We made it y’all! We made it to December! Like what in the what?! How the hell is it December already?! I swear I just wrote my November goals down a week ago and bam! It’s December.
But I digress…
December is one of my favorite months. We usually start our ski season this month, it’s Christmas, and I get to spend more time with my family during December than any other month. I’m looking forward to heading back to Seattle and spending lots of time around our Christmas trees, drinking wine and just enjoying the company of those we love most.
Here’s how I did on my November goals!
Spend time with friends and family Thanksgiving break // Big success! We came home having plans only one of the nine days we were in Seattle, and every day got filled up! But we had the best time. I didn’t do much work at all, we all slept in and the kids played so much. It was a much needed break!
Decorate for Christmas! // Success! The only thing we didn’t do was the outside lights. Kellen hurt his knee so he couldn’t climb onto the roof. But other than that we got the whole house decorated! I could seriously sit and stare at our trees for hours. The house looks gorgeous!
Decorate our place in Wichita // Check! A and I grabbed a few items from the dollar store early in the month and the place has been festive ever since!
Try more keto recipes // Fail. I didn’t try any new recipes. We just repeated our favorites this month. I’m hoping to have one for you in December though!
Try a new class at the gym // Semi-success. I didn’t try a brand new class, but I did go back to a class I’d done once before and really enjoyed it! I might make it a regular thing!
Maximize my morning time // Eh. I did great for a while, but the last few weeks of the month I was super unmotivated and didn’t get up as early as I’d hoped. But when I did, it was so nice to have my coffee and read in peace and quiet!
Let’s look at December!
Do ALL the Christmas things! // I want to make sure we’re doing all the fun things this holiday season. So we will be hitting up our local Bavarian town (back in Washington), riving around looking at lights, zoo lights, and more!
Finalize my goals for 2018 // I’m going to continue goal setting into 2018, but may do something a little different. Writing these posts has helped me stay accountable throughout the year and I love it! I’ll have my 2017 fitness goal review later in December, as well as a post on my 2018 goals!
Finish Christmas shopping // Kellen and I got the big things while we were in Seattle for Thanksgiving, but we have a few more gifts to get for the kids. I hope to order the rest online.
Read // This is a stretch goal for me honestly. I used to read at least 2 books a month, but it’s been probably 4 months since I’ve read an entire book at all. I really want to finish at least one book before the end of the year.
End the year kicking butt at the gym // I probably won’t accomplish all health and fitness goals I set for myself this year, but I’m going to spend the next 3-4 weeks working hard on them. I slacked a little more over Thanksgiving than I had planned, but honestly it was nice and my body needed the break. Time to finish out the year strong!
December is going to be wild, but I’m so ready for it!
What is one goal you have for December?
I always love reading your goal post and love your lofty goal of ALL the Christmas things. Can’t wait to see how that goes. If you’re looking for a compelling and quick read, Jaelan suggested The Glass Castle, which I loved.
I’m really ramping up on my 2018 goals lately, so it’s refreshing to read your end of year goals! I can’t believe December is nearly here already.
I’m glad ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS is on your list because… it’s the best. 😉
Making time for reading was REALLY hard for me. It felt like such an “outter circle” thing, like it was so distant to any real challenge or desire I actually had. Then I just started to do it. Turn off the tv/put down the phone/close down the laptop a half hour early, and lie in bed and read. And my sleep has been better, I’ve been happier and felt more fulfilled! Between graduating from grad school in 2010 and Jan of 2017, I read about 4 books total. I’m about to wrap up my 5th book for the year, and will likely get one more in! I know so many people find time to read and look at me like I’m crazy for only getting 6 books in a year, but I probably look at them like that about my 4-5 workouts a week – what you prioritize, you MAKE time for! Reading has def been a surprise joy.
My goal for December is to get in better routines as a family. Our november was insane with kids sick, me sick, and crazy work but I am ready to step back and prioritize what is important. I always love seeing your goal posts, and what you are working on. You are so inspiring Tiffany!
I love December, too! And I bet your house looks awesome! We are moving right after Christmas so my decoration motivation is lacking right now, but we have our tree and stockings up, so that’s good! Good luck with your goals this month! You’ve got this!