Monday, January 27, 2014

25 Before 25 Check In

It's that time again and I am getting close to my deadline for my 25 by 25 goals. Here is how I am doing so far.
  1. Finally lose those 10lbs that have been hanging on since having William. 
    • I've been doing yoga every other day in the evenings, and today I am starting this workout. Hopefully it will help me achieve #10. If you use My Fitness Pal or RunKeeper, add me as a friend and we can cheer for each other!
  2. Complete 10 quilts (binding & all). 
  3. Start making significant & consistent money from my Etsy shop.
    • If you haven't checked out my shop then you totally should :) 
  4. Exercise at least 4 days a week. (this goes hand in hand with #1)
    • I'm holding steady at 3 times so far!
  5. Go camping as a family. 
    • I'm going to cheat a little on this one and say we went camping with my parents when we drove the RV to Disney last October. We stayed at a campground so it totally counted :) 
  6. Go to the beach as a family. 
    • I'm hoping to head to Galveston or Corpus Christi sometime soon. 
  7. Balance our finances and stick to a budget.  
    • Done & Done :) 
  8. Be able to run 5 miles without stopping. (again goes with the exercise thing)
  9. Grow my blog to at least 300 followers. 
    • I made it to 301 followers! GFC & Bloglovin combined. Thank y'all so much for following along with my crafty journey!!
  10. Feel comfortable in a bathing suit again. (again exercise)
  11. Keep in touch with my girlfriends more. 
  12. Save money and upgrade my camera to a DSLR.
    • probably not gonna happen :(
  13. Visit a state I have never been to before. 
    • probably not gonna happen :(
  14. Bake soft pretzels from scratch.
    • Planning on making these for our Super Bowl party on Sunday!
  15. Get a family portrait taken.
  16. Start planning a wedding. This one hinges on Jeff's decision to make us "official".
  17. Have a pattern published in a Magazine or Moda Bake Shop.
    • I'm doing something special for an awesome site :) I'll share more about it soon!
  18. Read at least 25 books. 
    • 5 down, 20 to go! I've started counting quilting books and such to the tally. Check out my Good Reads.
  19. Read to William more consistently. 
    • We have story time almost every night :)
  20. Have an organized meal plan each week. 
    • I don't always have exactly what we're having scheduled each night, but I shop for a weeks worth of meals when I go to the grocery store.It has worked out great and I find I buy less junk at the store now.
  21. Teach William how to do age appropriate chores.
    • He loves helping with the laundry and dishes, and is getting so much better at picking up his toys when he's done playing with them. 
  22. Visit my brother more often. 
    • Now that he is a stay-at-home dad, we hang out all the time!
  23. Open a savings account for William, and start saving for college.  
    • DONE!
  24. Finish William's 1st year scrapbook.
  25. Make The Weekender Bag & The Aeroplane Bag
    • My awesome friend Kristan and I got together and made Aeroplane Bags while our little ones played. It was awesome and I love having a friend who loves the same things I do!
My Aeroplane Bag!
Well there it is! I've got 2 months and counting, wish me luck :)

4 comments:

  1. Good luck shifting the last 10lbs! They are always the hardest. Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism did it for me.

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  2. You are kicking butt!! HUGE congrats on the 10 pounds! I just started yoga and UGH it is harder than I thought lol are you following a dvd or what?

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  3. Sounds like you are making great progress in your goals, girl! Way to go!! :) ...Your bag turned out super cute too! Nicely done ;)

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