Saturday, November 3, 2012

2012 Goal Check

I can't believe there are only 2 months left. Time to focus & prioritize!

Here's where I stand with my 2012 goals.

  1. Achieve and maintain my goal weight of 130 lbs. I have 20 lbs to go, as I'm starting at 150.
  2. Complete 10,000 minutes of cardio. My goal was 4500 for 2011, and I crushed this goal in 2012 (ended with 8700 minutes). I want to go big with this goal. :-) - Already achieved! I'm currently at 10,555, with two months to go!!
  3. Run a 1/2 marathon. I was fully trained for my first 1/2 marathon before I broke my foot in May. I'm starting from scratch, but want to get back to it. - I ran: a 5K, a 15K, a road half marathon, a trail half marathon, & Hood To Coast. Boom! Yes!
  4. Spend less than $500 on clothing for myself and less than $500 for shoes/clothes for the kids. I shop for entertainment, and it's totally unnecessary. - Yeah, no. I spent more than this on running shoes, I think. Total for the year so far for me = $1672.59 & $1149.14 on the kids. WOW. First time adding this up. It's clear that I need to more accurately budget in 2013, & rein in the spending. The boys need new shoes, clothes, sports gear, etc more often than I anticipated. For my own spending, I need to rebudget for 2013 as well based on what's reasonable.
  5. Complete 100 strength training workouts. - Currently at 71. REALLY need to amp this up to close at 100.
  6. Give up artificial sugar. (Mostly, the Splenda in my coffee & tea.) This will be TOUGH for me. :-) - Yes, gave up Splenda in my coffee & tea. I wasn't perfect (had a few Vitamin Waters after long runs, etc), but I consider this a victory. It's out of my daily diet.
  7. Reach 50% of our goal for the boys college tuition GET accounts, for both kids. This will take about $12,000. - We're at 43%, & I don't anticipate getting much closer before the end of the year. We are prioritizing paying off our second mortgage over this goal, so we can afford a remodel.
  8. Track all spending, stick to our budget, and complete monthly spending reports. - Well, we've been tracking our spending. We've certainly spent more than planned, but still within our income. More on this as I have time to crunch all of the numbers. :-)
  9. Pay off $50,000 on our vacation house mortgage and $100,000 on our primary residence mortgage. - Hmm, I know we're not there, but don't know how much we've paid off this year. Need to check.
  10. Have one date night per month with M. - Yes! We've been doing this!
  11. Get together with two friends/month, and plan a minimum of one girls only vacation this year. - Yes! Lots of girl time has been had. Love this goal. :-)
  12. Meet with an attorney & get our life insurance, wills, guardianship, trusts, etc squared away. This is a MUST do this year.- No. I NEED to get this done. :-(

How about you? How are you doing on your 2012 goals, with only a few months to go? Can you believe 2013 is almost here? Are you planning out what you want to get done next year?


  1. Great going on your goals. Question if you dont mind; if you're giving up Splenda, are you replacing it with anything? I've been using ez-sweetz for my coffee, because I wanted an alternative from straight sugar. I cannot have bitter coffee to save my life! As for my goals, I was just looking at them this morning and got halfway a review post. I'll try to get it up tomorrow or sometime on Monday. Gotta get busy with tallying stuff for this year! (Nowhere near looking at next year--eek)

  2. Tanner - I now drink my coffee with just milk, no sweetner. It definitely took some getting used to! I didn't replace Splenda with anything

    1. Yikes. I don't think I could do that. I cannot stand my coffee even barely bitter... and I cant have straight milk.

  3. You're you're doing great & still have a couple months to finish up!

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  5. I love how you are tracking this and being honest about every category!