January 2016 Goals

January Goals 2016 hydrosupralicked

January Goals 2016 hydrosupralicked

Surrounded by my Atrium Obscurum friends last night was the perfect way for me to ring in 2016! I spent this past week visiting with dear friends who have moved to from Dallas so I went to Beauty Bar two nights in a row as well as finishing up year end financials for a consulting I work with. I had a busy week which meant I decided to end the night at 3 A.M.

Today I had a wonderful day with my close friend. We had a disappointing brunch at Vickery Park; burnt omelet, wrong eggs on their order, the side of lemons was served a dirty dish. Yet it was awesome to be able to watch the Rose Bowl Parade for the first time ever. I need to quit trying to act like a pub has good food. “Go to pub & drink!” I need this tattooed to my hand. This is officially the first New Year’s day in my adult life that I’ve been so productive! After lunch I had the pleasure of being invited to a sweat at the NAC in Red Oak, TX. I haven’t been to a sweat in an outdoor lodge since this past summer so I felt like this was the hottest sweat I’ve ever experienced. It was also wonderful to catch up with the family and regulars who I have not seen in some time. Sweating today was the perfect way for me to reset for 2016. Sending up prayers and being able to sing some songs I thought I had forgotten was the best part.

Balones (mashed plantan bananas), eggs, cafe and la playa. Happy hump day xo A photo posted by Foodie | Naturalist | Blogger (@allyfiesta) on


After we all enjoyed lunch, including black eyed peas, my mom sent me a picture of green bananas with one word: balones YES! Balones de verde is my most favorite snack! Typically balloons are fried but today we baked them. My mom had already bought chicharrones which puts this to the next level. As delicious as balones are they are simply not photogenic! I will have to figure out a way to dress this up.

Sweet Herbal Bath boiling on the stove
Sweet Herbal Bath boiling on the stove

How does one clean up after a sweat? They have a sweet herbal bath! This what I’m about to fall asleep again. I smell like apples & cinnamon.

I’m fresh and ready to tackle my 5 January goals. I decided to stay away from making broad New Year’s resolutions and break down: be grateful, increase fitness, blog more, learn new hoop dance techniques & make yoga a daily habit.

Journal twice a day I already journal either in the morning or in the evening but this month I want to journal twice. Over the summer I learned that I need to focus on being grateful. Just journaling ONCE a day about my gratitude has made me feel great and stay motivated. I am hoping reading this goal expands my happiness TWICE.

Track meals’ nutrition I have been repeatedly told that I need to track my macro nutrients for at least the past 5 years but I figure I assume that I am getting enough vegetables and fruit as well as estimating the exact sugar. I am committed to tracking with a nutrition with an app & I can also log in online.

Post 3 times a week This has to be my favorite since I’ve had it several times in 2015. The final two weeks of the year are always so busy that taking the time to sit down, write, edit, upload pictures was too much. Next year I need to embrace automation for the last week! However, I have several pending blogs so having 3 posts a week here will give me a strong start.

30/30 hula hoop challenge A hula hoop support group on Facebook has posted that Hooping.org is hosting a “hooping for 30 minutes a day for 30 days in January” challenge. I’m already DONE. It feels perfect to be back hooping again. As always, I look forward to seeing what other hooper are going to be doing by searching the #hoopingdotorg3030 hashtag.

A photo posted by Kerri Verna (@beachyogagirl) on

January Yoga Challenge Kino Yoga & Beach Yoga Girl are hosting this Instagram challenge which will raise money for Twoloha, a non-profit movement to give help & hope to people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury or suicide.

What are you goals for January 2016? Did you make resolutions to work on the entire year? You can add your link to the Hodge Podge Moments’ party here

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  1. Mattie Parker

    First off, I think it’s great that you are setting goals for the year! Second, the hula hoop challenge sounds awesome! & you already completed it?! It’s only 2 days into the new year 😉 good for you!

    1. Ally Fiesta

      I already did one day but did not take a video or picture so I have today. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Kimberly

    I love the journaling goal! I haven’t written in a journal in so long and I always think about starting but then I don’t. I think it would help me a lot if I did, honestly.

    xo, Kimberly

    1. Ally Fiesta

      I’ve been journalling since I was 9 years old but it helps to have prompts so I don’t just vent about what I don’t have. I used The Miracle Morning as a guide so I focus on gratitude & goals instead. Happy New Year!

  3. Jenny

    Great goals!
    I hope ya achieve all of them 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

    1. Ally Fiesta

      Thank you & wishing you an awesome 2016!

  4. Shann Eva

    That challenge sounds like so much fun! Good luck with the rest of your goals too. I hope you are successful!

  5. Elizabeth Edgar

    Wow, a sweet herbal bath sounds AMAZING!! I love the hula hoop challenge. I grew up hula hooping so maybe I’ll do this one!

    1. Ally Fiesta

      You should! I was just thinking of starting a new IG accounting just for hooping. I enjoy looking at others videos as well. Happy New Year!

    2. Elizabeth Edgar

      That definitely sounds fun! I would follow you if you did!

  6. Jenni@TheBeautifulFool

    That’s so cool that you go to go to the Rose parade! I have always wanted to do that. Good luck on your January goals!

    Jenni // The Beautiful Fool

    1. Ally Fiesta

      I was not at the actual parade, we watched it from Vickery Park. I have always wanted to go as well. Happy New Year!

  7. Brita Long

    Your specific goals are really good. It’s easy to say “exercise and eat better” but what does that even mean? I’m doing my very first Whole30 this month, but I like the idea of tracking my nutrients. I might try that in the future. Good luck!

    1. Ally Fiesta

      That is a GREAT challenge. I have done that and it’s easy as long as you have yr meals preplanned.

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