Each year a new set of resolutions. Am I going to make or break them? It's hard to say but it will be fun being honest about the wins and losses.


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Looking forward and not back.

My first thought when deciding what to write for my first blog of 2014, was to recap last years goals and group them into successes and failures. You know the popular phrase: "Think about how far you have gotten.  Not about how far you still have to go." That sounds so good and yet the the message of a new year, tells us that we are NOT supposed to think this way.  It's message really tells us to look forward by making resolutions, goals and life changes. To "keep your eye on the prize." To take your vision and dreams, making them attainable goals. And so, I will look forward not back. No recaps, no funny failure stories, only the new year, new beginnings and new resolutions.
With that I present my first goal of 2014:  1.  Run a half marathon. - My friend Jill and I were hoping to run a marathon in Florida this year. The race was already booked by the time we tried to sign up.  It has now become a goal of ours for the new year. So I am still going to get myself in shape and train to run a half marathon.  My first course of action is to sign up for a membership at Planet Fitness. Today is the day. I'm printing off a training schedule, signing up and knocking off day 1. In the process I am hoping to lose about 30lbs by the end of the year.  A pretty ambitious goal I know. I know I will need to stay motivated because as I've shared in previous articles, my personality tends to be all in or all out. I think if you could see my house you would laugh. I post up quotes, pictures, motto's, anything to keep me motivated. I hang them on the fridge, mirror, doors, or anyplace I can find and then end up frantically taking all of it down when I have people come to the house.  So I must conclude my first blog of the year: to look forward, to look ahead to the fit person I want to be, and also because it's time for me to hang up some more inspiration.