Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Goals Review




This is the outfit I wore to John's office Christmas party a few weeks ago.  It's the same dress I wore back in 2011, but I don't think anyone noticed.  I felt festive enough while still having decently comfortable shoes, and a cardigan to keep warm.  Two years ago, I was freezing, and my feet were in severe pain by the end of the night.  See, I'm learning as I go!

Anyway, as we close out the year, I need to do my final goal review.  I had 6 goals for 2013.  I did monthly check-ins, except for November.  It probably would have matched October pretty closely. 

The short story for December is that I worked out A LOT.  Like 6 times a week for the first 3 weeks.  I even went to a Zumba class in Indiana!  I didn't sew anything, or cook consistently, or do any projects around the house.  I stuck to my budget, and I read several books.  So 50/50 for the month.  And I kind of feel like exercise is my top priority, so I feel good about that!

Here's my annual summary:
  • Do a Project - mostly sewing.   50% success rate, with a generous definition of "projects."  I did a couple re-fashions, but I didn't do any serious sewing projects.  I'd really like to start sewing more, but it's just hard to find the time.  Maybe in 2014.
  • Work out 3x a week - on Jan 1, I decided I would set up a reward system for this.  Then I didn't actually do the rewards system at all.  I think I was about 75% successful with this one.  In the beginning of the year, I just couldn't stay healthy, so I would be good for 2-3 weeks and then off for 1-2 weeks.  I'm getting better at making myself go to the gym, and tracking with My Fitness Pal is helping, too.  
  • Tackle a Project around the house - well, I never made my list of things to do, but I think I did a decent job of getting stuff done.  We painted the guest bathroom, and half of the basement.  I also did some serious de-cluttering in our various closets, and took several bags to Goodwill or consignment.  I should really make that list so I know what I should be doing!  
  • Cook a "real" meal at least 3 days each week - this is my worst category.  I'm just inconsistent, and I haven't figured out a good system to be more consistent.  
  • Stick to a clothing budget - WIN!  I was almost $100 under budget for the year.  YAY!
  • Read 50 books in the year - WIN!  This is my second year reading 50 books, and I cut it close again.  
So, I did pretty well on 3 categories, passable on 2, and failed on one.  Overall, I am confident that making goals and having monthly check-ins has helped me to better than I would have otherwise.  I need to think about my 2014 goals, but I'll be sure to keep myself accountable again!

Dress: Ann Taylor
Cardigan: Old Navy
Necklace: InPink
Tights: Target
Shoes: J.Crew Factory

5 comments:

  1. Well you should feel good about all those goals you've completed, you set a lot for yourself this year! I'm definitely going to focus more on fitness and exercise next year. I've been sick a lot in the last month and haven't worked out hardly at all and I really don't like that. Cute outfit too, your new wedges look great!

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  2. Look at you go! You plowed through 2013 goals! Can't wait to see what your 2014 ones are!! :)

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  3. Such a pretty outfit, you look great! At least you set goals, that's further along then I am ;)

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  4. Not bad over all! The monthly check-ins were a good idea. I was on MFP a couple years ago, and picked it back up again recently, it's been a huge motivator for me! I'm "tsarinalilo" if you want to be friends. ;) Good luck with this year's goals, whatever they end up being!

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  5. Nicely done this year, Andi! I think that, even though you weren't 100% happy with how all of your goals turned out, I think it's awesome that you did knock so many of them out of the park! That's way more than what I could say :) I'm thinking about getting back on the My Fitness Pal bandwagon again...I need that kind of structure!

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