Atta Girl

As my long-time readers know, I make my New Year’s resolutions at the Jewish New Year. As I have for the past ten years, in 2014 I took an entire day off to hole up in a hotel room to focus on my priorities. I always value that exercise and how illuminating it can be.

While many people are making resolutions for change in the new year, I’m going to take the time to give myself an “Atta girl!”, congratulating myself for my accomplishments and encourage continuing the good behavior.

For the last two years I’ve participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge.

Goodreads Logo

My goal for this year was to read 26 books and listen to at least 14 audio-books – which is what I accomplished in 2013. This year I sailed past that goal and read 35 books and polished off 29 audio-books. See my year in books.

So what is my reading goal for 2015? The same as this year. I could try to top myself, but why? If I’m reading a book every two weeks, I’m more than satisfied with that.

Since picking up my pedometer at the end of March this year, I have clocked 2,922,256 steps, which equates to 1,314 miles.

Smiling Pedometer
My pedometer smiles at me when I reach certain daily benchmarks!

My walking goal for next year? 3,650,000 steps. That’s 10,000 a day. I’m hoping I will blow that goal out of the water, but once again I will be pleased with myself if I do that much.

There are a few more traditional goals I have for myself for 2015. I will try at least one new recipe a month, with at least one a quarter coming from my grandma’s cookbook. I will finish my rag rug. I also want to use my big supply of gift cards. What a great way to create Adventure Girl activities!

All my goals are attainable (I know because I’ve done them before!) and enjoyable. They will also keep me on the path I want to travel. It’s all about keeping my priorities and actions in line.

What Atta Girls (or Boys) do you have to give to yourself? or What do you want most from this year?

Have a wonderful New Year!

6 thoughts on “Atta Girl”

  1. Giving credit where credit is due is always a good thing. Congratulations on your goal-setting and progress!
    I have a pedometer, too, but I have yet to reach the 10,000 steps a day mark with any regularity. But I’m working on it…one step at a time! (Hahah – see what I did there?) 😀

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    1. I crack myself up with comments like your “one step at a time” all the time. It definitely made me laugh. Those baby steps towards your goal add up!

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  2. That goodreads challenge was around last year? I didn’t know that. I just went for it this year for the first time. Since I read over 50 books last year I set the bar higher and put down that my goal was 70. So far I’ve read two books and I’m set to finish a couple more over the next week (I’m going on a trip and that usually means plenty of time to read on flights). Anyway, congratulations on how many steps you’ve taken and all the books you’ve finished. I hope you continue to do just as well in 2015.

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    1. Thank you so much for the congratulations. And good work on getting off on the right reading foot for this year.

      This is my third year doing the Goodreads challenge. I love that it makes it so easy to keep track.

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