Thursday, June 28, 2012

Halfway Point - Goals Update

So here we are facing July...already! And here I am trying to look back on the goals I set for myself as New Year's resolutions. See my original goals post here. I am list person so it's easy to keep myself on track by making a goal list and marking things off as I go. Let's evaluate -

1. Lose this last 10 lbs and keep it off ~I am probably half way there with this one. I have lost about 5 lbs this year although I've still been a slacker overall. I need to step up my workout game! I wanted to do this by summer, but I have been so busy. Excuses, I know.

2. Wear heels and accessorize more, buy clothes that actually fit - Get my style back ~ I have done a pretty good job on this one! I know you have nothing to gauge that by because I never post my outfits - totally not a fashion blogger. I've bought some new clothes that actually fit, but I admit sometimes I still wear the baggy ones. But I feel confident that I've made headway on this one.

3. Read 30 books ~ I have probably read 10 books so I'm less than half way under my goal. I'm currently looking for a new series to get into. I love a good trilogy!

4. Pray more ~ I have dropped the ball. Need to refocus on this one.

5. Begin a graduate program ~ I very seriously doubt this will happen at this point. It's still a life goal of mine, but with the wedding planning for next spring I don't have enough energy to put into school again.

6. Start and finish our master bathroom remodel ~ EPIC FAIL! Remember here and here where I started strong? I have made zero progress. I still get pissed off every single day about the floor. I hope I can pull this one off!

7. Make family a priority ~ Better! My relationship with both my parents has changed this year. The older I get, the more I realize I will need them as babysitters one day :) haha

8. Cook more and try cooking new foods ~ I am proud to say that I have excelled at this one! I have been a cooking queen and trying all kinds of new recipes. The majority of them have been delish too, which surprised the hell outta me!

9. Travel somewhere breathtaking ~Unless I win the lottery this weekend, I think this will be a fail too. Our schedules just won't allow it this year unfortunately. Next year, honeymoon, I'm coming for you!

10. Run a 5k and do another bootcamp ~ Work in progress. I have really been putting the internal pressure on myself to sign up for another bootcamp at the gym lately. I need to, I want to, but it does take a lot of time and I am scared it will kill me. Obviously, it didn't kill me last time so I doubt it would this time. I still think I could run a 5k in the fall.

Not too bad! Definitely could be worse. I'm proud of myself for keeping up with (most) of these goals. Now if I could just conquer that damn bathroom!!
Have you kept up with any of your New Year goals?


Amy Shaughnessy said...

Looks like you are making progress with your goals! That is good. I am trying to get rid of the last stubborn 5 pounds that I gained (gained a total of 40) when I was pregnant. Annnd 8 months later it's still hanging around. I had been doing good eating/working out but this past week was bad.


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Sarah said...

I just wrote a post on my goal recap too but I probably won't post it til next week. You've done better than me on hitting your goals. Good for you on losing some weight! That's so hard to do as a girl. plus, with pinterest it seems like we can never win! ha good for you!! Keep it up! xo

lil desiqua said...

Not too bad at all! I always go to GoodReads for book suggestions and to see what my friends/other bloggers are reading. Haven't been disappointed yet! And maybe you can do just a weekend getaway? That's what I've been doing with my bf since we can't really take a big vacation anywhere this year either! Good luck!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I'm working on my 101 in 1001, which is pretty much my goal at this point. Kind of slacking though.

Makaila said...

oh man, you just reminded me I have these things called "goals".. ugh. I need to refocus on them. :)

so cool to hear the cooking is working out!! that has been my latest goal..

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

why do you need to lose 10 pounds?!?! you look fabulous! but get it girl! and its funny i LOVE wearing baggy clothes too haha...such an olson thing to do haha!


Anonymous said...

Way to go on the progress! I'm afraid to beak out my resolutions. I'm sure I bombed nearly completely. Maybe I'll look at them... next week...

sophistifunk said...

you look amazing, no need to lose any weight! i'm trying to lose the stubborn last 5 pounds too though :( and i would like you to cook for me one day please, you always post the most delicious looking food on instagram!

Nicole Alejandro said...

Hi Nikki (we have the same name)! I'm your newest follower. I love your blog, hope you can check out mine and follow back too! xo

- Nikki of Inside The Closet

Nikki said...

I'll be honest I did not set one goal for myself this year. Crazy I know! I think I need to change that and really get my shit together. I tend to set out on something on a random date and time I do it till I accomplish it. I guess thats just as good as setting goals no? Maybe this year will be different.

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

You and i have so much in common it's not even funny!!!! I love these goals and glad you have done so well in your progression to reach them!!! You should be proud of yourself :) xoxo!

Stephanie said...

Umm, I'm thinking you're my new favorite blog. I'm positive we could be best friends if not simply for the fact that you're southern. =) I set the 10 lbs goal too. Totally hasn't happened so don't feel bad. And I'm currently reading the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker, you said you wanted to pray more so I'm assuming you're somewhat spiritual?? Haha. It's a good book! You should just read a summary about it, maybe it's for you!

Okay, now that I've blown up your blog I'll go know!

Sincerely, your newest follower. =)

...Barbie... said...

i totally recommend goodreads for book suggestions! :) and if you have not read the hunger games i totally recommend them.

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Ok, did you copy my "Goals for 2012" list? I swear we have almost the same ones! Sounds like you're doing pretty good on yours; best of luck for the 2nd half of the year!