10 in 2010 Resolutions Recap

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 29, 2010

2010 was a crazy, busy, and exciting year! I still cannot believe that it is almost over.

One of my favourite things about having a blog is the ability to look back in time and assess my progress. I tend to have a bad memory for these things and a blog helps me pretend like I have my life in order. I was never an organized person until I started my blog in 2008!

Tonight, I’m going to take a moment to review the 10 goals I set for myself last December. If you are curious, here are the goals I set for myself in 2009 and the recap of how I did is here.

Goals for 2010:

1) Work at the local Farmer’s market this spring/summer selling bakery goods- goal accomplished

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Eric and I worked at an organic farmer’s market for a couple months this summer. It was a crazy, busy time!

2) Retail Glo Bars– goal accomplished

I sold Glo Bars at a health food store for the better part of the year.

3) Run my 3rd half marathon (May 30, 2010) and set a new PR (sub 1 hour 56 mins.)- goal accomplished


I beat my half marathon PR by 1 minute and 20 seconds, finishing in 1 hour 55 mins and 10 seconds. For the recap, see this post.

4) Write a book- not accomplished


I will be talking about this in my goals for 2011!

5) Furnish our bedroom and decorate- goal accomplished

Our bedroom was a plain bachelor pad…with old university furniture at the beginning of 2010…


It wept, my friends.

Then, I did a surprise Ikea redecorate for Eric in February 2010 which was an improvement at a low cost.


Then, Eric did a surprise redecorate for me in September 2010 painting and installing hardwood throughout the bedroom and hallway.


The surprise continued into December if you catch my drift…lol.

We finally got rid of this old carpet!!


Here is what our room looks like as of today, after installing hardwood, painting, and purchasing our very first set of bedroom furniture:


We splurged on our first ever King sized bed. It is GLORIOUS! No more fighting a 6’2” male for space.


We still have lots left to do, including wall art and installing a new closet organizer, but we are happy with how it is coming along. I will be sure to post after pictures when it is complete!


6) TRAVEL goal accomplished

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In 2010, I traveled to Florida, Chicago, Paris, and Calgary. It was a welcomed change after not traveling at all in 2009.

7) Attend a Blog Conference goal accomplished

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I attended the Healthy Living Summit in August!


8.) Save MONEY goal somewhat accomplished

I saved money in 2010, but I did not track exactly how much I saved. We also stuck to our cutbacks (we have had no cable TV for 2 years now, no pricey text/data cellphone plan, etc). We also recently sold Eric’s car and we are a one car family now. Despite the positive changes, I need to be more specific in 2011 and set a precise goal of how much I want to save!

9) Get new packaging for Glo Bars and purchase UPC codes for Glo Bars not accomplished

This was not in the budget for 2010.

10) Raise money for those in need! goal accomplished

I donated over $500 on behalf of Glo Bakery to charities such as NEDIC and also raised over $2,100 in Shop 4 A Cause for Cancer Research. The total amount we have raised for Cancer is now $6,525. Thanks everyone!


Of course, there were a few things in 2010 that I did not anticipate when I set my goals back in December 2009…

1) Eric and I trained for and participated in our first beginner’s triathlon! (Part 1 and Part 2)


2) I ran my second 10k race in Sept 2010, finishing with a chip time of 49 mins and 50 seconds. I beat my PR by 7 minutes! This was a real turning point for me because it showed me just how much I could improve when fueling my body with a healthy diet and being kind to myself.


4) I pushed my limits as a blogger from September until December and made it to the final round in the Project Food Blog competition.


5) Eric and I produced our first ‘professional’ recipe video. It was pobably the most challenging task of the entire year!

Often, the exciting things in life are the things we do not plan for or anticipate.

I think a successful goal list is one that is made up of a couple ‘very difficult’ or ‘unlikely’ items (such as my goal of writing a book, which would have been very difficult in 2010 with my busy schedule), items that are attainable with hard work (the half marathon, fundraising, and farmer’s market), and then a couple fun items (such as travel).

I like to create my goal list so that it has 1 or 2 ‘not accomplished’ goals leftover at the end of the year. That way, I know that my list was neither too easy nor too hard. Expect my 2011 goal list to have a couple ‘out there’ or ‘unlikely’ items on it too!

Coming up…my goals for 2011. I will be asking you what yours are too, so get those wheels turning.

Did you accomplish or experience anything in 2010 that was not originally on your radar and hit you by surprise?

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Way to go on accomplishing the majority of your goals and more!! I can definitely see a book in your future =)


Mary (A Merry Life) December 29, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Great job Angela! You accomplished most of your goals and that’s awesome. Love the bedroom now, btw. ;)


Brie @ Brie Fit December 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I posted about this last week–I definitely achieved some goals, failed on others, and did some awesome things I never expected. Here’s hoping 2011 keeps surprising me!

Also, Sketchie has such a beautiful coat!


Jennifer December 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I hope you get to publish a book next year! I know I’d buy it:)


[email protected] December 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Looks like 2010 was an amazing year for you! Can’t wait to see your goals for 2011! :)


jane December 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm

hi! i have read your blog for about 6 months now-love it! i am not vegan but still love your attitude towards food and exercise! i just had to comment-your bedroom looks fantastic, what a change. also, wanted to say that i started drinking green monsters this past summer-yum yum!!


Noorin Ladhani December 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Sounds like you had a great year!! I think a few goals in common – I definitely am trying to get a book under my belt in 2011 as well.

I traveled a ton in 2010 which was absolutely amazing and totally not something I thought I would be doing at the beginning of the year. I went to New York, London, Morocco, and Chicago and now that I have the travel bug I will be adding more travel to my 2011 goals.


Lisa December 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm

My main goal for 2011 is to start my own blog! I have a name, theme and design in mind. All thats waiting is for Jan 1st to come and for me to stick to it. So since I know I’m beginning to blog, I guess my goal is really to keep up with it and make it successful, inspiring, and fun for myself to write and others to read. Reading your blog everyday for 6 months has definitely been my inspiration and I’m so blessed to have found it. You’re the best!!! :)


Lauren at KeepItSweet December 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

your 2010 goals/accomplishments are extremely impressive! i really should be more specific about goals… this was so motivating!


Wendy December 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Wow. I really love how you set goals for yourself and then put yourself out there publically and evaluate how you have done. Even though I have a blog and am possibly the most public person that I know, I really have to get some cahones to do this. Very interesting!!!!!! You go girl! Can’t wait to read what your goals are in 2011 and then follow your progress.


Jennifer Wolfe December 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Congratulations, what a year you’ve had! I absolutely loved every single one of your entries into the Project Food Blog (you were robbed, eh hem, sorry did i say that out loud??)! So I’m not answering your post question, but I have 2 for you. The Healthy Food Summit in Chicago, I think you mentioned that you were going to post your notes from the conference. Did I get that right? But I don’t ever remember seeing them. If you did, would you pointing me in the right direction? Question #2, I thought you made something delicious very recently with pearled barley but now I can’t seem to find it. Can you steer me there too? Thanks so much Angela! I don’t write often but I just need to tell you that I read your posts every day and I LOVE THEM!! Jennifer (Philadelphia)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm

That is funny you mentioned pearled barley because I have never used it but im planning a recipe this week using it! You must have read my mind? :)

I did not post notes from the conference because there were videos provided online that are much better than my notes would have been! View the vids here: http://healthylivingsummit.com/watch-hls-now/


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I had to tell you…I just looked at my barley and I got ‘pot barley’ by mistake. I wonder if that will make a difference?


Leanne (For Health's Sake) December 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Pearl Barley works wonderfully in soup! :)


Erin December 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Sorry to butt in – I believe pot barley takes longer to cook than pearl barley, which is more highly processed/polished. I have used them both with success. Hope this helps!


Jennifer Wolfe December 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Thank you! maybe it was millet and I’m losing my mind…
Thank you!!


Ashley December 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I love your room redesigns they’re so cute. Its awesome that you achieved so many of your goals. I didn’t set any for 2010 but I definitely will for 2011.


bitt December 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm

i like how you organized your goals with some stretches and some fun ones. i will keep that in mind for my goal setting for 2011.


Leanne (For Health's Sake) December 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Beautiful bedroom! It looks so nice and cozy.

Are you still selling bars in stores? Any plans to sell them in Alberta?

Love your blog Ang! Can’t wait to see the 2011 goals! :)


Sonia December 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I definitely should be more organized. I’ve already began writing down my goals for 2011. Finishing my book and getting it published (11 years in the freaking making) is my main goal along with getting my art in a show in a gallery in San Francisco, solo or with others. Can’t wait to see your goals for 2011.


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) December 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Wow, 2010 was a really awesome year for you! Congrats on acheiving most of your goals! :)
I did so much this year that I never anticipated doing! Expecially running- I never would have thought I would be able to run distances, or do it for fun!


Heidi - Apples Under My Bed December 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Great post! I loved reading this – well done on your achievements this year! – it made me think of my own situation. it is nice to see how far you have come :)
Heidi xo


Lizzie December 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I didn’t really have any goals for 2010 – so I guess that’s one of my goals for 2011 – set more goals :) I did achieve one thing in mind which was to run my first 1/2 marathon and run a sub 2-hour, which I did, so that was pretty good! Setting goals is important, but it always makes me nervous!


Camille December 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Woah, you had quite a year!
This year I ran 2 marathons! This time last year you never would have been able to convince me that I could do that!


Lauren December 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Good job on accomplishing your goals! I would love to see a book in the future. This year, I transferred schools & majors which was not in my original goals. It was scary at first, but it ended up being the best thing for me!


Rach December 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

What a busy year! I especially love your bedroom makeover! Hope your 2011 is even more delightful! :)


Kathryn December 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

My goal is to set some goals…seriously, I’m so bad at setting goals and it is so important!


Lisa December 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

You had some great goals and it looks like you accomplished the majority of them. I set monthly goals in 2010 so I don’t really have a year’s recap to check on. I did pretty well each month so I’m ending 2010 feeling good about what I accomplished.

2011 I hope to start writing my book too.


Liz December 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Congratulations on accomplishing all those goals! I am impressed…I need to think long and hard about my goals for 2011 so I can accomplish as may of them as you did!


Katherine December 29, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Wow, you really were busy in 2010! Your bedroom looks great! One of the first things I did in my last house was replace the carpet with hardwood. It’s so worth it!

Can’t wait to hear your goals for 2011!


Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama December 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Great job reaching so many of your goals. I am a big goal setter. Look forward to reading what you are striving toward in 2011.


Katy @ A Healthy Shot December 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Love the recap of your goals!!

I had a major accomplishment in 2010 that definitely wasn’t on the radar- I quit my job and am now going back to school to become a teacher!! Reading your blog and the posts about how you changed careers definitely inspired me to pursue my passion :)


erica December 29, 2010 at 6:28 pm

congrats! i massively failed my 10 in 2010 :(


The Peanut Butter Addict December 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

What a great sounding year you’ve had! One thing I wanted to accomplish in 2011 was run a 10k race for the first time, but it turns out I’m doing it this Friday, so technically still 2010 :D I hope I do well so that way I can set a higher goal for the new year!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 29, 2010 at 6:53 pm

You did a great job on your goals for this year! I’m ready to make mine for 2011!


GlendaM December 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Congratulations on all your success in 2010. Look forward to reading about your journeys in 2011. All the best!


Rachel (tea and chocolate) December 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Great job accomplishing your goals! You had such a busy year. :)


Lori December 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm

What truly worthwhile goals and accomplishments! I love it! I need some goals of my own… ha!

Good job!


Sana December 29, 2010 at 7:17 pm

You have had an EPIC year! I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings for you!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) December 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Angela I love your post! Thank you for sharing it with us! Your have done more in a year than most people do in 20 :)

Your 2010 was awesome! I love your bedroom decor btw. I redecorated my master in 2010, too! Well, it was Dec 09 to be technical. I like how yours is clean, crisp, modern and my taste is really similar to what you did.

I *just* published my 2011 Intentions. Everything from paying off credit card debt to giving 110% to my marriage and parenting to spending more time with real life friends to saving money.

It really helped me to publish it and organize my thoughts…and keep myself accountable :)


Jil @ Big, City, Lil Kitchen December 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Amazing! So much accomplished. I need to go back and take a peek at my goals for 2010.


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) December 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Wow, you accomplished a lot this year. It’s definitely nice to have goals in mind and work toward those. I prefer to make goals instead of resolutions — okay, it’s really just a name change but whatever ;) — because it makes me feel like I have an entire year to make something happen.

Gorgeous pictures, as always.


Katy (The Singing Runner) December 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Congratulations on accomplishing all you did in 2010! You rocked it girl! 2011 is going to be even better! :)


Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm

If you asked me on January 1st 2010 if I could have ever imagine having quit my job this year I would have called you CRRRRAZY! But now I’m a week away from my last day there.


Cara Craves... December 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

It’s great to reflect on all the things that you have done this year.
Looks like you have tons to be proud of!


Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

You accomplished SO much!!!! I haven’t really thought about my overall goals for 2011 yet. I’ve just been thinking of getting this kid out of my belly. LOL


stacey-healthylife December 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Great job ,you should be very proud.


Katie December 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Wow, you’ve had a really busy and accomplished year! I love these kinds of reflections posts, because it makes you really realize that despite the day to day grind, you really can accomplish a TON!

Here’s to an even better 2011!


Andrea Bloomfield December 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Congratulations on sticking to your goals in 2010!! I make goals every year, but somehow they get lost by early February. I think it’s because they are the usual vague goals everyone has…stay motivated, get in shape, lose weight, etc. etc. This year has had a lot of ups and downs and I have big plans for myself in 2011. Now I just have to pull out my journal, wipe the dust off and write them down into something specific. I look forward to seeing what you have planned for 2011.


Clare @ Fitting It All In December 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

You did SO WELL on your 2010 goals! Super impressive – there were some toughies on that list! I like your theory on having some goals not accomplished so that the list was not too easy or too hard. I tend to see incomplete goals as a failure, but this view is tons better!


Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm

definitely! i left my full time job as a night nurse and now am a full time student again getting my masters in acupuncture! that was insane.. and i made the choice all within about a week period, resigning before i had even got accepted into the program because i just had a feeling it was right. craziest thing that happened to me in the year.. and now im a happy girl :)


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Love the goals – I didn’t set goals for 2010, but I did accomplish A LOT! I got engaged, bought and renovated a house, got married, got a pup, and settled into being a wife. I’m trying to think about what my goals for 2011 should be!


Lizz @ Leading the Good Life December 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I had planned to set a 1/2 marathon PR…but I ended up setting a full marathon PR! After a knee injury, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to run a marathon this year, so I was pretty excited.

But the goal I’m most proud of reaching is getting myself to the doctor! I want to be healthy and realized I was doing myself a huge disservice by skipping my annual exams. By setting it as a resolution, I finally picked up the phone and made my appointment!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm



carlee December 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm

This is awesome! I’m making goals for sure!
Probably my biggest/most challenging one was recovering from my ED and putting on weight( I put on a littele too much for my body though and am now trying to lose a little. But I am not going back! I got people to watch me! Lol


Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm

You did pretty well with those goals!!


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm

You did a really great job in both setting and accomplishing your goals for 2010. You should be really happy with everything that you have done! You have so many great achievements!


Amy K. @ healthypeanut December 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

What a great opportunity to look back over your goals. And it is exciting to see things that you didn’t even plan for! I have a lot to think about for my own list ;)


carlee December 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I just watched your video!! Love! haha your so cute and your voice is gorgeous! haha



ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska December 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I accomplished way more than I ever thought I would in 2010. Not only did I train for and run my first ever 5k, I ran a second one as well! I had no idea that I could do it, and I did!


Rochel December 29, 2010 at 11:00 pm

You are such an inspiration. Congrats on accomplishing so many of your goals. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for 2011. I really connect with your story of spending so much time in school and ending up in a career that wasn’t the right fit. It really motivates me to watch how you have handled your career change. Thanks!


Allie December 30, 2010 at 12:16 am

Congrats on all of your accomplishments! What a great year :-)


Jennifer December 30, 2010 at 12:17 am

WOW what a great year you’ve had!!

I would need to think about it more, but I did accomplish the biggest goal that was on my list which was sell my possessions and move to a different province! Its been a big change but I am loving it :)
Keep up the awesomeness!


Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA December 30, 2010 at 12:31 am

Congrats on accomplishing so many of your goals! What a year you had!


Alaina December 30, 2010 at 12:48 am

I trained for a marathon in October but because of my training I ended up PR’ing a 5k in August by 4 minutes. Was totally not expecting that; I thought I was stuck at 29 minutes. :-)

I love the idea of having obtainable/non-obtainable goals. I’ll be posting mine soon :-)


Allison @ Food For Healing December 30, 2010 at 1:14 am

i definitely need to make 2011 a little better and accomplish more, i think i got a little lazy :S


[email protected] December 30, 2010 at 2:01 am

loved this post! great job:)


Kris | iheartwellness.com December 30, 2010 at 2:18 am

You are awesome! Look at everything you have accomplished, almost everything on your list :)

Haha, you MUST be specific when writing your goals down to the dollar amount, the day it needs to be accomplished by, etc. This stays in your head and makes you work to get exactly as laid out!

I accomplished almost all of my goals. I work for myself and am starting the business of my dreams :) Love it!

Keep up the great work!



Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

I agree, esp when it comes to ‘saving money’ !!!


AGS December 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

It all depends what you mean by “saving money”. My husband and I noticed we were frittering away a good bit of cash on day-to-day/trivial items, or just through lack of planning. We changed a couple of spending habits, and we’ve saved about $300-400/month, starting in October. But we weren’t interested in putting money in the bank, just in cutting out useless spending.

I’ve found that for putting money away, it is useful to think of it, as “paying yourself” — which is essentially what saving is! All you have to do is develop a method of payment (piggy bank, direct deposit, buying stock, etc.). My husband and I manage money very differently (although we share the same principles and goals), so we are always trying new things, and learning from one another!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I love your thoughts on this!


Natasha Wilson December 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

Nothing really caught me by surprise in 2010, but thinking back on how much I’ve actually accomplished is crazy! I ran my 1st half marathon, wrote a thesis, graduated from university, turned down an offer to go to law school (very tough decision), got married, and travelled throughout the Mediterranean. It’s been an incredible year! :)

Next up for 2011: run a marathon, move across the country (again), and get ready to start an after-degree in nursing.

Congrats on doing such a great job in 2010, Angela! You’re truly are an inspiration.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2010 at 8:45 am

congrats! :) That sounds like 2008 for me…I did all of those things except the law school offer haha


Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 30, 2010 at 8:48 am

You have had a seriously awesome year Angela!! It’s been fun to see how much your blog has grown in the last year. It’s certainly one of the best healthy living blogs out there these days! :)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

Congrats on your accomplishments! It is always amazing to me how much simply writing goals down helps to accomplish them.

Great job on the bedroom re-design – it looks SO much different!


jenna December 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

these were really great goals and your really stayed on track this year! congrats!


Andrea December 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

Amazing, wonderful goals and accomplishments :) My major goal for 2010 was to recover from my eating disorder, which I did and I am now celebrating over a year symptom free thanks to the wonderful treatment program I attended for 8 months and sheer determination to be well. My other goal was to stress less about school when I went back after a year hiatus in the fall, and I achieved that with an added benefit- when I wasn’t so in my head I managed to pull off amazing grades! Just goes to show that stress is not de facto necessary in achieving success when one is doing what they love.


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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2010 at 9:58 am

congrats on your recovery!!


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day December 30, 2010 at 9:30 am

Very inspiring!

.. and your cat is absolutely stunningly gorgeous.


Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond December 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

Great job Angela!


Melissa R. December 30, 2010 at 9:43 am

I have the EXACT same bedroom set! We bought it when we got married in 2005 and LOVE it! Beautiful–glad you are enjoying it.
Congrats on a great year!


Triathlonbabe aka Marathon Gal December 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve replied to any of your blogs. I’ve been one busy pup too but I do have to say I try to read your blogs daily if not, I wait till the weekend and then I play catchup. I still enjoy reading your stuff because it gives me motivation and inspiration to do the things I love. Thanks Angela! I also need to put in another order for Glo Bars soon.

As for goals, I absolutely love how you list out your goals with “out there and unlikely” items and also when you’ve actually gotten to the end of a year you add in the ones that weren’t accomplished. It gives us a perspective on what is actually doable and what is more than likely not.

I’ve got my wheels a turnin’ for my upcoming goals in 2011 and am looking forward to this year. As for 2010, I actually had one main goal and that was to focus on my running. I joined a running group in June, here in the states called the Jeff Galloway group, I’m sure you’ve heard of Jeff Galloway and his run/walk method. This group taught me to run without injury and to handle running in a group as I was a loner before. My original goal was to run another half marathon with this training and see how I did but the unexpected happened when I ended up signing up for a full marathon and then an even more unexpected occurred and I did 2 marathons within a 4 week span….eeek! So there you have it!

Thanks for blogging!


AGS December 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

Just about everything I accomplished in 2010 was by chance.
1. I changed jobs (and have been through a lot of good/bad with the job I have now) — but accomplished a long-term goal of earning a particular income level, so that, in part was planned.
2. We bought a house (thank you, low interest rates)
3. I got the condo rented.
4. I got pregnant (the biggest change, by far!). We thought that due to our rather lackadaisical approach to pregnancy (“I think I’m ready. . .” “OK, let’s just see what happens”), we thought it would be several months at least. Wrong — try within a week. Cest la vie.

What has been most surprising to me about 2010, particularly with getting pregnant, has been a new appreciation for listening to my body, and being healthy to be healthy. I think I am closing out 2010 about the MOST relaxed I’ve been with eating/weight/etc. since I was, maybe, 10 years old! I used to tell my husband: “I just want to be happy with myself”. . . and I made lots of progress over the last 5 years. But this is the first time that health for the purpsoe of HEALTH finally has sunk in. So, the goal of “being happy with myself” finally seems to be met. And that is a very good place to be at the end of 2010.


Cathy Breit December 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

your new bedroom is just lovely looking! Congratulations on all the great accomplishments of 2010 and all the best in 2011 :)
cathy b. @ brightbakes


Heather (Heather's Dish) December 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

i finally accomplished loving myself…probably the best thing i have ever done :)


Jenn (GH) December 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

Your drive is inspiring. Truly. That’s a long list and you did almost everyone one of them.

I started competing in taekwondo last year. It wasn’t planned but decided to give it a try and as it turns out I’m doing well.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

Once again Ange, you are AMAZING!! I can’t believe how much you’ve accomplished this year. I’m in the process of setting my goals for 2011 and am going to be re-capping my biggest accomplishments of 2010 in tomorrow’s post. You have inspired me to aim very high!!! :)


Natalia - a side of simple December 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

I’ve never set up a list of goals for a year or set any new year’s resolutions, but this year was my most fulfilling and self-satisfying year. I truly believe I’ve lived it to the fullest and though it was coupled with struggles, I’ve grown in my personal faith and strength. Congratulations to you, too, with all of your accomplishments, Angela!


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Great job on your goals!!! I accomplished about 7/10 of my goals for 2010, and I am really happy with that :-)


Ashley December 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I absolutely loved reading this post Ang!!! Who wrote your chalk board sign? Very professional. bahaha Your bedroom looks like a photo from a magazine. One day I will have that!! The wood floors are gorgeous..even if they took 3 months to finish. ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I hired a professional for my chalkboard design. Edible Ash…you may know of her? She rocks! Very good rates too. lol. I paid her with some VOO parfait I think!


Roz December 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Wow…2010 WAS a crazy year for you. Congrats on reaching so many of your goals!!! And congrats on such a great blog, I look forward to reading it in 2011!


Nicole (the other one) December 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I love that your unaccomplished goals are a sign that your list wasn’t too easy. I tend to shy away from challenging myself due to my fear of failure. Thanks for the great perspective!


Amber K December 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I make goals throughout the year, but I don’t make new year’s resolutions. I don’t like the conformity of it, lol.


Natasha Kay December 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I’m a fairly new subscriber to your blog and just wanted to pop in to say thanks for the update on your resolutions! I set “Life Resolutions” every year and it’s always inspiring to see others accomplish their goals — especially when you have some of the same ones as me!

I never thought to sell my baked goods at a farmers market — what a great idea! Also a fab way to cross-promote my baking cookbook for beginners (Life Resolution #2 this year!) — although I highly doubt it’ll be published by summer! :)


Lauri (redheadrecipes.com) January 16, 2011 at 8:27 am

What a FANtastic recap!!!

I LOVE your bed frame!!! My husband and I just purchased a king sized bed and we are in the market for a bed frame–> Do you mind if I ask where you purchased yours from? That looks EXACTLY like what we are looking for!

Thanks and LOVE reading your blog!!


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