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13 by 2013: Personal Goals

Following from the initially successful 12 by 2012 Goal list, I am again coming up with my 13 by 2013 personal goal list. I’m carrying over the ones that I didn’t finish or accomplish in 2011 but will not be part of my 13 must do before 2013.

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/ PHP8M group production

The ones that I did not complete in 2011 included –

1. Scrapbook for Warren
2. Losing 20lbs
3. Attending a fitness class
4. Helping hubby with his business idea
5. Setting up my home office

What are your goals for 2012? Make one now. Be focused and go for it! Share your list in the comment box below and I’ll post them. Let’s encourage each other in doing it. 🙂

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in Dream Book, My Simple Life

 

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12 by 2012: Final Update

My final post for this 12 by 2012 project. There are hits and misses but the project really did get me focus on things I need to do before 2011 ends.

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go) – This is a FAIL. We will be having a weigh-in tomorrow and will be competing against my sister-in-law and her husband (aka Biggest Loser Couple). The winning couple wins a plain ticket to Boracay.
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class – Didn’t happen. Just had too much stuff on my plate.
4. Print and create baby Warren’s 3month scrapbook (he’s one month now) – Will be printing this by next week. Had a few pictures sorted out already.
5. Launch the new business (market and sell) – Check out Simple Bundles of Joy multiply site
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (www.thesouvenirlab.com)
7. Help hubby with his business idea – Moving this to next year’s goal.
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blogSUCCESS! Hit the 10K mark a few days than target! Thank you!!!
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already) – Didn’t happen this year.
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)DONE! Even reached Star Club level!

Watch out for my 13 by 2013 Project goals. Make one NOW. It really does help you focus and achieve them. 🙂

 

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12 by 2012: Update # 6

12 days to go till the end of 2011! Making this list really made me focus on the things I needed to do before the year ends. I’m looking forward to 2012 and will be making another list of MUST DOs for next year. 🙂

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go) – Definitely not happening this year but let’s see where the next few days will take me. I’m determined to go to the gym on a daily basis till the year ends except on the 24th, 25th, and 31st.
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class – Will be attending TODAY!
4. Print and create baby Warren’s 3month scrapbook (he’s one month now) – Doing it this week!
5. Launch the new business (market and sell)
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (www.thesouvenirlab.com)
7. Help hubby with his business idea
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blog – We will reach this goal! Just 615 hits more!
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already) – Just got a bunch of pictures for inspiration. Will visit an IKEA supplier shop this week and see where it takes me.
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)DONE! See you Holy Land next year! I hope Egypt and Turkey are included.

6 out of 12 are complete! I’m positive I can complete 3 more (#3, #4, and #9) before the year ends. Not bad. 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Dream Book, My Simple Life

 

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12 by 2012: Update # 4

Here’s where I’m at with my 12 by 2012 goals.

#1 – #3: FITNESS
I’m nowhere near losing the 20lbs! Darn! Proving harder than I was expecting. Probably need to really go to the gym everyday but with the Christmas fanfare and business going on, this is proving to be IMPOSSIBLE!

I ran the recent HSBC 10KM marathon. I finished the run in 1hr 22minutes! I kinda cheated though – skipped 1.5km but still finished a 10KM run within the allotted time. #2 COMPLETE!

Attending a class is definitely doable. Will go to the gym next week again. Will attend a class so I get to cross this OFF!

#4: WARREN
I’m almost there! Will have stuff printed out. Just waiting for the Holiday rush to die down so my staff has time to print the pictures out for me. Recently bought a set of picture frames to put Warren’s picture and decorate his room.

#5 – #7: BUSINESS
I am considering #5 and #6 as COMPLETE! We launched UNIFUNKT in the recent St. James Bazaar. Souvenirlab is hanging in there! The stores are delivering. Hoping that we get more sales this December.

Hubby and I are still in discussion mode with regards to his business idea.

#8: FINANCES
We just recently sold hubby’s old car so that gives us a little leeway with our finances. I have established a baseline already of what we have, what we need, and what we want moving forward. Hence, I’m considering this COMPLETE.

#9: BLOG
Simple Bundles of Joy is at 7734 hits. Keep us growing! Keep me inspired! Support my blog! 🙂

#10: HOME OFFICE
I have posted my design inspirations. Managed to allot enough space already at our room. Need time to put everything together. Will take on this task by the 19th onwards.

#11 – #12: TEAM and TRAVEL
My team is growing! Just added another member making our team 5 people (me included!). Looking forward to having 2 more people join by early next year. # 11 COMPLETE

I can taste the sands of EGYPT! Ooooohhhh … I’m hoping I don’t fall short! Just PHP220K APE!

 
 

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Design: Home Office Ideas

One of my goals listed in 12 by 2012 project is creating or renovating my home office space. Here are some home office ideas I found over the web.

Source: houzz.com via Jo-An on Pinterest

 

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Dream Book: Physical

Call me crazy but I listed ‘running the Boston Marathon’ and ‘running the NY Marathon’ as part of my dream list. Researching how to qualify, I chanced upon an article by Leica Carpio and her experience in running the NY and Boston Marathon. She was 40 when she started training and in 2 years managed to run both races. INSPIRED. 🙂

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, I will have to clock in a time of less than 3:35 hours in a recognized run by the Association. The NY Marathon is more stringent with a qualifying time of 3:00 hours.That’s sub-4 hours for approximately 42km! Phew!

I’m back at running since giving birth and hoping to do my first run this Sunday (Unilab run) for 5KM. HSBC run is next at 10KM. Inspired by Leica, I will need to do an hour to 2 hours run every day and try to improve my time. Sub-1 hour for 10KM is the first goal. The goal is to be able to achieve this in 3 months time. Good luck to me! 🙂

GOOD READ:
How I Qualified for the Boston Marathon

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2011 in Dream Book, My Simple Life

 

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12 by 2012: My Goals

Ok! This looks like its becoming an addiction. It’s 4AM and instead of sleeping, I’m blogging. In my defense, my stomach is acting up and I can’t sleep. Ive taken kremil-S for stomach acidity but the effects doesn’t seem to be kicking in yet.

Found this mini-project of Danni from Oh Hello Friend: You are Loved blog to be really interesting so I’m participating. Like her, I’m such a list person. I even have my list for my Gue Lai written but still in draft mode. Since my gue Lai just ended, I decided to come up with another list to participate in her 12 by 2012 project goals. My 2011 To Do List is already mute since finding out I was pregnant early this year (the list consisted of a lot of travel plans and fitness goals!). So, here’s my version of 12 before 2012 list –

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go)
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class
4. Print and create baby Warren’s 3month scrapbook (he’s one month now)
5. Launch the new business (market and sell)
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (www.thesouvenirlab.com)
7. Help hubby with his business idea
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that
baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blog
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already)
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Business, Family, Finances

 

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