Evaluation of December Goals

It’s that time again!  Time to evaluate how I did with my December goals.  Most of them I felt like I did pretty well with.  The last one I wished I would’ve done better at, but I suppose I can work at it better in January!


Goal #1: I want to make at least one new soup and/or chili each week.

Check!  This one surprisingly came a lot easier to me than I thought it would.  I made black bean soup, turkey noodle soup, split pea soup, and minestrone soup.  They all came out great too!



Goal #2: I want to challenge myself to run outside (in the freezing cold) at least 3 times throughout the month of December.

Unfortunately, I only ran outside twice throughout the month of December.  It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be though.  My new Nike long sleeve running top helped a lot.  It did help me overcome my “fear” of running outside in the freezing weather though, which was my ultimate goal.  I’m hoping this will help me continue to have more of a desire to run outside the rest of this winter.



Goal #3:  I am going to decide which Utah half marathon race I’m going to do in the summer of 2012.

Check!  I talked about my decision here.  I found out we can register on February 1st!




Goal #4: I am going to make homemade fudge for the first time.

Check!  Although I ended up making a fairly easy fudge recipe, I was still very pleased with how it came out.



Goal #5: I am going to tell myself one thing I like about myself each day.

Honestly, I did terrible at this one.  Mostly because I just forgot about it.  I also had several “insecure” moments throughout this past month with all of the holiday goodies surrounding us nonstop.  My insecurities made it a little more challenging for me to accomplish this one.  I do hope to do better at this one in the future though.





  • Did you set any goals for yourself in December?  If so, how’d you do with them?
  • Are you a goal oriented person?
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  1. says

    Great job sticking to your goals. December is a hard month for me to Rick to my eating plan and also leads to a lot of insecurities. Do you write out goals for each month?

    • Ashley says

      yep! i make five new goals for myself and write them out each month that relate to fitness, food, health, my self confidence, etc. they help a ton!

  2. says

    Congrats on doing so well on your goals! I love that you made four different soups this month! Which was your favorite?

    I didn’t set any goals for December, but I’m definitely making some for the new year. I love the idea of telling yourself something you like about yourself each day.

    Happy-almost-New Year, Ashley! xo

  3. says

    I think it’s super cool that you list out five goals for each month. :) I love making goals for myself, but I am bad at writing them down. I will think about it and then just go for it and do it. :) This year coming up however, I wanted to write them down.

    Great job!!

    • Ashley says

      thanks girl! luckily i’ve already pretty much gotten into the “swing of things” this past week, but it also takes some time to see the results of it. :) happy new year!

  4. says

    I’m definitely a goal oriented person. I love the idea of setting monthly goals rather than yearly goals. Just like the Happiness Project! Have you read that? Great book!

  5. says

    I think you did great on your goals for Dec. girl! :-) We are all so self-conscious of ourselves so don’t beat yourself up about it too much! Just plan to be more positive! 😉

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