At the beginning of 2013 I made just two goals for the year. You might remember a couple of updates on my progress but none for the past six months. It’s time to take a year-end look back to see what the results.
Goal 1: Lose 40 pounds this year and 15 pounds the first quarter.
I did lose 15 pounds in the first quarter and upped it to 27 pounds off by the end of the second quarter. Then I stagnated for the third quarter and gained weight back in the fourth quarter.
I’m still proud of myself for sticking with it an entire year. I may not have eaten right every week but overall made better choices than 2013 and always knew I was on this journey.
I’m still 20.2 pounds down from January 5, 2013 so I will give myself a C- for this goal.
GOAL 2: Exercise 4-5 times a week for 30 minutes minimum.
This goal has been meet 100% when I’m home. I am exercising 4-6 days a week for 30 minutes plus (usually 60). What I need to improve on is fitness away from home. It has to become more of a daily activity versus a home activity, like brushing one’s teeth.
I’m still exercising even though there have been minor injuries and illnesses. Now I’ve joined the gym and am ready to kick it up a notch in 2014.
The grade for this goal is B+.
I’ve already made my list of goals for 2014. Notice I said goals instead of resolutions. By using the SMART goals methodology I know that not only what I’m working towards is attainable and realistic but it’s also measurable.
Later this week I’ll be sharing my list and it’s a lot bigger than 2013. Have you started making your goals for 2014?
Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? says
Given how much you travel, you’ve done amazingly well this year! Being outside the normal routine can make daily walking a challenge and let’s not talk about the food choices at blogging conferences – eek. You look amazing and I know you’re determined to continue making healthy changes in 2014, so just know that I’m here for whatever support I can provide. You are such an inspiration for me, Kay Lynn and I wish you a happy, healthy new year.
Kay Lynn says
Denise, thanks for pointing out the travel challenges. I just remembered those have been the challenging times. It’s hard when you have limited options.
I’m humbled to be an inspiration to you as you know how your dedication has inspired me. Happy New Year!