Here are the goals I set at the beginning of the year.
- Lose 12 pounds, bringing my weight to 135. I'm trying to shoot for a healthy, but realistic number. - Well, I've been as low as 141. I'm currently at 144, so I've lost three pounds so far this year.
- Track my food/exercise every day in My Fitness Pal. - Yes! Even though I guesstimated a few vacation days, I've tracked every day.
- Improve my fitness by doing the following:
- Complete 13,000 minutes of cardio. This will be a huge stretch goal for me, but I'm ready for the challenge! - I'm at 6700 minutes, so right on track!
- Complete 100 strength workouts. - I'm at 57 strength workouts. WOOHOO!
- Complete 100 stretching workouts. - I'm at 22 stretching workouts, so need to improve this.
- Run consistently, as measured by the following:
- Run 10 races. I have a few in mind, but basically want to challenge myself to really maintain my running endurance throughout the year. - my healthcare diagnosis changed my plans, but I did complete 3 races this year, and hope to do a couple more.
- Run 20 miles (or more per week). - This is no longer a goal. I would like to build up to 10 miles/week.
- Run 1000 miles in 2013. - No longer a goal for 2013.
- Achieve a personal best in a half marathon. - I did this! :-)
- Run a 5K, 10K, 15K, & potentially a 30K. - I did a 10K, a 5 miler, and a half this year.
- Reach 50% of our boys college fund savings. This will take around $10,000, depending on the tuition price fluctuation. - We are at 44% saved, and I don't envision us finishing this out this year, due to other priority shifts. . namely, coming up with a huge efund in case I decide to leave my job.
- Pay $50,000 of principal on our mortgages. - We're at just over $10,000, but I expect to make major headway on our primary residence the second half of the year.
- Have one date night per month with M, & get together with two friends per month. - Yes!
- Track our spending, stick to our budget, & continue the monthly reports. - Yes!
- Review our charitable contributions, & increase our yearly giving by 10%. - Yes!
- Organize one room in our house per month. - I've done a tremendous amount of decluttering, but haven't focused on any one room in particular. Maybe I should start that.
- Learn to bake bread (bagels, english muffin bread, sandwich bread). This is partially because I'd like to trim our grocery budget, but also because it's something I've tried & failed at before & just want to improve. - Yes! I made bread from scratch multiple times, & then M bought me a bread maker for my birthday. I *adore* it!
- Create/finalize will & guardianship papers. I hesitated even adding this to my goals, as I've failed at this for the last two years. But, it's important enough that I'm adding it again. - Fail. :-( Need to focus on this.
- Generate $1,000 in "side hustle", loosely defined as anything outside my normal paycheck, for the year. I've never tracked this before, so keeping the bar low. The money will be used to convert my grandmother's old movies into DVDs, and the rest will go towards my sister's 40th birthday trip. - Yes! I've made over $2400!! So excited.
- Complete 14,000 minutes of cardio.
- Complete 120 strength workouts.
- Run 10 miles/week
- Run a post-diagnosis race.
- Plan a fall girls trip. Most of my trips fall into the summer, which makes fall a bit of a lull.
Learn to make pie! :-)
Make $5000 in side hustle. I think I can do this.
And, adding a couple of additional goals for the second half of the year:
14. Save $30,000 in our Efund, so I can consider other (more flexible) employment options.
15. Sort out my job situation.
How are you doing with your 2013 goals? Are you on track? Do you need to adjust any numbers, add or remove goals?