Monday, January 2, 2012

Friend Makin' Monday - 2012 Goals

Welcome to the first FMM of 2012!  Because it’s a brand new year, the topic this week is goals.  I have said this in the past, I am not a big fan of "resolutions", but prefer to call them goals.  Every step in the right direction is better than no movement at all!  

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FMM - 2012 Goals!
I have been thinking about my 2012 goals for several days, especially since I did a quick recap of my 2011 goals.  I kept thinking that I didn't really have any new goals - just want to continue doing what I am doing...  But, then I started really thinking and came up with a pretty good list.  Here goes...
  • Continue to monitor my eating:  I need to get back on the "straight and narrow" with watching portions, reducing sugar, eating more whole foods, etc.  I want to do a better job with a modified version of intuitive eating.
  • No more soft drinks.  I admit it, I love Diet Sunkist, Diet Mountain Dew, an occassional Coca-Cola Classic (especially if it is a fountain drink), and Cheerwine.  The hubs and I decided on Friday that we were going to limit our drink choices to water and coffee (I drink it black) on a daily basis.  Occasionally, we can have beer, wine, or liquor but will significantly cut back on consumption of alcohol.  Beer, wine, and liquor are  yummy, but hello! - empty calories!
  • Complete three half marathons.  I am registered for the Disney Princess Half on February 26 - one down.  Now I need to register for one more in the spring and one in the fall.  I also hope to improve my time for the half marathon distance.
  • Try at least one new recipe per week and add new foods.  I am usually pretty good about planning a weekly menu, but sometimes it seems to be monotonous.  I am going to try at least one new recipe per week and blog about it.  I also am going to try to incorporate some foods that I wouldn't normally eat.
  • Be a better blogger.  I love to read blogs, but I rarely comment.  I want to start being more active in the blogging community and support those that offer support to me.
  • Read more.  I love to read.  I have gotten out of the habit of reading both books and magazines.  I want to read at least 12 books this year.
  • Give myself a break and BELIEVE in me.  To say that I am a bit of a perfectionist and control freak would probably be classified as a major understatement.  I am going to work to try to not be so hard on myself and realize that it is ok to just be relaxed about certain things.  

1 comment:

  1. Great goals. I have always wanted to run at Disney. I am totally jealous!

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