Tuesday, May 3, 2016

State of My Goals Address: April Edition

As promised, I am sharing updates on my goals and 2016 resolutions in the state of my goals address. You can take a look at my 2016 goals and my thoughts on goals and resolutions. Sharing these goals is a way to keep me accountable and help me to improve, grow, and learn. People who share their goals tend to be more successful. So, I'm sharing the goals here to encourage you and to keep me accountable. You're welcome to comment with your goals and share your progress as well. Feel free to tag your goals with #RDTODgoals or #healthyRD on social media.

I made, analyzed, and synthesized 9 recipes for a consultation job. This had me a little "cooked out," so my husband and I enjoyed some cheese and charcuterie plates. I love a cheese board with fruits, veggies, and meats for a quick and easy dinner. Cheese boards are a great way to use leftovers and make a quick meal. They offer a great variety of foods and can make a well-balanced meal. I especially love a cheese board dinner in the Summer when it feels too hot to turn on the oven. Give it a try!

2016 Goals
Try 30 new recipes.
In April, I tried a few new recipes including:

  • Lemon rosemary focaccia bread.
This was a fun recipe to make. It is a yeast-based bread. Yeast can be a little temperamental when baking. I'm so glad this recipe turned out so well. Stay tuned for the remaining pictures and recipes.
For those keeping track, this makes my new recipe count 20 out of 30.

Build endurance and strength.
I'm continue to attend my favorite strength-training class. The leader did this light weight, high rep circuit, and I'm was sore for a good 2-3 days after class.

I continue to update my workout playlist to encourage myself to do continue building endurance and enjoying cardio. Let me know if you have favorite workout songs. You can leave recommendations in the comments below. I'd love to hear what you listen to and what motivate you.


There was no big travel this month. But, we have some travel plans later this year. So, stay tuned!

image via Amazon

Read more.

In my free time, I've started reading and listening to podcasts more than watching television. I started reading Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist this month. It is a book about food and gathering people. It also features some of her recipes. I'm really enjoying this book. I like this book so much that I got two of her other books to read next. 

For those keeping track, my book count is 2 in 2016.

These are my broad goals for 2016. What goals are you working on in 2016?

Comment below.

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