WOW, does life [and priorities] change when you have a kid??!!! :-O
[iPhone4 pic. FITbaby is wearing Grovia Hybrid One Size with Biosoakers. First day to try them as a test for upcoming travel and they worked beautifully... though we didn't have any large "deposits" so we'll have to see about that!]
I started thinking about quitting my Project 52 until I have more time since this blog is not about Photography but about Fitness and I tend to spend the little time I have to blog just catching up on my Project 52! I want to add more fitness/nutrition posts…since that’s my passion and what you all read this blog to read about!!! SO, I’M QUITTING…project 52 to focus more on what this blog is truly about!
I hate to quit anything, but realistically there are times we (I) take on too much and it’s important to recognize that and re-evaluate priorities. So, next year or later this year, I may pick it up again, but for now….unless I want to quit this blog altogether….I have to trim the fat! Bye, bye Project 52!
In my 2011 Goals post [in January], I covered health, nutrition, birthing, getting back into shape, money, staying a good wife, becoming a good mother to baby and Toby, business, blog, studies, photography/hobbies, etc.
HOW AM I DOING SO FAR IN 2011???!!!
- Less is more. Work on cutting down to a manageable amount of: magazines, emails, Facebook friends, stuff, clothes….Continue my process to further organize my life….home, computer, work, car, etc.
Work in progress!!! I have canceled magazines. Most of our stuff is in storage and will be for 3/4 of the year so I will definitely re-evaluate what I need when we move in the new house in Dec. My small pregnancy wardrobe has helped me re-evaluate how many and what clothes I need. A few simple pieces. Add accessories. Throw away the crap. Done. Computer needs work. New mommy-mobile (my new car) is much more organized. Life with baby MUST be organized or you end up with poop on your clothes…literally!
- Project 52 on the blog…continue to explore and learn photography
- Workout at least 3x a week [when able] during and after pregnancy
FAIL!!! I started working a PT job along with my FT job. We moved…twice. And, it didn’t happen. Life got in the way of fitness and it’s my own fault that I let it happen! Boo to FITori. I stayed active but didn’t do CrossfitMOM workouts as often as I wanted. I was cleared last week to start working out again so now I have to find the time to add in workouts 3x a week again…..ready, set, GO!!! (JUST DO IT!!!)
- Work on getting back into shape reasonably soon after baby’s born
Working on this. I have 5 lbs to lose to be pre-pregnancy. 5 more to lose to be at my comfortable weight. That’s considering that my “weight” will still correlate to the “look” and “size” I was pre-pregnancy. Who knows! I plan to keep eating healthy and start Crossfit. I want to build strength and let my body respond. I will start to “diet” if Crossfit isn’t getting me the results I want.
- Continue with health and nutrition as my #1 goal for diet/exercise rather than vanity
WIN WIN WIN!!!! This is the first time in my life I am NOT concerned about how I look. (I just wish I had more clothes to wear right now! I’m not fitting in all my pants yet!) I have a bigger belly than I’m used to but I don’t look at it with disgust. I look at it as a temporary state and it brought me my FITbaby. It will go away! I’m sure. I’m not worried.
- Finish all my baby, breastfeeding and birth books!
CHECK! Still reading but only on the issues we’re having like reflux, etc. And, reading on baby development now. Currently reading the fascinating “Our Babies, Ourselves” & “Understanding Children and Adolescents“
- Stick to our new & working budget of $x per week per person
Well. Hmmm. Baby Stuff is expensive??!! I’m saving TONS of money by breastfeeding, cloth diapering and cloth wiping. Love all of those. But I can’t say I’m saving money anywhere else….except eating at home. I have gone over budget recently.
I need to find good budgeting software to keep track of my purchases better! I suck at this. Maybe I should increase my budget!
- Pay off $x debt before baby is born
Check. And, work in progress to be DEBT FREE by the time we move into our new house!
- Grow my FIToriBLOG readership and start taking clients as FITori Consulting
Change of priorities. A wonderful opportunity to work from home fell into my lap and I jumped on it. I have a PT job that is allowing me more income that FITori would right away so I am focusing there. I love this new job, I just wish I had more time! So, for now, FITori clients will wait. And, FIToriBLOG takes a back seat to a LOT of other goals & priorities I have!
- Open up store.FIToriBLOG.com
- Blog at least 3x a week and keep up with others’ blogs approximately 2x a week
Back seat. This will wait. I will start trying to get a blog or two up each week that are GOOD blog entries with GOOD info on fitness/nutrition. I will stop blogging crappy Project 52 and useless blog posts! I will have to work on my photography for those few posts to have a great pic to go along w/ those posts b/c every blog post needs a GOOD pic, right??
- Complete at least 5 more Nutrition/Wellness/Personal Training certifications in 2011 (or before baby!)
Current tally…. (1) Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (2) Personal Trainer (3) Weight Management Consultant (4) Pre & Postnatal Exercise Specialist. Next on the list….Children’s Exercise Specialist.
- Keep Toby around 75 lbs all year
Looking good! Though he’s neglected in other ways! Poor guy. I didn’t believe it but he became…gasp… A DOG….when we came home from the hospital with our girl. He’ll survive.
- Figure out motherhood while also remaining true to myself and remaining a good wife.
My #1 Goal is taking care of my girl and my husband. That is a full-time job!!! So, the rest has to wait. Next needs to come my work and household chores. And, then comes FITori and the things I do for myself. It all fits in there somehow and someway. This is just a season. Every day will be different. Every week and month will be different. I will get more work done some days and weeks and less others. I will try to get it all done and I will win some days and lose others. But, as long as my family is well cared for and loved, I am doing my job, right?
I am trying to remind myself every day that I don’t have too much to do…instead, I am ridiculously blessed with a wonderful family to care for and love and my life is filled with an overflow of wonderful people, hobbies & things I want to spend time on!!!! I am truly blessed. Now, if you can tell me how to find more time in my day…I’d love to hear!!
No new goals this time around. I have plenty of goals, priorities and hobbies. I don’t need to ADD anything else to my overflowing plate!
So, how are you doing on your 2010 Goals so far???!!! Any changes? Any additions? Any subtractions?
Remember….if you’re always meeting your goals, you’re not setting hard enough goals!!!