2016 Goals

I am a very focused, goal oriented person. I fix a goal, I make a plan, I break things down into baby steps, and things generally get done. I like to check things off my to do / bucket list, because I need the sense of accomplishment, it fuels my motivation. This is also why I set goals which are generally attainable, with a little bit of a stretch. Enough to challenge myself without generating too much disappointment or frustration.

So firstly, looking back at my 2015 goals, how did I do ? Very well ! 

Goal 1 : 2015 Fitness : continue exercising 4 days a week : Achieved, except the weeks where I travel for work, four is definitely the norm.

Goal 2 : 2015 Food : Keep reducing my sugar intake and consumption of processed foods : There have been ups & downs on this one. I have definitely reduced processed foods & gluten, but I still like  (too much) ice cream, chocolate and a glass of wine (or 2) on the weekends.

Goal 3 : 2015 Family : Continue to spend more time with my girls. Definitely achieved this. It was a good year for mother / daughter relationships.

My birthday

My birthday

4. Give my blog a face lift. I didn’t achieve this. I did a couple minor tweaks but that is about it.

5. House projects : Three out of five were accomplished.

  • Redo / paint our bathroom. Done.
  • Redo the kid’s bathroom. Done
  • Tile our balcony. Not done.
  • Replace the girl’s beds / desks. Done.
  • Replace light fixtures at our summer home. Not done.

6. Run 4 races.  Done ! I ran 8 races !

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And for 2016 ?

1. Run one race per month. Five are scheduled for the first 6 months already, with 2 destination races. I will have to work hard in July & August to meet this goal because there are very few races during those months.

2. Run my first marathon. This is scheduled for April 3rd !


3. Reduce my waistline by 2 inches and loose 5 pounds. Yes, I am trying to fight life in my forties.

4. Give my blog a face lift. I know what I want to do, but I need to research HOW to do it, or find someone to help me. Any suggestions on who could help ?

5. Visit 2 cities in Europe that I have not yet been to. We have scheduled a family trip to Rome in May, and I am really excited, I have wanted to visit Rome for ages. I would like to do a second city also. There are so many choices !

6. Save money for a big, family vacation in 2017. We are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary next year, but also my daughter will be graduating from high school in a year and a half, so we would like to do something big. Japan or some place tropical tops our list at the moment.

I will continue to exercise 4 times a week and spend time with my girls. These are no longer “goals” but have become habits. 2015 was a really good year for me and I am looking forward to 2016 !


What is the one goal you want to achieve in 2016 ?

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Comments: 3

  1. Darlene December 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Those are great goals.

    I don’t have any but I need to do #3.
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  2. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home January 2, 2016 at 6:51 pm Reply

    I don’t know how I missed this post but here I am…great plans for the upcoming year! I’m glad to be along for the ride!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…2016: Goals, Resolutions, and Intentions #AMRresolutionsMy Profile

    • Karen - Fit in France January 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

      Thanks Wendy & thanks for following. You were a huge inspiration for me this year.

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