Let’s see, it’s February 12th… more than a month has passed since my first 13 in 13 post, and I figured it was time (well past time) for me to give a little update on how things are going. I really like taking a look at how I’ve been doing with these goals, because it puts them at the forefront of my mind and makes me more aware of my priorities.
I’m going to take a page out of Rebecca’s book and organize this post into what’s going well, what’s mediocre/unstarted, and what I need to work on.
What’s going well…
#1 – I’m 7 lbs away from my WLS goal, which means I’m going to be way ahead of my original goal, which was to qualify for WLS by mid-March. If all goes as I am striving for, I will make my goal by mid-February. Woot, woot!!
#3 & #4 – I haven’t had tons of grading to do, so I haven’t really needed to stay at school until 4pm on B days, but that’s going to change tomorrow, when book reports come pouring in. (And then again at the end end of February when two sets of Realism essays come my way). I have been excellent on A days – I’ve hit the gym every single time (unless it was deemed a rest day). I’ve come to really enjoy those early days at the gym.
#5, #6, & #9 – I’ve made it to Zumba and Lululemon yoga most weekends. I’m so glad that my plantar fasciitis has subsided enough that I can go resume Zumba and yoga. It’s nice to be able to keep the workouts full of fun and variety. I’ve also made it a point to bring friends to both Zumba and the Lululemon yoga, which helps with #9, because we usually spend time afterward catching up over coffee. As for the second part of #6, as I said above, I haven’t needed to spend any time grading , but that’s going to change at the end of the month. In an odd way, I’m looking forward to spending time at Starbucks grading, because it’s a good way to get out of the house and possibly meet new people.
#12 – My sister has been kind enough to take monthly photos of me in January and February, so this one is going well. Once I have three months’ worth of photos, I’ll post them here.
What I haven’t started yet, or what’s been mediocre…
#7 – I haven’t started any Pinterest crafts yet, but I have two that I’m planning on working on next week, while I have the week off. More on those as I complete them.
#8 – I haven’t kept up with my Google reader on a daily basis, but I do try to keep up on the weekends. I also comment on as many blogs as I can think of things to write.
#9 – I’ve done some fun things with friends, but not often enough. Some of that is because of not having extra money go out, but I have made an effort to incorporate coffee dates or workout buddy dates as much as I can.
#11 – I’m not planning on doing any research on health education until the summer.
#13 – As stated in the goal itself, this one won’t be happening until late October 2013, at the earliest.
What’s not going well/what I need to put more effort into…
#2 – I haven’t made great progress on my goal of reading 35 books in a year. In fact, I’ve read 1 book and I have two others started. For someone who loves reading as much as I do, I’m surprised that I’m not doing better at this goal. It will be easy enough to pick this up beginning now. I just need to set aside the time, especially on the weekends.
#10 – I think I made it to bed by 10pm for about a week or so. Since this is not a part of my nature, it’s something I’ve got to put more of an effort into. So, I’ve decided to make this my Lenten goal:
Beginning tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, I’m going to get to bed by 10pm every non-vacation weeknight for the next 40 days. To give myself more accountability, I’m going to check in on this Lenten goal every Wednesday.