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2017 Goals Check In

Inspire · Life · July 21, 2017

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Hey friends! We are a little over half way through this year which is CRAZY! It’s going by so fast and hard to believe my little baby will be 6 months old soon! I wanted to do a check in on my 2017 goals and see how I am doing! So it’s time for a 2017 goals check in post!

2017 Goals Check In


In 2017 I wanted to:

  • Read 50 books. I think I have read not even half this many. Granted the first few months with a new baby it was tough and now that Liam is more scheduled and sleeps all night I can read a lot more.
  • Continue to blog full time. Yes scheduling all those posts in advance was A GREAT IDEA!
  • Lose baby weight in a healthy way and keep up with it. I have lost all the baby weight and hopefully will lost the other 15 lbs I gained post wedding too!
  • Focus on health more than a number and make sure we are all eating healthy. This is hard because I see the number. But I do try to focus more on how my clothes fit and how I feel rather than the number.
  • Spend quality time with Andrew and really focus on our relationship. This has been a lot easier now that Liam sleeps more. We are trying to have more date nights, but we hate being away from our little guy!
  • Go on at least 2 trips with Andrew and baby boy. We have been to Houston, and the lake and are going to Chicago next month! Hopefully one more before the end of the year.
  • Get a few house projects done that we’ve been wanting to do. We have done some minor things like tinting upstairs windows, organizing etc. I really want to stain our kitchen cabinets at some point!
  • Continue to be more financially aware of spending. YES! Babies are expensive so I have noticed a shift in our spending from stuff for us to stuff for him. Trying to be more mindful of wants and needs.

All in all I think I am doing well. I would like to read more books and have more dates with Andrew. I think those are the two areas I want to focus the most from this list in the second half of the year.

Did you make any 2017 goals?

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  • 31 thoughts on “2017 Goals Check In

    1. Cecille

      I can totally relate with spending for babies. His needs first before ours. We used to shop mindlessly and eat out whenever, wherever we want but after having the baby, we’ve become more mindful of our spending and prefers to cook and eat at home to save. Aaah! Adult life 😀

    2. Alissa

      I seriously love that you did a goals check in! I am doing the same thing that we are now halfway through the year… how crazy is that!? How is it almost August?

    3. Christine

      Yay for a Chicago trip! Make sure you get some deep dish while you’re here. Pretty sure pizza is a vegetable, too so it should worth with your healthy eating. 🙂

    4. Trish

      You are doing great with your goals! I am really impressed that you have already lost your baby weight. Also — scheduled posts! That is such a smart thing to do.

    5. Joyce Brewer

      2017 has been a blur. It’s gone by so fast!
      I’m planning goals for 2018, especially when it comes to travel for our family.
      My husband and I haven’t had a kid-free trip longer than one night since we’ve been married. We’re long overdue.

    6. Elizabeth Johnson

      Congrats on losing the baby weight! That is awesome! I have been able to accomplish a number of my goals for 2017 but still have a few more on my list. Good luck with your goals!!

    7. Katie

      You’re going great with your goals! Having a little baby can definitely change things around but you seem to be staying on track regardless!

    8. Southern & Style

      I wish I had written down goals like this at the beginning of the year, but even though I didn’t write them down-I did and do have a few running ones in my head at all times. The biggest one of those is being more financially aware (not necessarily budgeting, but definitely being extremely careful with our money) and I am so proud to say that we have done very well with that so far in 2017!

      xoxo, SS

      Southern and Style

    9. Nellie Blazina

      Those are fantastic goals. I’m apart of two book clubs but even with that, I’m not sure If I’ll read 50 this year. Could though. Been through about 18 so far. Ya never know. Good luck with your goals list. Looks great!

    10. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

      Great accountability! You have reasonably attainable goals, and I love how you are continuing to be focused on them more than half way through the year. Looks like you are going to meet your goals, I hope you have a great reward planned! 🙂

    11. Bethany Lotulelei

      This post is so inspiring! You are killing those goals! You give me a lot of hope–I’m due with our first baby in three weeks, and nervous about what life will look like after baby. If I can accomplish half of what you’ve been able to–even with a newborn–then I’ll be happy!

    12. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial

      Love your goals and congrats on making so much progress with them! I’m also really working on my finances this year, and so far have done a decent job. I’m also doing date nights with my fiance, and they do take some effort to schedule, so I totally get how hey would be more difficult to do with a new baby! But it sounds like you’re doing a wonderful job balancing everything!

    13. Marvina Stedge

      Personally I love this. I love the one about blogging and reading. I have a goal to read around 50 books too, but it’s really hard with a toddler and a full time job. I have been trying a blogging schedule and I really love it, so I’m hoping to stick with this. I think it’s important to have goals and to see where you are at when the year is half over. Great post…can’t wait to read more. 🙂

    14. Brandy

      Congrats on sticking with the goals you set, yes babies are expensive. I think I forgot just how much they cost though, it’s been almost 9 years now. Love that you keep writing about goals to ensure you check in and it helps keep you accountable and focused on them I am sure!

    15. Annemarie LeBlanc

      I have a lot of goals for 2017. My primary goal is to get my children to help more around the house! I need to free up some time to have at least a quiet time for myself and just RELAX.

    16. Tiffany Haywood

      Hey Neely! Congrats on achieving so many of your goals for the year! I think goal setting is an awesome way to stay focus and be sure you’re working towards something . . great job!

    17. Kelly

      Congrats on accomplishing most of your goals already! I started a list of goals this year also, as opposed to “resolutions.” I just sat down to look over mine now that it’s almost August (AGH!) It really helps you stay on track (mostly) 🙂

    18. Liz

      What has been your favorite book so far this year? I read so much for work that I find I rarely get time to read for pleasure. BUT…going to beach next month and I need recommendations. HELP! What have you read this year that you loved?


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