Last year, I made a list of New Year’s Resolutions; I did an update mid-year and I reviewed how I did at the end of the year and I had accomplished my goals for 2013. This year, things were a little less clear and focused. I started focusing on the January half-marathon so I didn’t really think about goals until after that, but then I got diabetes/running/baby burnout and took a little break from my blog, which led me to forget about making a New Year’s Resolution list. When I finally got around to making my list, I knew I was pregnant but I didn’t want to share the news yet so I still wrote my list as if I wasn’t pregnant. You might be wondering why I didn’t make a goals list that included pregnancy that I just didn’t share with you but I honestly didn’t know what to expect with the pregnancy so it was hard to make a list. However, I did still make a list so if I check out how I’ve done so far here is where I fall:
- Maintain an A1C Below Seven – So far I’ve accomplished this, mainly due to the pregnancy. My latest A1C from my endo appointment on Wednesday was 5.5!!!! Too bad I can’t have champagne to celebrate.
- Continue to run – I have had a hard time with this…back in the first trimester, I was so tired and then once I got over the exhaustion, work got busy, then it got too hot to really run so I’ve taken up swimming which I have done a good job of keeping up with at least three times per week.
- Walk at least 8,000 steps per day – FAILING miserably…I need to work on this!
- Change my lancet daily – Another area I am FAILING at miserably…must work on this (I haven’t changed my lancet since I started using my new test kit back at the beginning of May-I just changed it!).
- Use alcohol wipes every time I test – Again, I am not doing well at this…must work harder at this.
- Drink at least 3 bottles of water per day – I have been doing this well, mainly because I really need to drink like 4 or 5 bottles for pregnancy.
- Revisit getting my CPA – I’ve started to look back into this so hopefully by the end of the year, I will know more if I can sit for the test or if I can actually start taking the tests by then.
- Learn Spanish – I took a few lessons and then got too busy, tired, etc…must pick this back up.
So basically, I have failed miserably at all my goals, minus my A1C goal, which I guess is the most important. All of my goals/resolutions are attainable so there is no reason why I’m not doing better. I am going to work harder the second half of the year so in December I can reflect back and feel more positive about my achievements.
If I were to update my goals, I would keep the above but I would add a few more:
- Give birth to a happy, healthy baby boy
- Swim 3x per week, do yoga 2x per week, walk everyday
- Complete nursery for baby (this slightly overwhelms me which is why I included it on the list so I make sure I don’t procrastinate too much)