In December, I decided to plan out some resolutions for 2013, and as everyone knows – resolutions are only worth making if you’re going to at least attempt to do them! I figured now would be a good time to do a check-in on how I’m doing so far and update the goals a little bit.
1. Get in shape
This is a tricky one to judge right now. I’ve done a ton of things so far to help me get fit and stay in shape. I joined a Diet Bet in January, another one for the current month, started the Fitmixer bootcamp program and have been consistently exercising 4-5 times every week. However, (and this is a big however), I haven’t successfully been able to lose any weight and keep it off! It’s a very frustrating process and I know it’s at least somewhat related to my eating habits.
I feel like I’ve said this very same thing over and over again since I started blogging: I’ve got the exercise part down, but I need a LOT of help in the eating department.
The good news: I do have a lot of muscle that I didn’t have before, and I can now do a lot of different exercises that I had never attempted before (planks, hovers, wall-sits, REAL pushups, burpees, etc. etc.).
2. Move up at work
As of this past Monday, this goal is officially COMPLETED. I officially got my promotion and new title, and I’m very happy about all of that.
3. Grow the blog
This one is in progress. I’ve made some pretty good strides in getting my visitor count higher and my stats on Alexa and other sites are going in the right direction. I still have a long way to go though, and this is going to be a big focus for the whole year.
4. Cook more new meals
So far, I’m doing okay here but could be better. I can think of two meals off the top of my head that I’ve made this year that I had never tried before (eggplant polenta casserole and spaghetti squash), but this needs to become a bigger focus for me. Time to crack open those recipe books and start getting creative in the kitchen!
5. Buy a house
This goal was on hold until #2 happened (or was confirmed not to happen) because I needed to know exactly what my new income would be before I could start searching. Now that I know, the next step, which I hope to get moving on in the next few weeks, is to set up an appointment at a bank and get a mortgage pre-approval and find out exactly what price range I should be looking in. This goal is both scary and exciting, and I think is the biggest one here on the list!
6. Make more time for friends and family
Half and half on this one: I’ve seen my family a good deal, but haven’t really gotten together with any friends for social gatherings the whole year thus far. Another thing to keep working on!
7. Read more books
I never get time to read books, so this is a new goal that I’m going to work on fitting in to my schedule.
How are you doing on your own goals? Any new ones since the year started?