Plans For The New Year

by HEAB on December 30, 2010

Summer joined me for an interval workout on the stationary bike…


and by the end of our 40 minute ride, she was fast asleep. While Summer slept, I made breakfast. It was caroblicious.


Grain Free carob muffins based on this recipe.

So, it’s that time of year when everyone starts talking resolutions, intentions, goals, etc. My plans for 2011? Honestly, I haven’t really thought much about it as I’ve been too busy changing diapers. 😉 I do know I want to tone up a bit and spend as much time with Summer as possible. Yesterday, I packed up all her newborn clothes as they’re getting too small, and I almost cried. She’s growing so fast.

Have you made any resolutions for the New Year? If not, do you need a little guidance? How about trying out Meghan Telpner, my favorite holistic nutritionist’s new e-book, 21 Days To Health?


The book will challenge you to try something new everyday for 21 days, like drinking hot lemon water in the morning or sitting down at the table without distractions while eating. All of the challenges are rather simple, but they could have a huge impact on your health in the long run.

If you already have intentions for the New Year, have you written them down? If not, then I highly recommend Goddess Leonie’s Creating My Goddess Year Workbook.  I used the workbook last year to write down my goals for 2010. I then taped the pages around my computer so that I would see them often. The workbook itself is a work of art – it’s so beautiful, and I loved looking at it everyday.


Goddess Leonie has graciously agreed to give away downloadable copies of her workbook to 5 HEAB readers. Keep in mind, you will have to print the copies yourself, and for a chance to win, simply leave a comment below sharing one of your accomplishments from 2010.


Courtney December 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I’ve thought a little about my resolutions for 2011, but have yet to write them down and make a plan. It has been a busy year for us. 3rd baby born a few months ago and breast feeding issues have taken over my life. But the short version is: To be more patient with my two older kids. No yelling. Lose the last 10 lb of baby weight and get back to fit shape. Lastly to complete my personal trainer certification. It will be a great year. Happy New Year HEAB!

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Happy New Year to you as well Courtney. I completely understand about the breast feeding issues overtaking your life. It’s so hard, but I keep plugging along. Thankfully, it’s getting better. Hope the same is happening for you. Wish you and the fam a wonderful 2011!

Missy December 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I managed to drop 15 pounds by eating healthier. I added in healthy fats like coconut butter. I also cut out white flour and sugar. Very HEAB way of eating. I still need to lose another 15 or so in 2011!

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I love it. Many congrats – you’re doing awesome!

Tammy December 31, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Wow, this sounds great! I am a grandma of one and my daughter will return from Africa to have their first child in a couple of months and I would love to have more accountability in the fitness area before they return. Both my daughter and I have been following your blog for 2 years or so and the first recipe I tried was the oatgurt. I was very scared, but it was very good!

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Wow, 2 years – you’ve been with me since the beginning. Thanks so much and congrats on your soon to be born grandchild. So exciting. 🙂 You know, I bought raw oat groats right before Summer was born to make oatgurt and I still haven’t made it. Need to add oatgurt to the list for 2011. 🙂

Danielle December 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

My main accomplishment has been finding a workout that I’m crazy about – Zumba!

Sandy December 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Ran/walked a half marathon in November 2010 and traveled to Mexico for a yoga retreat in February 2010.

In 2011 I plan to go with the flow.

Rachelle December 31, 2010 at 11:28 am

I lost the 20 pounds hanging around after my 3rd baby. It feels GREAT! I also ran my first 5k. And I decided to go back to school. My 2011 goal is to do well in school. 😉

Rachel A December 31, 2010 at 10:18 am

I did yoga daily (sometimes just a few sun salutations) for 6 months!

Pure2raw Twins December 31, 2010 at 7:00 am

Summer is adorable as always, so cute she joined you for a workout 😉 My little niece is growing up so fast too, she just turned 6 months. I am so thankful that I got to spend the holidays with her!!!

Accomplishment in 2010 starting my online bakery this past February. 🙂

michelle December 31, 2010 at 6:56 am

In 2010 I sold my home of 8 years leaving all family and friends to move to Australia for my husbands job along with my 2 daughters. I found us a place to live, furnished it, found a vehicle, a high school for the kids all in 2 months. My accomplishment is that I am still sane!

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

Wow, that’s impressive. I think I would have lost it about a month in. 😉

carlee December 31, 2010 at 5:05 am

I don’t even know if I should bother commenting you might not read it! Your just so popular! LOL
Your really into carob lately! That’s awesome though! and I want to tone up as well and so many other goals I shall write about tommorow! way to go on teaching summer how to get a good work out! 😉

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 6:42 am

I read your comment 🙂 , and yes, loving on my carob. It really helps out with the whole no chocolate thing. I had no idea how much chocolate I was eating! Here’s to getting toned in 2011!

Marty December 31, 2010 at 2:32 am

OMG – Summer obviously can not keep her eyes off of Mom! So sweet and what a great way to start the New Year! xo m

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 31, 2010 at 2:24 am

Awww, that’s such a cute picture of Summer and you on the bike! 🙂 Very sweet!

I managed to lose 20 lbs in 2010 and keep it off through a trip to Vegas and the holidays. Go me? haha 😀

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 6:43 am

Yes, go you. That’s great – congrats!

Kayla Pam December 31, 2010 at 12:46 am

I ate more veggies! And enjoyed every one of them!

What a clever way to work out with your baby. She’s adorable, as are you!

HEAB December 31, 2010 at 6:44 am

Thanks Kayla Pam. May 2011 be as veggie-filled as 2010. 🙂

Vicki T December 30, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Established excercise as a good habit – doing it enough to miss when I DON’T do it! 😀

Clare @ Fitting It All In December 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm

How fun that you can workout WITH Summer:)

One of my biggest accomplishments was running my first half marathon. Won’t forget that feeling!

caronae December 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm

One of my biggest accomplishments of 2010 was running the NYC Marathon! I was so happy and proud. 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm

NYC marathon was my one and only full marathon and one of the best days of my life. Such an amazing race!

Mandy A December 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm

2010 wasn’t so great for us… 2011 has GOT to be better, right? I have a lot of goals I’d like to achieve. I want to sit down and write them all out so I have them on paper and not just “say” things I’d like to do. Otherwise, they’ll never happen! Writing them out and making a plan to achieve them is my first goal 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Yes, 2011 is going to be an amazing year. 🙂

Erika @ FoodFitnessFun December 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I’d say being able to run 5 miles straight is a pretty notable accomplishment of 2010 since I could barely run 1 mile in the beginning of the year. 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Yes, I’d say it is. Great job!

Abi December 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I learned to love myself.

Paula December 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I aimed to eat better in a way that made me happy and stand up for myself. I have made amazing changes in my diet; having gone vegan. I couldn’t be happier. 🙂 I have also set personal boundaries and made a point to stand by them.

Hannah December 30, 2010 at 9:44 pm

One of my accomplishments, though it sounds corny, was learning to value myself a bit more and stop treating myself as worthless. Making amazing friendships through blogging, doing my first semester of teaching, and eating a bucketload of chocolate were also great too!

Loving the look of those muffins 🙂 I just bought myself a vitamix, though, so I think some smoothies are in my future first!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Doesn’t sound corny to me at all.
Enjoy your new blender. 🙂

Annie@stronghealthyfit December 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

You and Summer on the bike is so cute! Good for you for staying active.
I finished my Bachelor’s degree in 2010, which was a huge goal for me. I also got on a plane and flew to Europe for the first time, and I’m terrified of flying! This year I want to get the ball rolling and apply to grad school! Thanks for getting me thinking about how great a year 2010 was 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Wow, it was a great year. Congrats on finishing school. 🙂

Andrea M December 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I ran a half marathon this past October 🙂 First one, hopefully of many!

Christine December 30, 2010 at 8:33 pm

My goal in 2010 was to run 1000 miles. Last night, I reached my goal during a nice 3 mile jog!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Congrats, you did it! 🙂

Mary December 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Ohhh, Sweetiepie,

You are in love with Ms. Summer. So lovely and sweet. ….

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Yep, I am. 🙂

Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I love the idea of that 21 Days to Health! I’m going to go give it a read now 😀

By the way, I think your stationary biking with Summer is just adorable!! Great way to have some Mother-Daughter time!

Emily December 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm

You and summer working out together is so cute! In 2010 I quit I job that was seriously making me unhappy and adding so much unnecessary stress to my life!

Jessica in NH December 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

My biggest accomplishment for 2010 was that I overcame an eating disorder. After being in an outpatient program for more than a year, in February 2010 I was officially discharged. I have learned to treat my body with respect and listen to my body and feed it when it is hungry-hunger is a feeling that I had lost for many years. It is a great feeling to be in control and love who you are! Happy New Year!!

Tracie December 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I lost 18 lbs in 2010..I hope for 20 in 2011

Lee December 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I bought a house!

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) December 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Thank you so much for sharing the LOVE. And I love the goddess workbooks. Carob… not so much- try as I might.

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm

You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing it with me. 🙂

Katie December 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I don’t have any babies yet, but you are such an inspiration to me and a reminder that mommies can still be healthy and fit. I love the pic of you and Summer on the bike! I worry a lot about what will happen to my own fitness goals once I get pregnant and have a baby, so I like to check in and see that you are managing it all!


HEAB December 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I had your same fears, but if staying healthy and fit is something you’re passionate about, you will make it happen. No worries. 🙂

Ana December 30, 2010 at 6:52 pm

My biggest accomplishment of 2010 was going back to school to pursue my masters in nutrition! I have been wanting to go back to studying for a while now and finally gathered the courage at 31 years old to do it. It’s never too late to learn, and I am loving being at school again, especially since I am studying something I am so passionate about!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

And you get to enjoy ice-cream every time you go to the library. 😉

eliz December 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm

My partner and I bought our first house in 2010! And I learned how to use some power tools. Very exciting!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Ah yes, when CD and I bought our house, my brother gifted me with an electric drill. It was very empowering. 🙁

eliz December 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Haha totally!
The electric sander has been my favorite probably. So fun!

Jessi December 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm

2010 has been incredible. I got married AND graduated from college. I was also hired for my first full-time job! I feel blessed and am excited for 2011!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Wow, what a year. Congrats! 🙂

Hayley December 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I love the fact that you’re riding the stationary bike with Summer in a front pack! I’ve seriously thought about doing the same thing with Chloe only on the elliptical…not quite sure it’ll work…can’t get too bouncy! He he he…

I haven’t given too much thought about New Year’s Resolutions, but I have thought a lot about my life in general and what direction I want it to go. I feel like this year can either stay the same or similar or take a completely different turn.

Happy New Year to you, CD and beautiful, little Summer! 🙂

Alyssa December 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm

CUTE pic! When our kids were young my husband would put them in the child seat on his bike and go for a ride. They invariably fell asleep within minutes, lol!

This HAS been an incredibly difficult year. But, let me see accomplishments… well, I got back into my old profession (teaching drama to kids) and remembered why I love it so much!

sarah December 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I started a new nursing job 🙂

Samantha December 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm

The goddess workbooks are so wonderful and inspiring! For 2010 my greatest accomplishments are handling most everything that chose to go wrong while my husband was deployed, making giant strides in getting past my eating disorder, and being around to see all the wonderful things my children did, saw, enjoyed.

This post is the perfect reason why mom’s don’t have an excuse for not getting some activity in. 🙂 (my boys are now riding their bikes 30 mins every morning with me while I take my LISS walk)

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

That is great – I can’t wait until Summer can ride along side me. Sounds like you accomplished a great deal in 2010. Here’s to 2011 – Happy New Year!

Mary December 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Such an fantastic ebook! One of my goals for the new year is to finally take a dance class as an adult– I absolutely love to dance, especially Latin dance, but I haven’t been brave enough to take a class yet. So I’m going to make it happen this year!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Yes, it will happen. Great goal! 🙂

Patricia December 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I started my masters program in a new city solo. Biiig change for me

Fi December 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Aw they grow so quickly! I’ve made many by resolutions, I love the look of that book! The journal one, xx

Allison December 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I am back at my high school weight, and I am 42, so it has been awhile.

sarahgirl December 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm

singing in a french choir in Lyon!

kristin December 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm

This year I ran 2 half marathons and shaved off 23 minutes from my previous PR. My goal for 2011 is to PR at my next half and to lose 15 lbs for my wedding in October.

Barbara December 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Just surviving a whole year in a new country (Australia).. Its been rough and not pleasant at the most of times but I did it!

Kelly December 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm

One of my accomplishments for 2010 was training for a marathon. I actually run the marathon in a little under two weeks (YIKES!). Even though most people see running the marathon as accomplishing the goal, I see actually following through with the training as a big challenge that I am proud of myself for accomplishing. 🙂

That’s so cute that you exercised with Summer! I so want a treadmill when I have my first baby.

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Congrats on your training! I so so sooo want a treadmill. It’s either that or I am going to become a mall walker. Really don’t want to be a mall walker. 😉

Rach December 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Wow, look at you on that treadmill with that baby! GO you! 🙂

Probably our biggest accomplishment in 2010 was renovating our first home. Good times. 🙂

We don’t really make resolutions, but we always start out the new year doing “The Love Dare” for the first forty days. It’s such a great way to start the year, focused on loving each other. 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm

The Love Dare – I love that. 🙂

esther December 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I was able to learn to be more grateful for my circumstances and more accepting of the quote…”God’s rejection is God’s protection. My goal in the new year is to continue to live a life of gratitude each and every day!

Heather December 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

LOVE the pic of you and Summer “exercising”! Too cute!

One of my greatest achievements this year was taking my certification exam in CAT scan. I was only registered in x-ray before, but now I have 2 certifications which can help me to make more money and make me more marketable should I ever choose to change jobs! It was a LOT of studying and stress, but so worth it to have that feeling of pride afterwards!

jaki December 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm

i took care of myself more in 2010, and ill continue to do so and do a better job in 2011. hopefully.

vanillasugarblog December 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

awww that is so cute–i love that pic of momma and baby working out. well, baby sleeping.
one goal for 2010? definitely had healthier breakfasts. never did b4, and you were a huge part of that one. you made see that eating oatmeal w nut butter does taste good, great in fact. 🙂 happy new year to you and baby!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Yeah, oatmeal is good, but some days, I’d be just as happy (if not happier) with Oreo Cheez-It bark. 😉

lauren December 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I had one goal for 2010 – to run a marathon. I achieved my goal & completed my first marathon on December 11th!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Congrats – that’s awesome!

Amanda December 30, 2010 at 4:02 pm

The photo with your daughter is adorable. My biggest accomplishments were getting married and finishing my first year of graduate school.

Lo December 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I accomplished running a 5k, a 10k, cooking more meals, and meeting a GOOD boy for once….strange how things turned out. I wrote a goal to meet a great guy, instead of the immature and docuhey ones I was surrounding myself with, and it actually worked! ahhhh mazin!


Eleanor December 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I love the idea of that book! Almost like a guide to see you through a year. It’s a sweet thing to do, and at the moment I think it would be one of the most helpful things for me to use!

This year I accomplished to gain some weight back after being underweight for a very long time. It’s taken me 2 years to do it and I finally took the plunge. I made it through school this year, too! Which I had really doubted I’d be able to do.
In some ways, I am proud of the things I’ve done. I hope the new year brings more accomplishments and opportunities!

Summer is the most adorable little baby I’ve ever seen. You are so lucky – and she’s so lucky to have a Mumma like you.


Andrea December 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Planning my wedding!

Missy December 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

My biggest accomplishment for 2010 was surviving my first year working as a Physician Assistant and really becoming confident in what I do…it’s amazing how much I’ve learned in one single year!

Brooke December 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I got off both of my high blood pressure medications – naturally!

Katy (The Singing Runner) December 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Awww I love that picture of you and Summer! 🙂 Happy New Year you both of you and the family!

Courtney (greeneyedrunner) December 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I raised $3500 for LLS & ran a marathon!

I love the way you’ve gotten exercise in!

Paige @ The Gravy Boat December 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I quit my stressful job of five years and became a nanny! (Best. decision. ever.)

jenny December 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

one of my biggest accomplishments: writing a letter to any friend each month. 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Great idea – I want to do that. No one ever sends letters anymore. 🙁

Emily December 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

THAT is the cutest thing in the world! You two are so cute together!

Something I accomplished: I moved out on my own into my own place!

Hope you have a Happy New Year, Heather & fam!

courtney December 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

In 2010 I made the decision to go back to grad school and started the application process! Even if I do not get in this year, I am proud of myself for getting the ball rolling 🙂

Sarah December 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

My biggest accomplishment in 2010 was completing my first AND second half marathons, both under 2 hours. 8 years ago and 100+ lbs heavier I never would have thought I would be a runner. Happy new year to you and your family!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Many congrats. That is awesome. 🙂

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) December 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

love the give away, if for nothing else than love the colors of that book! so pretty!

And I love that you used the word intention, not resolution. I did a post yesterday on my 10 New Yrs Intentions and I like that word better than resolutions for so many reasons…and you read my mind by using it too 🙂

The pic of you and Summer is adorable…and as a new momma, just intending to take a shower almost every day…was about as far as I got back in the day….:)

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad December 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I conquered a lot of food fears 🙂

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I think my best accomplishment this year was realizing what I want to do and achieving personal trainer certification! I’m super excited.

That is great if riding the stationary bike puts Summer to sleep because Lord knows that’s a hell of a lot more convenient than the driving around the block trick. Nice work, HEAB!

Emily (Big Life, Little Blog) December 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I lost 30 lbs in the second half of 2010 and in November committed to walking my second half marathon (in Feb 2011)! I am making lifestyle changes everyday to a healthier, happier me!

Candice @ ChiaSeedMe December 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I started my blog in 2010 and quit my job!

I’m so impressed that you exercised with Summer…and you even got her to fall asleep. Supermom!

Jo December 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm

In 2010, i learnt to love myself a little more. Its an ongoing journey, and new lessons keep coming up. But thats what i hope to keep doing.
I usually never enter these contests, because im not in the US, its usually a problem and 90% of the time i dont win anyway, but hey where’s the positive thinking/self love in that?
So here i am, thanks for your amazing blog… it’ll be awesome if i get a little planner for my way forward.

Marina December 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

So amazing that you exercised and Summer slept :))
THe best thing I did in 2010- deciding to fight back to my eating disorder, and banish it by the end of this year

S @ December 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I conquered sugar. 😀

I just spent 9 days with my friend’s little family (3- and 6-year old boys and a baby girl), and in the time I was there, her baby turned 7 months old… and honestly, I saw her change in the 9 days I was with her. Crazy! She literally learned more each day and grew!! Noticeably! Maybe this is what leads people to have multiple kids: trying to hold onto each phase is impossible, but living it two, three, or four times over *really* lets you feel like you’ve been there. 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I have to agree with you – I don’t want Summer to get any bigger!

Way to conquer Sugar. That is NOT easy.

Beth December 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm

2010 I focused on my health and realize the importance of setting and evaluating the results of goals.

Cynthia (It All Changes) December 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

In 2010 I trained for and ran a 10K and became a vegetarian finally. My doctor had been recommending for my health for a few years and I finally made the leap to full veg in 2010.

Namaste Gurl December 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Yeah mama HEAB– you go lady! Can’t believe you biked while holding little Summer. That goes to show what an amazing person you are!
By the way, Happy almost birthday 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Thanks Emilia. 🙂

melissa @ the delicate place December 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

that is so cute that she fell asleep by the end of the ride. you know, i have been drinking hot lemon water every morning for the last 30 days because of some gut probs and it has been one of the best ideas EVER in regards to my digestive health. i’ve also been taking time for 1 cup of peppermint tea after my evening meal and not eating fruit at night after a meal. starting to feel much better. that book looks like something i’d be very interested in reading, off to check it out!

p.s. haven’t thought about resolutions either, still trying to get a christmas blog post up haha

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm

My 2010 was filled with changes. One thing I accomplished was saving up and buying my first home with the husband!

Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

First- i LOVE that photo of you two! Also that book sounds really great! I’m actually a huge fan of drinking warm lemon water in the morning. Maybe I’ll buy it on my new kindle 😉 have a great day heather!

Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

ohh no i dont see it 🙁

Katie December 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I’m going to chill out for 2011. In 2010 (and every year leading up to it) I was kind of high strung. 😉

My biggest accomplishment of 2010 was becoming a truly happy person, who is comfortable in my own skin.

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Chilling out is something I hope to do more of as well. That and learning to say “no” more often – for me the two kind of go hand in hand.

Liz (its a cupcake world) December 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

The 21 days to health book looks really interesting. I normally never stick to changes like that for too long, but 21 days might not be to hard.

Therese December 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I ran my first half marathon! I hope to run a full in 2011, and also figure out what is causing my stomach ailments.

Ashley December 30, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I successfully baked the most delicious vegan and G-free cupcakes and shared the treats with family members who were very doubting! ha! 🙂

Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner December 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I just wrote a post on my 2011 goals! Make sure you check it out 😉

Katherine: Unemployed December 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm

That picture is going to be a keeper. So great that you two are spending time being healthy together!

Emily December 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Ran my first half marathon & hit my goal weight! 🙂

Cherie December 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I completed my first Olympic distance Triathlon and joined the Rowing Club!

Kath December 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm

My plans for 2011 are to get my eating better on line. Especially these issues I want to tackle:

– eat more fat
– start eating some whole grains again (oats, rice)
– eat more balanced and regularly
– drink more water (hot water, because I don’t like it cold so much)
– don’t stress myself about it

This should be feasable! 🙂

Megan (Braise The Roof) December 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I love that you rode with Summer on the stationary bike- what a great idea! 🙂 And those muffins look incredible…I bet you’re barely missing chocolate! One of the resolutions that I accomplished was starting my blog!

Jessie December 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I finally got a “grown up” job teaching!

Mimi (Gingersnaps) December 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I somehow got through my crazy, overloaded semester!

Hehe, does Summer respond when she’s riding along on your workouts? It’s crazy how fast they grow.

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Not really, she just kind of looks up at me and then conks out. 🙂

Mel December 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Met and exceeded my goal to run 1000 miles for the year

rachel @ suburban yogini December 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Qualified as a massage therapist 😀

Heather @ Side of Sneakers December 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I learned to run again!

Sarah J December 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

One of my goals for 2010 was to try one new food per month. It was a huge success! I tried chia seeds, wheat germ, polenta, tempeh, millet, quinoa, and many more. I feel great for accomplishing this goal and I can’t wait to keep it up next year!

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood December 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm

One of my accomplishments of 2010 was stumbling across your blog, learning about almond butter (and other amazing nut butters in general!), learning about oat bran and other oats&grains, and finally realizing that I don’t need to starve myself or go on “juice fasts” to lose weight! Well, that was more of my own self-realization more than an accomplishment but… I think finally changing my eating habits all around into a more healthier approach is definitely one of the best accomplishments I could’ve done for myself. 🙂

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I agree – definitely the best accomplishment! 🙂

lindsay December 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

now thats what I call being ULTRA productive! Carob is so good. oh anyway, in 2010 I learned what real JOY meant. 🙂

betherann December 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

My accomplishment: kicking my fear out the door and attending Hoop Camp 2010 on my own!!

Emily December 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I finally made a trip over to Europe! I had been saving for a long time and finally got to go to Germany and Italy for two glorious weeks.

SillyGooseMama December 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I lost 50 pounds and created a healthy new lifestyle:)

Sarah December 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I ran my first marathon!

Healthy Choc December 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Those muffins look seriously delicious!!!!
My biggest goal for 2011 is to be at peace with who I am and what I look like. No more disordered eating for this chocoholic!!!! =D

Laura December 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I finally ran a marathon – a goal I’ve had for a few years!

Ami December 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I completed a one year masters degree program– and survived the two-hour-each-way commute!!

Maria December 30, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I had a baby in 2010! 🙂

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I am not much of a resolution person, but I do have hopes for a good year. Looking back, it has not been the worst, but it has also not been the best. We are better off than so many others, so I thankful for that. Honestly, I just want to more forward and make things better. This year needs to bring on some change, but I haven’t completely figured what that is yet. Tony and I know we want to be somewhere else and we want to live a more simplified life, but we are always so scared to make those kinds of changes. There is good and bad with everything, but I guess we need to figure out what is the most important part of life we are looking for.

I love that you worked out with Summer…already teaching her good habits!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I think you could live a much more simplified life in TN. 😉

Heather December 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I remember crying when moving Mia from newborn to 3 mos clothes, too. She’s four now and we’re still trying to figure out how they grow so fast! In 2010, I finally took the leap and enrolled in classes to become a middle school teacher. After at least 6 years of being indecisive on this, taking the leap was HUGE for me!

Amanda December 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I completed my graduate school applications in 2010 (they are a ton of work!!) Next year I hope to be accepted (cross fingers), and find more direction in my career aspirations, but at the same time make more time for family and friends. I went through my calendar/planner from the past year and realized I worked A LOT… with three jobs each day was full of meetings, deadlines, events, etc. and no where near enough fun things with friends and family. Working makes me feel productive and accomplished but at the end of the year I have more memories of work events and presentations than birthdays, beach days, BBQ’s, kayaking….etc. I missed out on a lot this past summer because of work and I don’t want that to happen again!

Ashley December 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Oh my goodness…summer on the bike with you is hilarious! Way to multitask! 🙂 I just tried carob for the first time a few months ago and am definitely starting to like it more + more. Those muffins look delicious!

Kelly December 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I really need 2011 to be a good year!! Honestly 2010 was a very bad year for me. I chopped off my pinky finger and the repercussions of that accident have been huge. Living with one arm for 3 months was insane! I am so ready to pack up this year and move on. Hello 2011 and good ridance 2010!

I guess that really didn’t answer your question. I guess my one accomplishment of 2010 is going to be just getting through it. Really, this has been the hardest year of my life but it did give me a lot of perspective and I guess I learned that I am mentally a lot stronger than I ever thought possible.

Dori December 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I ran the NYC Half Marathon — my very first half, and first of 3 this year — on my 27th birthday!

LOVE that you take Summer with you to ride the bike! Such a fit mommy! She is gorgeous! And I love carob, mmmmm…

Jess S. December 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Ran my first marathon in 3:48. It was such a great experience that I’m already registered for two more in 2011. It’s never something I thought my body could do but with a lot of focus on being healthy and strong, I pulled it off!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I wore my first BIKINI!!

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

That is a great accomplishment. Congrats. 🙂

Elizabeth December 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I managed to cross off most of my 2010 goals (I stopped using the term resolutions years ago), including travelling to 3 new cities and reading more than 15 books (I’m a slow reader..). It always feels great to cross things off the list!

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I ran my first half marathon in 2010 – something I never thought I’d be able to do when I was 250 pounds!

Christin@purplebirdblog December 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm

My greatest accomplishment in 2010 was finally making the leap to go to massage therapy school. Best decision I’ve made in a loooong time. 🙂

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) December 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Well Heather, you finally convinced me. Yesterday when I was at Whole Foods, I bought a bag of carob chips. Then, I tried them last night and, believe me, it took some serious will power to but that bag of carob chips down! Those little guys are soooooo delicious! Maybe I was wrong, maybe there is a replacement for chocolate (okay, that might be going a little far 😉 ).

HEAB December 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I’m telling ya, carob chips are addicting. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} December 30, 2010 at 11:57 am

I was a good mommy in 2010. 🙂

Baking 'n' Books December 30, 2010 at 11:56 am

Again – not my picture….must remember to CHANGE email address…there’s a Resolution! 🙂

Baking 'n' Books December 30, 2010 at 11:55 am

That I survived 2010! Hah! No seriously though, this was an uber-unusually rough year and it ain’t over by a long haul – but I know that there’s only one person I can count on – and that’s me. I went through a few situations I’m amazed I came out of (half) alive!

…now onto the recipe…:)

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