Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Looking Forward in 2013

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve celebration last night. 

With the start of a new year today, I wanted to take the time to share some goals I setup for myself. Notice I am not calling them New Year's Resolutions. Some people may say it's just semantics, but I think there is a difference between resolutions and goals. For me, resolutions are things that are associated with failure, not achieving or giving up. Goals on the other hand is something very positive to me. I generally have pretty good success when I set goals for myself. I tend to be a very goal oriented person. I enjoy having something before me to work and strive for in my life.

Over the past couple of weeks, I thought long and hard about what goals I wanted to set, most of them came to me during my runs. I didn't want to set any goals that aren't attainable. I wanted them to be very realistic and even if I didn't achieve them 100%, I would still be happy at the end of the year. I wanted goals that were not only health related ones, but also happy/hobby related ones.

Without further ado, here they are:
I am happy with what I developed for myself. All the health related goals work together and I didn't choose any goals that I would dread trying to achieve. Goal #5 is really something that I would like to happen this year, but I would be ok if it didn't. I wanted it on the list because it is something my heart desires, but after I ran the Philly Marathon, I proclaimed to my honey I would only run a 3rd if a couple of health related items happened for me. So we will see about this goal and how my year goes. 

I plan on revisiting these goals here on the blog throughout the year. I want to check-in and share how everything is going. I think it will be an exciting and fun year!

So tell me, does anyone else out there set resolutions or goals for themselves? If so, what are some you'd like to achieve this year? Do you do anything special to keep track of your progress throughout the year?


  1. I've never been one for resolutions either but goals are good. I might do that green juice thing with you depending on how you do it. I actually like green juice but haven't made it in a while.

  2. I haven't made any goals for this year yet per se, but have in past years. I write them down, come up with some short term ideas to work towards them so not overwhelmed by the Big Picture, then check off the things I've achieved. I love tally marking FO's on my posted list with nice colored lines too. Break them down to bite sized bits, work on them, and you'll achieve them. On losing weight, have you thought of keeping a food, calorie journal? Googling the proper daily calories for your current weight, then minus 500 to lose steady?

  3. Wow, that is a very impressive list. Mine are much more mundane, like clean up my office and revamp my website. They somehow seem like monumental tasks to me sometimes. Step 1, I'm destashing yarn.