Even though we’re already into the second week of December, I still wanted to share my goals for the month with you. But first, let’s check back and see how I did in November.
If you read my November Goals, Mid-Month Check, you’ll know that most of the goals were almost completed. Here’s a review of the goals and what else happened:
Share a fact or some type of information about Premature Birth every day
Win! I’m not sure that I did it everyday, but I think I spread a lot of Premature Birth Awareness. Here’s one post that really brought it all together…. World Prematurity Day.
Volunteer to do some events with the March of Dimes to spread awareness
Win! I got to speak and congratulate the team at our local Macy’s. They raised a lot of money and got to wear Purple for World Prematurity Day.
Have more F-U-N with my kids
Win! We went to Holy Hill, the lighting of the city Christmas Tree, Legoland Discovery Center, a few birthday parties, saw both families on Thanksgiving, and put up our Christmas decorations.
Do some Thanksgiving Crafts
Win! We made this Thankful Thanksgiving Tree, plus my son made some awesome pictures for Grandmas and Grandpas on Thanksgiving.
Try to make something from Pinterest
Boo! Still haven’t attempted anything. I’m such a slacker when it come to Pinterest and the kitchen.
Complete some type of Fitness Challenge
I didn’t officially join any fitness challenge, but I have been very good about going to the gym at least 3 times a week, plus my dance class. I’m finally not as red-faced when I come out of Zumba, plus I have some muscle tone in my tummy area…so that’s for sure a win!
On to December
1. Share, educate and spread awareness about TTTS
December is International Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Month. My Identical Twin boys are TTTS Survivors, and I was very lucky to find the TTTS Foundation while I was pregnant. I also got frequent ultrasounds and was under the care of some great doctors. Many doctors are still uneducated about TTTS, so if you or someone you know, is pregnant with multiples, you need to see a high risk specialist as soon as possible. TTTS does not discriminate, and I want to save as many babies as I can. If you’d like to learn more, please read HERE and HERE. You can also visit the TTTS Foundation’s Website HERE.
2. Mail my Christmas Cards before Christmas
I’ve ordered them!
3. Do some Christmas Activities
We are planning on driving through a light display, and I’d love to add one more activity if we can.
4. Do a Christmas Craft
We had fun with Thanksgiving, so I’m hoping to find/think of something creative.
5. Make some healthy Christmas Cookies
I bake Christmas cookies with my mom every year. We have our standard recipes, but since I’ve lost 30 lbs and counting, I don’t want to gain it all back over the holidays. Also, since I still haven’t made any recipe from Pinterest, this gives me a great excuse to finally do it.
6. Maintain my healthy weight
I did have some yummy food at Thanksgiving, but I didn’t over do it, and I’m still at the weight I want to be. Plus, I’m finally feeling more in shape and getting toned. I will fit into that prom dress yet!
And that’s it. I don’t want to stress myself or my family out this month. I want to enjoy the time my oldest has off from school, and have a nice Christmas. I think the twins will finally understand what’s going on this year, so that should be pretty fun.
Did you set any goals for your self this month? Are you ready for Christmas?
Great job on your November goals! I stink at Pinterest crafts/recipes too, but I do have a few Christmas one’s to try for my kids’ class parties. I’m with y!
Congratulation’s on achieving your November goals, eventually all of us will get to those Pinterest things! Good luck for #6 in December!
Crystal // Dreams, etc. says
Congrats on your fitness goals and all of the others! You accomplished a lot in November. 🙂 Good luck with your goals for December!
Great goals! So far my plans for holiday activities have been getting rained out! 🙁 I am also trying to eat healthier too.. but I could work on that part a bit more. 🙂
Oh no! No rain for us….only snow. 🙂
I love these goals! we have some arts and crafts to do, mainly stolen from pinterest, and my goal is to not over eat a lot this season…it’s hard when people keep handing you food to eat for two :p
It sounds like you did a great job completing your goals for November – congrats!!! I hope it goes just as smoothly this month 🙂 Missing only one goal for a month isn’t bad at all. You can do this! Plus, congrats on the 30 pounds lost – that’s amazing!
I love reading monthly goals from other bloggers. It’s so motivating for my own goals. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias
This is a great list for everyone to follow through December this year.
These are great goals and all seem like a lot of fun!
I love your December goals, I have always wanted to make my own and I actually started jotting some down for a post. its great to see them on paper so you know you have to get them done!
Exactly. Helps keep me accountable.
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I love the “make something from pinterest” goal. Tab and I each do a monthly post on “Is it a keeper” just for that purpose!
Yes! I love that series of yours!
Becky @ Disney in your day says
Great job with your goals! I’ve also ordered my Christmas cards so hoping to get them mailed when I return from Disney. If you find any good healthy cookie recipes let me know!
Will do 🙂
These are great goals and you did really well last month!!
Thanks Alexa 🙂
Your family is so adorable! I really want to do some fun christmas activities with kiddos this month as well. Great list of goals!
Awe. Thank you!
204 Park says
These look like some great goals. I too struggle with following through on my pinterest projects but looks like you had so many other successes in November, good on ya! XO
What is it about Pinterest?! Thanks 🙂
Congrats on winning at your goals last month! I really want to go see some Christmas lights this year. I haven’t done that in a few years. Maintaining my weight/losing weight is one of my goals as well this month. Can’t wait to see how many of your goals you accomplish this month.
Thank you Mistle. The best of luck with yours too 🙂
My Urban Family says
Best of luck to you on your goals! All seem doable and you did such a great job with Novembers!
I love how your goals are SO doable and realistic!! I find it easy to write down more than less…like writing down 5 Christmas crafts instead of just one..haha. Great goals.
I love how you specify you want to mail your cards before Christmas! I am definitely one of those people who occasionally has to send New Year’s cards instead, ha!
It took me over a month to mail out the thank you cards from my son’s birthday, so I want to be on the ball with these 🙂
Rachel Lloyd says
I think being accountable for goals is the best way to achieve them. I like this way of checking in with yourself as well- awesome post!
Thank you so much!
Mommy Wants Coffee says
Awesome goals! I really need to watch my weight this holiday season. We hosted a cookie exchange last weekend, and there is just too much temptation in my kitchen right now. Must. Stay. Strong Have a great day and good luck with your list!
Thank you 🙂
These are some great goals. I’ve also really been wanting to make some Christmas cookies and if I could find a healthy recipe that’d just be even better!
Jenny Kim says
Setting goals every month is actually a good idea. I would love to try something like this
Looks like you faired well on your November goals!
I am sure you will rock your Dec goals just the same.
I love all of the items on your list. I’d love to participate in a fitness challenge, too, or complete a craft from Pinterest. I feel like I have so many incredible boards and I always think “I could probably make that,” but then I never do! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, momma. XOXO
Thank you! You too 🙂
Clare Speer says
So sweet!!! I love the pics of your boys in those adorable green hoodies! 🙂 🙂
Kari Jonard says
I love how you specify to mail your Christmas cards ‘before Christmas’. 🙂 Made me happy inside.
Thank you 🙂
Brooklyn Jolley says
Man it can be so hard not to gain weight over the holidays but I love how committed you are. Also, I think it’s awesome that you are involved in spreading awareness about a cause that means a lot to you!
Great idea… love that you lay it all out there. I feel like it would make me more accountable.
Yes, it really does. Thank you!
Corina Ramos (@NotNowMomsBusy) says
I love reading these posts Shann! Looks like you had a great November! Wishing you all the best with your December goals. Please share your healthy Christmas cookies recipe…with my parents diabetic I need all the healthy recipes I can get :).
Have a great night!
Stefanie (@LexieLooDylan2) says
Your second goal made me laugh! Yes, I need to do the same!!!
Such great goals! Good luck on your December goals (I’m looking at number 5) junk food Christmas cookies are soooo tempting!
Neely (@Neelykins) says
This was the first year we got our cards mailed early. I think it was some kind of miracle!
Krista Williams says
The absolute key to my heart is goal setting! I love how you cover all areas of your life on these!
I think those are awesome goals! And I love that you are posting them here to hold yourself accountable!
Christine - The Choosy Mommy says
You rocked your November goals!!! Because of you, I learned about world prematurity day so thanks. I also had no clue about TTTS so again, you are educating me all of the time and I appreciate it!!! Save the babies!!!
Thank you so much Christine. That makes me feel really great! 🙂
Lisa Sharp (@retrohousewife5) says
Good job on November. I love the December list!