Happy New Year! My Goals for 2014

Hey there!

These past few months have been extremely busy for me and time has gotten away from me. By the time I started to reflect back on last year and start thinking ahead for this year, it was December 30 and the new year was quickly approaching.

Reflecting back on 2013, it was an O.K. year for me. Nothing compared to my year in 2012. It was, however, a big year for my family – my sister got married, my cousin got engaged, and my other cousin welcomed a new little one into our family right before christmas. We all had great times together and I’m so very happy for each of them and love seeing my family grow :)

I guess you could call 2013 a transition year for me; trying to figure out my future and trecking along in school taking steps closer to my dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian. In addition to daily life, I also ran some great races (minus one) and celebrated the blog’s 1st birthday.

This past year was crazy for me, so I’m more than ready to welcome 2014!

Before I get to my “goals” for the new year, let’s see how did with my ones from

(copied from my 2013 Resolutions post)

  • Give back and help those in need (in the process of creating an event for the beginning of the year – more to come on this later!)
    - Planned and put on a successful fundraiser for a great friend!
  • PR in a half marathon
     Came close, but not quite
  • Have fun with running and try new events
     Had a great time at all the races and loved running some new ones – Ran a warrior dash with friends! (Would have liked to do more, but will have to try again in 2014)
  • Learn how to ballroom dance
    Check! Started a year ago this month and have graduated to the next level – not to mention, made some great friends :) Looking forward to improving all around and graduating to the next 2 levels!

  • Ween myself off of all sweeteners - I’ve done well in the past year getting myself down to 1/2 a packet of truvia per cup of coffee with a little of real sugar – my goal is to eventually only use 1 packet of sugar and no sweetener – it won’t be easy, but with time I know it will happen
     Another check! Use 1/2 – 1 tsp sugar in my coffees and don’t buy anything containing artificial sweeteners :) Also bake only with the real stuff – I’m proud that I’ve finally freed myself from these nasty chemicals!
  • Learn to Relax - I’m usually go-go-go (which isn’t a bad thing), but sometimes I tend to forget that my body (and mind) need to rest
    - Umm, I think this is an ongoing goal for me ;) I’ve gotten better at times, but still working on it!
  • Enjoy the year and don’t wish away time
    - I’ve definitely gotten better at not wishing time away – I wouldn’t say I “enjoyed” the year, but I “enjoyed” the many events that took place within the year ;)

Looking forward to 2014, here’s a few goals I’ve set so far .. I’m sure I’ll have more throughout the year! Some are long-term, some are short-term.

  • Finish a half marathon in 1:50:XX (PR)
  • Regain my time management skills – Over the past year, I’ve seem to forgotten how I used to manage my time .. definitely needs improvement right now and I’m planning on working on getting better at it throughout the year
  • Participate in a tough mudder – wanted to last year, but didn’t work out
  • Learn to Relax – reasoning mentioned above ;)
  • Enjoy the year and don’t wish the time away – another repeat … as I get older, time seems to go by ALOT faster than it used to. My goal for every year is to live it to the fullest and enjoy every moment with friends and family.
  • Live in the moment – “do what you can now because you don’t know how long you will be able to do it” (don’t remember where I found this quote) – I live by it in all that I do .. running, dancing, working out, attending parties/get togethers with friends and families, etc. You never know what the future holds!

Here’s to a new year and whole lot of new beginnings!

Question: Do you make goals for yourself at the beginning of the year? What are some of your New Year’s resolutions?

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

~ L

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  1. Ballroom dancing and learning to relax. Awesome.
    You’re goals for 2014 look pretty amazing as well. Looking forward to the journey!

    We have faith in you. :D
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