Monday, November 9, 2009

Slowing Down & Some Goals

Well, I'm still fighting some "leftovers" from my cold. I am also feeling a bit overwhelmed with "everything" that I have to do. So I decided that it's time (once again) to slow down a bit, get organized, and focus on what really matters.

First, I wrote a "to do" list. Not having to keep track of a "million" things in my head, really helped. Plus, I realized that it's really not a million things (but still quite a few)....

Plus, as I mentioned before, I realized that it's just too easy to not take time for myself and enjoy life as much as I should. So I also wrote down some goals for this week:
  1. Keep exercising: 5 cardio workouts, 3 weight sessions, yoga x 2
  2. Go on a jog with the toddler in his jogging stroller (can count as a cardio workout)
  3. Explore a "new" playground with the toddler
  4. Have a cup of herbal tea at night and catch up with hubby while drinking it
  5. Read for at least 30 minutes before going to bed; be in bed by 10:00 p.m.
Questions: What are your goals this week? Are you making enough time for yourself? You are still flossing, aren't you?

Be well,


  1. Writing down a "to do" list always helps me get organized! It's a week of appointments for me... dentist, salon, etc.

  2. I definitely need to make a to do list! I have been ill over the last several days and my house is in much need of repair:) My goal this week is to get things back in order and catch up on the piles of laundry that magically appeared!

  3. I'm still flossing, but I'm not making enough time for myself...

    My goals this week are similar to yours! Fit in 5 cardio sessions (including working on C25k) and I'm meeting this morning with a trainer at the gym to set up a weight program, so I want to stick to whatever we pick there!

  4. still flossing! yah
    To do lists have lists. LOVE EM

    your work outs sound a lot like mine!

    I got out with the jogger stroller Friday! was so nice!

    glad you are feeling better!

  5. I agree that putting things on paper makes it seem less daunting. I do that all the time just to keep my head on straight.

  6. Well I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Great goals for the week. The bed by 10 pm one would be rough for me, I can't imagine going to bed that early, but I'm sure with kids it's totally different!

    I'm still doing my flossing :) Other than that, my goal is to do the 20 minute free video (I've only done yoga once, and it was about 4 years ago!).

  7. Anonymous11/09/2009

    Slowing down and figuring things out is so important! I'm right now focusing on spending some quality time with my daughter - too little time together now that she's in school all day.

  8. My goal this week is to just organize my work/office. It's a bit cluttered at the moment from all the craziness around me, but I've somewhat slowed down so I can breathe a bit more.

  9. Nice goals. Mine are to make sure I am on track for the start of a new term (I teach at Kaplan) and then to be caught up in case I start a new part time job next week. Otherwise I hope to get to the gym at least 3 days each week since sometimes I plan to go but then before I kknow it it is dark outside and I should be cooking dinner. Sometimes working from home backfires since the day flies by!

  10. I like the herbal tea and reading goal =)

    My goal is to just get all my work done for class each day! It's so hard when I'm exhausted by 2pm!

  11. My days are repetitious and I seem to get used to the routine and sameness.
    I hope you soon feel refreshed and brightened up!

    Best Regards,

  12. Glad to hear it sounds everyone is on the road to recovery! Now that I don't have to study for my exam I've made goals of being more social and making more time for phone calls to friends and family!

  13. haha I flossed Saturday and thought of you! I'm doing 3 days/week - not good enough but way more than I was doing!

    I'm sorry you're feeling overwhelmed again (and I completely feel you!) - but am glad you made a list and are focused! Love your 30 minute reading/in bed my 10 p.m. goal - GOOD ONE!

  14. My goals for this week are mostly school related. I really need to buckle down with the kids and get a LOT done before Christmas break.

  15. Anonymous11/09/2009

    I try to keep a "to do" list to keep a million things from running in my head, but I get too busy to right though "to do" list, LOL. I'm working on it though :P

    Hmmm, the only thing I have planned for myself this week are the usual cardio sessions (4xs a week, ~40 minutes), yoga (as much as I can...twice a week?), blogging, and church activities. The rest is all school work!

  16. To Do Lists are great! :) I try to keep one going by my desk at all times, just to stay sane. I have exercising on mine and taking "me" time by reading or doing something else that's fun. Though, I think I may add drinking a cup of tea with my roommate one night this week. We don't hang out enough :)

  17. ha ha still flossing. hope you're feeling better.

  18. I love lists! Making time to relax and exercise is so important. Thanks for an inspiring post!

  19. My goal this week is to just make it through Sunday. Just kidding. Sort of. ;)

  20. Anonymous11/09/2009

    Gosh, Andrea! You sound like my mommy! lol!
    I'm still not flossing. But I WILL. Tonight! Promise!! >.<

  21. Funny that's the same feeling i've been having. This time of the year everything seams to fly by and i end up behind. Ok, time to get ahead of the game with some goals and some action. Thanks for the reminder.

  22. awesome goals, andrea!

    for myself I want to make more ME time...just time to relax, not infront of a computer but rather with a nice book. I want to read more! I also want to get better at flossing every night!!