Last night I sat down and wrote out my goals for this coming year. Turns out they are a lot simpler than I imagined...and they are do-able. Totally do-able. There is a goal from this year that has to roll over and I'm not excited about that one- just because part of me feels guilty I didn't get it done this year.
So here's what I have (these goals are totally subject to change, be deleted or added to, at any time- and most likely will be):
1) No Sugar. Now- this one is kind of hard. The first two are kind of hard. But- I should mention- that I don't expect myself to make it the entire year- all 365 days, without it. I just want to give it my best to see how far I can make it. As you recall, I made it roughly 60 days without it- first attempt. If I can at least make it 90 days, I will be satisfied.
2) No Soda. Again- kind of hard for me. Nothing is better than Vanilla Coke Zero and Diet Coke in my book. But as with the first- the longer I can go; the better. I KNOW I won't make it the whole year here- but if I can even make 1/3 of the year- than I will be satisfied. That's 4 months. I can shoot for 4 months. 4 months is TOTALLY do-able.
3)Apply to Grad School (and take the GRE, obviously). Ugh. This one is the most overwhelming one to me. But I know it can be done, and I seem to be the most determined with this goal to at least get my applications in.
4) (Roll over from last year) Get out of Credit Card Debt. Blech. I am still in about $3500. I paid it down significantly thru May then bought a big flat screen tv and added $1200 back to the debt, and have been adding and subtracting since then. In order to succeed- I'll need to put more than $300 a month towards this goal...again...scary but do-able for me, since that's how much I put towards this debt anyway a month. Yay. I have a shopping problem- I've addmitted it before. On to the next...
Last year I lost 12 pounds from this time last year to now. I would like to keep on this journey and hopefully lose the last 10. We will see though...I'm not really setting that as a goal. More as a wish. If it happens- great. If it doesn't, that's fine too. As long as I don't gain and I continue learning about myself and how to be healthier- that's all that really matters to me at this point right now.
Okay my friends- there you have it. Goals for 2011. Maybe their unreachable- but they at least keep me focused through the beginning of the year, when I need to focus the most. :)