Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Time to Assess

Over the past few days, several bloggers have assessed their 2010 goals, and I realized that I hadn't looked at my goals in almost a month. It's time to look at them and see how I'm doing:
  • Continue to incorporate my 2009 goals into my life – I will continue to focus on my family and on trying to keep us all happy and healthy - Still doing this!
  • Make green juice at least four times per week, preferably more often - I have to admit that I didn't quite make it four times every week; I'll work on this a bit harder...
  • Take an exercise class; I have been avoiding this for far too long… I plan on trying out some classes in February after the “January gym craziness”…- It's February and time to get serious about this one!
  • Hike at least once per month - Fail. I didn't go hiking (at least not a "real" hike) in January...
  • Find a better blog/life balance – I love this blog and the blogging world, but it can take up too much of my time. In the next few weeks, I will experiment with some “blogging rules” for myself…- I still need to work on this one... I have not been so successful with my blogging rules, but I have been better about not letting blogging interfere with my sleep. I go to sleep rather than force myself to stay up; seems logical, but sometimes I stayed up way too late to catch up on everyone... 
My mom is coming to visit later this week, so I get to play tourist a bit in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'll try to take you all along on some of our outings... We'll probably eat out a bit more often, and I have some fun "foodie" outings planned. But my blogging schedule will probably be a bit less frequent.

I am not planning meals this week, but we have a big pot of butternut squash soup that I made on Sunday night, tortillas, cheese, and lots of lettuce and veggies in the fridge.  I think dinner will somehow "make itself"... That's of course not true, but we'll survive. Some Amy's frozen food may have also found its way into our freezer... I am trying to get caught up with work before my mom comes, and there is also lots to be done around the house...

Did you enter my giveaway yet? The Body Fat Solution is a great book; you can read my review here and enter.

Questions: Did you write down 2010 goals? If so, how are you doing? What's one thing you have changed recently (goal or not)? Do you do a lot of cleaning and/or organizing before you mom/family/friends visit(s)?

Be well,


    1. oh, I am chugging right along with my monumental list of things i always want to do!!!

      and YES, we go thru SPRING cleaning everytime we have a guest. the house is never really dirty...we are just wierd about it being all "perfect"

      I actually LOVE company..the house gets really picked up!


    2. Anonymous2/02/2010

      Great goals! I didn't make any huge ones at the beginning of the year- I make small ones as I go along though.

      Blogging/life balance is a really good one- you definitely aren't alone in struggling with that!

    3. Playing tourist is so much fun. I get to do it next week too. I can't wait to have my first island visitor. She even speaks Portuguese.

    4. I hope you have fun with your mom this week, Andrea! Looks like we share a few of the same goals for this year! Good luck :)

    5. Hope you have fun with your mom! I didn't really make any goals for 2010... been feeling good about my balance I've got going right now.

    6. So fun that your mom is visiting! Have a great time!

    7. My only "goal" this year was to keep up with all that my kids do and stay sane while at it! LOL!

      I'm a cleaning maniac when company is coming...

    8. Anonymous2/02/2010

      great resolutions and I share the last one with you. :) good luck on achieving them! :)
      oh.. have fun with you mom. :)

    9. Anonymous2/02/2010

      Thanks for sharing your goals!
      My main goal for 2010 was to be more consistent with my workouts. I have been doing ok with this but could be better. I have been getting in a solid 3 days of working out but need to do at least 4. Hey, its better than nothing, right?

    10. I think I'm fairly doing "ok" on my goals. Still trying to work on them.

      As for visitors coming over...Oh I try to clean as much as I can. When it's just me at the house, I'm pretty lazy to tidy up.

    11. Great job on your goals! I hope you have fun with your Mom visiting, I've never been where you live, so it will be like I am a tourist too!

    12. Anonymous2/02/2010

      I have discovered that losing weight after age 40 is tough - the pounds aren't coming off as fast as I would like, but then I realize that sometimes when I work out I am just going through the motions.

      I miss my gym with classes - I always pushed myself hard because I knew people were watching!

      Hey - I just realized that my sister left your last comment - Jenn, why haven't you called me?!

    13. I have been slacking on my goal of learning Spanish! I plan to get focused on that goal after my wedding in May (once everything settles down a bit hopefully!).

      I always do lots of cleaning and organizing before visitors! Have a great time with your mom :)

    14. I had to keep my 2010 goal simple. Lose this last 15 lbs. So far, I've kind of sucked at it but I might have turned a corner this week. It would be such a relief to finally get this thing done.

      I have to have company over once in a while just so my house gets a good thorough cleaning! I'm sooo much the lousy housekeeper!

    15. It's always good to reassess your goals. Don't stress about the green smoothies...I went on a green smoothie kick where I'd drink one almost everyday, but then they weren't exciting anymore. I enjoy them far more now that I don't drink them quite as often.

    16. OHHH yes, I clean clean clean before my mother visits! She spots a mess in a heart beat, or even dust!! And, she's not even where I get my "Type A" personality from, that's my dad. He doesn't point things out quite as readily though.

      I have reassessed my goals and I'm actually doing really well. I want to keep increasing my yoga though, as currently I'm only doing twice a week.
      My new blogging rules have really helped me. I realized I was reading over 40 blogs a day, that's not life, and no fun (I was reading just to read, not pleasure, often). Now I can read just handful and enjoy every bit of the post!
      As for my Amazing Grass, I use it in my oats sometimes (although it's sort of gritty) and I make smoothies with it all the time. I really think it helps me stay regular, and increase my fruit/veggies for the day.

    17. Anonymous2/03/2010

      Good luck with all your goals! Still have to work on mine :) And have fun with your mom visiting!

    18. I love your hiking goal! Its not really possible for me to go hiking in the winter months near NYC, but its really one of my favorite things to do I didn't write down official goals for 2010, but I do have some goals that I'm working on. I need to write a few more.