My mind is all over the place lately, but busy is good. Still, somehow January is done and here we are another month into 2012. In no time we’ll all be gushing over pumpkin muffins… OK, maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but the truth is 1/12 of the year is behind us and it’s time to see if I’ve made any headway on my goals…
- Run a 10k
Nope, not there yet. I’ve been working towards it diligently, but I actually struggled a bit with my ‘long runs’ this week. More to come on that next week.
- Get back into yoga (3 times a month minimum)
I kind of consider yoga/pilates to be the same thing. I know they aren’t, but since I take them at the local Y, they feel kind of the same. So in that case, check- I hit up pilates 3 times in January!
- Read 10 books (at least 1 nonfiction)
1 down, 8.5 to go (I’m already halfway into book 2)! The funny thing about reading it, once you get into it, you wonder why you ever stopped. At the risk of blowing my cool image forever (what’s that? it was blown a long time ago? oh well then…) READING IS FUN!
- Learn a new cooking technique
I’m knee-deep in learning how to use the pressure cooker and I keep getting more impressed! I’ve made Vegan Stoup, two mushroom risottos and cooked plenty of dried beans and grains.
Also, I’m filing this under cooking technique, even though it’s kind of the opposite, but I learned to dehydrate! Kale chips have never tasted so delicious.
- Use 5 ingredients in the kitchen that I’ve never used before
bok choy- check!
- Reach out to and get together with a local friend at least once a month
I’ve been KILLING this goal and am quite proud of myself. I’ve met two other new moms that live in my neighborhood and have gone on walks and playdates with them. I also have been hitting up the parks with other friends that live nearby. Very proud of my January efforts.
- Take swim lessons with Hailey
Yesterday’s 70 degree sunshine had me thinking about it, but not yet. I do need to start looking for a baby girl bathing suit, though. Whee!!
- Go on a date night with Hubbs at least once a month
We had a big date night out in January… success! February is gearing up to be a pretty crazy month… I really hope we fit one in :/
- Continue to work on being in the moment
Feeling pretty good about this one. I’m a long ways from perfect, but I’ve really been working on putting down my phone and focusing on the moment I’m in. Whether it’s playing at the park or eating dinner with Hubbs, I want to be focusing on where I am and what I’m doing.
So what if we’re sockless with a crooked hat, we’re IN the moment
How’s your progress on your 2012 goals going?
And speaking of… the winner of the spa giveaway is…
Jordan January 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm
My resolution is to take better care of myself, mentally and physically. Like giving myself a lazy day when I don’t have to work my insane job, taking a rest day from exercise when I need it and pushing myself when I do choose to exercise, and stressing less. So far I’m doing okay with my resolution…a few slip ups, but progress!
Please email me at [email protected] so I can send you your spa gift card!