Resolution Check-in

There’s no point in setting goals if you don’t use them for something useful. You can’t work toward a goal you’ve completely forgotten you’ve set.

That’s why I occasionally take a moment to check in with my annual goals and see where I am, how my life has shifted since I set them, and what’s going on next.

    • Pay off credit card debt – one of my cards will be paid off by December; sudden need to reshift finances, so the other will have to wait until 2012.
  • Live within my means – So far so good
  • Replace windows and doors on the house – deferred til 2012
  • Exercise 300 minutes per week – so far so good
  • 4 duathlons with Tri the Parks (and maybe 1 triathlon?) – done 1/4 dus on 4/30, and I’m signed up for that tri on 7/23
  • Work on running speeddecrease my 5K time to under 30 minutes, decrease my duathlon time to under 2 hours. This is doggone ambitious. My personal record is average speed of 12-minute miles in a 5K, so I’d have to drop that to under 10 minutes each mile to meet that goal. Let alone do it that quickly in an endurance event!
  • Biking a century – still in sight, but I need more distance rides in!
  • Log my food 100% of the time, and strive to get 30% of my calories from protein – reevaluating this one currently. I’m trying to decide whether this tool is really working for me, or whether there’s another way to tackle this.
  • Go on a real vacation with Brett – Probably mini-getaways given schedules
  • Hike a bit of the Appalachian trail with Jessica in July – going to be checking airfares today! I’ve got 90% of my pack ready to go!
  • Girls weekend getaway with Kara – still need to work on this
  • See my family – Will be visiting Ohio folks just before the hike in July
  • Throw a party – Biggest party of my life to be thrown Spring 2012, I’ll defer this goal til then.
  • Make something beautiful and useful with my new sewing machine – Raw materials have been purchased….
  • Finish a draft of one of my stories, and the How to Think Sideways course – done, and done. I’ve actually finished 2 drafts of the same story, and am working on the next pass through
  • Meet minimums on Suite 101 – that’s 180 articles up by this time next year – this one is gone. I’ve quit Suite. Since the Panda update, it has been hit hard on traffic, and the reward is not worth the time and effort I put into it anymore.
  • Regular blog posts on both blogs (goal is 24 minimum posts on each) – Yikes. I did fine with this until mid-March! Writing that novel really took the blog out of me.
  • Finish reading the 40 or so books I’ve got on my shelves – I’ve screamed through several, but I keep adding to the shelf!
  • Regular yoga classes, regular massages – I’ve only missed one massage date so far this year. She comes to the office once every 2 weeks. Have been bad about yoga though.
  • Regular morning pages. Really stick with it! – Erm… not so much.
  • Habitual self-care, be that wardrobe updates, alone time or a good haircut – this one has been remarkably easy this year. Maybe next year I won’t need it to be on the list?

All in all I’d say I’m about 70% on track, which isn’t bad, considering how easily a person can get derailed from 22 different goals. Especially with big changes, like getting engaged!

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