// Eat lots of citrus. It wasn’t until recent years that December was a month for bright colored spheres in my kitchen and office, but I’m so glad that I’ve taken notice to the beautiful ripeness that is winter citrus. Clementines, mandarins, navels, grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, oh, it doesn’t matter the citrus fruit – I love it! This year along with snacking and adding a side of citrus to breakfast or lunch, I want to try to cook and bake with citrus more often. Bring on the zester and recipes calling for fresh squeezed juice!
// Swap cookies. I still haven’t decided which cookies I’m making for the swap, but I’ve been collecting ideas for the three dozen I’m bringing, plus a pot luck dish of delicious.
// Visit with my Denton Blogger friends. My parents are moving to Charlotte [!!!] in early 2014, so this will likely be my last trip to D-town for a long time. Quality time with my local blends is on my Denton to-do list. I’ll be visiting for 9 days – anyone want to grab dinner or fro-yo?
// 400 fitness minutes + make hydration a priority. My active fitness generally decreases in December due to all that is holidays [including excuses!] so I’m going to try to aim simple for this goal. No qualifications for what kind of fitness minutes these need to be – as long as I’m purposefully doing some exercise, it goes towards my goal. If I reach 400 fitness minutes AND drink at least 100 ounces of water every day for the month, I’m giving myself a reward. I’m not against bribing myself in order to follow through with goals to help my health. The reward for this duo goal is a 3 month subscription to a snack or gift box. [right now I’m thinking Nature Box is going to be the way to go!]
// Order new blog business cards. Because they are long overdo and I should start the new year off with something fresh!
// Send out all holiday and belated-birthday packages. I’m pretty much known for giving gifts belatedly, but this year I’m going to try very hard to be on-time with my Christmas gift giving. And while I’m at it, I have plans to catch up on all my belated birthday gifting for the year. ‘Tis the season for giving after all.
What goals are you setting for the month??