October 2012 Goals {Updated}

Fall is certainly in the air!  The high today in Georgia is only 68 degrees.  That is my kind of weather.  I went for a nice long run today and as the leaves fell in a shower over my body, God said to me, “It’s ok Jen, I’ve got this!”  That was certainly what I needed to hear.  My run was amazing and I am ready to tackle October full force.

Here are my October goals:

  • Finish Half-Marathon Training – My race is on October 27.  I still haven’t decided if I am doing it or not but I will finish the training.  More on this later!
  • Post a new recipe on my blog every week – I have to try new recipes and put them out there for YOU to try.  The problem is I only post recipes I enjoy and sometimes I try some that are not very good.  I guess I just need to try more new recipes so I can find some to share!  In fact, I am making two new ones this afternoon that I think will be a hit!
  • Get back to Church – This one is left over from September.  We didn’t make it happen so I am going to continue this goal until it does happen.  It is so important for our family and we need to make it a priority.
  • Continue with the Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Challenge – I am committed to this challenge and every week Weight Watchers is going to give us something new to do in order to complete the challenge.  I am going to commit to what they ask each week in hopes of being successful when I sit down at the Thanksgiving Day table.
  • Lose 100 pounds total by Halloween – This one is going to be tough.  If I continue with the way I have been in the last few weeks, it might not happen.  I would have to lose 14 pounds in the next four weeks.  I am just going to have to go full force to try and get there.  This is one of my quarterly goals from last month so I have to keep it on here whether or not I feel I can do it.  I am just going to have to buckle down and do everything the way I know to do it!

There you have it.  My October goals.  What are YOUR goals for October?!?  Share them so we can all be in this together!

October 2012 Goals

 

Update:

  • First, I did finish my half-marathon training and finished my second half marathon.  For that, I am so proud.  I was very skeptical if I was going to do it or not and I did!  Yeah!
  • I failed on posting a new recipe every week.  I tried a few and I just didn’t like them.  I really need to do better with recipes.  I know you guys love them and I want to help others eat better.  I think I will continue that goal in November.
  • We did go back to church once.  When we went, we loved it.  Hoping to finish the year strong with more visits to church.
  • The Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Challenge has still been going well.  I did not go to my meeting last week so I am not sure what that challenge was but I will double up this week with whatever last week’s challenge was.  Overall, this was a success.
  • I DID N OT lose 100 pounds total by Halloween.  It just didn’t happen.  I am going to sit down in the next week or so and re-evaluate my end of the year goals.  I just got off track and need to get re-focused to finish the year strong.

How was YOUR October?  Did you set any goals?  If so, were you successful?

 

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.