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