Hello, 2014!

Pretty much every health and fitness blog does a year-end recap, and I’m just going to follow along. 🙂 Let’s see how I did with my goals for last year:

  1. Eat more vegetables. I ate a lot of vegetables in 2013, but I don’t know whether it was significantly more than in years past . . .
  2. Cross train more. I did a lot of yoga in 2013, and I just love it! It’s definitely my cross training workout of choice. I’ll take fun strength training over lifting weights any day. Haha. I also tried other classes at my gym. Yoga’s the one that stuck, but I hope to try others in 2014.
  3. Run 3 half marathons. Well, I ran two: the Thanksgiving Point Half and the Hobbler Half. I didn’t run any others because of my plantar fasciitis. Bummer.
  4. Improve my 5k time. I finally ran a sub-30-minute 5k! Next stop, 27 minutes.
  5. Run a few 10ks. I ran one–and it was hard . . .
  6. Grow the blog. Kind of let this one go. I just need to work on it more. Right now it’s more of a hobby and a “when I feel like it venture.” I want to be better in 2014.
  7. Go on a kick-awesome trip. We went to Boston in May. It was so much fun, and I really want to move there. It was my dream trip–so much so that I cried when we left Massachusetts and cried again when we landed in Utah . . .  I LOVED that trip with all my heart.
  8. Get ahead at my job. Yeah, like this would actually happen . . .
  9. Cook more. We kind of did the opposite and ate out way more. Go us.
  10. Have fun! Though the year had its highs and lows, I had a ton of fun in 2013. Let’s see what happens in 2014.

I’ve been thinking about goals I want to set for 2014, and some are pretty big. Here goes:

  1. Get into shape. I need to lose a few pounds and tone up, so this is the obvious first goal.
  2. Run a marathon. My goal is to run a marathon in October . . . and not collapse. I’d also like to run a few more races.
  3. Do a handstand. I’m hoping that as I continue to practice yoga, I’ll be able to do this. We’ll see!
  4. Go on a kick-awesome trip. This will be on my goal list every year.  I have a few lined up.
  5. Do a runDisney race. I’m going to try my darndest to get into a Disney race–and hopefully run it with my sister.
  6. Try not to let the stress of my job get to me. After a year full of migraines and tension headaches–and breakdowns and so on–this would be great. Maybe I’ll try more meditation.
  7. Move across the country. The Engineer is almost done with grad school, so this in inevitable, but the goal with moving comes with streamlining my house, organizing a move, and trying to successfully make the transition to living in a new place.
  8. Spend less. When I’ve been stressed, depressed, frustrated, etc., I tend to go shopping . . . not a great idea. So I need to stop spending and only buy what I need or budget for.
  9. Cultivate a new talent. Self-explanatory–now to think of the talent . . .
  10. Have fun! And be happier.



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