Looking back at 2011 goals

January 4, 2012
My goals for 2012 mirror 2011 quite a bit, let's have a look back, shall we?
Get thy ass to Italy. We've been talking about our dream trip for ages. The time has come to make it happen. We've opened a savings account solely for Italy. I get paid weekly, and with each check we're socking away $50 into the Italy fund. $2400 won't exactly get us there in 2012 like I want, but when coupled with extra income like gifts, gambling winnings and bonuses it makes it far more doable.

Shrink thy ass. January 10 is the start of our health challenge. Frank is taking part in a "biggest loser" sort of challenge through work, his team is competing for the biggest loss. I'm tagging along on this challenge to shed a few pounds and to tone up some flab. This week has been splurge-tastic, but then we buckle down for the long haul. We will exercise at least 3x week, anything beyond that is a bonus. I will menu plan 6 healthy dinners a week. We get one day to relax. No going overboard, but we'll earn a day of freedom for sticking to the plan all week. The challenge runs until April. The big reward, besides abs of steel and a smaller ass -- oh, and better health -- is New York. The sweet glorious eats in New York City.

Move thy ass. I've talked about doing the Santa Run for a couple years now. However, it's been all talk. I will take part in the Santa Run this year.

Wisen thy ass. I've been talking about taking a photography class or workshop for quite sometime. Again, it's time to do it. I also need to attend monthly writers meetings. Crazy schedules and excuses kept me from most in 2010, the time has come to make it priority. It's worth exploring...

and lastly, don't be an ass I will work harder to build relationships.

We are closer to getting thy ass to Italy. If I can find a sweet deal on all the place that are must see, we might just swing it. However, I have to actually sit down and formulate a real plan to price.

Shrinking thy ass remains a goal. I did well last year tagging along with Frank's "biggest loser" challege, but four months of inactivity did me no favors. Frank has joined a team, again, this year, for the challenge. We'll reign it in as soon as we get back from San Francisco. That'll be our last hurrah of sorts until we break late February for a weekend in San Diego. Again, the challenge will run through April.

Moving thy ass requires continued effort. I could not participate in the Santa Run. I was booted. 2012 is my year, baby. I will do it. To get me in the spirit, I'm doing the 5k Color Run in February. I've even convinced Frank to join me.

Wisen thy ass, I actually met these goals. I took a photography class and I attended a couple writers meetings. However, I put writing on the back burner. It remains there. I enjoy photography more so that's how I'd prefer to use my free time. To further develop my skills and force myself to think out of the box, I intend to do a photo a day for 2012. Rather than share those photos daily, I will post weekly. I think it will be a good creative outlet and a fun way to capture the day-to-day.

Don't be an ass is a work in progress. I have worked harder at building relationships, but I know I can do better.

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