2015 Phrase For The Year

Asian Noodle Bowl

Welcome to a brand new year!  When I think of new beginnings, regrouping, and cleaning up, I always equate that to Pho or some sort of Asian noodle soup.  It’s full of simple ingredients that leaves you feeling satisfied.  That’s how goals should be; simple and with a sense of accomplishment. At the end of the year when you look back and reflect, life should leave you feeling satisfied.

What? I’m a food blogger, of course I’m going to relate stuff to food!

2015 is upon us and that means it’s time for goal setting and planning out the year.  For us, this is the year of changes and getting shit done.

A few years ago I stumbled across the concept of picking a word to represent a new year.  The idea is that you pick a word at the start of a new year and use that word for guidance and motivation through the year.  It’s been several years since I’ve done this because for the past two years I’ve been feeling very blah and unmotivated in life.

This year is different.  I’m done feeling blah and unmotivated.  Honestly, I’m OVER IT.

I am determined to make 2015 amazing and I’m not going to let anything, including myself, get in the way of that.

There are several things that I am looking to accomplish this year.

Meal planning and prepping.  Both Scott and I feel our best when we eat home cooked meals full of nourishing real foods.  Sure there will be the occasional meal out but we are looking to keep that very limited.

Getting back into a workout routine.  We’ve already started Insanity MAX:30 and at the end of this week, Scott and I will have completed month 1!  Working out became nonexistent after moving here.  Lots of reasons and lots of excuses but again, I’m OVER IT.  No more, working out is going to become a part of our lives again.

Cleaning up and organizing our house.  We are coming up on our second year in this house and it’s time to make it ours.  When we moved in, we were so exhausted from moving twice in two years that we just dumped everything in this house and have been living in a a sort of quiet chaos.  It’s time to paint rooms, clean up,  and get started on making this house exactly how we want it.

Because Scott and I have all these plans, we keep referring to 2015 as The Year of Doing.  So instead of picking a word for the year I picked a phrase.


Or as Scott says,

There’s Nothing To It, Just Do It.


This applies to everything from working out to organizing the basement.  Whenever I start procrastinating or dread getting started on a project, I’m going to go back to this phrase.  I’m just going to do it.

No excuses and no complaining.  Well maybe there will be a little complaining, let’s be realistic here.

I’ve already started meal planning and prepping for this week.  I’ve knocked a few things off my to-do list and I’m ready to jump into 2015 both feet first and make it awesome.

How about you? What are your goals for this year?


7 thoughts on “2015 Phrase For The Year

  1. Woot! Sounds awesome, Andrea! You are going to have a great year! I love the simple approach to resolutions and goals. I’ve used Chris Brogan’s 3 Words model the past few years. Similar to the phrase, but three words to focus on for the year. Still planning my blog post around it. Hooray — DO IT!

  2. Monica says:

    Pow! I have already started in on 2015! Already meal planning and cooking. Don’t tell Chip but his chili was made with half turkey meat. Smoothies are still going strong. I have breakfast, lunch and dinners made ahead and some meals in the freezer for when I want to quit.
    I went back to working out and it felt good. 1 step at a time. Workout clothes are in the car and I will stop by the gym on the way home. No excuses here.
    Happy New Year!!

  3. Monica says:

    Day 8 and still cooking/meal planning. Still working out.
    Had blueberry waffles last night for dinner and I froze the extras to have for breakfasts or dinners.
    Eating veggie soup today I made a few weeks ago and froze.
    Dinner tonight is ham, beans and cornbread. They will be yummy the next day. Make smoothies last night to drink for breakfast today (bananas, almond milk and greek yogurt). Chip has loved everything I have made! Big win.

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