4 Goals I Must Accomplish Before the Year Ends

It’s weird.

knew it was just yesterday when I wrote about my word for the year and the things I want to accomplish. Well, at least it felt like yesterday. And now it’s already September! I haven’t lost a single pound yet! I haven’t added anything substantial to my personal savings! Unfair!

Can one consider better skin to be an accomplishment? What about being to watch 5 Korean dramas in the span of 2 months? No? Okay, homeschooling nalang. I’m proud to say that I am now the mother of a reading and writing 4-year old. A bit late compared to others, a bit early compared to some, but hey we’re not focused on comparing, are we!

I know I didn’t write down my resolutions at the beginning of the year, and I know it’s nowhere near New Year now (unless we’re talking about New Year – 2017), but I believe there’s still time to accomplish these goals:

1. Lose weight

Weight loss is a long-term struggle for me. Sometimes I diet and work out like a mad man, and on some days, all I want to do is stay in bed and binge on junk food. It takes a toll on my weight (and health) so now I’m determined to commit to a realistic but steady fitness routine. Help?

Fatso. Huhuhuhu

Fatso. Huhuhuhu

2. Save money

And speaking of mad men, I’ve been spending money buying stuff like there’s no tomorrow. I mean, seriously, I blew my entire salary on just two weekends. I’m virtually slapping myself on the wrist right now. Scratch that, I’m literally slapping my self right now! I won’t shop anymore, I won’t shop anymore, I won’t shop anymore…

What to save for? Retirement, an emergency fund replenishment, Christmas, and travel

3. Learn how to drive

Here’s a confession that might make you pity laugh at me: I don’t take jeepney rides because I don’t like crossing streets (exemptions are when I am with somebody or when there’s a pedestrian lane). I’ve been crossing streets my whole life but becoming a mother made me paranoid hahahuhu. So I prefer cabs over jeepneys.

But riding cabs multiple times a day is not exactly the most practical way to get from Point A to Point B. So this year, I’m determined to finally learn how to drive. Of course, maintaining a car is also pricey but at least it’s more convenient and actually a bit cheaper (hopefully) than riding taxi cabs all the time.

4. Teach Yuri how to add and subtract

I never imagined being able to teach Yuri how to write and read – I don’t take all of the credit though because his teacher at Eye Level has been nothing but awesome but I’m pretty sure homeschooling is a big part of it! – but he’s now doing it! He doesn’t know how to read everything but he finally gets the basics behind reading.

One of Yuri's silly sentences

One of Yuri’s silly sentences

Now we’re setting a new goal: adding and subtracting. Woot!

What are you planning to achieve before the year ends?

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  • Reply tina perez September 5, 2016 at 9:36 am

    nice goals mommy. i think the rule of thumb as far as saving is concerned is 40% of what you earn goes to saving. Me, I save for emergency reasons. Its hard when someone needs to be hospitalized eh. But whatever % you will be able to save, for a long period of time is an acoomplishment. Good luck 🙂

  • Reply Cel September 5, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I’m same with you with #2. Hard to save actually when you have needs that you have to spend on. It’s still a goal in the long term.
    Good luck on your list sis!

  • Reply Michi September 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I wish I can say that to myself that I need to learn how to drive. 9 years na ko kinukulit ng family and friends ko but I am so scared so if hubby is not around, tambay lang kami sa bahay. 🙂

  • Reply Kim @ September 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Losing weight is definitely on my list. Haha! After two kids and five years of promising to lose the post-baby weight, I think it’s time that I actually act on it. Mas mahirap na pag tumatanda kaya dapat nang gawin ngayon! 🙂

  • Reply Gracie September 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Love all of your goals! ♡

    I want to lose weight too but its just soooo hard for a “sweet tooth” like me not to mention I also love chips haha! Kidding aside, I want to build our emergency or what we call “opportunity” fund too 🙂 We can do this! 🙂

    • Reply Maan September 6, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Oooh, I love the term “opportunity” fund!

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth September 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    We’re on the same goal as no.1! Its been my long term goal, for like years now and still im stucked with the same weight and size..hahaha!

    • Reply Mabel Atienza September 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Good luck on your list and I hope you get to achieve all your goals! 🙂 I think it’s a good idea you made a list so you can remind yourself more often 😉

  • Reply Chessy September 6, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I don’t like crossing the streets too! Grabe naman kasi drivers dito eh. I want to learn how to drive too, pero baka lagi na kami wala sa bahay ng kids, hahaha! I hope you’ll get to accomplish your goals!

  • Reply Coi September 6, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Oh my,ang bilis! Parang new year lang kung kelan. Anyway, I don’t like crossing the street, too! Most of the time kapag tatawid, kami na lang maiiwan kasi lahat nakatawid na and my husband would be so mad to me about it. Better safe naman diba? Hehe! As much as I want to save, ang hirap! But I really am trying haha! We can do this, meron pang 4 months bago mag end ang year 2016! Hehe 😉

  • Reply Mommy Anna September 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Same here one of my goal is to save money an stop spending now. I need to save for our house reservation fee hope I can do it. Dami din kasi gastos s school

  • Reply Mhaan arambulo-delos santos September 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    We almost have the same goals like losing weight, saving and learning how to drive. Like you, wala pa din ako nasisimulan lols.

  • Reply grace September 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Losing weight, saving money, why are you so hard to reach, noh? Anyway, nice goals ah. As for me, my two major goals before the year ends are moving in our OWN home and be debt free! Cheers to the achievement of these goals, let’s claim it! 🙂

  • Reply Jerzee Benavente September 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I was laughing about not loosing a pound as I can relate to it. There are days that I’m so intense with loosing weight but most often times I just want to eat and sleep. Lol!

    • Reply Berlin September 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Sharing the same frustration if you could call it that way. But hey, masarap talaga kumain at matulog.

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas September 7, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Go go go Maan! Ako last week nag start kog sit ups. unta dili ko mustop, kay di ko consistent! haha! We can do it!

  • Reply Berlin September 7, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Youve got a great list of to dos here. Love it when moms find time teaching their kids how to add and subtract. Ihihi. I dont know but i just find it more tedious than teaching the alphabet. And wow! Hurray to the little guy who now knows how to read and write at age 4!

  • Reply Neri Ann September 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Gusto ko ding matutong magdrive kahit wala pang pambili ng kotse hehehe. Syempre priority ko pa rin ang saving money for the kids. Nakalimutan ko na din ata ang goals ko for this year.

  • Reply Nhessie September 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    wow! attainable goals naman sis, we have the same top priority – lose weight! hahahaha good luck and I hope you accomplish it before the year ends!

  • Reply dane September 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Lose weight!!! madaling sabhin mahirap gawin! hahaha lalo n when ur breastfeedng u r hungry almost every minute ahhahaa … I wish that all your goals will be met sis! Goodluck!

    • Reply Maan September 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      My breastfeeding days were my glory days! I always stayed slim no matter how much I ate! T_T

      • Reply Dane September 11, 2016 at 1:36 am

        Hahahah!!! Hmmmmm… with my 1st I was so thin while breastfeeding with the 2nd I was all good din now on my 3rd sakto sakto lnh hhahaa

  • Reply Kati Allan-Balayan September 10, 2016 at 6:04 am

    I think it’s a nice practice talaga to write down your goals. Parang mas madali syang sundin when it’s on paper. I share goal number 1 as well, seriously needs to lose weight! #balikalindogprogram 🙂

  • Reply May Palacpac September 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Oh I have one clear goal, which is sort of a secret until it happens (and I hope it happens), before the year ends. And a lot of little goals along the way. To be honest, I’m thinking goals for January 2017 already, haha.

    I can so relate with you on the lose weight part, OMG. I’ll start today – again, hahaha!

    • Reply Maan September 10, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Haha me too! I have a couple of goals na for 2017!

  • Reply Angel Caronongan-Enero September 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Almost same goals esp. the #1. I had a hard time losing weight after giving birth. I still have post-natal tummy fats. huhu

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei September 11, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Weight loss is a struggle for me too, how I long to lose 10 lbs (I need to lose more but I should start at 10 lol).

  • Reply TweenselMom September 12, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I made a list myself in the beginning of the year, and so far I’ve ticked only 1. Hahaha, goodluck, positive thinking always sister.

  • Reply jared's mum September 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I have a number of these items on my year-end goals, as well. I sure hope I can shed a few pounds before the year is over, I am in dire need of it, too! 😀 Saving is definitely in my list and yeah, learning something new, too. But, am skiving driving off in favor of less complicated endeavor like calligraphy or lettering! 🙂

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy September 12, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    #4 should me my goal also with my eldest. When you hear other tiger moms on how their kids know this and that na, so kakapraning haha.

  • Reply Roselle September 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Setting goals and timelines are really helpful in accomplishing tasks. I would always ask for God’s provision in fulfilling the tasks that I want to do and He would really provide as long as your desire are aligned with his plans 🙂 I am also planning to learn how to drive and hopefully I will acconplish this too by God’s grace.

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen September 18, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Those are pretty much the same goals I have this year. Crossing my fingers we reach them before the year ends.

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