Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else (the new place has an indoor track and fitness classes that I hope will motivate me to be more active).DONE before the New Year even started! :)
- Buy a fitness class punch card for 10 classes each month and attend 10 fitness classes each month. I continue to buy punch cards, but don’t usually go to 10 classes per month. I go to Zumba or Zumba Toning at least once per week and use it as cross-training. With my running increasing, I most likely won’t be going to 10 classes a month.
- Do strength training at least twice per week. I have definitely improved on this by downloading the 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups apps to my phone. I try to do them 2-3 times per week.
- Run at least three times per week. I have really kept up with my running! I have been running at least 3 times per week on average.
- Reach a goal of 50 miles in a month walking and/or running by the end of the year. Last month I reached 46.19 miles and I am certain that I will reach my goal of 50 miles in a month sometime this year.
Run at least 3 5k races this year, and either an 8k or a 10k.I ran the Ice Cube 5k in February, the Mud Dogs 10k in March, the River Run 5k in May and the Little Foot 5k in June. And I’m not done… I will probably do at least on more 10k and a few more 5ks, ending the year with the Mid Land Half Marathon in November! Train for a duathlon and complete one by the end of the year.My sights are set on the half marathon now, so I think this goal will have to wait until next year.
- No eating out on Wednesdays unless it is a special occasion or we are out of town. I have not paid any attention to this in the last few months…
- Post a “What I Ate Wednesday” blog at least twice per month. Yeah, hasn’t happened.
- Drink at least 80 oz. of water each day. Not paying attention to this lately, but I need to!
- Cut down on drinking diet pop and eventually give it up – possibly for Lent? I did give it up for Lent and I did really well staying away from it until recently… need to cut back again!
- Cut out artificial sweeteners as much as possible. I have definitely cut back on artificial sweeteners, other than what I have had lately in diet pop.
- Make my lunch for work at least 3/5 days per week. I go back and forth with this. Some weeks I bring my lunch or eat lunch at home almost every day. And then I go back to getting take out.
Use MyFitnessPal and post a weekly summary at least once per month to this blog.I really haven’t been using MyFitnessPal and I probably won’t continue to use it. Right now I am more focused on my training and eating what feels right.
- Put at least $100 per month into both savings accounts. We have our accounts set up that $50 automatically comes out of our checking into savings every payday, so this is happening… although we have unfortunately had to dip into our savings a bit for bills.
- Do Project 365 (take a picture every day) and post a weekly summary to this blog. I have been trying to keep up with this more in May and June.
- Make at least two Pinterest recipes per month and blog about it. I actually did post a couple recently!
Go on an overnight ski trip with Ken.Didn’t happen – maybe next year! Get season passes to Cedar Point.Probably won’t be getting them this year, too much work to do on the house.
- Visit my out-of-town friends at least 6 times this year. I went down once in April, and just recently visited when my best friend’s baby was born! :)
- Sing karaoke. Not yet, but I have a feeling the next time the “wingmen” get together this is happening…
Visit my parents at our cottage (their home) at least 2 times this summer.I guess it isn’t “technically” summer yet, but we went up for Memorial Day weekend and for the Little Foot Race on Father’s Day weekend.
- See 311 in concert this summer. Tickets are purchased for the Common Ground Festival in Lansing… they are also playing at Freedom Hill, so I might just see them TWICE this summer!
Plan a vacation and REALLY use my vacation days.No real vacation this year… but I am using my vacation days!
- Organize and submit all of my continuing education credits. I have got to get on top of this.
Complete the application to become a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition by 4/24/14 or make the decision to wait until next year.I think I have decided that I am actually going to wait to do either this or grad school until my next continuing education cycle starts since I already have a lot of continuing education credits. The CSG or grad school would actually fulfill all of my CEUs for a reporting period (which is 5 years). Study for the CSG credential exam.See above.
- Go to church with Ken’s family at least once per month. I have only missed Mass twice since Christmas.
- Read the Bible. I read the Gospel of Matthew during Lent and get Bible verses sent to my email every day. I also read scripture whenever I meet with my RCIA teacher.
Start RCIA in the fall.I started the Inquiry process back in January, and start actual Inquiry Classes this month!