Wednesday, March 26, 2014
At the beginning of this year, I set four goals for myself.
1. Save $1 in week one, $2 in week 2 and so on up to $52 in week 52.
2. Read, on average, one book per week.
3. Lose ten pounds by April 1st.
4. Build tone and definition in my arms.
For the saving goal, my goal is to check off each week. However, I don't have to do them in order. I've already checked off the $52 week and a whole bunch of the smaller ones. The remaining weeks will be a challenge, but I feel like I'm on track to meet this goal.
For the reading goal, I've read 15 books so far this year. Since we are only 12 weeks into the year, I'd say this goal is going well! Please note...I read NOTHING educational! I just finished James Patterson's book "First Love" - written for teens. I don't care...I liked it! But, no educational value. Easier to read that way!
I wanted to lose 10 pounds by now. Partly because my 25th reunion is in one week. Partly because I wanted to get back to maintenance. I managed to lose about four pounds. I didn't hit my goal, but I am closer! I'll get the rest off later. I won't let those few extra pounds ruin my fun!!
My last goal is the least defined and the hardest to measure. My arms have some jiggle and I don't like it! I covet Kelly Ripa's arms!!! I've done more arm and upper body exercises this year than I did all of last year. I took a before picture, but I don't feel like I've made enough progress to call a new picture an "after" picture. Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the trainer at my gym. I'm going to ask him about my arms. My main goals are to get a routine to tone my arms and to get a realistic idea of what my arms could look like. To look like Kelly Ripa (my arms, that is), may require more than I'm willing to do. I'm not willing to give up pizza and the occasional cookie. I'm just not!
Oh, and I added something. It's not really a goal, more of a challenge for myself. Caffeine, to me, is a very good thing. I love caffeine!! However, I do not like coffee. My caffeine of choice, for years, has been Diet Pepsi. I would drink a can on the way to work. Then I would have another at break, a liter bottle at lunch and generally another one in the afternoon. I also get in my water and some iced tea. (I know where every bathroom is at my work!) One of my Spark Friends (Triangle-Woman) has a 100 Days until Summer countdown every year. During those 100 days, she challenges herself to do something good for herself every day. I decided to join her. This year, I decided to stop drinking Diet Pepsi for 100 days. I can still get caffeine from tea, but no Diet Pepsi. It's been almost two weeks, and I've stuck to it...so far. There have been some pretty rough days, but I'm gonna do it!!
Did you make New Year's Resolutions? If so, how are you doing with your goals?