Monday, January 9, 2012

January Goals

Unfortunately I think I’ve come down with a sickness.  I felt slightly off last week-needing to sleep a bit more than usual, sneezing a lot even for me, and just generally a little slower.  I thought I was on the mend but the few drinks consumed at my work Christmas party Saturday must have done me in.   Three drinks and the Farmer and I were still home by about 10 pm, but somehow the wild and crazy party (read: tame gathering) did me in.  I woke up Sunday with a sore throat and an elephant on my face.  Ah congestion, please quite plaguing me.

So I’ve been lying low in hopes to kick this thing out the door once and for all and sending out positive vibes so I feel better tomorrow.

Without adieu I present to you my January 2012 goals!

Goal 1:  Find a new dentist and make an appointment.

It’s been about a year now since I was last to the dentist for a tooth cleaning.  I must find a new dentist (and a good one at that) in the area.  I hope we can get along well and he or she does not ask me questions while his or her hands are in my mouth.  Please, tell me dentist can you really understand the words I am eh-rew-eh-ing to you? Does that annoy anyone else besides me?

This is one of those things that I just kept putting off and off after my new work insurance went into effect, but it’s time to just do it.  No more procrastinating.  Hold me to it please!

Goal 2: Swim regularly

Well I got back into the pool for the December goals and now I want to make it a regular part of my workout routine.  I am shooting for 3 days a week in the pool for January.  My pie in the sky goal is to do 5 days a week but I think this might be a little outrageous for me at this point.  I am hoping that with regular swimming I will be able to improve my technique and get faster.  This is more of a base building for triathlon training that I have coming up soon.  During training I generally spent 2-3 days a week in the pool.  If I am able to speed up and improve during the next few weeks I will be able to maintain much better during training.

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Goal 3:  Update Blog

This is a repeat from my December goals, but it didn’t happen at all in December so I am using it again for January.  I don’t want to have to repeat this in February so I guess I better get this done!

Goal 4: Decorate Apartment

I’ve lived here now for about 10 months and I still have picture frames than need hung on the walls.  A few purchases may also need to be made to make it a bit more homey.  Honestly, before I do anything I should decide whether or not I will be moving in March, but I am leaning towards staying here.  Mostly because I don’t think it is worth the effort, manpower, and money it is going to take to move into a new place.  The benefits would need to greatly outweigh the cons on this one and the only ones that could convince me would be much cheaper than I am paying now, much more awesome than where I am at, and closer to work than I am now.  I haven’t found anything yet so I think this is a sign to just stay put.  My bank account and my parents will thank me.

Goal 5: Arrive at work earlier

My company is fairly lax about our hours.  When I first started I was always in by 8 am but I seemed to have slipped from this prompt time.  Most days I roll in around 8:15 or 8:30 but it’s nothing to come into work at 8:45.  Surprisingly I still beat several coworkers to the office most days.  But I am afraid this tardiness must come to an end.  My goal is to get to work by 8 am or earlier! That way I can jet from the office at 5 pm everyday (or sometimes earlier) and make it to the gym by 5:30.  Getting home from the gym at 8 pm isn’t really doing it for me anymore.  And this way people at work will think I am a real go-getter ;)

Off to accomplish my goals.

What are your goals for the month?

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