Friday, April 6, 2012

I usually do a half-way point check in for my yearly goals but, in an effort to keep myself on track, I am doing quarterly check-ins this year.  I feel pretty good about how things are going so far.  Let's take a look....

  • Exercise a minimum of three times a week - Ummm, this one isn't as good.  I averaged 2.38 times a week for the first quarter.  Some of those were yoga classes and some of the running days were run/walk heavy on the walking.  No surprise then that my St. Pat's Dash was as bad as it was.  The last two weeks have been much better and I am hitting my three run minimum and it has been more running than walking so I feel like I can pull this one back in line.
  • Lose 30 lbs. - Nope.  But I am lower than I was two weeks ago.  So that is something, right?
  • Volunteer at least 40 hours - At quarter's end I was at 4.5 hours but put in four more last night and have some things lined up that should be fun.  And yes, I count the half hour of someone trying to poke my skin and drain my blood as volunteer time.  That just isn't the fun kind.
  • Take four different classes - I have signed up and taken two so far: yoga every Monday and a one-time embroidery class.  I am not counting the ballroom dancing classes that we were doing through March until our teacher retired because I was already signed up for those when I set my goal. 
  • Travel one place in state I have never been before - Not yet, but I think wine in Walla Walla is calling my name.
  • Travel one place out of state I have never been before - Done!  New York City, Virginia and Hershey, PA
  • Read a minimum of one book a month -  I was afraid I might have low-balled this when I set the goal and I think I did.  It just seems like there wasn't enough time to read the past few years so I wasn't sure I could find the time to squeeze in even this small amount.  Turns out if you make time even a few minutes a day and also have a vacation that involved long plane rides you can accomplish lots o' reading.  It also helps if you (inadvertently) pick some shorter books.  Through the first quarter I have eight books under my belt.
"Maybe Baby" by Lori Leibovich
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
"Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick
"The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach
"Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins
"Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
"Turn Right At Macchu Picchu" by Mark Adams
"Terroryaki!" by Jennifer Chung

How are you doing with your goals? 


aeep said...

How was
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"?

The CilleyGirl said...

Will there be a bunny death scene photo this year? I don't think I ever saw one from last year -- I love those!