• April 24, 2017

Fresh New Life Goals for Spring

Fresh New Life Goals for Spring

150 150 Hello Gorgeous by Angela Lanter

At this point, I’m as tired of apologizing for my absence from Hello Gorgeous as you probably are of hearing my “sorry’s”.  After a very transitional past two months (actually, more like past year) we are finally back home in LA and in our new home.  Here’s where the plot thickens…  We’re in a basically empty new home.  Someone had the bright idea of starting from scratch with the furniture since it was a new space.  Hint: it wasn’t Matt.

Anyways, I’ve been knee deep in wood, linen and rug samples, and quite honestly, I’m enjoying every second of it.  We’ve been in design mode since we arrived back home.  It’s really perfect timing when you think about it.  Personally, I associate Spring with fresh starts, new goals and clean slates.  Yes, that’s what New Years is all about, I know, but I never seem to really get motivated to start things up until the temperatures start to warm up.

I wanted to do a check in with my Gorgeous Girls about fresh, new goals for 2017.  Many of you set goals on January 1st, but many of your goals have changed in the past few months.  This is a great time to reassess what you realistically want to achieve over the course of this year.

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What are my goals for 2017?  I’m so glad you asked!  I want to focus on our home.  I want to create a space that is warm, inviting and cozy.  With all of the traveling we do, I want our home to be our haven.  When we return to our house, I want to walk in the door, take a look around and uncontrollably sigh out of relief to be there.

I also want to make my health a priority.  I have barely exercised at all of the past year.  Honestly, it’s embarrassing.  Heart disease runs rampant in my family, so I can’t afford to not take care of myself.  I’ve been running with Matt the past couple of weeks and started doing yoga at home.  My goal isn’t to lose weight, but to be healthy and toned.

I try to make healthy choices about my diet pretty consistently (of course I like to splurge as well) but I want to buckle down even more this year.  I plan on including more fruits and veggies in our menu.  I share a lot of my recipes on Snapchat and Insta-Stories.  I recently posted a Healthy Breakfast Ideas YouTube video, so check that out if you missed it.  Let me know if you’d like to see a blog post or video about what I eat in a day or what’s in my fridge, as well as more recipes.

I plan to be more consistent with scheduling time for my daily devotions as well.  I have to remind myself that my body is my temple.  God gave me only one body and put me in charge of caring for it.

Let me know in the comments section what your goals are for the rest of 2017.  I’m considering sharing some of my home design process on my blog with y’all, so let me know if you’d like to see some of my design inspiration.

Photos by Kara Coleen.

What I’m Wearing:

Top: Sold Out; similar ruffle top here, here, here and here  //  White Jeans: Hudson

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37 comments
  • Mariana April 24, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Congrats on your new home! How exciting 😍 I would really love to see a what’s in my fridge video and more make up and hair looks!! You’re such a breath of fresh air on YouTube. Also a before and after vlog of the house, decor videos or a weekly vlog perhaps?!
    I can’t wait to read all of the decor blogs coming our way!

  • Ash C. April 24, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    My goal this spring is definitely to get toned. Also, it wouldn’t hurt for me to drop 10 pounds or so :). I am focusing more on reading the Bible from cover to cover this year. As for you and Matt’s home….CONGRATS! I would love to see some picture of what you guys come up with. I loved your last home so I can’t imagine how warm and beautiful this one will be.

  • Christiana April 24, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Yay! Cant wait to see you do with your home! Fresh slates are dauting but so worth it! 🙂

  • Tiffany Vogel April 24, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Hello Gorgeous !
    No one could tell you look fabulous 🙂
    You have been so busy how can one do it all .. so I’m glad you are kind to yourself and a great example to all of us to do the same ..for our heart health.. I have severe Adrenal Fatiuge so it’s a fine line for me .. a little is good .. a tad to much can put me in bed for a week.( I used to be a runner & super fit . Luckily I have good genes so I “look” okay but not as toned as I’m used to. Our bodies are a gift for shur … thanks for being a rare NON – self centered person on social media .. you are sooo sweet !! Don’t ever change …xx’s
    Ps. Can’t wait to see what you do w/ your new nest !

  • Kate April 24, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    No need to apologize Angela; just glad to have you back. Lately I’ve been doing monthly goals and it’s been a lot easier to keep track of.
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

  • Denise Fertig April 24, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    One of my goals this year is to be more diligent about serving and ministering to others and their needs. I want to be Jesus’ hands and feet and I want to go where He tells me to go and do what He wants me to do. If I’m too focused on myself, I’m afraid I won’t hear Him.

  • Amber April 24, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    You already look amazing! Hope you get your warm and cozy haven! My goal is to finally go all in on my own practise. Be my own boss completely! So I can plan my time as I like it and spend time with my boys!! Enjoy life and all the beautiful things nature gives us!

  • Kaitlin April 24, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    I love reading your blog, I feel like if you were forcing yourself to sit down and write then it wouldn’t be as meaningful! So no need for sorry.

    I made a spring “bucket list” and it’s similar to your goals! I was to spend more time in the word, get healthier, go on more hikes, get out of bed before 7 every morning and make a crepe cake (that last one seems random, but I think it would be fun).

    God is good; keep being a light!

  • Brittany Blackburn April 24, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Yes to everything you asked if we wanted to see! 😊 My goals for the rest of 2017 are: 1) Fall deeper in love with God & make a conscience choice daily to read His Word, pray & keep Him first. 2) Continue exercising & losing weight, changing up my routine when needed. 3) Challenge myself by learning something new. 4) Read one of the Classics. 5) Volunteer.

  • Toni April 25, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    I would love to see your home designs! I also am working on daily devotions, I have trouble with consistency in everything! I also started a super simple weight lifting workout routine that’s short but effective, so I can try to be consistent in that too!

  • Katie April 25, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    I dance competitively so most of my goals are dance-y but I also am working on my quiet time as I have to miss church more for dance. My main goal is to not stress. I’m constantly asking myself, in the light of eternity does this really matter. If not, I just *try* to let it go. And my last goal is to work more and budget better.

    I’m so excited for you! That all sounds like fun!!! I love seeing your *amazing* Insta pics and story. 😉

  • lex April 25, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Hey Angela! First of all I’d like to say how beautiful you look on those pictures and how proud of you I am. You inspire me everyday to get healthier and happier (if it makes sense) but most of all, you helped me connect with God on a deeper level.

    My goal for 2017, is to find happiness in my life, even if I’m not in the most happiest place of all. I also want to stop being a complainer and fight to get what I want and what makes me happy.

    I’m trying to work harder on my passion about photography and connect more with Arts and their meanings. I’m trying to get back to my goal weight without falling back into the bad habits I got during my Anorexia period.

    Thank you for always making me smile. I love you. ❤

  • Sarah April 25, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Would definitely love to see some home decor and inspiration posts!

  • AshLee Frazier April 25, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    I love this. Good place to begin…from scratch! Excited to see what y’all come up with.

  • Michelle Johnson April 25, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Yes, I would love to see posts on your house! I agree that Spring is a good time for a fresh start. Something about warmer weather always gets me in gear. Some goals I have are to exercise more…I have definitely not been good on that…I also want to work on our house. I would also like to make more time for my blog and really make it nice. Love having you back! No need to apologize–life happens! I totally get it!

  • Emily April 25, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Sounds like y’all have been so busy! I hope the home decorating will go well. How I’d love to start over with my furniture. I feel like the second time around I would know better what I want and don’t want (like beige sofa’s now that I have an 11 month old haha). I would love to see some of your home decor posts and a fun tour of your house once it’s done. I love seeing how other people decorate their spaces and getting inspiration.

    I need to set some goals for the rest of the year. The warm weather always inspires me to get things done!

    Emily
    lovepastatoolbelt.com

  • Nikki Arnold April 25, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Did you keep the coffee table that Matt made for you though? I’m sure it’s going to be so much fun decorating your new home, Congrats!! I am trying to eat a better breakfast in the mornings. Between getting ready for work, getting the kids ready, and checking blog/social media before I head out the door, I have been slacking in the breakfast dept.
    Xo, Nikki | http://www.thefashionableaccountant.com

  • Manté April 28, 2017 at 5:44 AM

    What a great blog, Angela. You are so inspiring. I would love to see a video of ‘what you eat in a day’, as well as your home furniture. I plan to take care of my body and mind, as it is so important, like you mentioned in your blog. I love all your blogs and videos. You inspire me so much!

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