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Simply Life: 13 by 2013 Goals

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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3rd Month of the Year: 13 by 2013 update

OMG! Its already March! Warren is turning 6 months old in exactly 10 days! I know it’s such a cliche but time really flies by quickly. Just wanted to give you a quick update of what I’ve accomplished in the past 2 months relative to the goals I’ve set out for myself at the start of the year.

  1. Weigh 120lbs: Current weight is still stuck at 144.6lbs. Our weigh-in is coming soon in March 15. Need to step it up. No meat for lent and to help me lose weight in 15days.
  2. Make it to the FREE Mediterranean Cruise: So far, so good. My Prulife current APE is at PHP1M so I’m 1/3 there. Since I’d like both hubby and I to be on the trip, hubby has to produce as well. Crossing our fingers we close something we’re cooking up soon.
  3. Participate in 12 runs: Running my 3rd run this Sunday. That will be my 1st 10KM run for the year.
  4. Run a 21km in less than 3 hours: Getting there. Let’s see how I do with my 1st 10KM run for the year.
  5. Bake 12 different cakes: Still waiting for hubby’s Christmas gift – Kitchen Aid Mixer.
  6. Read at least 24 books: Finished 5 books already. Simultaneously reading 3 books now.
  7. Read 100,000 blog hits: I’m still far off! I’m just sub 16,000. Help guys!!!! Support the blog and promote to your friends.
  8. Save MORE!: Getting there! 🙂 Just paid my Prulife savings plan. Forced savings!
  9. Throw an AMAZING birthday party for Warren: Venue reserved. Will be working on the theme and decor next.
  10. Attend a photography class: Finding time for this.I’m hoping to get this done by this summer.
  11. Attend a cooking class: Finding time for this. Also hoping to get this done by summer. Was thinking of attending another baking class at Cafe Isabel?
  12. See a wonder of the world: Hopefully this April or May. 🙂
  13. Be a unit manager w/ PHP12.5M Production: Up-ed the ante a bit from PHP8M. I needed PHP12.5M production to get the FREE Mediterranean cruise as a unit manager. I become a Unit Manager last Feb. 1. 1 down! 🙂 The goal is to have at least PHP1.150M production per month. For my first month as UM, we hit a production of PHP1.210M. I now have 8 team members. Hoping to increase by 4pax per month. I have a GREAT team! Go team go! 🙂
  14. Warren’s Scrapbook: Finished this last January. Waiting for the book to arrive from the US.
  15. Lose 20 lbs: Uhhmmm … will get there! hahahah …
  16. Attend a fitness class: This is getting curtailed way too long! My bag’s packed but I just have a reason one after the other. Arghghghg …. Finally got to go to Bikram Yoga yesterday (030112)! I couldn’t bend as much. Couldn’t reach for my toes but I made it! I was there. I was in class for 1.5 hours! I finished it. I got a 20 class card which is good for 4 months. I’m hell bent on using it!
  17. Help hubby with his business idea: Waiting for the business idea.
  18. Set-up a home office: Yes, I’ll get this done soonest. 🙂

So, that’s my update for now! Have you guys written down your goals for the year?

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in 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: 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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