You had to expect this type of post, right? Part of why I love having a blog is that I can look back over the year and remember the big events (like say, a wedding) as well as the small, yet still memorable events (like trying Pilates, running two miles without stopping for the first time, and my first what I ate Wednesday.)
I made 2012 resolutions and then didn’t blog about them again until now. That doesn’t mean I ignored by resolutions though! Let’s take a look back and see what happened in 2012.
- Goal: Begin seeing clients for Health Coach Training: Well, this did not happen. But I somewhat touched on the topic in my most recent post on IIN, so I’m cutting myself some slack. Something to add to 2013 resolutions, right?
- Goal: Reach out to locals in the area to work/collaborate with: Sort of! I have met several other bloggers and another IIN grad and am so glad! These weren’t necessarily for professional reasons, but it is within the “networking” range I guess you could say.
- Goal: Research freelance writing opportunities: Yeah, also didn’t do this either. But I’ve developed my blog a lot more (gave it a facelift, wrote guest posts, etc) so I think that goes hand in hand with freelance writing.
- Goal: Lose 20 pounds. I lost 15 before the wedding (not that I was only losing weight for the wedding just giving a timeline of when I lost the weight) which I am very proud of considering I did not go on ANY diets, restrictions, crazy cleanses (not that all cleanses are crazy!), etc. All it took was cleaning up my diet and heading to the gym more days than not.
- Goal: Attend the gym 5-6 times a week. I did the best that I could with this. I knew that there would be some weeks that 6 times a week would just not be attainable but it all evened out. I did get in a workout slump after coming back from the honeymoon (another post for another day) but am getting back into it.
- Goal: Take a complimentary yoga class at different studios. Yes! Remember when I went to yoga every week for like, a month? I had a pretty sweet Groupon deal and really liked the instructor but then my subscription ran out. It’s hard for me to justify a high price tag for yoga but I’m always on the lookout for more Groupon deals.
- Goal: Walk Murphy 3 times a week. This happened for a better part of the year, especially since Ryan & I both trained for races in the first half of the year and we always took Murphy with us. On weeks when we know we are super busy and just don’t have time we take him to a doggie day camp now. He gets out all of his energy and it helps give us a bit more free time. I would say this is a “luxury” cost we have but Murphy is important to us and he loves it so we make that sacrifice.
- Goal: Run in a race. Um…I ran in not one but TWO races! Didn’t see that one coming. I’m doing another 5K this coming May too! I think I will stick with 5Ks for now. I still don’t really like running and what’s the point in wasting time doing something you don’t like? Maybe one day I’ll sign up for a bigger race but 5Ks are a-okay with me for now!
- Goal: Take a photography class/join a group. Yeah…didn’t happen at all. I got the contact info for a group to join and then did nothing with it. Win some, lose some.
- Goal: Read 1 book a month. I didn’t keep track throughout the year, but if memory serves me correctly (as well as looking back at my checkouts from the library) I surpassed 12 books. Here were my reads of 2012:
1. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (fantastic read)
2. Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
5. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
6. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
9. Open by Andre Agassi (book on tape technically)
10. 50 Shades of Grey (I know) by E.L. James
11. The Rising: Antichrist Is Born (Before They Were Left Behind, Book 1) by Jerry Jenkins & Tim LaHaye
12. The Midwife’s Confessions by Diane Chamberlain
13. The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
14. Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain
- Goal: Make church a priority. I would say we did decent on this but this can always have improving. We love our Bible study group and hope to continue to find other ways to contribute to our church community.
- Goal:Volunteer for an organization. This didn’t happen either BUT our Bible study group is in the works of signing up to volunteer with a local organization.
- Goal: Improve my blog. Check! I bought a domain, gave it a facelift, became more consistent…all around good stuff.
- Goal: GET MARRIED. Heck yeah! Best day of my life thus far
Stay tuned for my 2013 goals!
Question: How did you do on your 2012 resolutions? Did you make any?