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Recapping 2012, looking towards 2013. Goals!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

At the beginning of 2012, I made a lengthy list of goals that I wanted to accomplish, and I wanted to sum up where I landed with them.

1.) Complete a 10K run before the middle of the year - DONE!
2.) Complete a half marathon before the end of the year (as long as my knee holds up) - Not done - I've scratched the distance running due to knee issues.
3.) Register for the Disney Princess half marathon for Feb 2013 (after completing a half prior to the end of this year) - Nope - see above.
4.) Re-locate and re-attempt vegetable and fruit gardens this year - DONE!
5.) Build my new chicken coop so I can move my hens to the back yard - DONE!
6.) Build a fire pit to further enjoy my back yard - Not yet, this got on hold due to determining that new floors were more important...
7.) Maintain my weight all year long at or within 5 pounds of 125 pounds (my current weight) - DONE!
8.) Remain active on Spark People all year long - DONE!
9.) Explore my dreams and goals for the future, and stop being afraid of trying new paths. I realize I have lots of interests, and I probably can't combine them all together, but I can at least move in those directions and see which ones speak loudest to me:
a.) explore certification for dog training - I joined the local obedience club and am working on becoming a trainer!
b.) explore certification for personal training - explored but not ready to pursue.
c.) explore requirements for dietician/nutritionist licensing - eh... not sure it's what I want to do...
d.) continue volunteering with Mimi at the local nursing home - Slacked on this...
e.) work with Luna to obtain CGC certification - 2 failures in a row. We're taking a break.
f.) obtain Mimi's Happy Tails certification - Need to do this.
g.) obtain Luna's Happy Tails certification - Failed CGC certificate. Not eligible.
h.) start cultivating relationships with Hall County officials to better understand the possibility of beginning a prison dogs program here. - haven't done anything here yet.
10.) Continue my journey to a cleaner life - both in terms of the foods I consume and the products I use in my home and on my person. - DONE!
11.) Take more pictures - of myself, my family, and my projects around the house - DONE! Maybe not as much of me, but lots of my family.
12.) Crochet a blanket - started... but not finished...
13.) Learn to cook/prepare vegetables that I've never tried before - and try them! - DONE! More to do here!

So of the 13 goals I made at the beginning of 2012, I accomplished 8 of them!! I'd say that's pretty freaking awesome.

In 2013, I have a few repeat goals, and a few new goals...

1.) Maintain my ability to at least run 5K races
2.) Explore training for a Triathlon (sprint)
3.) Re-try the garden, with hopefully a little more success this year.
4.) Build that fire pit!
5.) Maintain my weight within 5 pounds of 125.
6.) Remain active on Spark People all year long
7.) Continue exploring dreams/options for the future.
8.) Obtain Mimi's Happy Tails certificate and get back to volunteering with her at least once a month.
9.) Continue the clean life journey - foods, products in my house, etc.
10.) More pictures!
11.) More new veggies and new recipes!
12.) Crochet that blanket!
13.) Continue yoga classes and begin meditation on a regular basis.

Is 13 enough?? Perhaps I'll add more later...
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    No. That starts next year. Well I am on prenatals now but we don't start trying til next jan.
    1925 days ago
    Very nice list. Just curious, is there anything on the um, ya know baby front this year (sorry if this question is too personal!)?
    1925 days ago
    What a great list of objectives! Thanks for sharing. I love the positive attitude too! (Celebrating accomplishments and noting where life had a change of plans for you rather than being down about not meeting a goal)
    1939 days ago
    I am impressed ! emoticon
    1939 days ago
    I hope your knee gets better so you can complete some of your previous goals. It is good that you are not pushing it right now!
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