About a week ago, I updated you on the progress of my New Year’s Resolutions, and stated that I wanted to make some new goals. If you remember from the original post, I had some goals that were for the length of the year, but most of them were things that I wanted to concentrate heavily on for the first few months. I made some of my goals and others I didn’t quite reach. But, here I am with a new set of goals for the second quarter of the year, May-August.
Health, Fitness, and Beauty
Because I didn’t quite make the goal that I set for myself originally, I am making a new goal. I would like to lose the last 3 lbs. that I have been struggling with. I need to re-commit to my working out and diet regime. I was going strong, and then I backed off for a while, and I’ve never fully recommitted to the program.
I want to continue to make drinking water a focus of this health and fitness goal– I think that it helps tremendously. I also want to do something with running. I finished the C25K, and rewarded myself with new kicks, but then I feel like I went backwards. Somehow all the stamina and endurance that I built up vanished. Now, I struggle just to be able to run continuously for 10 minutes. This is not cool! I am thinking about looking for a new program that I can follow. One that allows me to run outside and take advantage of the summer.
And, it’s back to a stricter eating plan. I had upped my allowed calorie intake, but in addition to that I have been allowing myself too many treats and snacks! This is part of what keeps me from reaching my goal. So, this is a re-committment to the habits that will help me reach that weight loss goal. Now, I’m not going to allow myself 4 months to lose 3 lbs– that would be insane! I am going to figure a half pound a week, so I am setting a goal completion date of June 24, 2013. That’s 7 weeks from now.
I’ve been using my new facial brush and keeping you updated with the results. Although I don’t foresee posting updates as frequently, it is something that I want to vow to continue doing. I want to really try to stick to the goal of washing my face twice a day–morning and evening and using the facial brush for one of those cleanings. This is going to take a big effort on my part.
I am going to continue with the goal of reading 13 books by the end of the year, so that means that I need to read about a book a month. More would be fine, less would not be o.k. Before I had the vague goal of “improve this blog” but I never really defined what that meant. Now, I am going to put some qualifiers on that goal.
I want to make weekend posting a goal. I have found that so many bloggers take the weekend off and I think that I could benefit from taking the opposite approach and posting content on the weekend for you all to read. Also, I want to do some work on the “back-end,” so to speak. I need to look into file organization, photo tagging, and all that sort of stuff so that when I want to reference the other ways that I have styled a particular piece of clothing it is an easy task and not a difficult one!
In addition to reading and blogging, I also want to put my effort and energy towards other hobbies that help to make me an interesting person. I have chosen sewing!
Since I purchased my sewing machine several months ago, I have barely used it! That is not o.k. I spent a lot of money on a quality piece of machinery and I should be enjoying it. I have a few projects in mind– curtains for the office, a maxi dress and lace pencil skirt for myself, and perhaps I will finally make my BF the flannel pajama pants I owe him! Regardless of what it is, I want to actually use my sewing machine and find another outlet for my creativity!
Previously, I stated continue paying on my credit cards and student loans as my goal. But, now I am going to be more specific. I want to pay off 1 of my credit cards by the end of this 4 month period. I also want to continue paying on my other credit card in the process.
Secondly, I want to consolidate my student loans and find a better payment plan. In the meantime, I want to continue paying on them monthly. I have high hopes for paying off my debts so that I can start a savings fund for a wedding and house! EEK.
There they are– my new set of New Year’s Resolutions, or NYR’s Quarter 2. What do you think? Do you have similar goals? Do you make resolutions and then break them before February 1st and then never think about them until the next December 31? Let me know what you think– your comments make my day a little brighter.