Wednesday, February 1, 2012

goals for 2012: january update

Here's the first monthly check-in on my goals for the year. I'm happy to report that things are going fairly well!
  1. Read through the Bible. I am a little behind, which has happened just in the last week. The plan I'm on is set to finish up in September, though, so I have a few days to play with! The problem with this plan is that it's so intense (it takes about 40 minutes to do each day's reading) that catching up is difficult. I'm not sure if I'll ever completely catch up ... but as long as I don't fall far behind, I'll be fine. (And I just discovered that YouVersion has a "catch me up" feature that will change your start and end dates so you don't feel so behind ... so my new end date is September 11.)
  2. Exercise four times per week. This is the one I can't believe that I've kept up with! I am exercising for at least 20 minutes per day about five days per week. I look pretty stupid speed-walking the circle around my kitchen and living room, but it works ... and no one is (usually) here to see me, anyway! (Don't worry, I won't wear a hole through the carpet—I also work out on my elliptical, play Wii Sports, and walk outside when it's nice.) As far as the J-La-Sta 10,000 Steps Walking Challenge goes, I had no idea how hard it was to get to 10,000 steps each day! I've logged 140,533 steps in the challenge so far ... and I'm determined to make February more successful than January.
  3. Lose 30 pounds. Um, yeah. Early on in the month I'd lost two pounds, but I've ended the month right where I started it. So I need to work harder here!
  4. Travel somewhere new. I'm going to Chicago and Indiana this weekend ... but I've been there before. So no progress here.
  5. Complete one crafting project a month. Done! I didn't do the one I'd planned (still going to do it or something like it later). Instead, I put nail polish on my keys. See my post about it here
  6. Learn to say "no." Still learning. I did pass on a whole slew of book review opportunities this month. And I decided not to join another Bible study at church after my current one ends—because I have two other Bible studies I'll be involved in! 
If you set goals for the year, how are you doing with them after one month?


  1. I have the same exercise goal as you, yet I'm procrastinating my morning walk while I sit here and write this comment to say thanks for including SingleRoots in your "Blogs Worth Reading" list!

    I plan to sit down and read more of your blog entries soon, but for now, I've gotta go walk on my lunch break...

    Thanks again!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! I've just discovered SingleRoots—thanks to Twitter!—and I like what I've read. Figured some of my readers would like it, too!


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