister in Atlanta sounds fun :) Good luck with your January goals!

  9. Happy New Year! I'm not much for resolutions either, but I like the idea of monthly goals. Overall, I'd say you did a great job in December.

  10. I had an elliptical when I lived in Milan. it helped me to workout daily so much! xx

  11. Good luck on your goals! How do you like your elliptical? I'm more of an outdoor runner/treadmill girl myself haha

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  12. Re-decorating sounds so exciting! I love doing that too!

  13. I love how you shared your goals! One of my goals this January is to start off really strong during school! I can't wait to see where my hard work takes me!
    <3 Theresa Ann

  14. Congrats on meeting most of last month's goal-- wishing you the best in 2018 and your goals for January. Good luck!

  15. So many great goals! I've been trying to get back on track with my fitness since I kinda slacked off with my move!


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