Will you finish BIG or let it slip?

How are those goals coming?
How are those goals coming, mama bear?


Labor day weekend marks the 2nd ‘resolution’ time of the year.

Kids are back to school, summer party town – vacation – drinkfest – traveling is over, you’re back to a schedule. Ahhhh….

And it feels great. 


This time of year we often check in with ourselves.

We survey how we are doing towards those goals we had set for ourselves this New Years, or perhaps in the spring.


So, how’s it looking for you?


Here’s where I’m at:

  1. I thought I would have a full-fledged business launched in February. Not kidding, it’s September and we juuuuuust launched. Like, WTF universe?  All the due diligence, build out, web building, hiring, product development, oh my…can I sleep yet?
  2. I thought I would have been rocking out on my workouts 5 days per week (like I had all winter and spring). Well business jazz gets in the way, I still get up at 4-4:30am, but instead of heading to the gym right away, I drive right into work and don’t stop. That’s NOT ok! I only get 2-3 days of gym time in, while that’s not terrible..just silly that it’s not consistent.
  3. I thought I would have date nights with my husband 1x per week, or even 1x per month. I don’t think we’ve taken a date since…last October? WAIT! We did have a 1 day staycation in May, I take that back. Either way, ridiculously not enough.
  4. I thought I would have more debt paid off…we got about $15,000 paid down but I was shooting for more than double that (I have monster student loans…cry-able amounts).
  5. I thought I would go to fun mommy and me classes with my little dude. HAHA, riiiiight. I’m lucky if I can pick him up by 7pm.
  6. I thought I would volunteer SO MUCH MORE.
  7. I thought I would read to my child more, and in Spanish.
  8. I thought I would crush my blog goals, and my learning goals of 2 books per month, and the list goes on and on.

(I clearly have a problem with shooting high!  Whatever, don’t judge. I LOVE the quote, “If your dreams and goals don’t scare the daylights out of you…they aren’t big enough”!!)



What’s a gal to do?

Decide if you’re going to finish BIG or let it slip by, yet again.




Find your why.

Make a plan.



The holiday season will be quickly approaching (can I just say all the people who put their Christmas countdowns on their Facebook page…you’ve been blocked. I just can’t deal.) If you get your ducks in a row, get mad enough, pissed enough, convicted enough, and are stubborn enough that you haven’t met your goals…it may just be enough GUSTO to move you to action to get it done. To prove to yourself that:

You. Can. Do. It.

You can follow though.

You can show yourself and others that you CAN.

You can be the success story.

You can be the hero.

You are capable.

You freaking ROCK.



Mama bears, what are YOUR “Rest of the year goals?”


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I’m the most extroverted introvert you’ll ever met. I’m happiest curled up reading and not talking to anyone. But, find immense reward in taking BOLD chances. My background is as a physician - I am a hardcore science nerd, spending my former years attending medical school and being all things “doctor.” Then I traveled the country with my husband being an official baseball wife - which is hilariously not glamorous. Once back in Dayton, spent a few years as a personal trainer working with clients suffering from cancer, chronic illness, and the “I can’t do it syndrome.” In 2014 I co-founded Kate’s Plate, which is a healthy cooking service here to transform lives and the way we do family dinner. Also, I am the ‘CEO’ of Beyond The Game Sports Training, my hubby’s sports facility, and teach healthy cooking classes at Dororthy Lane Market’s Culinary Center. I very much struggle to switch modes from balls-out entrepreneur to gentle mommy mode on the daily. My son, Cooper, is 1 and a spitting image of his father, Jeff. He is obsessed with his grandpa and has the darndest little smirk. Jeff and I are Centerville natives, and came back here to plant our roots and give back to the place who made us who we are today. Random facts: I hate to shop, I eat a lot of butter, I'm a hippie at heart, I’ve taken flying lessons, I don’t watch TV or do Pinterest (gasp!!) Favorite things about being motherhood: Nursing (calorie burning bonus, hello!), watching daddy make the kid laugh so hard he can barely breathe, and the way the moments of parenting bring me back down to earth, back to the here and now