It sure is quiet around here with Dani gone. And now that our Christmas tree is out of the house and all of the decorations put away, it feels like a big party just came to a screeching halt. I am just now starting to think about the year ahead and what I want my nutrition and fitness goals to be.
I try to set goals on a weekly basis, but here are some of my big picture goals for 2015:
1. Run 3 times a week – Running three times a week seems to be a sort of sweet spot for me. Any more than that and I start to get injured; any less and I don’t make any progress in speed or distance. It’s taken me a long time to find a good balance with running, but I’ve come to love it in the process.
2. Sign up for a road race – I’ve been interested in doing a road race for a while now, and I finally feel like I’m a competent enough runner to participate. Andrew actually agreed to join me on this one, as long as I give him ample notice. 🙂
3. Become a certified personal trainer – This one is already in the works, so fingers crossed that by May of this year, I’ll officially be NASM-certified. (In case anyone else is currently studying for their certification, I put together my top study tips here.)
4. Limit dessert to once or twice a week – More than anything else, avoiding processed sugar in the evening leads to my feeling noticeably better (sharper, less groggy) in the morning. After dinner, when I feel like I want a little something else, I’ll try to reach for hot tea, instead.
5. Try a cleanse and/or detox – I know, I know, cleanses are so 2014, but I never jumped on the bandwagon and now that even my parents have done one, I feel like it’s time I joined in. I have my eye on Dr. Junger’s 7-Day “Refresh” Clean cleanse. Dani swears by it, and is looking to do it again sometime in the near future, so we may power through together.
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Note that I didn’t call this a list of resolutions. I think I technically already missed the boat on that, seeing as we’re almost a week into 2015. I like the term ‘goals’ better than resolutions anyway, because goals feel fundamentally more attainable. A resolution that you strive to uphold for an entire year doesn’t allow much room for unforeseen challenges that are inevitably going to pop up in life. The minute you break a resolution, it’s over.
Goals, on the other hand, can be monthly, weekly, or even daily. I’m constantly setting goals. I’m also constantly achieving goals, missing goals, re-thinking goals… you get the picture.
Today, for instance, some of my goals are to do a load of laundry, drink 5 glasses of water, complete a spin class, and log at least 2 hours of SEO work. Totally doable. And if not, there’s always tomorrow.
Have a great day!
Question: What’s one of your goals for the day?