Friday, December 27, 2013

Much awaited for!

It’s about that time again.   What time am I referring to?   New Years resolution time. WEEEE  how fun.

I personally don’t believe in resolutions.  I believe that what I do at the end/beginning of each year  is a recommitment or a renewal of my priorities.  That’s not to say I don’t set goals and challenges for myself.  I do.   

This year I’m going for consistency.  Yes, I want to lose weight….and so bad want to declare and avow that my 2014 goal is to lose weight and be at my goal weight.  I want that quite badly.   Is this the year that I ride my century ride….maybe, who knows!   I would love to PR in a 5k….or make my sub 30 goal.  So many goals and things to strive to achieve.  I would love to say that this year is the one that I’m going to run a half marathon (I’ve kinda shelved that….I’m not sure that my body can handle that at this time…but it is still on the to do list…..AKA my bucket list).  I have those things in mind and 2014 may be the year for them.  However those items are not making the list for this year.  As I said…this year I’m going for consistency!  All of those items that I COULD include in my goals are things that I can’t reach without consistency within my life.  So this is the year of consistency!

So what are my goals for the year???  

*Track my food every day…regardless of what I’m eating.
* Stay within my food budget 6 out of every 7 days. 
* Exercise 5 times a week….at least 30 minutes each time.  
*  Water Water Water.  I’m not aiming for perfect.  5 days a week 64 ounces of at least CLOSE 

That’s it.  Seriously.  That’s all I’m aiming for.  If I do that….everything else SHOULD fall into place!  The tracking of the food is instrumental in keeping me cognizant of what I’m eating which will definitely help the weight.  Staying within my food budget will bring the weight down!   Exercising will also help with the weight…but face it….if I’m running and riding and being active I may be in the shape I need to be in to complete some of those bucket list goals.   It all goes hand in hand!   I just need consistency on these seemingly simple things!    

I’ve created a calendar so that I can keep track of my progress.  Consistency!

As for 2014 in my general life.  I'm going to CHOOSE to be happy.  I'm going to work on getting our emergency monetary fund built back up. Those are the biggies......I have some projects around the house that are on the 'goals to complete' in 2014 also...things like changing the steps from the deck to the patio....creating steps and a landing off the high end of the patio (landing important for latching the hot tub cover...quite important when it's dark and late at night I discovered) projects like that.   2014 is going to be MY YEAR!