Since we’re now about six months into 2010, I figured I’d go back & review our year’s goals to see how we’re doing!
1. Cut out fast food. Period.
This food is unnecessary, unhealthy, and not for our family. If the place does not require a tip for its service, we don’t eat there. Period. If someone buys it for us (i.e. family function), we may partake, but the choices must still be healthy. (The occasional ice cream treat will be acceptable, but this shall be the exception, NOT the rule).
This is going fairly well. Although we’ve enjoyed the occasional time out, we generally steer clear of the worst of the worst. We can definitely do better though….after Chipotle & Wojo’s tonight. 😉
2. Live by the Caveman diet. Mostly.
If it didn’t live or didn’t grow in some way, we don’t consume it. With a few minor exclusions, this will be our general rule to live by.
We did this really well. At first. We’ve since fallen off the wagon a bit. I’m hoping we can get it together again soon!
3. Update family blog three times per week.
This shouldn’t be too hard since I already do this.
With the exception of a few weeks, I’ve done a pretty good job. I hope to continue to get better at it though.
4. Save money & decrease our debt.
Apart from student loans & mortgage, we hope to have all of our debt eliminated, including our recently acquired car loan. This goal is fairly lofty, especially considering the car loan, but I believe we can do it!
Check as far as debt’s concerned. We need to work more on the savings part now!
5. Make at least 5 home renovations.
Currently, we are in talks with various subcontractors. We hope to start work on our home within the next month or so.
Although plans have changed slightly, we have done some work on our own. Jim installed 2 new ceiling fans & a light fixture. He also fixed our running toilet & fixed the broken window in the kitchen. I consider this item done, but we’re continuing to make improvements.
6. Expand our family.
You get this one.
Done. We are currently expecting our newest addition in January. Again. 🙂
Goals for Charlie
1. Start walking.
No pressure here. It’s bound to happen SOME time this year…
Done. He took a few steps at 1, and then started really getting around at about 14 months or so.
2. Start talking. More.
He may say “ball” and “good” and communicate with sign language, but let’s hope he has even more to say!
He’s definitely getting there! “mama”, “dada”, “peeees” (please), “Mine”, “Bih-bih-bih” (Binky), “Kiki” (Kaeli), “Jeh” (Jonathan), “Buzz” (Yes for buzz light year) & a bunch more!
3. Turn 1!
Lucky him! This will be accomplished in just a few short weeks!
Done! He’s now approaching the 18 month mark!
Goals for Jim (Daddy)
1. Run a 5k in under 20 minutes
I’ll have to remind him of this…
2. By year’s end, bench-press 300 pounds.
3. Fully adept at my new position within six months
Done & then some.
4. Take better care of my appearance
Done. He’s handsome. What can I say?
5. Take an active role in my friendships & building relationships
With some transitions in our own life, I think this will come in the next months as well. In progress…
Goals for Me (Mommy aka Samantha)
1. FINALLY get serious about getting healthy.
I’ve been heavy for too long and it’s about time for that to change. I want to be healthier AND lose weight.
In progress. I really got serious about it at the beginning of March & have been up and down now since May (finding out about pregnancy). I’d like to get back to being serious about it, even if I can’t lose weight, and then pick back up in January 2011.
2. Work out 3-4 times per week.
Whether it’s the Wii Fit, 30 Day Shred or Cardinal, I have to get MOVING!
I actively did this for a while, but now I just try to stay active about 3 days a week. I plan on increasing this as I enter this second trimester.
3. Keep my house organized. Mostly.
I have a bad habit of this, but I’m starting out this year right, so we’ll see how that goes…
4. Scrapbook 3-4 pages per month.
I have the stuff, I have the subject matter, so now I just have to put it all together!
Major fail. I’m hoping to tackle this ENTIRE subject within the next month & get organized.
5. Take better care of my appearance
I need to make a better effort at the presentation of myself to others.
In progress. I’ve enjoyed having my hair long & taking care of my nails. It really gives me that extra boost I need!
Here’s to the next six months of 2010!