I wanted to give an update on my 25 by 25 list because I accomplished a few things on my trip to DC, but I think it would be nice to check in at the end of ever month. So, consider this the first of many updates. Remember, you can check in on the full list at any time on the 25 by 25 page which I have been updating regularly. One might eve say compulsively.
Thanks to the lovely holiday, it’s taken me 8 weeks to lose (and gain, and re-lose) 5lbs, but I can still reach my goal if I can average 1lb a week until the end of the challenge.
As I’m writing this, I’m about 12 miles behind where I should be in this challenge. I’ve decided to do one workout a week on the bike to help me stay caught up.
I’m on week 2 of the Couch to 5K program, and it’s actually going better than I expected it to. Not to say that it isn’t challenging, because it totally is, but I can already start to feel a difference when I
5. Save $4000
My savings definitely took a hit thanks to my recent trip and my Kindle purchase. Luckily, I’m expecting a decent tax refund, which will give this goal nice boost!
6. Read 6 books for pleasure
1/27/12 – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
My first read on my new Kindle! Spurred by the movie coming out, I managed to finish this in a weekend (ok fine, the time in the car helped a little…). I liked it, although it took some effort to get into it.
9. Take a real vacation (staying with Joe at his parent’s doesn’t count)
Jan 2011 – Weekend in DC
I’m not sure if a ‘vacation’ where half your time is spent in the car really counts, but I’ll take it for now. I’m not sure that I’ll have the opportunity for another until after I finish my Master’s program in July.
18. Enjoy 3 cultural events (Plays, concerts, museum exhibits, lectures, etc)
1/20/12 – National Geographic Museum
I said it before and I’ll say it again, the Anglo-Saxon Hoard exhibit was super-duper cool. Out of all the things I did in DC, this was hands-down my favorite. You can see pictures and read more about it at the hoard’s website.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the progress I’m making on all my goals. Did you make any goals or resolutions for yourself this year? How are they going?