December Goals and November Wrap Up!

It’s December 4th already. EEEEK!!!  We were up kind of early today. Both John and I had trouble sleeping and woke up at 5 am.  John was able to fall back asleep, but I was awake. Ugh. Need coffee.  I haven’t posted a bagel day in a while, so here is my wheat bagel and coffee 😀


Here were my November goals and how I did.

  1. A stretching and foam rolling program. I did not do so well on this.  We did, however, solve John’s sciatic problem by flipping over our mattress. It’s a pillow top, so you aren’t supposed to to that, but it was getting too soft in the middle and he was getting his body all bent during the night. Flipping the mattress solved his problem that night. It’s definitely firmer on the non pillow top side. Now we can avoid buying a new mattress for a little while anyway.
  2. No nog until Thanksgiving!  I had my nog latte on Thanksgiving and that is the only one I have had so far, actually.
  3. Two different vegetables a day. Fail. I was having a hard time even getting in one sometimes!
  4. Less snacking. I did okay with this, but stress eating still tends to get the better of me.
  5. Tackle a big project.  We started working on building the table!


Now for December.

  1. 60 minutes of exercise most days.  Usually I shoot for 45, but now with treat season in full swing, I want to up that to 60 minutes. Mix of weights and cardio.
  2. Make another guitar video.  For my captive blog audience 😀  I might shoot for a Christmas carol or another piece. Or who knows, maybe you will be lucky enough to get 2 videos!
  3. Finish the table.  Gotta move on that as we are hosting Christmas Eve dinner. Tick, tick, tick.
  4. 15 minutes of house cleaning every day. Getting back to Fly Lady style and keeping on top of messes and stuff.
  5. No weight gain. Pretty self explanatory.

The month is already going by fast. Or I guess it seems to because Thanksgiving was later this year. It doesn’t slow down from here on out, either.

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22 thoughts on “December Goals and November Wrap Up!

  1. debby

    #5. LOL.

    #4. I don’t really get these kind of cleaning systems. Washing the dishes and vacuuming take more than 15 minutes every day. So how do you get all the other stuff done? It just doesn’t seem possible to me. Maybe I should just try it for myself one time 🙂
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    1. Lori Post author

      Her site is – the 15 minutes doesn’t really replace full cleaning, but it makes that job easier when you put out small fires before they become big.

  2. Fran

    I like your goals for the month. I am aiming for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise/walking everyday. I try to do both but if I don’t workout in the morning I have to walk Bella certainly in the evening. That’s a challenge today because I didn’t workout this morning and a heavy storm is coming our way this afternoon. Not sure if I can walk tonight. We’ll see 🙂

    Funny is that I have been planning my cleaning schedule for the month too. I usually do it on Monday evening but I love the December month and don’t want to clean at night. So I’ve planned it on weekend days around walks/runs. It helps I’m off the last 2 weeks of this year so I can do it on Monday morning.

    Look forward to a new guitar video.
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  3. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    60min of exercise a day? You are so ambitious – I already know I’d fail miserably. Ha ha. 🙂 I would, however, love to make it through the holidays without weight gain so maybe some exercise is in order.

    I spied John’s coffee cake and now I want a piece!
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    1. Lori Post author

      60 minutes isn’t all that much. 30 minutes in the morning and 30 at night. Or 15 in the morning and 45 at night. It’s all good.

  4. Helen

    I sort of clean FlyLady style during the summers when I want my weekends free for longer runs and beach time. But it definitely takes me more than 15 minutes each time. Probably more like 30-45. During the winter I seem to slip back into doing it all on the weekend, probably because I hate the season so much I never want to go anywhere lol!

    I’m with you on no weight gain. Weight loss would be awesome but if I can weigh in on December 31st with no gain I’d be pretty happy 🙂

    1. Lori Post author

      I would be happy to have no gain this whole year, which should be possible if I don’t fall into a canyon these next few weeks (which could happen, you never know).

  5. Linda

    Love that you put your goals out there for us. As I approach year 3 of this, I have been trying to think of news goals. Not always easy….think thank thunk

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