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?