I still don't know what the highest level of Beth Ann would be. That is going to take a little more thought and preparation. But this is what I have so far.
- I want to be a good person (friend/sister/daughter/aunt/etc.) and to be known as such.
- I want peace in my life.
- I love my job and my company and I want to be the best asset I can be.
- I want to be "put together" and organized.
- I want to be physically fit and continue to push my body.
- I want to wear a smaller size.
- I want to fill my time with more true hobbies and less mindless TV.
To me, to live means to experience all things and not let life just pass me by. I want to see everything my body can do. I want to enjoy my life. I want to give joy to others. I don't want to waste my time. I want to live every moment to its fullest.
I chose not to make any true weight loss goals, although my Leap to Goal is still in effect. My focus is turning from the scale to how I look. I'm not abandoning the scale yet because it still helps me stay on track. But it is no longer the "end all, be all" of my master plan.
I have broken up my 2012 life plan into six parts:
- Peaceful Living
In 2010, I worked out 170 times and in 2011, I worked out 251 times. This is the 2012 plan:
My plan is to continue to work to stay in my calorie range and make healthy choices. I'm sure that during the year, I will have "super focus" times where I log food or do other things to help myself get or stay on track. But the overall goal is to do what is necessary to stay on top of a healthy diet.
I watch too much TV. My plan is to focus more time on hobbies, specifically reading and playing the piano. My goals for 2012 are to read one book per month and to devote 30 minutes per week to playing the piano.
I'm a clutterer and I'm tired of it. I have broken up my 2 bedroom apartment into 60 mini areas (i.e. the dresser is one, under the bed containers is another, the bathroom drawers are another...). My goal is to touch/organize/declutter each area once a quarter. The hope would be that everything gets overhauled in the first quarter, then it won't be so hard to keep up.
It breaks down to doing 5 things each month. With as small areas as I have broken down, this should not be an issue. I will make it a goal each Tuesday to do 1-2 areas. (Yes, I have a spreadsheet.)
I won't write out my work goals here, but the take away is that work will be more of a focus for me this year. I worked hard in 2011, but it was a little more of just doing things that had been put into place and not really forging my own path which is more my norm. 2012 will be getting back to figuring out better ways to get things done.
Most things here are intangible. I plan to give to any charitable situation provided I believe in it and it is under $5 absolutely any time I am asked and most times when the request is under $20. (This is a repeat from 2011 and I thought it was a good one.)
Rein in my judgements. I do not walk in other people's shoes. Therefore I do not know what has led up to their decision making, nor do I understand why they might be in a certain mood. Have patience. Remember that being happy is so much more important than being "right." I DO NOT know better than everyone else.
Go to church whenever possible. Continue as a Eucharistic Minister. Truly listen to the scriptures and homilies.
Remember that it is better to give than receive.
Slow down. Nothing good comes from rushing. Unless I'm in a 5K.
Present myself every day in a way that makes me feel good.
Make decisions during the day that will allow me to sleep well at night.
No one likes a know-it-all. I don't need to have all the answers.
Be more affectionate.
Open my heart and know that I am worth loving. AND I'm worth waiting for the right person for me to love.
Well, that is my grand plan. I will check in with you all at the end of March to let you know how I'm doing.
I plan to ring in the new year looking at Adam Levine. Woohoo! I hope that you all are able to start the new year off spending time with those you love most. I will be back on January 3rd (after CrossFitting!) to tell you how I have stayed on track for 5 whole hours. :)
I look forward to my best year ever. Olympics, my 20th high school reunion, & BOOBs 3.0...what more could I ask for?