This post has been in progress for a few days and in those few days I realized something: Wishing my 2015 was better than 2014 would be utterly selfish. 2014 was an amazing year for my family and for me. We traveled to so many places (Mya and I filled our passports this year), met so many people, and had a million adventures. I can’t really see how it could get any better. So if 2015 turns out even half as good as 2014 I will be over the moon happy.
That being said, I am a goals person. I really like making goals for myself and for the last few years I have been putting a lot of thought into my yearly goals. I start thinking about my goals well before then end of the year.
Let me start by reviewing last years goals, these were just my personal goals we had some family goals as well and did really well with those:
1. Lose 25 pounds–I didn’t hit 25 pounds but my body shape has changed a lot and I am happy with this pasts years progress
2.Participate in an obstacle 5k– Also didn’t happen but will in 2015-already signed up.
3.Run in 3 5Ks–Far surpassed this I managed 2 1/2 marathons last year.
4. Do 3 pull ups–Still working on this. Pull Ups are hard
5. Read 24 books– Hahahahaha try 3
6. Take a class/learn a new skill– I learned to knit and started a yoga class and of course started this blog so we will call this a work in progress
7. Give 60 mins each day of undivided attention to each of the children
8. Start volunteering somewhere– I had good intentions and emailed a bunch of places
Spend more quality focused time with my children. I am a stay at home mom so I spend a lot of time with my children, feeding them, cleaning them, taking them to school, ect But I don’t think I focus on them enough, I don’t think I play with them enough. They grow fast and I want to color pictures, solve puzzles, giggle and play while they will still let me. I am going to put my phone down more and really talk with them and LISTEN when they talk to me.
Read 12 books. So 24 may have been a bit ambitious last year. I really enjoy reading and I will make more time for it this year. 1 book a month can’t be that hard right?
Refine my new skills. I have a terrible habit of starting projects and not finishing them. I will continue to work on this blog and finally finish the blanket I started knitting for Mya last summer.
Volunteer my time and do more random acts of kindness. I want my kids to grow up to be kind and generous. The best way to ensure that is to lead by example. I also want to make change in the world, even if it is just in one persons or animals world. It will be more than emails this year.
Finally get down to 123 pounds. I have been floating between 138-143 for months now and it’s getting old. My trainer and I disagree on this one, she thinks my body type would look best at 132-135 and I am not opposed to that number however 123 has a psychological impact for me, that will be 80 pounds lost since the birth of my youngest child. I just want to know I can do it.
Complete six 1/2 marathons. Then a full Marathon right?? NO, I have no desire to run a full Marathon at this time, a 1/2 is really freaking hard I can’t even imagine a full. However I do love traveling to the races, the whole atmosphere around them and getting the medal at the end. I want to get really good at running 1/2s and hopefully one day do it in less than 2 hours.
Do A Pull Up. I am not letting this one go! I will do pull ups this year damn it!!!!!
Lets do this, I am so ready for 2015!!