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2012 Goals~Recap

Thursday, January 03, 2013

2012 was the first year that I really set specific goals for myself that didn’t completely revolve around weight loss. So, how did I do? Here’s the recap:

1. Get to a healthy BMI~Not yet! Still “overweight”, but a little closer to “normal” now.

2. Walk/Jog First 5K~Technically, no. But I did walk a ½ marathon with my friend. I hadn’t really trained for it since I was working toward a 5K, but I did complete it and feel so good about it!

3. Do a “real” push-up~No. I still can’t do one even after trying all year! I can lower myself down, but then can’t push back up. I can do a partial one from my toes, but that’s not what I was aiming for. I can do push-ups from my knees with no problem, so maybe I will just stick with those.

4. Play golf with hubby at least once~Well, I went to the driving range once and the chipping practice green once. I never played any actual rounds of golf, though. I think this is just not something I am interested in and hubby totally understands. He’s been playing golf since he was 8 years old and I would never be able to keep up with him :)

5. Read more books than I did in 2011~No. I read 28 books in 2011 and only 26 in 2012.

So, I really didn’t do very well making my goals for 2012, but I am okay with it. If I look back on my year, I know that although I didn’t lose very many pounds, I increased my fitness level and lost enough inches to go down one size from 12 to 10 and from Large to Medium. I also stayed connected on spark people, participated in some challenges for the first time and made some wonderful new friends here. I also did a lot better on tracking my meals and fitness minutes so I am much more aware of what I need to do to live a healthy lifestyle. I have learned how to set goals now and I am much more motivated to achieve them. I now know I can do more than I think I can and will push myself to get where I want to be. 2012 was not a bad year, after all!
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    Looking forward to cheering you on this year. I also have the goal to do non-girlie push-ups too.

    1963 days ago
    At least you attempted all of them, and I'd say completing a 1/2 marathon covers the 5K since its longer ;) Great job keeping track of your goals and setting up for a brand new year!
    1963 days ago
  • KARL1266
    I'd say you did pretty well. You attempted all the things you set out to do and gave them your best efforts. While I completely understand the reasoning behind the thinking that you did not complete whatever goals are set out (I missed a few of my own as well)...it's what you said after all of that that means so much more.

    Your whole last paragraph says it all. You have been a great motivator and a great friend. Good luck with all your goals for the coming year.

    Keep Sparking!
    1963 days ago
    Great job -- you are making progress, which is what really counts!
    1964 days ago
    Keep up the good work!
    1964 days ago
    Very impressive accomplishments for 2012! You lost a size, you tried many new things, you tracked and stayed connected! You read 26 books and did a half marathon -- WOO HOO! Your leadership and friendship is greatly appreciated by all your SparkFriends. Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1964 days ago
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