Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meeting My Goals-1 Week In

We are now officially 1 week into the new year, and by this point a lot resolutions have probably been forgotten about or already giving up on. At least, that is usually how it is for me. This year I changed my resolutions and instead made them more like goals for myself in an effort to ensure that I actually stick to them. I wanted to write an update as to how well I am doing with them so far. Don't worry, I don't plan on doing weekly updates on these (that would be quite boring I am sure!).

Date Night: This month's date night is going to be to a Masquerade Ball for my husband's company. We'll have a night away, and we will be attending the event with friends. A little more extravagant than what I plan to do each month, but this is going to be fun and I am looking forward to a fancy night out.

Practice a more clean eating diet: So far so good! We are not doing this diet to lose weight, but rather to ensure that we follow a healthier lifestyle. My husband and I find the practice of clean eating to make sense to us. The only thing I have left to eliminate is my coffee creamer, and I have found a few recipes to try out. Either that, or I'll just go back to using almond milk or soy milk. All of our meals have been homemade, and there are no more boxed food items (in our case chicken tenders) in my freezer.

Read More: I have really been enjoying the book I am currently reading- "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Next up: "Hunger Games".

Run a 5K: Obviously I have not actually run the 5K yet, but I have started my training for it. I decided to do Couch 2 5k so I would have a schedule to follow and a set training plan. I went out running twice this week, once by myself and once with my husband and 2 of my daughters. My legs are sore, but I feel great! I have also picked out the 5K I want to do and will be registering for it this coming week.
My running buddies:

Knit more regularly: I found the blanket I was working on for my middle daughter and got back to work on it yesterday.(I had tucked it away in the art closet in order to keep my little ones from using the yarn for art projects) She is so excited that I am finally going to finish it. (and so am I!)

Start my day with a smoothie: This week we have had smoothies every day. I bought a Kitchen Ninja at the beginning of the week and I absolutely LOVE it! The best part- my girls and my husband love them too, so not only am I getting more of what I need, so are they! I even put spinach and flax seed meal in the girls' smoothies.

The goals I still have to work on:

Coffee Nights: My friend and I are still working the coffee night into our schedule.

Sewing: I do have a few sewing projects in mind, but will be probably be waiting a little while to get started on one of them. My Mom will be the one teaching me, and she has been out of town. But I do have this all set up and ready to go:

It's a hand-me-down, but what better to learn on than a free machine?

Find a Church: We have one we want to go to, we just need to clear out our Sunday mornings to go. This is going to sound so selfish, but Sundays are our only down days of the entire week, so we all (including the Littlest One) like to sleep in or hang out in our jammies for a while. We just need to break that habit, but it is going to be hard to do.

So far, I am feeling really good about meeting my personal goals. I have one more, but it's a secret and you'll just have to wait a few more days to see what it is;-)

Did you set goals or resolutions for yourself this year? If so, how are you doing keeping up with them?

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