Happy New Year’s Eve! As 2012 draws to a close, I’m taking some time to look back at my goals from the year. This was the first year that I’ve actually
wrote typed my goals down for everyone to see. Before it was locked up in my conscious. I knew the statistics – writing your goal(s) down on paper and letting others know your goals leads to a better chance at success. I’ve taught the SMART way of goal planning to my clients and patients but didn’t do it at all for myself. I’ve said it a few times this year but I’ll say it again…It really works!
To recap, here were my intentions and the results.
My goals for 2012:
- Run 2 half marathons or 1 full - 3 half marathons, 1 five miler, 1 10K
- Yoga 2-3 x/week – averaged 2 x/week
- Strength training 3x/week – averaged 2x/week
- Try at least 2 new forms of exercise(cross fit, aerial yoga, etc) – Aerial yoga and Barre
- Read at least 1 book a month – epic fail! Maybe I read 4?
- At least 1 “fun” vacation – Another fail!
- Continue to pursue freelance writing and blog - lots of freelance experience and the blog is 1 year old now!
- Actually print photos each month rather than every 6 months! – fail!
- Convince Cooper that I still love him and he still loves me so we can walk and run together again. – Successful depending on the day and Cooper’s mood.
Six out of nine goals reached – I call that a success!
Moving on to 2013 goals, I really liked Amanda’s idea of one word being the focus throughout the year. I had to think for awhile but one word kept popping up in my head.
It’s something that I have struggled with a lot in 2012. Not physical balance but in life. Balancing family time, my job, the blog, social media, running, yoga, strength training, cross training, free time, husband time etc. I want to do it all but I can’t do it all at one time.
With BALANCE in mind, here are my fitness and life intentions for 2013.
Goals for 2013
- Train and complete a full marathon injury free
- Try trail running
- Run 1500 miles for the year
- PR in half marathon – 1:45
- 13 races of varying distance in 2013
- Become a certified running coach
- Maintain yoga practice of 2-3x/week
- Increase strength training 3x/week – possibly try CrossFit
- Date night at least every other month
- Read 6 books
- Find more freelance writing opportunities
- Get out of my comfort zone – meet more new people, try new activities I wouldn’t otherwise, be fearless, take chances, etc.
- Find a healthy balance in life, work and hobbies
It’s a big list! I feel confident in achieving all of my fitness goals. Those seem easy (almost) to me. The other goals are going to be tough. But I want to succeed. I have to succeed. For the sake of balance. Here’s to a great 2013!
Enjoy the last day/night of 2012! Be responsible and stay safe!
What are your goals for 2013?
Any tips on finding balance?