Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Goals

A couple of days ago Noah suggested that as I run I try to convince myself to not "be so psychotic".  He wasn't trying to be mean, but without over-analyzing everything too much- he basically thinks I need to relax on the goal setting front.

I think he maybe needs to try goal setting.

But to each his own, right?

I have been very "lazy" these last two weeks.  I have only made a couple of lists, I have spent most evenings cuddling my baby and reading to my kids.  I have stayed home during the days, and I haven't created undue stress for myself.

And it was good for 2 weeks, but I can't live my whole life that way.  I need goals and to push myself or else I flounder around and accomplish nothing.  I can't enjoy life with things hanging over my head.

And so I will make goals for 2012, but I will also attempt to "not be psychotic". My 2011 goals were posted last year on January  4th.  It is kind of funny to read them now, because I clearly had no idea that I would have another baby by the end of 2011!  I was anticipating running a half marathon in the fall of 2011, not being in  my 3rd trimester!

Anyway, here is the start of my 2012 goals:

*lose baby weight (95% by March 26)
*Run/walk 1000 miles
*Run a 25 min 5k
*Run a 1/2 Marathon
*Complete at least 1 triathlon
*Start and complete INSANITY workout program

*Plant apple trees
*Maintain garden/fruit plants
*finish lot cleanup
*Paint family room
*possibly get new furniture/floor lamps
*plan for a possible addition

*Get CCRN! (this goal has been very elusive, I am scared to try...)
*Make a nonfiction reading plan (hope to come up with a list of books I want to read soon!)
*be diligent about putting content on my ipod to listen to while working out

*read and reread parenting books to keep concepts and goals at the forefront of my mind
*be diligent about disciplining consistently so the kids and I both know that what will happen if defiance/misbehavior occurs
*work with each child to come up with specific goals for themselves
*implement a longer "family time" each week
*continue Bible Story readings and prayer time at night

*pay off lot! (by end of January)
*save up money for possible addition/savings/new vehicle
*cut back on eating out expenses


Navigating the Mothership said...

I am with you on goal setting. I start to get despondent without it.

Foster said...

If you are looking for things to listen to while working out, check out www.christianaudio.com They offer a free audio book download every month.

Karla said...

another goal....go to Thailand with kids to visit Karla... (Noah can come too)

The Three 22nds said...

Laura, I know it is weird, isn't it? Despondent is a good word- and it is a whole lot easier to get despondent in January, than say May.

Andrea, thanks for the tip! I looked at their site and it definitely looks like something I would be interested in!

Karla, Yeah, I'd love to except for the whole part about long plane rides with kids. I'd love to see you, but that is just not happening. :)