Sunday, January 1, 2012

The twelve goals of 2012

I'm kicking off 2012 off right by creating my list of 12 goals for the years. I'll break these out into monthly goals as well, but wanted to get these posted. I'll also be wrapping up my 2011 goals soon!
  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. :-)
  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.
  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.
  5. Complete 100 strength training workouts.
  6. Give up artificial sugar. (Mostly, the Splenda in my coffee & tea.) This will be TOUGH for me. :-)
  7. Reach 50% of our goal for the boys college tuition GET accounts, for both kids. This will take about $12,000.
  8. Track all spending, stick to our budget, and complete monthly spending reports.
  9. Pay off $50,000 on our vacation house mortgage and $100,000 on our primary residence mortgage.
  10. Have one date night per month with M.
  11. Get together with two friends/month, and plan a minimum of one girls only vacation this year.
  12. Meet with an attorney & get our life insurance, wills, guardianship, trusts, etc squared away. This is a MUST do this year.
I've loved reading all of your 2012 goals! Do you have a mix of personal & financial goals, or more than 12? Last year I had close to 30, and it just became ridiculous to track. :-)


  1. Good luck with your goals! I haven't come up with mine yet, but I will soon.

  2. Great goals! #12 is on our list of things to do this year as well.

  3. Your goals sound really impressive. Good luck with you 1/2 marathon. It's amazing that you came back so quickly. I broke my leg pretty badly a few years ago and it took about five to six months before I could even run again.

  4. Niki - it was just over six months before I could run again. It was SO hard to wait it out. I broke my fifth metatarsal & chipped part of the bone loose, so I had to wait for everything to come back together. I got cleared to run in December, & I'm up to 4 miles. Slow & steady! :-)

  5. Good luck with your goals! I'm trying to lose weight this year (again!), hopefully we can support each other :)

  6. Wow, you have very ambitious goals, and I know you'll rock them :-) Can't wait to follow along!