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Simply Life: 13 by 2013 Goals

13 Dec

So, what’s up with your 13 by 2013 goals? Since writing down mine, I’ve slowly been trying to accomplish them throughout the year. Simply looking at them and seeing them uncrossed makes you want to just simply DO it. From 13 of my goals, I’ve so far achieved 6 and a half and working on a few more before the year ends.

Looking back, health has somewhat been the least priority having not lost the desired 25 lbs. I’m happy to report though that I’ve lost 10 lbs and hopefully when I start to exercise next week as the year winds down, I’ll be able to add 2 – 3 lbs more to the amount lost. I’ve participated in 4 runs only this year. Boo! As a result, I didn’t have the stamina to run a 21km let alone finish it in 3 hours. Lets move these 3 goals to next year!

With all the flurries of 2012, I wasn’t able to find time to attend a cooking class. I managed to bake only 4 cakes though I think I’d still be able to finish the 8 before the year ends. Lets see!

Next year will definitely be a fun year of traveling having qualified to the Mediterranean Cruise. France, Spain and Italy here we go! Working on getting hubby onto the FREE trip as well. This year was a good traveling year as well having gone to 7 countries with 2 of those FREE courtesy of Prulife. Would have wanted to go to more countries for FREE but alas though I qualified, the timing was just not right. We were bound for another trip and hence, had to encash the trips.

Next year’s goals will be bigger and grander! Uncrossed goals will be moved as part of list still to be accomplished for next year.

How’s your list so far? Have you crossed out any of them? Which one did you like the best?

13 by 2013 Goals

  1. Weigh 120 lbs
  2. Participate in at least 12 runs
  3. Run a 21 km in less than 3 hours
  4. Improve my photos taken – attend a photography class and learn Adobe Lightroom and Elements
  5. Attend a cooking class
  6. Bake at least 12 different cakes
  7. Read at least 24 books
  8. Make it to the FREE Mediterranean Cruise
  9. See a wonder of the world
  10. Save MORE!
  11. Blog hits 100,000
  12. Throw an AMAZING birthday party for Warren
  13. Be a unit manager w/ PHP12M group production

Books Read since January 2012

  1. Secrets of Successful Insurance Sales by the Kinder Brothers
  2. Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life by Alexander Green
  3. Secrets of a Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker
  4. Dynamic Asset Management by the Kinder Brothers
  5. Dare to be Different by Sandro Forte
  6. The Road to Success by Tony Gordon
  7. Mastering Insurance Marketing by Seth Kravitz and Lev Barinsky
  8. 4-hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  9. Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
  10. Creating a Million Dollar a Year Sales Income by Paul McCord
  11. Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
  12. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  13. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  14. Thy Will be Done by Atty. Cabrera
  15. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  16. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  17. The Winning Habits of Warren Buffet and George Soros by Mark Tiers
  18. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  19. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
  20. Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
  21. 101 Successful Sales Strategy by Stephen Schiffman
  22. The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg
  23. The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg
  24. The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg
  25. The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
  26. 10 Days, 10 Years From Bin Laden to Facebook by Maria Ressa
  27. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham – Current Reading
  28. Strategic Accelaration by Tony Jeary – Current Reading
  29. Women and the Art of War by Catherine Huang and A.D. Rosenberg – Current Reading
  30. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries – Current Reading

Runs since January 2012

  1. Go Natural 2012 – 5KM, 39:57 seconds
  2. Timex 2012 – 5KM, 37:10 seconds
  3. Unilab 2012 – 10KM, 1hr 30minutes
  4. Fox 2012 – 10KM,1 hr 30minutes

Travels since January 2012

  1. Bangkok, Thailand: Feb. 8 – 13
  2. Guangzhou, China: Feb. 20 – 23
  3. Hongkong: March 21-22
  4. Bangkok, Thailand: May 12 – 15
  5. Beijing, China: June 23 – July 1
  6. Guangzhou, China: August 6 – 10
  7. Cambodia: November 5 – 8
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