Happy New Year!
I am welcoming 2014 with open arms. I don’t want to look back at 2013 I just want to look forward and make the most of this year ahead of me.
2013 was a year of a lot of changes both good and bad. We’ve dealt with things I didn’t even talk about on the blog, but you know what we made it. We pushed through, stuck together, and I would say we are stronger than we have ever been. That is the good thing about hard times, they really can bring you together.
Even though 2013 wasn’t as great as I would have liked, I did realize just how extremely blessed I am. I am blessed with my health, my husband, my family, running, and each and every one of you. This year has taught me so much that I will use going into 2014.
I usually always make resolutions. I don’t make them anything crazy, but I set goals for myself for the year as something to guide my life by and look back on. It helps me stay focused and remember the important things in life.
I sat down a few nights ago and started making a list of my goals for the new year. We have so much uncertainty ahead of us, so making these were a bit difficult. I decided to break my resolutions down into three categories: personal, fitness, and career. These are three important areas of my life and making goals for each of them is important.
1. Be a Better Wife
I think I make this a goal every single year, but I think it should be. This year has really challenged and strengthened our marriage all in one. I have caught myself not making our marriage #1 several times and this year my number one focus should be my husband and our marriage. I need to focus on putting us first and finding new ways to strengthen our marriage.
2. Focus on Nutrition
About a month ago I wrote a post on my disordered eating habits earlier this year. I have made great strides in focusing on my nutrition and health, but I want to continue learning more. I want to get my bingeing problems totally under control and focus on eating foods that are good for my body and running.
I have always struggled with focusing on the bad. My goal this year is to focus on the positive things in my life that are in my control. I need to stop focusing on what I can’t change and focus on what I can.
1. Stay Healthy
I have written over and over again about how I don’t want to make the same mistakes I did in the past. Running is something that is so important to me and I don’t want to do anything to risk that again. This year I am focusing on all aspects of running (even outside of the act of running itself). I can’t let the little things go in 2014.
2. Continue to Cross Train
I made it a goal to continue to cross train 3-4 times a week. At firs this seemed like a lot, but I remind myself just how important cross training is
3. Strength Training
Along with cross training I also let my strength training go this year. I knew I needed to be doing it but honestly I got lazy and just didn’t make it a priority. My goal is to strength train at least 3 days a week.
1. Find Part Time Employment until we Move
I have already started this process and have one job lined up. I start on January 26th and am excited! I still need to find another small job so that I can help to get us some extra money.
2. Figure out My Place
As the wife of a medical student/future doctor you often lose your place. You work to get money to get us from point A to point B but don’t really focus on what you want out of life. My goal this year (even though a big one) is to find my place. Find my passion.
3. Expand and Grow the Blog
I love how much of an outlet this blog has brought me in 2013. I honestly don’t know where I would be right now without it. I do want to find new ways to grow my little blog over the next year. I want to expand and bring you all new and exciting things.
What are your goals for 2014?
How are you going to make this the best year yet?