Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall/Winter Goals

With the weather cooling off rapidly and the s word just around the corner in these parts, I thought I'd make some goals for myself  for the colder months this year.  I usually don't worry about it but in the last year my middle started to spread and my clothes all got kind of uncomfortable.  Since a new wardrobe is out of the question, I started to work on that over the summer.  I'm happy with my results so far, but can't stop because of ice and snow.
So my goals for the fall/winter months:

  1. Exercise three times a week.  While I can, this will be running.  Once the weather drives me inside, it will be DVDs in the living room--dancing, aerobics, Zumba on the Wii--anything I can do in the early morning in my living room.
  2. Do more baking, but share it at the office.  I love baking, especially in the winter, but don't need to keep the results here at home for temptation.  I'm sure the people I work with will appreciate Pumpkin Pie bread, Banana Bread, Zucchini Bread, cookies (if I get more adventurous than chocolate chip--those I can leave at home and they magically disappear).
  3. Take the boys swimming at the indoor pool once a week.  It's not a lot of exercise for me, but is wonderful for the boys.  Turbo has swimming lessons, but enjoys goofing off in the pool and Bruiser is not potty trained enough for lessons yet, so playing in the rec pool is all he can do, but he loves it.
  4. Get back into a routine of menu planning and cooking so we have leftovers--I'm getting better at taking leftovers for lunch.
  5. Get out cross country skiing this winter.  Last year the snow was awful and I didn't go once.  This year we are going to try Bruiser on skis, so I get to ski with Turbo while Nick works with Bruiser.  All we really need is enough snow to make it worth it.
  6. Repaint the upstairs bathroom.  It could use it and we have a new cabinet to put up in there and I want to paint before we put it up.
  7. Improve my crocheting skills.  My mom has gotten me started, and I remember some from when I did it as a kid, but I do need to improve and it's something I can do while we watch TV this winter.  Ultimately, I want to make an afghan by the end of the winter.
  8. I would really like to read more this winter.  My Kindle has quite the collection of free books.  I'm thinking that Saturday afternoons should be reading time.  Maybe Sundays if Saturdays don't really work out.
  9. Get together with friends more--even if we are inside, socializing would be good for us.  For that matter, Nick and I need to get out for something resembling date night at least once a month.
  10. Get Bruiser totally potty trained. At least enough that I hear the call to come wipe his butt.  It will be better than the surprises he's been leaving for us in his unders.
So there you have it, ten goals for this winter.  I really hope I can achieve them all.Some of them aren't exercise related, but still life improving, so they count.  Do you have goals for the winter?


  1. lord i really need to start taking all of my baked goods to the office with me, instead of enjoying them at myself. lol i did that with some brownies and they were a hit..needless to say i've been pretty popular ha!

    gosh i need to get back on the reading train! i have at least half a dozen books read half way through or a few chapters in but yet i haven't finished any of them! whew i need some motivation asap!

  2. Great list! I actually share a lot of the same fall/winter goals as you - exercising (I'm already starting to flake on my walks when it gets too dark in the evenings!) - reading - crocheting - all things I'd like to do/learn this winter!

  3. You can send anything you bake to me. I'll take it. I know I know, I'm such a nice person...taking that burden...

  4. We don't actually have winter so not really BUT I like your baking goal. I always want to do more of that and share it with people.

  5. Oooh I want to get zumba for the wii! I have a wii and I need to get some fun exercise programs for it.
    cross country skiing sounds amazing. I love all of your winter goals. I hope you get to achieve them!

  6. Our goal is to actually get some cold weather. :-)

  7. Although nor being adept at cooking and baking, I love to experiment. Your baking hints and tips are highly appreciated.


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