2013 Goals Revisited

August 4th, 2013 by Rachel

I meant to do more of a quarterly recap of these, but that obviously didn’t happen.

Physical
-Clean 100# (current max is 90) ~ I haven’t attempted 100#, but did 95# twice at the gym a few weeks ago
-Back Squat 150# (current is 135) ~ Thomas and I did a squat strength training program at home. I haven’t attempted a new 1RM, but I hate back squats now and I don’t care anymore :)
-Front Squat max was 100#, and I just did 3 reps at 100 recently. I like front squats a lot more than back squats now.
-Deadlift 200# (current is 170) – Again, haven’t attempted a new 1RM. I have been more cautious with heavy deadlifts due to the rod in my back. I don’t want to do any damage with heavy lifting, so, perhaps this goal should be voided.
-Jerk/Press 100# (current is 90) ~ I did 95# in March and failed on 100#, haven’t reattempted yet.
-Be able to do a full handstand pushup ~ I was able to reduce to just one ab mat under my head and have been practicing wall walks
-Run a < 9 minute mile (I really need Thomas to pace me to make this happen) ~ I did a 8:41 at the gym last month!!! So excited. I almost threw up, but I was so happy.
-Maintain lifting/crossfit workouts 3-4xs/week, run once a week ~ I did really good with this for the spring. This summer, I’ve been back at the gym 2xs/week and running twice a week with one lifting-style workout at home.

Spiritual
Do some sort of Bible study/devotional (will update when I find one) ~ I recently ordered a devotional book that has really helped me. 

Social
Have people over 20 times this yar. Since Micah was born, we have not been as good about inviting people over for dinner like we did in the past. Dinner time is louder and crazier that it used to be, but I need to get over that. ~ We have been doing a lot better about this, even with more spontaneity. I’ve learned to simplify while entertaining. I don’t have to impress friends, just feed them. We even had a family of five stay with us for a long weekend. Dinner is crazy, but we’ve had more fun with friends.  

Household
Streamline meal planning with a paleo-friendly meal plan. Meal-planning and making a grocery list have been taking longer than they should (I abandoned my 12-week meal rotation I made two years ago because we don’t eat most of those foods anymore.) ~ I made a meal rotation that worked for a few months, but I need to rotate some meals out and include some new ones.

Parenting
-Make a schedule for reviewing past week’s memory work. ~ I made a weekly schedule that helped us so much with Memory Master. We are going to stick with it this year.
-Start doing a reading curriculum with Annalise (ordered it yesterday), and in the summer, begin math with her. ~ We have been doing All About Reading Level 1, and she is making good progress. We just started Saxon Math 1 last week.

Business
-Attend 1-2 births this year. ~ I have done 4 already, I think… definitely 4, maybe 5
-Complete 15 CEUs by June. This was one of the goals I forgot about last year. Yikes! I need to get busy. ~ I got it done! Now just 15 more for next summer.

2013 Goals

January 8th, 2013 by Rachel

I made a few goals last year, but I didn’t do a very good job assessing my progress, and I forgot about a few of them. Oops! I hope to assess my progress every quarter and see how I am doing.

Physical
-Clean 100# (current max is 90)
-Back Squat 150# (current is 135)
-Deadlift 200# (current is 170)
-Jerk/Press 100# (current is 90)
-Be able to do a full handstand pushup
-Run a < 9 minute mile (I really need Thomas to pace me to make this happen) -Maintain lifting/crossfit workouts 3-4xs/week, run once a week Spiritual
Do some sort of Bible study/devotional (will update when I find one)

Social
Have people over 20 times this yar. Since Micah was born, we have not been as good about inviting people over for dinner like we did in the past. Dinner time is louder and crazier that it used to be, but I need to get over that.

Household
Streamline meal planning with a paleo-friendly meal plan. Meal-planning and making a grocery list have been taking longer than they should (I abandoned my 12-week meal rotation I made two years ago because we don’t eat most of those foods anymore.)

Parenting
-Make a schedule for reviewing past week’s memory work.
-Start doing a reading curriculum with Annalise (ordered it yesterday), and in the summer, begin math with her.

Business
-Attend 1-2 births this year.
-Complete 15 CEUs by June. This was one of the goals I forgot about last year. Yikes! I need to get busy.