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2014 Goals In Review

4 Feb

Hey there,

I just wanted to check in on how I did in my goals that I made for 2014!

My theme for my goals for 2014 was really all about getting stronger, mentally and physically.  And I think I succeeded in doing just that.

Healthy Living

Strength Training. Strength Training. Strength Training.  This was a huge success. BodyPump has been great for me and I feel myself becoming much stronger because of this.

I recently posted this on instagram but wanted to share a little BodyPump “Before and Current”… my first #transformationtuesday post.

Run Marathon #2 – Wineglass Marathon in October.  Success! and I PRed. I finished this race strongly and happy after a very strong training cycle.

Wineglass Marathon (4)

Focus on water intake.  I ended the year on a strong note with this, but it’s still something I want to focus on.

Yoga. Okay this was a pretty big fail. I did great with it during the Marathon taper period but other than that didn’t do so great.

Quality over Quantity with races.  The Wineglass Marathon was my focus in 2014. I did less races overall but have no regrets. I also feel like I finished many of my half marathons in 2014 feeling good and strong (though no PRs).

Battlefield Pro Photo

Focus on fresh and unprocessed. I did really great with this. I try to cook fresh, unprocessed meals, most week nights and have become much more comfortable with cooking as a result.  A lot of this is do to meal planning and prep on weekends.  It made a huge difference for me.


Focus on far away friends. I wish I could say I did better this year, but I didn’t.

More reading.  I definitely read more books in 2014 than I have in a while, but this is something I want to continue to improve on.

Focus on living in the now. I really tried to live in the moment in 2014 and overall I think I was successful. There were definitely moments where I was stressed out and a bit anxious but for the most part I was able to stop myself from wishing any moments away or worrying about the future.

At Home

Finish the basement of the house.  We finished this in March. YAY! A finished basement is a great thing. 🙂

Paint the interior. No progress on this… hopefully in 2015.

Overall I am happy with how I did on my goals in 2014, but feel there are definitely some things to continue to work on in 2015. I’ll be sharing my 2015 goals in an upcoming post soon!

2014 Goals Update

31 Jul

It’s (past) the mid year, so time to check on the goals I set for myself for 2014 at the beginning of the year.

Healthy Living

Strength Training. Strength Training. Strength Training.  I have pretty consistently been attending BodyPump 2-3 times a week and am loving the gains I am seeing. Doing well on this one.

Run Marathon #2 – Wineglass Marathon in October.  Training in Progress. 😉

Focus on water intake.  I was doing really awesome at this one for a while but in the past month or two have slacked. Time to refocus on this.

Yoga. What is it about yoga and my inability to commit to it? Ugh. I am trying to work in BodyFlow on the weekends if I can, especially as my running mileage increases. I still struggle with prioritization of this even though I know how good it can be for my hips and running.

Quality over Quantity with races.  I only have one more big race this year – the WIneglass Marathon. I do miss having lots of Halfs to look forward to but I’m hoping it’ll all be worth it when I finished the marathon. 🙂

Focus on fresh and unprocessed. This will probably always be in progress, but I am getting more and more comfortable cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients. Meal planning and prepping on weekends has been super helpful to success in this area too.


Focus on far away friends. I need to focus on this more for the remainder of the year.

More reading.  I am getting better at making time to read though I do feel like it’s still less time than I would hope for.

Focus on living in the now. This is something I do struggle with but am still working on doing. I do feel overall less stressed out during the daily grind lately, and try not to get overwhelmed with minuscule things. A work in progress for sure.

At Home

Finish the basement of the house.  DONE! So happy with how it turned out and so glad the renovations are over. 🙂

Paint the interior. No progress on this, not gonna lie I find it super intimidating.


I’ve got some things to continue to work on so it was nice to revisit these goals and seem where I’m at!

Tracking Water Intake

3 Mar

In my 2014 Goals post I mentioned that I wanted to get better about drinking water. Well I think I have found something to keep me motivated – at least for now.  I am really motivated by rewards, even if it’s as simple as a message saying “Perfect score for you!” What can I say, I am a goal/reward oriented person. 

Anyhow, I was looking around the Google Play App store, because I have an Android phone, and came across an app called Carbodroid.  Basically the premise is that you track your water intake, and as you get close to your goal water intake the guy becomes happier and happier.

So far (and by so far I mean for the past 7 days) it seems to be working.  I apparently don’t like a sad face.


Right now he’s mildly entertained – I’ve still got half the day left. 😉

I’m pretty good at tracking it during the work day, but the weekends were a lot harder because of being out of a routine.

I’ve heard there are similar apps for the iPhone, though obviously have no experience with them.

Whatever works right?


2014 Goals

23 Feb

Just like last year, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my goals for this year, after the “New Year, New You” type hubub has calmed down. So here are my goals, finally. 🙂

Health Living

Strength Training. Strength Training. Strength Training.  Luckily I have found BodyPump. I hope to continue to strength train regularly. This year is about becoming stronger.

Run Marathon #2 – Wineglass Marathon in October.  Already signed up. Just gotta train and finish this one. 😉

Focus on water intake.  This is carryover from last year. I really need to figure out a good way to help me track my water intake that is simple and easy. I need to figure out how to be motivated.

Yoga. My goal here is simple. Once a week, the majority of the 52 weeks of the year.

Quality over Quantity with races.  Last year was all about quantity with 13 in 2013. Though I ❤ racing, I want to focus on the quality of my races this year. If I run fewer races, so be it.

Focus on fresh and unprocessed. I am slowly working on this goal when cooking at home, though admittedly sometimes it is just easier to order take out or heat up something frozen. I want to get better with incorporating fresh ingredients, and become better at ordering healthier items at restaurants. I tend to gravitate towards the less healthy stuff, thinking of it as a “treat.” But I eat out frequently enough that it shouldn’t always be a treat.


Focus on far away friends. Some of my very good friends live 2+ hours from me (some are even on the other side of the country). I need to get better about calling them, and seeing them.

More reading.  Another one I am bringing over from last year.

Focus on living in the now.  It is easy for me to get wrapped up in the daily grind, and to feel stressed out. I need to focus on being happy NOW.

At Home

Finish the basement of the house.  Hopefully this will happen soon. 🙂

Paint the interior. First step is figuring out colors I suppose….ugh. I am not a natural decorator so this is a bit of a daunting task for me, not gonna lie.