Monday, January 28, 2013

Goal Planning Monday {January 28th}

I sat down to write tonight and thought that I'm just saying the same things every week. I guess that's a good thing when I'm reporting goals that I've accomplished during the week. I also enjoy the challenge of seeing what sorts of baby steps I can challenge myself with so that I can get a little bit closer to my long term goals than I was a week ago.

Progress on ongoing goals:
1. Exercise: I'm on week 4 of my Couch 2 5K program, and my knee is still holding up well. Last week, I did my kickboxing class plus three runs. I just got home from kickboxing tonight, and I have run plans for tomorrow.

2. Bible Reading: I'm caught up (as of this afternoon) and a few chapters ahead.

3. Scripture Memory: All of our verses are on index cards that I've been reviewing several times a day, and I'm closet to having them all down. I spent some time on ScriptureTyper last night, and it helped quite a bit.

4. Read: I finished Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith last weekend, and I've already started The Racketeer by John Grisham. It helps if I pick out my next book before I finish the one I'm reading.

5. Blog: I'm settling into a routine. This week I need to make some notes about my current review products so that they'll come together nicely when it gets closer to the due date. I'm also thinking about setting a goal for a specific number of comments I'd like to post on other friends' blogs each day/week. I want to be better about letting people know that someone is reading what they are spending so much effort writing.

Accomplishments (aka last week's goals):
1. Digital Photo Organization: I sorted through three months of photos from 2012. Baby steps.

2. I not only sent the one email that I was procrastinating about, I sent another one today.

3. I put the Christmas thank you notes in the mail. I thought of a few more that I need to write. (I'm really bad at thank you notes and birthday cards, but I'm trying harder this year.)

New goals:
1. Digital Photo Organization: I've looked ahead at the pictures I took in 2012. Both April and May have an insane number of pictures to look through. I'll be thrilled if I get through just two months worth of pictures this week.

2. Write and mail the two thank you notes that got overlooked earlier.

3. I'm going out on a limb here with my last one. I bought some fabric last November when my mom was visiting, and I had grand plans of sewing a simple tunic top for Lauren. Now that the Christmas busyness is behind me, I'm going to get started. The fabric is already washed, so my first goal is to print out the pattern and cut out the pieces. I'd love to pull out the sewing machine and start sewing it together on Saturday, but that might be too ambitious for one week.

I'm adding my list of goals and accomplishments to the others at Real Life Unscripted.

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  1. You accomplished a lot and made progress on all those long-term goals too - congrats! Hope you have a great week!

  2. I totally understand the "... just saying the same things every week." thoughts. I feel the same way. I tried to chenge things up and not post my goals the same way. It was a failure. I ended up not getting much of anything done. So, I am back to posting my goals the same way, the same goals most every week, with just a few changes. It works best for ME and that is what is most important.

    Keep up the good work.

    It looks like Katrina may be having Internet difficulties. I will be continuing to do GPM even if she can't. And... I will be keeping up with you and Christi. I asked Katrina about one of us putting the link on our site for now... but got no answer so I don't know what to do. I continue to pray for her and her situation.



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