Friday, January 1, 2010

New Beginnings

"Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be." - author unknown

Many of you have reflected on the past year or past decade. I'm not going to do that. Instead, I am only looking forward. I'm also not going to set annual goals. But I am focussed on three short term goals at the moment.

Goal #1: Race to Train, not train to race. I'm using events to keep me motivated, but the main goal is to establish a lifestyle of consistent exercise.

Progress -ON TRACK. Have my eyes on a 5K in mid-Jan and it motivated me to run 9.4 miles in the past 3 days.

Goal #2: Weigh in just under 120 lbs (118 is the goal, because it gives a little wiggle room).

Progress - BEHIND. I got down to 122, but am now back up to 127. However, I've tossed out most of the holiday junk food, and am re-establishing healthy eating habits, so I'm hopeful to be back on track soon.

Goal #3: Get Organized. House has turned to clutter. Find and implement solutions to get the clutter under control

Progress - ON TRACK. I'm breaking this down into small managable pieces. This week, worked on three problem areas and am happy with the results. Just need to keep it up and take care of a small problem area every week or so.

33 comments:

  1. Goal: keep up the good work

    Progress - ON TRACK.

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  2. Excellent goals! Good luck with them all!

    MCM Mama

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  3. Love your goals.....I need to get better at the organizing too! I enjoyed your post and will continue to read your blog:)

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE your goals, especially the first one! Go get 'em Lisa! :)

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  5. Sound like great goals to me. Good luck with them all and Happy New Year!

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  6. YOu have a really great list of goals. Keep up the great work. Constant improvement! You are on track.

    Happy New Year.

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  7. I like the short-term goals thinking. That'll be my mantra this year!

    Happy New Year Lisa!

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  8. Note to self: be more like Lisa!

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  9. I will follow your lead on my ultimate nemesis, the clutter!

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  10. I'm not one for reflecting either. Maybe I used to be, but not any more.

    I hope all your goals are reached this year. Happy New Year! ;)

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  11. I'm with you Lisa, let's make 2010 the best year ever....race to train, I'm so stealing that and using it!

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  12. Looking forward is always the best idea. Great goals for the year - I definitely share a couple.

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  13. After you fix your clutter please, please start on mine. Not sure how I have so much living alone.

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  14. I like it...I certainly hope you are able to meet, and annihilate, your goals for 2010!

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  15. Happy Christmas... 2009... Happy New Year too... I'm a bit behind I know!...

    HAVE A GREAT 2010... like your attitude!

    Kx

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  16. I really like the looking forward idea. I think it helps keep us all positive. Dwelling on the past is never any good.

    Again, thanks for the input on my blog. I appreciate any advice I get!

    Happy New Year and keep up the great blogging!

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  17. Looks like some great goals! I look forward to following you in 2010!

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  18. I love goal #1! You are going to do awesome this year!!

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  19. It's taken me two weeks to declutter my office. Now my hubby just needs to do his half and we'll be all set. :)

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  20. sounds like a plan. I think the last time I weighed 120 I was in the 6th grade. Man, I hope you are really much shorter than me...

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  21. i, too, am with regina and felice... 120, in my dreams! (heck, 129 is in my dreams) kudos to you :)

    good luck with your goals and happy new year! i could use a good dose of organization at home too... need to work on it!

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  22. Happy new year. Those sound like solid, attainable goals. Sometimes it is better to look forward rather then to keep focusing on looking back

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