No Resolutions…Just GOALS!

I am really looking forward to the new year and new decade! I am gearing up for an AMAZING 2020! First and foremost, on 10-10-20, my daughter is getting married! (They picked that specific date because 1) their first date was on 10/10, and 2) 10+10=20!) We are in full-on wedding planning mode! My mom turns 90 years old in a few weeks! The company I work for has some very exciting projects coming up! I’ve got a few long weekends and trips already scheduled…. This is going to be a great year!

But back to this resolution thing. Everyone always has the same standard resolutions. Lose Weight. Eat Healthy. Exercise More. Be More Organized. Quit This or That (fill in the blank). Chances are you made at least one of these resolutions last year and “failed” within the first month. Sometimes the resolutions are so vague that you do feel like they are unreachable. Tell 2019 goodbye…you’ve got a clean slate starting tomorrow! Sure, you can still have a GOAL to lose weight, but have you thought out how you are going to meet that GOAL? There are tons of diets and lifestyle plans out there. Pick the one that best suits YOU. Same with an exercise GOAL. Is joining a gym your thing? Do you have the extra funds to commit to a gym contract? Maybe just start with walking around the block everyday. Or do some sit-ups and leg lifts while watching TV. Make your goals attainable, and then set new goals!

Here are just a few of my GOALS for 2020:

  • Lose Weight – how you may ask? I started on Keto about 3 weeks ago and have lost 10 pounds already. Have I fallen off the diet wagon? Of course! Christmas Day was very non-Keto and chances are this evening will be too! With this diet, it takes a few days to get your body back to ketosis, so come tomorrow I will be back on the correct eating plan. I am by no means an expert at Keto eating yet. There has been a huge learning curve on what I can an cannot eat. I have about 35 pounds to lose and I need to look good for my daughter’s wedding!
  • More active with my Blog/Instagram – I want to increase my followers to 10K. This was actually a goal for last year that I did not meet. I purged a ton of fake and bot accounts which drastically lowered my number of followers, but it did allow me to have a more authentic following. So with this goal, I plan on dedicating time each evening to interact with my followers and those that comment and like photos, particularly followers that are in my target market of fashion, bargains, and middle age. I plan on posting to this actual blog page on a regular basis – I’m still working though this part of my goal because the web page itself is still very new to me.
  • Go to the beach more – This may sound a crazy goal to have, but I live in Florida and never went to the beach last year! Yes, I saw the ocean and sand….I am talking about an actual beach day…loading up the car with the beach chairs and towels, filling a cooler with drinks and snacks and just sitting there soaking up the sun, watching the waves, and people watching. The beach is my happy place!

Happy New Year and Happy Goal Setting!

Alli – @oldbroadsblog









My First Post!

Hey Everyone! Welcome to my blog and my very first post! I’ve actually owned my domain name for several months and I am finally getting around making it go live. I am really frustrated with figuring out how to navigate the site to make things look nice. I’m sure I will figure it out with time. Happy first day of winter!