Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 Goals!

The calendar has flipped from December to January.
Our Holiday decorations have begun to be packed away, and we are all trying to get into a post holiday routine. Yep. It's time for the New Year Resolutions to flood our newfeeds. Promises of "this is my year" and "I will lose weight" All well and good, but as one who has fallen in the trap I encourage you to make attainable goals.

My weight loss journey began with a simple goal of making a conscious effort to make the healthy choice. From January 2012 - May 2013 that simple goal helped me shed between 55-60 pounds, fall in love with running and complete 2 half marathons. So before you get discouraged over the scale refusing to budge - take a moment to change your perspective.

By the way, my own husband texted me his 2014 goals yesterday. Yes. They are weight loss / body composition related, and I encouraged him to set some smaller goal to accomplish his big picture
So, please don't misread this - if weight loss is a dream of yours then CHASE IT!

So, with a changed perspective I bring you my 2014 goals!

I am literally DAYS away from giving birth to my daughter, and I absolutely cannot wait!! As you can imagine, 2014 is going to be full of lots of changes for our family. Not only will we welcome our daughter into our home in a few days, my husband recently graduated from graduate school and is on the job hunt.

If having a baby, and career hunting isn't life changing enough... Since we had to defer the Goofy Challenge (Thanks Baby Jimenez), we will also be Marathon Training!

So, what are my goals for 2014?

As much as i'd love to do the 5 by the 5th with Mommy Run Fast, or the 14 races in 2014 challenge with Jill and Jen - I just can't commit this year. I did complete it last year, and LOVED it! So, if you're looking for a good challenge to keep you motivated make sure you check out their challenges!

I may participate in some of the 5 by the 5th runs, and perhaps a few of the virtual 5Ks in the 14 in 2014 challenge, but like I said... I have a new perspective.

In 2014, I'm going to take it 1 day at a time!

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To keep me motivated without making me feel overwhelmed with my new life, I will set quarterly goals. These goals will be short term, and focus driven. 

The Schedule:
  • Quarter 1 - Jan - March
  • Quarter 2 - April - June
  • Quarter 3 - July - Sept. 
  • Quarter 4 - Oct. - Dec 

So what are my goals for quarter 1 in 2014?

  1. Give Birth.
  2. Take time to recover.
  3. Find a routine that works for our family of 3 plus 2 dogs
  4. Begin adding exercise into our routine (March - or after cleared)
Simple, achievable goals! 

What's your goal for 2014? 





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