Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Goals {Check In #1}

On January 1st I set my goals for 2012.  Since I really want to stick to them, I thought it would help for me to revisit them at the end of each month and share my progress.

In case you need a reminder of my goals, here they are.

And here's how I feel I am doing:

1. Take more time for me.  Honestly, this is the one I struggle with the most.  But I have been able to finish 2 books I started after Christmas, so this shows me I am taking a bit more time for myself than last year.

2. Get back on track health wise - eating.  Easier than I thought it would times.  When I am good, I am GOOD.  When I am bad, I am BAD!  But I am making much better choices overall.

3. Get back on track health wise - exercise. I am killing it on this one!!  Gary & I are taking Sasha for walks at least 4 times a week and trying to go for a LONG walk {just the two of us} once a week.  Will I be running a marathon anytime soon?  No, but I am making better decisions.  Instead of driving to the Redbox that is a little less than a mile from us, we walk to get and drop off movies.  In the past that would have never happened.  I am also working with my resistance bands and doing other toning exercises at least twice a week.  GO MO!!

4. GO ON VACATION!!  My goal is for us to take a vacation this summer, and we are saving money to do this.  It has been tough and money is tight, but I truly believe that it is important to travel and get out of your regular routine a few days a year.  Our vacation may not be luxurious, but it WILL happen!

Overall, I give myself an A- for this month.  I really need to work on the relaxing and being more selfish with my time.  I can honestly say that this is the 1st year I have stuck with my goals, and I know it's because I am blogging about my life.  Blogging has been my biggest motivator to keep up with my goals and keep myself accountable.  So thank you all for reading about my crazy, mostly boring, life!


  1. It sounds like you get an A to me! You are making an effort in reaching every one of those goals, and that is awesome. I understand the problem with making time for yourself. It's a constant struggle for me too.

    1. That is so sweet. Thank you! I think most women have a problem with making "ME" time!

  2. so i'm absolutley stealing this idea - great one at that! I like that you check in with your goals and am absolutely doing the same! if you don't mind that is... :/

    1. Of course I don't mind {as long as you contribute to my vacation fund}! Just kidding....not....really, just kidding...maybe ;-)
      I hope this idea will help keep me on track through the end of the year. It's so easy to "forget" what you wanted to accomplish 12 months ago!

  3. Awww!! I love this idea (but am scared to post my goals!). You are very brave and one smart lady to hold yourself accountable. Its amazing how much walking can do for you. When we lived in NYC I walked everywhere and then after moving I gained like 10lbs immediately and couldn't figure out why!!! Duh! My walking was taken over by my gas guzzling car!