Should I just change my January 2015 goals or give up?

January goal review 2016

January goal review 2016

I did not have New Year Resolutions because as they stay the same old: lose weight, be healthy, don’t get in fist fights, don’t mess up everything. I do monthly goals. Now to review my goals for January.

Journal twice a day: Killing it! I did a twitter chat with BlogHerU about time management and found out ways to organize my day. I found out about bullet journal. I did not buy a new pricey journal or even a new crappy journal. I just started use my Chinese pug journal with some new tips. My favorite part is creating new spreads and lists as I need to. This is helping me to check off m daily tasks I need to complete without limiting my space. Some days take one page – some days take 5 pages. Also I have been using my colored pens to draw which is perfect for my creative personality. This video of a bullet journal flip through from Boho Berry has changed how I will journal forever! I know it will take some practice before my lettering and doodling improves. I got an awesome e-mail from Moxie Girls and decided to take the major points to create this motivational page:

Track meals’ nutrition: I had a rough start with this because I was trying to use apps. After I got my bullet journal method set up, I decided to log my food there so I can see what I am doing. Apparently I am a fan of 2nd dinner! This past week I have been having one dinner then a snack. This should help my budget as well. However, I very much enjoy these fine Dallas restaurants!

Post 3 times a week: I SMASHED it in week one but last Monday I had a major heartbreak to find out my creative inspiration had passed away. Last Monday I completely stayed of the internet because I knew that it would be too much for me on a personal level. So that was last week – this is a new week. I also decided to do more batch writing and scheduling since there are going to be entire WEEKS where I am just not able to do with life in general.

Bright side of the heartache, I decided to quit trying to be normal part 10. I always go through stages where I think I can suppress my creative needs and my desire to just be the weirdo I am. I don’t have a lot time here so I ended up getting purple hair.

Ally Fiesta purple ombre

30/30 hula hoop challenge: I am fully hooping 30 minutes a day every day! I am however NOT posting it on my Instagram account. I recently created a new account just for challenges so I don’t have any stress on if a pictures/video looks perfect. That account is completely for me to grow in whatever challenge I am working on.

January Yoga Challenge: Yeah, I completely did NONE of this. I had planned on doing yoga before bed but really after 8 pm I am still running around or completely wiped out that I don’t feel like doing yoga. I am just better in the morning.

I am glad that I decided to check in to see where I am at half way through the month so I can make adjustments to review my goals. There are none that I want to quit, just moving some things around such as doing yoga in the morning after hooping. Still not sure if I can do BOTH in one day.

Let me know if you are keeping up with you goals/resolutions. Are you making adjustments? Have you decided to quit?

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  1. Natalie @

    Keep at it girl!!!

  2. Alissia Haggard

    I think goals are always something to shoot for but life happens. Gotta keep making forward motion and don’t beat yourself down about the past.

  3. Farrah

    Great job on your goals! Don’t beat yourself up over the ones you didn’t get to! Life happens to all of us and we have to react and prioritize accordingly!

    1. Ally

      “Life happens” exactly, been a hard past two weeks on a personal level.

    2. Farrah

      I hope things get better for you soon! <3

  4. Christina St.Jean

    Don’t pressure yourself to much on what you didn’t do. We’re human and life gets in the way! I love the purple hair BTW


    1. Ally

      Thank you, I am enjoying the color streaks as well.

  5. Renee @ Renee Nicole's Kitchen

    Love the purple hair!! I think that goal setting is a great idea. It allows you to step back and look at the big picture, pick the most important places for change, then create that change. However, I think it’s just as important to accept the reasons behind not hitting a goal. Not keeping up with the yoga? Why? If the reason is that you just don’t like it, but someone else said you should do it, then make a conscious decision not to do it and move on. Don’t beat yourself up over not hitting your personal goals and fully celebrate the ones you do reach!

  6. Renee @ Renee Nicole's Kitchen

    I’ve tried bargaining with myself: no wine with dinner if I haven’t done a workout for the day. Sadly, it has turned into just fewer days with wine at dinner.

  7. Mitzi Perez

    Never give up! I’m still working on several goals from last year and have only started a few for this year! Keep moving girl! PS I love your snapchats!