The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Update on my 2012 goals

I mentioned at the beginning of this year that I accomplished a grand total of ZERO of my 2011 goals.  I believe part of that was never checking in on progress and not really taking any of them too seriously.  I resolved to do better this year and I thought touching base mid year (or slightly later than mid year) was in order. 

So, how am I doing?

Goal 1:  Don't get pregnant. 

Check.  I am not pregnant.  Moving on.

Goal 2:  Lose weight. 

Well.....while I have lost weight since having Lawson, I still need to lose about 15lbs to get back to where I was pre-pregnancy.  I am hoping that my semi-vegetarian lifestyle change combined with giving up dessert (except on the weekends..LOL) will help.  We shall see.  Oh, and I am having J move the treadmill indoors.  It will seriously disturb what little decorating success I am having in my bedroom, but whatevs.

Goal 3:  Commit to daily quiet time.

I wouldn't call any of my day quiet, but I have been able to read my Bible more.  I am trying to sit down and be still during Sesame Street which is like the one hour a day that I can mostly count on my kids leaving me alone!

Goal 4:  Be more purposeful and present with the girls.

I think we are headed in the right direction here also.  We have started what I am calling home school,  even though what it should be called is being a normal parent.  Spending time with the girls learning a memory verse, talking about the weather, discussing days of the week and months of the year along with some pre-reading skills and motor skills has been fun for all of us.  I had planned to wait to start, but Isabelle asks everyday to "do school" so I thought I should capitalize on her enthusiasm.

Goal 5:  Establish and stick to a blog schedule.

With the exception of last week I have been considerably more consistent this year than last.  I am pretty happy overall in this area.  I have also decided to no longer worry about followers or comments or page views or any of it.  I am writing for me, for my family, for a record of our lives.  If people are interested, then I am happy, but I am done stressing over it!

Goal 6:  Continue to cook new meals.

Whoa!  I am doing good here also.  Currently vegetarian meals are dominating the menu and have been very successful.

Goal 7:  Get a clear plan for my MK business.

Oh, I knew that there would be something I was missing.  I love Mary Kay.  For reals.  Love, love, love the product, love the girlfriends, love the adult interaction, love the additional income.  However, I am currently not in love with the time away from my family that would be required.  I don't want to spend my evenings making phone calls or holding appointments.  And the thing of it is, it is such a small time commitment for such a big payoff, but I still don't want to do it.  I am enjoying my current customers and taking care of referrals from them, but I am just not actively pursuing new customers.  I know that eventually that will change and that there will come a time where I do want to start building my business again.  But I don't know when.  The thought came to me today that I could start working again to pay for gymnastics lessons for the girls (which I MAJORLY want them to have), so who knows, it may be sooner than later.

How are you doing on your resolutions for the year 2012?  It is never too late to get started.


  1. Lots of ambitious goals! You don't necessarily have to give up dessert to lose weight, though--one of these days you'll want some dessert, and then things can kind of spiral out of control. Even a nice bit of sugar-free pudding or a nice after-dinner coffee can be part of losing weight. :)

  2. Hi! I've been following your blog for awhile now, but I'm not sure I've ever commented :) In any case, when I read your comment about wanting the girls to start (try) gymnatics lessons I instantantly remembered that you're from the Tulsa area (as am I) and there is a LivingSocial deal right now for gymnastics at Ultimate Gymnastics for $20. I've been loving all these kinds of deals lately where we can *try* new things for a low cost...and if she loves them we continue. Just thought I'd share.

    1. sara! glad you finally commented! i saw that deal and am seriously considering buying it. it is not exactly close to my house, but it is such a great deal! are you doing it?

    2. Sorry I never responded to this. Yes, we did end up purchasing it and Mel went to her first class last night. She LOVED it. 3 more weeks of the classes with the deal and then we'll have to debate if she'll actually sign up for classes. I've really enjoyed keeping an eye on Livingsocial/Groupon for little things like this for the kids. $20 is much more manageable and like the "no commitment" thing :)

  3. You are doing great!! I have definitely noticed that you are blogging regularly - and I'm super impressed! Great job on all of them...

  4. You are rocking those goals :) I'm so glad that you are blogging for YOU - it makes all the difference :)

  5. What is speak of? ;P
    Ugh, yeah, don't think I have accomplished much of anything in the way of goals this year.