I set out with a specific list of goal for 2012. Here’s a recap:
January: Cleaning and Organizing the House
May: No Sugar
July: No processed food (making something I would normally buy pre-made)
August: Snappy Dressed
November: Ethnic Dinners
I also had an overall fitness goal for the year: participate in a running or cycling race every month.
My best months for sticking to my plan were: January (Cleaning), February (Blogging), May (No Sugar), June (Reading), August (Snappy Dressed), and November (Ethnic Dinners). For the most part, I was able to complete each weekly and the overall month’s goal for those months. My favorite months were March (Festivals), May (No Sugar), October (Photography), and November (Ethnic Dinners).
Yeah, I was surprised that I liked May’s goal. I thought it would be hard, but once I decided to cut out sugar, it was almost easy to turn it down. My cravings for sugar have been pretty low the last couple months and when I do crave something sweet, I can satisfy it with some fruit.
Months that I didn’t meet my goal: March (Festivals), July (No Processed Foods), and December (Sewing). I missed a couple of festival weekends in March due to weather and a party. I didn’t get a chance to make one of the things I wanted to try out for July and I didn’t sew ANYTHING in December due to all the holiday madness.
My overall fitness goal for the year turned out great! I didn’t end up doing any cycling races, but I did run a race every month. I ran five 5Ks, three Mud/Obstacle Course runs (generally 5Ks), one 8K, one 10.2K, one half-marathon (13.1 mi), and one marathon (26.2 mi)! I’m pretty proud of myself and am looking forward to next year.
2013 goals will be a little different…
Broccoli from the garden