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Friday, December 30, 2011

Goals for 2012 - New Year!

It is time for everyone to start thinking about the New Year and what they envision for themselves in the upcoming year.  I really try hard to stay away from the phrase “New Year’s Resolutions” mostly because I feel like I have ALWAYS failed at those resolutions.  Sad I know!  So for the last couple of years I have made goals for myself and I think the goals work better than the outrageous life changing resolutions!  :O) 

Goals for 2012
1.   This was on my goal list for 2011 and I did pretty well but I want to do better!  READING!  Last year my goal was 11 books – I read 4!  Lol  Okay, not great but still that is 4 more books than I read the year before!  Progress!  So this year my goal if 6 books in 2012.  That is 1 book every 2 months.  I think I can achieve this one!  :O)  I will write a “book review” for every book I read too! 

2.   Everyone has a working out/weight loss goal, especially in the New Year.  I hate be cliché but I also am adding a goal around that issue.  I didn’t last year and look where that got me!  Lol  So my health goal for 2012 is to work out at least 2 times a week.  I am sticking with Weight Watchers for now and I know that with just minor activity it will jump my weight loss too!

3.   Pictures are so important to me and my family.  I want to make a goal to achieve those photos onto data CDs so we do not loose and precious memories.  I usually only do this every couple of years but the thought of losing those makes me sick!  Need to get better at it!

4.   Another goal is a goal for us as a family.  Saving money!!  We need to be better at not going out to eat and spending money just because!!  We need to create a budget and stick to it!!  Budget following and meal planning – goal number 4!!! 

Those are my goals for the year to come!  I hope that we as a family can work on all of them!
I would love to hear what your goals are for 2012!


  1. I use Goodreads to track my reading goals. You tell it how many books you want to read and it tells you your progress. Due to my pregnancy (I slept for two months) I just barely hit my reading goal. I read 51 books in 2011 and my goal was 50.

  2. Ah, the budget and meal planning. No matter what I do those costs seem to rise. Sometimes I feel like if we ate REALLY crappy we'd save some money. :)

    I love Weight Watchers. I'm not doing it this year but I do love it.

  3. I have never thought to make a reading goal... I think my effort might be better set as a stop-reading-and-get-some-housework-done goal, LOL!

    Following you from Hop Along Friday. Happy Friday, Happy New Year, and come by Happy Hour Projects to say hello! :D


  4. good luck with those goals!! I am a new follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can!

  5. Good Luck on your goals! I need to set mine. Reading is top on my list too!!

    I'm a new follower from the Hop along Friday hop. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow back if you like!

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    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt


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