Monday, February 27, 2012
Jan-March Goal update and life changes
February Update on Goals:
So ... I did mention in my original post that I had some issues with procrastination right? I didn't procrastinate in my attempts to do my goals, just to update you on them!
I'll go through each goal that I set here, and update you on my progress. I should probably set new goals for myself too. Once again, these aren't all of my goals that I'm working towards.
Write in blog 2 times a week. Start writing a design document to lay out how I want my blog to look after it's redesigned. Discuss the design document with the hubs.
I've been much better about updating and have been averaging about 2x a week.
I haven't really discussed a redesign of my blog with my husband, but I have spent a lot of time playing around with different layouts on my own. I discovered different tabs, and have enjoyed creating new ones. (hint...please check them out!) I could be doing a lot more with the background and I know this, which is why I keep changing it!
Continue to blog, 2-3 times a week. I like the game series I am doing, and playing more games with my husband has helped us get closer too!
I want to publish more meal plans, and recipe posts.
What other posts do people find interesting? I can only put up so many pictures of my cat...
Go to Yoga class on Sunday morning. Try a Zumba class. Doesn't matter when or if I only do it for 20 minutes--just get over my fear of the new and unknown. Also, get on elliptical in my room at least 1x a week. First thing in the morning? It would be awesome. Sweat is our friend. Work on anxiety issues. Find a cognitive therapist. Make an appointment.
Umm...can I skip this section? I was doing great for about a week, even started to lose some weight and then I got sick and used it as an excuse to backslide. I found that when I ate crap, and didn't exercise, I craved more crap and less exercise.
I didn't go to yoga. I didn't try a Zumba class either. In fact, I went to the gym 2 times. This is really depressing. I have however been using my elliptical and going for walks more. Now If I could get myself to do that daily, I wouldn't feel guilty about not exercising enough.
Go to the gym 2x/week. Walk at least 10 minutes a day, be it outside or on the elliptical. I'm baby stepping on this one. I'd rather outshine my goals then feel like crap in a month when I realize that Ive once again not done what I hoped.
meal plan meeting 1x week with husband. Personally plan small meals/snacks for myself. Make sure to have these foods on hand so that I can eat every 3 hours.
We have been better at meal planning but I'm still having trouble with finding quick and easy food to eat. It's a never ending battle lately. I have been better about meals in general, and not eating out as much though but it doesn't seem that it's saved us money.
Less eating out, more meal planning. Oh, and stop going to Costco--my spending there is ridiculous. Always have hard boiled eggs in the fridge, and create a list of quick snacks that we can have. Why? Because you can't think when you are too hungry. Also, taking a nap when you are hungry and waking up starving is a bad life choice.
January goal: Read the first Hunger Games book. Yes, I've been told that I'll be immediately HOOKED but it's all about the starting.
Oh I read the entire series. Big thanks to my friend who lent me the electronic copy. My husband is reading to me almost every night and it puts me right to sleep! I love it, and the series that we are reading (series name). I also went into the physical library and got a book and a couple of audiobooks that I can listen to in the car. The library is right next to where I babysit, so it's a great stop on my way home.
Less TV more reading. Find a way to play more audiobooks in the house so that you'll get more done instead of being attached to the computer.
January goal: Make decision on future of group, and volunteer. Significantly cut down on TV and Internet time by downloading audio books to listen to, with my new handy dandy library card (that I have yet to use:( ).
I've covered the library issues above. We are volunteering more, which is great, and I have significantly cut down on my TV watching. As far as my group goes, I'm still not entirely sure what is going to happen. I'm keeping really busy though so it's becoming less of an issue.
I am pretty excited about what has been happening in my life. I have going to more events, meeting more people and making more friends. I'm spending lots of time playing board games, organizing events, babysitting and most recently, I decided to start my own business. Starting next month, I am going to become a Slumber Parties consultant!
If you haven't hard of Slumber Parties and you are still thinking of middle school girls having pillow fights, I'm sorry to disillusion you. This Slumber Parties is a home based party company that sells lotions, potions, romance aids and lingerie. I first went to a party in while in college, and another recently, was once again realized how much I love the company, and their products. I was really struck by their goals to help women create a safe and fun environment to discuss relationships, romance and sex. It's empowering to not feel constrained by society in your abilities to ask questions about sexual health and to realize you aren't alone. It's something that many women never have a chance to have.
I'm sure I'll continue to regularly write about my Slumber Parties adventure, and I hope that I can make a success out of this venture. So...let's see what adventures March brings!