Is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result, right?! Or so I hear. Anyway, I NEVER make New Year Resolutions. Honestly, for me, they just don’t work. Hence, the definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result). BUT, this year I have decided to focus on some BROAD goals for myself, that, albeit a “new year” are good fixes for ANYTIME. I truly am not a big fan of the “lose weight, workout more, be
less of a bitch nicer” resolutions. Those are meant to be broken 😉 Let’s go broad or go home. So here, broken down into 4 major categories, are some (lofty) goals, not just for 2014, but for me!
1. DIET- This is going to sound SOOOOO cliche, but I REALLY need to eat more vegetables.
It is so sad, but there are definitely too many days that pass without a veggie in my belly. Not good. I should be modeling better veggie-eating for Zach and it will benefit my body as well. I want to incorporate more and new vegetables into my meals, not just dinner (when a veg occasionally appears now-a-days). I want to learn to cook and prepare them in different ways as well. I will keep you posted 😉
2. FITNESS- This one is 3-fold (of course hehe)
a. Stretch more (when you are starting from 0 like me, should be do-able)
b. Work on both my core and “trunk” muscles to stabilize my running and prevent future injury. I want running to be a LIFETIME thing for me, so I want to do what is necessary NOW (before it is too late) to avoid injury and allow me to be a “forever runner.”
c. Run Broad Street in May 2014 in 1:24 (less than 8:20 pace). Last year I ran it in 1:27 and change (8:45 mile). I ran it wearily as I had been sick post-races prior. This year I want to go ALL out. (Balls to the wall, leave it ALL on the road) I also hope to raise a LARGE amount of money for Moms in Training (with whom I ran the Rothman 8K this fall). I ran that race (5 miles) with an 8:10 pace so this is what I based my (lofty) BS goal on.
3. PARENTING/FAMILIAL- Continue to attempt to be more present with Zach and others that I love.
It sounds easy, but for someone with a very busy mind like myself, it is quite a challenge to remain present and focused as much as I would like to be.
4. SELF- Practice better self care.
I don’t really want to go into this one too much; it is a loaded topic and is very different for each person. For some people it can mean “saying no more,” for others “saying yes more,” or anything in between. It is a personal thing and I think EVERYONE could benefit from an increase in self-care.
So, these are my “goals.” I am glad I took the time to think about these; in today’s rush-rush-go-go world, it is to take the time to take a deep breath and reflect. What are your 2014 “goals”?