Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goals, Not Resolutions

Happy 2012!!!

Good afternoon!  I just got off the treadmill.  It was my very first "official" activity since joining WW on December 7.  I walked for only 15 minutes, so it wasn't a sweat-soaked workout, believe me.  I want to gradually build up my activity since I am just starting out.  My plan is working so far and that is what I will continue to do.

Last night my boyfriend and I went over to his brother's house for New Year's Eve.  It was fun.  We played poker and then bingo for prizes.  I won a Monopoly Deal card game and the BF won a baseball cap, lottery tickets and a pillow pet.  The pillow pet was his favorite out of the three gifts.  Uh, yeah.  I also did great on the food and points, with 3 points to spare.  WooHoo!

I thought a lot about what goals I wanted to make for 2012.  They are specific and measurable.  Here is what I have come up with:
  • Walk in a timed 5K.
  • Run in a timed 1-mile.
  • Try one brand new recipe each month and post on my blog.
  • Try at least 10 new fruits or vegetables (I have eaten a lot of different things, so this may be hard).
  • Go vegan for one week this year.
  • Read at least 4 books from the Top 100 Classic list from Modern Library.
  • Give back.  Volunteer at the local food bank at least 3 times this year.
Not too bad.  I want to achieve at least 5 out of the 7 goals.  That would be a good accomplishment for 2012.  I plan on giving myself a "checkup" each month.  I want to make sure these goals don't fall by the wayside.  I know I can do this.

What goals did you choose for yourself for 2012?


  1. I like your goals! They are big enough to have to work for it, but not too big so you give up! :)

  2. Great goals and so achievable too. I am sure you are going to do so well.

  3. Great goals. The "go vegan" for a week would be incredibly hard for me. Good luck:)

  4. I like your goals too. Happy new year! :)

  5. You are doing awesome! And when you go vegan for a week, let me know and I'll do it with you! I've always wanted to do that!!! We can team up and do a vegan challenge hahaah.

    Keep up the good work!


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