2008 Goals (first 6 months): since I might or might not be going to school in the fall, my goals are for the first 6 months of the year. They may continue on to the last 6 months or they may be changed.
-Eat more whole foods and less processed foods. Over the last couple of months, I've been doing well with this and actually I prefer fruits and veggies to processed carbs now.
-Stick with 1800 calories/day. Anything less than this is starving my body, particularly when I'm working out.
-Focus on getting in more protein and dairy servings. Good fuel for my workouts.
-Continue with working out, aiming for 5-6 days/week. This is a step up from 3-4 days/week I'm doing now. I also want to continue my regular weight training routine. Muscle burns more calories!
-Set 6 week work out challenges for myself. Even though I won't make my New Years Workout Challenge goal, I've been super motivated by it! The next one will be a Valentines Day Challenge Goal.
-Try classes at the gym! You pay for them…stop being shy and get in there! I miss my yoga and mixing up my routine will be great for my body!
-Take classes, either Italian or business school prep.
-Read more nonfiction books. I read a lot but I read almost all fiction, most of it chick-lit. While those are good for an escape, I also need to feed my brain a bit more.
-Read the WSJ every day. I want to go to business school so being up on the business world would probably be a good thing.
-Follow budget and debt reduction plan.
-Dentist and eye doctor appointments.
-Complete physical and blood tests.
I haven't gone to the dentist in about 3 years (I pay for health insurance, I should use it). I can receive a free physical and blood tests here at work once a year...I need to take advantage of it!
-Italy scrapbook. Went to Italy almost 3 years ago...still don't have the scrapbook finished!
-Recipes into computer database. I got a computer program that basically serves as a computer recipe file. I need to put all of my recipes in there and use it to plan meals. This program is super cool...you can create menus for weeks at a time and then it will create a shopping list for you for one week, two weeks, etc! I just got the program last week.