April 5, 2012

Finishing Work and Making (short term) Goals!

Tomorrow is my last day at my job!  (I know I was supposed to be done at the end of the month, but my replacement fell through and they couldn't get someone new to start until this week so I agreed to stay for this week to train the new girl.)  I actually ended up working a full 4 weeks since I put in my notice.  That was not part of the plan, but oh well!

I'm super excited!  I keep thinking about all the great things I'll have time for now- like getting in shape, writing, reading, scrapbooking, sewing, etc.

But I also worry a little bit about my self-discipline.  Writing is a lot of work and it takes a lot of time.  Setting aside that time might be tough.  Working out is so great and I always feel awesome after doing it, but being motivated enough to put on my gym clothes and head over there is not so easy.

So I think I need to set some goals for myself.  Here are my goals for the time I have between now and the cruise:
  • Work out at least 4 times per week/get back on track with weight loss
  • Read a book
  • Play around with the book ideas I have, and figure out which one to really work on
  • Get caught up with my scrapbook pages
  • Make dinner at least 4 weeknights per week (so Aaron doesn't have to!)
I think these are reasonable goals.  I mean, I'm sure I could do more (and I'll certainly try to do more than this) but I'm also excited to have some flex time that I can use for other things that come up.

And with regard to my workout goal... This is so true, and it's exactly why I hate using the exercise machines that face the mirrors:

Happy Easter weekend!


Doug said...

That graphic is hil-freaking-larious.

The Browning Bunch said...

Good luck! I know atleast for me there are a million other things that come up now that I stay home! (From your pictures in your last couple of posts it doesn't look like you need to lose any weight, so atleast you start out already looking good for your cruise!)