At the beginning of the year, Cathy Savage sent out an email to her team members that said, “We all must have VISION to make our goals a reality; however, unless we take ACTION, visions just become dreams.”  She encouraged her team members to create an “action board” with clear, actionable goals, rather than a “vision board” that may be somewhat more vague.

I love the idea of having a health and fitness action board.  Wanna see mine?  😉


That’s me in the middle, from the Fitness New England competition I did in 2012.


I want to make sure I focus on getting up early to fit in my workouts, and spend time every week prepping meals!


In the middle, I have a few cute quotes and a reminder of my long-term fitness goal for this year (more on that at a later point!)


By the way, the postcards on my action board are all from my last Birchbox delivery – how cute, huh?
I really enjoyed putting this together and I can imagine I will add to it as time goes on. I plan to hang it in my office next to my quarterly goals that I framed. I’ll show it to you when I get it all set up.

Have you ever made an action board? What are some of your actionable health and fitness goals?

Writing My Story

new-years-eveHappy New Year! I’m welcoming 2014 with open arms.

We rang in the new year with friends and family at my sister-in-law and her boyfriend’s house. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a terrible hangover on New Year’s Day, but I felt great today due to the fact that I only had two drinks last night and chased them with multiple bottles of water! It feels nice to start off 2014 on the right foot 🙂

And today has been super chill. I took a glorious 2-hour nap this afternoon, complete with the dog and cat snuggling on the bed with me. I’m making a batch of Hoppin’ John to ensure this year is a lucky one. And no New Year’s Day in the Philly area would be complete without watching the Mummers’ Parade by a cozy fire.


I also spent a little bit of time defining my quarterly goals and my resolutions for the year. I printed them out and am going to post them in my home office where I can see them often.


Here’s what it says:

Attend Camp Savage in January, 2014

Pay off Target credit card
Plan a mini-getaway with my love for Valentine’s Day

Finish home office redo
Make a winter wreath for our front door

Learn how to knit
Restart my blog as a personal diary

The last goal listed above brings me to my final point — I have rejoined Cathy Savage’s coaching services (!!) and am really excited to tackle some new health & fitness goals in 2014.  She has challenged her clients to “chronicle our year.  12 months, 12 chapters.  Your life story…it’s going to be an amazing odyssey.”  I know this blog has had a lot of starts and stops along the way, but I’m going to use it as my place to record my personal story…even if no one but me reads it but me 😉

And finally, if you would like to download a copy of the little printable I made to write down your own quarterly goals, click here!