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?