Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goals for 09 Recap

Way back on January 1, 2009, I promised to do a few things throughout the year. Goals. Resolutions. Whatever. I picked 5 things that I thought I could do, and told all of you that I would do them. Turns out I'm a bit of a liar. More like a fibber.

Let's recap, shall we?

On 1/1/09, I wrote: Blogging. I have found in the last 6 months that I love this blog. So much fun for me to share my life. I want to try and blog SOMETHING 5X a week. That's quite a bit of blogging, but I think I've already hit that for this week. I'm also going to try to post at the end of each month how I'm doing with all of these goals.

12/31/09: I definitely blogged MORE, but I certainly didn't hit 5 times a week every week. That's okay with me. I used the blog how I wanted to. Sometimes I went weeks without blogging, but that's the direction life took me. No big deal. I did post pretty frequently about my goals and how I was doing.

On 1/1/09, I wrote: Take more pictures. Both for scrapbooking and because I really like photos!

12/31/09: Success! I was totally a picture-taking fool. And now that I have a suh-weet camera, courtesy of my awesome husband, I will be taking even more in 2010. Also, I'm going to have an incredibly adorable kid to take pictures of. Any day now.

On 1/1/09, I wrote: More creativity. I already said I wanted to knit, so that's on my list first.

12/31/09: Not so much. I do feel like I've been more creative, and have definitely tried some cool new things as far as scrapbooking. I bought a book on how to crochet, and I started teaching myself. Need to work on this one next year.

On 1/1/09, I wrote: Get fit. I did pretty well last year. I'd really like to be at the weight listed on my driver's license (120. There I said it. Gives me something to work toward). My 16-year-old weight, because really, who changes that? I'm only 15 pounds away. This time last year, I was almost 40 pounds over, so I think I can do it. I'm already lighter than I have been in almost 6 years. I do want to lose weight, but I'd really love to be toned, because I've been thin, but I've never been toned. I'm going to keep going to Curves, mostly for the monthly check-in (again, I need accountability), but I want to do more. I started a Jillian Michaels workout yesterday, and I think it is going to be awesome. I could barely do it, and I am so sore today. But a good sore, you know?

12/31/09: HAHAHAHAHA. Epic fail. But I have a super excuse. It's called pregnancy. This goal will be recurring for 2010. Although right now, I'm only 15 pounds heavier than my previous "heaviest I've ever been" weight. And I didn't hit that weight again until I was into my third trimester. Not too shabby, eh? I got a Wii Fit for Christmas and will also be getting the Jillian Michaels workout our of storage once little Tator Tot comes along.

On 1/1/09, I wrote: Live my word. I've decided to go with "savor" for 2009. I really like the concept, explained here by Ali Edwards. I want to enjoy my life as it is right now, not focusing on things in the past, or worrying too much about the future. Live in the now. Hey, my now is pretty darn awesome.

12/31/09: I totally rocked this resolution. I have savored every single second of this pregnancy, even when I was complaining or vomiting avocados or subsisting completely on clementine oranges. I still loved it. Even though I am VERY ready to be finished, and welcome a new baby into our home, I think I'll kind of miss being pregnant. I'm working on choosing my new word right now. Lots of thoughts going through my head. I really want it to be perfect.

Did you have any goals for the year? How did you do? I want to know, especially if you failed, because misery loves company.

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