Monday, January 31, 2011

Goals Update

Three weeks ago I posted my 2011 goals and promised at the end of each month I would report back to you all on my progress (or in a few cases, lack of).

Drink more water.
I’m doing very well on this one. Definitely not drinking the eight or whatever it is, recommended glasses a day, but I’ve certainly increased my water intake. I find this fairly easy to do (and I say easy…easy to fill my glass several times a day and force myself to drink it) when I’m sitting at my desk, however I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately and still find myself reaching for my coffee and Diet Coke.

Stick to a budget.
I am crushing this one! When I got my paycheck, I put my promised amount straight into my savings, and John Wayne is right…it does feel good. I’m pretty darn proud of myself!

Read atleast one book each month.
Fail! I am maybe 10 pages further in my book than I was three weeks ago. Has anyone read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? I am on page 262 of 644. Is there good reason to persevere through 400 more pages or should I give it up and find another read? Even though I’m kinda struggling with it, I’m having trouble with the idea of not finishing it…???

Keep my pictures organized.
Honestly, haven’t done much in this department. I have been sorting through them on my computer to get some decorations for the Little Lady’s birthday party made, but haven’t made any true progress. I am confident it will happen though!

Start sewing again.
OK, while I haven’t actually made anything yet, I did some major organizing. John Wayne bought me a new cabinet for the craft room and I spent a Saturday sorting through material and sewing supplies. I’m now organized and ready to go…an organized sewing room makes the thought of sewing a lot more appealing!

FAIL. Ahhh…so three weeks ago I listed my goals, the first week I had trouble dragging myself out of bed, but did manage to exercise once (yes, one measly day) and realized I loved it! I loved the work-out, I loved how I felt, I loved it! Then, here come the excuses…I got sick! Two weeks ago I came down with a nasty cold and the nastiest part of the whole thing…a horrible cough that I still have, two weeks and counting! So, excuses, excuses, but I couldn’t walk from room to room without a coughing fit, let alone exercise. My alarm was set for 5AM this morning, only for me to be awakened at 4:55AM by a horrible coughing fit. This WILL get better!

The “d” word.”
So I haven’t been all out dieting, which was never my intention, but for the most part I have done well at cutting out the junk. I have been making a conscious effort to cut out the junk and in return, I’ve lost a few pounds! While I do feel good about this, in February I think I’ll not only do that, but also focus on portion size and see if I can’t part with even a few more pounds.

I really like my goals and having something to strive towards. While I might have failed in a few departments this month, surprisingly I don’t feel discouraged and am just ready to tackle them this month. So we’ll see how February goes, reporting back in 28 days!


Lori Hollis said...

I tried reading the same book and couldn't get past the first chapter. I surrendered and watched the moves. They are actually pretty good! Read The Hunger Games!! Seriously. :)

Penny Pfeiff said...

Sounds like you are doing good! ALSO, we got our Fencepost...can we get an autograph!!! :) SUCH A CUTIE!!