I just came across the goals that I set for myself for 2010. I thought it would be fun to revisit these and see how I did. On Jan. 3rd 2010, I wrote these 4 goals for myself:
- Allow myself to completely trust in God, and let Him be in control. (That's a big one, and easier said than done, but I am going to try my best. I have nothing to lose!)
Well, the word “completely” is basically impossible to do, but I’ve definitely done a better job at this. In fact, as a result of me trying to do this more, I surrendered my infertility fight to God, and he answered my prayers! I will never forget this and I’m thankful to be pregnant with our miracle baby every minute of every day!
- Keep up the positive outlook on life, and keep hoping for the best.
Overall, I think I do a good job at this. I’ve struggled some but all in all I see the glass as being half full, rater than half empty.
- Take advantage of this time in my life (when I don't have living children) and focus on excelling at work having fun with Josh.
I really think I accomplished this too! This year, I made a huge effort to do something for me and only me and to take advantage of my child-less time. I did what I enjoy and worked my butt off doing boot camp and pilates. This summer, I leaned to enjoy running thanks to my C25k app. It was a great stress reliever and it allowed me to accomplish fitness goals that I didn’t think I could do.
- Start using my Lose It app a little more strictly (since I slacked off over Thanksgiving and Christmas a little... oops!)
I did a pretty good job at this too! I didn’t stick to it the whole year, but I did it enough to be able to gauge my caloric intake and it made me more mindful about what I eat.
As far as my goals for 2011??
- Trying to enjoy everyday of my pregnancy
Easier said than done, because I have been very hormonal lately, but I’m trying to get a grip on things and let myself ENJOY this special time.
- Live a healthy lifestyle
I tend to obsess about this. For the past 5 months, I haven’t been able to do any workouts and it worries me everyday. I know, I know… I will get my body back to where I want it to be later this year after some hard work and dedication, but it is always on my mind. Just the fact that I cannot do anything about it right now drives me a little crazy. In the meantime, what I can control is what I eat. I have a ravenous appetite, so I eat often, but I can control the quality and nutrition of what I put in my mouth. Being pregnant over the holiday season was fun because I indulged more than I normally would have, thanks to my little Taylor demanding lots of sweets!
- Remember to always thank God for all the blessings in my life
Even before I found out I was pregnant, I started to realize what a truly blessed life I live. For so long I focused on the one thing I didn’t have, that I was blinded to all the blessings around me. I have so much to be thankful for – a loving and caring husband, expecting our little Taylor, a healthy happy family, wonderful friends, a dream home, a successful job/career, AND MORE. I could go on and on…
Happy 2011 Everyone! Let’s make it a GREAT ONE!!