2011 Review & 2012 Goals

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

In 2011, I:
-Ran 2 half marathons
-Ran a 12K for the first time (in the rain!)
-Set a 5K PR
-Set a 10K PR
-Went hiking (up one of the highest mountains on the Island- 6 hrs to top and back- amazing!)
-Did P90X
-Paid off my car
-Started process of refinancing my house
-Visited my sister
-Got a photo-shoot done, boudoir and fitness- so awesome!
-Made-over my room
-Coordinated and celebrated Mom’s 60th birthday
-Did not gain significant weight (the same 3-5 lbs up & down)

Overall I’d rate myself a fair or satisfactory…. Only because I know I can do so much better. I only checked off 10 items of a list of like 21. So I feel like complacency settled in a little. Looking back, 2011 was not as productive for me as 2010 was. But I am more confident entering 2012; I feel I am being SMARTer about my goals now and have a slightly different focus.

Here are my goals for 2012:

-Workout at least 4-6 times a week (minimum 30 min). Running and strength training.
-Try new workouts (kettlebells, bodyrock, Jamie Eason, Beachbody, etc.)
-Aiming for at least 2 half marathons (Feb and March or Feb and June)
-A sub-25 5K race
-Finally leave 130’ville- lose 8 pesky pounds
-Join the Meatless Monday movement.
-Continue mindful, moderate eating; lots of fruits, veggies, water….
-Track food once a week for accountability
-Do something extreme outdoors- hiking, ziplining, mountain biking…. Aiming for spring break and/or summer.

-Finish refinancing home
-Increase savings. Set aside $ from every single pay period!
-Read for pleasure! One book each month.
-Continue active on SP for motivation and to support others
-Start masters OR get certified in personal training – get started before spring!
-Visit my sis in Canada – June/July

-Read the (chronological) bible everyday… 15 minutes… This thanks to Magda Cardoso (SMURFETTE0725) for sending the bibles to anyone who took on the challenge. I’ll also be checking in and sharing thoughts with the FB group “Nerds of His chronological Word 2012”.
-Go to church!!! Celebrate and praise what I am reading by going to HIS house each Sunday.
-Pray everyday.
-12 Good Deeds in 2012. One every month. Not just a random act of kindness (although that counts and should be done everyday!!!) but more hands-on, volunteering, serving others by DOING.

All this to become a better person overall- inside and out- a better mom, spouse, sister, daughter, friend, employee….etc…

So far so good! On Day 4 of this new year I am right on track…..

"If you aren't really careful, 'good enough' can become the enemy of 'the best'. 'Bad' is seldom the enemy of 'the best', but mediocrity with a dose of doubt can keep you from excellence. Finishing well can be more important than starting well." D. Ramsey

Happy New Year SparkAmigos!
May it be a positive, peaceful and productive one!
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    You are inspiring!
    2638 days ago
    GREAT Goals for this year! I love the way you've broken them down, we all need to be more mindful of the balance between body and soul.
    2661 days ago
    Hola Wendy, he leido tus metas para este 2012 y se que lo lograras pues tus minutos de lectura diaria te haran lo suficientemente fuerte para creer que puedes llegar a la meta. Comparto varias metas contigo. Un photoshop me encanta la idea ya tengo lista la fotografa de hecho en mi facebook tengo un photoshop de Diciembre que me encanta. La lectura de la Biblia es la base de todo en nuestro diario vivir. Y si Dios lo permite quiero verme involucrada en brigadas de construccion en mi iglesia para personas necesitadas. Animo vamos con la mejor ayuda Dios
    2661 days ago
    You accomplished a number of great things in 2011. I have no doubt that 2012 will not be any different. You have set out a plan and I look forward to seeing you accomplish each one. Keep up the good work and GO GET IT in 2012! Woohoo!
    2666 days ago
    Loved reading your summary! You have accomplished great things and I'm sure 2012 will be just as exciting and rewarding for you!!! Keep it up!
    2666 days ago
    Those are great resolutions for the year!
    2667 days ago
    WOWZERS!!!!! Love the new goals, girlie!!!!!

    Ummmm, you did MUCH BETTER than SATISFACTORY for 2011, just sayin!!! emoticon

    I love the fact that you said that you would track once a week for accountability.....When I track every single day I get obessed and stressed. This is such an awesome idea and I am totally stealing it!

    I also love the 12 things in 2012.

    Heck, I love this whole blog, what am I saying?!!! LOL

    2667 days ago
    YES!!! Love it! You are going to rock 2012! I love your spiritual goals and the Dave Ramsey quote :) Compassion for others is the number one thing America needs to work on. Good luck in 2012!
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    Comment edited on: 2/10/2012 12:58:55 AM
    FABULOUS!! emoticon
    2667 days ago
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