Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting 2011 By Looking Back on 2010

Happy New Year!!! For my first post of the year I'm looking back at the goals I set at the start of 2010 and wow, did I set a LOT of goals!! Let's see how I did!

Run 4 half marathons - none. my injuries kept me sidelined for most of the year.
Qualify for the 2011 NYC Marathon (just in case) - again, didn't happen.
Try at least 12 new fitness classes throughout the year - haven't counted, but I did try quite a few
Go to yoga at least two times per month - on average, I accomplished this one!
Become a jump rope master - sadly, no. my foot injury made this difficult.
Walk more - I did walk quite a lot, but not as much as I had hoped.

Incorporate a wider variety of vegetables into my meals - definitely did this one!
Reduce the amount of sweets, added sugars, and processed foods in my diet - still ate too many sweets but I did cut back on processed foods.
Concentrate on eating more whole foods - did it!
Cook more real meals - most definitely accomplished. Check HERE for some recipes.
Try a vegetarian diet for at least one week - I now eat very little meat.
Loose a few lbs. - sadly I did not accomplish this goal.

Visit at least 3 new cities - being unemployed for a good portion of the year put a damper on this goal.
Take at least 4 classes/seminars/lectures on topics that interest me (food, nutrition, the arts, business, a city tour, etc) - done.
Volunteer on a regular basis - other than the YPC, I fell short on this one.
Pay closer attention to my overall consumption habits and decrease when possible - I have done this but hope to do better.
Organize more days with my girlfriends - yoga classes, movies, potlucks.... - had a great time with this one!
Clean out my closet and donate clothing & old books to Housing Works - accomplished this by moving!
Read more (and borrow more books from friends or the library rather than buying all the time) - check HERE for book reviews.
Attend more jazz concerts - budget cutbacks didn't allow for this one.

Looks like I didn't accomplish several of these, but I did make a good dent and I'm proud of the positive changes I've made. I will focus on fewer goals in 2011, and hopefully a year from now I will be able to tell you I've accomplished all of them. They'll be posted on Monday!

I ran my first run of 2011 this morning! After sleeping in a little I hit the road. A lot of ice had melted since yesterday morning so the route was easier to pass. I felt great, the weather is amazing today, Woody had coffee ready when I got home, I made PB&B stuffed french toast and we're off to watch Michigan State play (and hopefully beat!) Alabama in the Citrus Bowl! So far my 2011 is off to a GREAT start! I hope yours is too!

How did you do on your 2010 goals?
today's workout -
5.5mile run
3x10 hammer curls
3x10 overhead tricep extension
3x10 bent side arm raise


Rose said...

My 2010 goals were all over the place. I wanted to run marathons AND work on running my fastest 5k ever. I decided to work on the first one instead of the second one. I don't consider it a failure because I had a great year.

Jen said...

Happy New Year Dear!!

Oh, and have you entered my perfume giveaway yet?


J said...

Wow you had a lot of goals for 2010! I think you did an amazing job! Hopefully 2011 will be an injury free year! Happy New Year!

A Runner's Mind said...

Your goals for 2010 were numerous and varied! You did a good job at tackling lots of them. The unplanned things we encounter make life interesting....we guess!(injuries and layoffs)
Love your winter cityscape photo. Beautiful.

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Happy New Year!

Molly said...

great job starting the new year with a run!! Wishing you all the best for 2011, so happy to have connected with you!! :)

Karen said...

Your goals for 2010 were good...I'm glad you were able to meet some of them and sorry your foot injury caused you to miss some! Hope you are having a great start to 2011! Happy New Year! :0)

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