Monday, November 28, 2016

December 2016 Goals + November Goal Recap

Y'all know I love a good goal post. So, as we creep towards the end of the year (I know, right, how is it seriously almost 2017?)  not only do I want to spend some time talking about my smaller monthly goals, but about some of my larger goals as well. What will running look like for me in 2017? What will life look like for me in 2017? And how will I make it all happen?

So, if you like these goal posts of mine, get psyched - there are more coming! If you don't, say whaaaat? JK. Umm, my apologies then I guess, 'cause we're about to get real goal oriented up in herrr these next few weeks.


But for now, a look at how November went + some December goals...I tried to keep it simple in November. Remember when I thought I would be able to take a nap on November 19th? Yeah, joke is on me - no nap. Not even close. Sigh. Here's how the month went.

Jump into 5K training | Nailed it!
I found myself a plan - modified it to fit my timeline & desired days of running each week (3) and off I went! I even had my "test" 5K (recap here) and came just shy of officially meeting my goal. I've got one more 5K on the calendar this year, so IT'S ON!


Unpack // Trash 2 more boxes | No
Does unpacking a big quilt // blanket because I was cold count? No, you say? But it was in a box! I got ruthless with a few shirts that I love in theory, but are not flattering and do not fit well. And I drank some wine to help empty out a box that had previously held lots of bottles. But in general, nope.

Send out Save The Date's | Whoa we're halfway there
Emailed to get them printed, told my files are wrong size, get correct size files, re-send to printer, printing company has them done in under 2 hours, my Mom adds 32 people to the guest list, putting us 32 people over the room capacity. Then find out printing company only printed 25 - email them. Get told they misunderstood my request. See red since they ask me to pay again, putting me over my anticipated budget. Talk to owner, get nowhere. Suck it up and pay again in the interest of time. Leave negative review on all social media. Phew. I'm tired just talking about all of this. So no, these have not been sent. But they're in hand! Since my handwriting >  Mr. Sass' I'll be taking this one on. I managed to get 20 done for his people and mailed last week, so I'm chipping away at it.

Maintain Weight |  Oh yeah she did!
Didn't lose even a tenth of a tenth of a pound. But, I also didn't let any of my hard work get undone by piling weight back on. So this is a win in my book. Not sure how I managed it in fact as I was well below my step goal each week, and was low on water. But, I'm going to focus in my efforts on more steps & more water so I can keep this mojo for December!
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I kept it easy peasy in November to give myself a month of wins, after a flop in October. And I'm aiming to keep it simple again in December. I want to spend the month enjoying the holiday parties, not scrambling to complete meaningless goals. So here's what we got...

Finish up 5K training | One more 5K to go this year - and one more chance to crush my goal. I want to finish the year on a strong note.

Finish up Save The Date's | 20 have been sent out, I've been trying to chip away at this, a few addressed and mailed out each day. My goal is to have this done by the middle of the month so people can have it on the calendar before the Christmas rush.

Maintain Weight | Stale office kitchen donuts are NOT worth it. Say it with me now...stale office kitchen donuts are not worth it. It's hard to say no some times, but so worth it to enjoy things like my favorite homemade cookies, or Starbucks holiday drink. Not every cast off that waltzes into the office between now and January.

Outline 2017 goals | I plan to do separate goal posts for my overall personal goals as well as physical // running goals. But some of those are still in limbo. I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what I want my life to be like in one year, five years, and ten years, and what parts of that I am able to work towards and control. A lot of that now includes talking with Mr.Sass about our visions, how they align and how they may differ. Lots happening.

That's it. Simple again for December. I'm focused on making memories, enjoying holiday parties and spending time with friends // family.

What are some of your December goals?

Linking up with Holly & Tricia  + Ange

26 comments:

  1. I'm excited for my Spring Training goals post - but we will definitely be getting together before that goes live. Also, don't worry about wasting postage on my Save the Date. You can just hand it to me :) xo

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    1. I mean, I'll hand it to you if I ever see you again! You can trade me, save the date for my ladle. Haha.

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  2. I need to start thinking of some 2017 goals. Just glad to get 2016 behind... its been a rough year.

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    1. 2016 was pretty good to me, but I know it definitely was not so kind to others. I am so excited for 2017 though, so I know I won't mind when it arrives.

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  3. Going simple for December is the way to go. Bring on the holidays! Can't wait to see what you do for your next 5K!

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    1. Yay, me either! My workouts have been feeling pretty good. :)

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  4. wowzers! that is a lot of work for save the date cards! It sounds very stressful! Good luck!

    My goal for December is to get through it without too much stress.

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    1. Makes me not even want to think of invitations, I might actually prefer calling everyone myself instead of sending a damn invite.

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  5. I will be there right beside you trying to remind myself not all things are treats just because they are laying around! I try to save my bites for what i really want. I battle my weight which is a normal life situation for me.
    I hope you can nail the 5K goal :) It does always feel good to close a year strong. I was able to do that last year.

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    1. Yessss I try to remind myself that saying no to one donut or cookie or stale office treat does not mean saying no to EVERY donut that crosses my path, just the specific one in front of me. That seems to help for sure.

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  6. Dude, how is it ALMOST DECEMBER?!?!?!

    Way to go on your training, girl! You are smashing it!

    And yeah... stale office donuts are definitely no bueno!

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    1. All sorts of things appear in the office kitchen this time of year. Vendors send us things, customers send us things, and it all LOOKS good, but very little of it is worth eating.

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  7. Stale office kitchen donuts are not worth it! Since I started working from home two years ago it's been easier to stay in control during the holidays without the constant barrage of goodies in the kitchen.
    Good luck with your 5K!
    I've been spending some time looking back on 2016 and forward to 2017, I love this time of year for both reflection and future goal-setting.

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    1. I can definitely see how it's easier to say no to things no in an office. I am excited as I set goals looking forward, but it can always feel a little daunted as I figure out how I'll get where I want to be.

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  8. You are so on top of it with your Save the Dates. It took us like 4 months to do them after getting engaged :) I need to continue to get rid of boxes

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    1. Bahaha, I'm sure I would too, but if we waited 4 months then it would just be time for regular invitations already since we're getting married in MAY. I almost wish I had just not done save the dates. They're super cute, but such a pain.

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  9. Ohh which 5k are you doing? I'm kind of wanting to do one to end the year...so maybe I can help you get your goal :)

    Sounds like wedding planning is going GREAT! Hang in there girl :) If you ever need a drink or to get away from it, our door is always open!

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    1. I know I already emailed, but I'm running Trot for Tots, and I could almost always use a drink.

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  10. Luckily, I work in a small office with ladies who are very health conscious. We won't let anything bad come through the front door. I can't imagine the details that go into planning a wedding these days. It was so simple in the 80s. LOL. Good luck on the last 5k of 2016. I feel it -- you will nail your goal! Thanks for linking, Jessie.

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    1. I wish people in my office were more health conscious!

      And yesss, I wish it was still that simple. Pinterest is so overwhelming. There are a million little things that don't matter, but the Internet has made them seem like they do matter. So now people expect them.

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  11. I feel the same way about goals during the holidays and have been trying to keep mine simple too. No need for added stress during an already chaotic time. Good job with your goals last month, and for being proactive about longer term goals! I really need to do that ugh.

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    1. I didn't set longer term goals for a while and would get to the end of a year and feel like I hadn't really accomplished anything. Now I know that even if it doesn't seem like much I am making progress towards longer term, larger goals.

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  12. Sorry about your Save the Date drama. What a pain in the butt. Here's hoping life balances you out with a nice stress-free December and some simple goals to crush despite holiday busy-ness. I'm excited that it's time to start thinking 2017! New Year is my favorite time of year, and I am just so over 2016.

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    1. That's the hope. 2016 has been better to me than it has to a lot of other people, but I am just so excited for 2017 I won't mind when December flies by!

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  13. ugh i hate it when people leave food out in the kitchen at work; like don't they know that people walk by and see it all day, errday?! rude.

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    1. EXACTLY! And it's never anything AWESOME. It's always cast offs that someone else didn't want so they put it in the kitchen.

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