My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

My "Happy, Healthy, and Fit" Goals for 2017

Last year I started the year off with one theme in mind: simplified living. My entire year was primarily focused on improving my health through simple living - less chemicals, less stress, less rushing, less chaos. You get the picture.

This year my main focus is on being happy, healthy, and fit.

♥ By the way, I have a private health and wellness Facebook group called "Happy, Healthy, and Fit" if you're interested in joining.

Let's break down the "happy, healthy, and fit" theme, shall we.

What does it mean to be happy?

For me, happiness could be defined as showing pleasure, contentment, being untroubled, feeling carefree. It's a state of mind based on life's circumstances. Not to be confused with joy which I believe comes only through our faith in Christ.

What does it mean to be healthy?

Medical News Today says that "health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

I love that definition! It's not just about our physical health, but also our mental and social health as well.

What does it mean to be fit?

My personal definition of "fit" is being able to endure moderate exercise without concern of a resulting injury or medical problem. I think it's also being a particular size or having the physique you want or feel most comfortable with.

Every December it's tradition for my husband and I to grab some paper and a pen, or whatever piece of tech we choose to use that particular year, and write down our personal goals for the year to come.

We do not call them New Years Resolutions. Nobody ever keeps their resolutions for more than about 3 weeks. We call them goals because having goals is something we thrive on. It helps us to live life intentionally and without regret.

We write our goals down on New Years Eve - or sometimes a day or two earlier - and we share them with each other. Our purpose in talking about our personal goals is to keep the lines of communication open about what we are most passionate about, where we feel our weaknesses (and strengths) are, and how we intend to accomplish the goals we've committed to.

Doing this simple tradition has helped keep our marriage strong and our hearts in-tune with one another, while also keeping us individually focused on living the life we truly desire. Sometimes, it's even fun to discover we've written down similar goals and will get to work on achieving them side by side.

After looking back at my 2016 year-in-review, spending quiet time alone in thoughtful reflection, and praying about the year to come, I was able to pinpoint my goals for 2017. I'm sharing them here on the blog for accountability, but also in hopes of inspiring you to think about your year ahead as well.

My 2017 Happy, Healthy, and Fit Goals

  • Start, and complete my first 6 months of school/training to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Redesign New product creation (coaching packages, events, etc...). Start working with new clients. - Due: September 2017    ♥ This makes me sooo happy!


  • Continue hosting Bible study. Memorize and study 24 Bible verses in 2017. Block 10 - 15 minutes every day for quiet time with the Lord. - Due: Monthly Progress Checks    ♥ This makes me spiritually and socially healthy!


  • Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day, averaging 5 days per week.  Alternate workouts between strength training, cardio kickboxing, pilates, and yoga. - Due: Weekly Progress Checks    ♥ This makes me physically fit, and mentally healthy!


  • Start Taekwondo classes with the goal of eventually (2-3 years from start) achieving a black belt rank. - Due: October 2017    ♥ This makes me physically fit, mentally healthy, and sooo happy!


  • Have a home water purification system installed. - Due: July 2017    ♥ This makes me (and my family) physically healthy!


  • Block an hour every day to split one-on-one or combined time with my daughters doing devotions, prayer, playing games, hanging out, or just talking.  - Due: Weekly Progress Checks     ♥ This makes me (and my daughters) socially healthy,  spiritually healthy, and sooo happy!


  • Dust off my leather-bound journal and start writing in it again (once per week minimum).  - Due: Weekly Progress Checks     ♥ This makes me mentally healthy!


  • Continue my clean eating journey - avoid processed foods, avoid refined sugars - and include a cup (or more) of green veggies with every meal. Drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water each day.   - Due: Weekly Progress Checks        ♥ This makes me physically healthy!


  • Get my body weight down to 128 pounds (only those last 7-8 vanity pounds) and maintain that weight. - Due: May 2017    ♥ This makes me physically healthy and soo happy!


  • Finish interior paint, and wall and window decor for our home - Due: August 2017   ♥ This makes me sooo happy!


So there you have it. My 2017 goals. Now, there are some things I did not write down that are presently happening and are non-negotiable such as spending quality time with my husband.

Cleaning my home, staying organized, cutting back on spending, etc... are all things that matter and are always in-progress.

What are your goals in the coming year? I'd love for you to share in the comments!

Wishing you and your family a thriving, healthy, and prosperous 2017!

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Rosann Cunningham

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Author at Rosann Cunningham
Rosann is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach specializing in hormone health. She is also a fitness junkie, with a specific passion for mixed martial arts style kickboxing and is trained in Krav Maga - a military self-defense fighting system. After a Hashimotos diagnosis which turned out to be a very wrong call, Rosann became her own health advocate and fought her way back to optimal health and wellness. She is determined to help her clients dig deep to find the root cause of their hormone health struggles, so they too, can thrive and live the abundant life of health and happiness they deserve. Rosann believes nobody should be a victim in life or in their health, so in her coaching practice she loves to integrate a martial arts style and sense of accountability.

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