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!
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