Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Goals

I have many goals that I want to accomplish in 2014. I'm feeling more determined then I have in a long time and it's a great feeling.

2014 GOALS
  • Be more present - When I spend time with my family and friends I want to focus on being more present. I want to enjoy and remember the time that I spend with the people I love. 
  • Complete C25K Program (spring) - My best friend and I started the program in the fall, but didn't make it past week 4. I plan on starting C25K and completing all 9 weeks this spring. 
    • SIDE NOTE: I can't wait for spring time. In Michigan we are dealing with temperatures in the -40s with windchill and it is absolutely brutal. We also got 12 inches of snow over the last few days. The combination of the incredibly cold temperatures and the snow have turned our roads into huge sheets of ice; needless to say I'm ready for warmer weather.
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  • Run a 5K (summer) - Once I complete C25K I want to register for a race and run my first 5k. 
  • Blog more frequently - I have not been very consistent since I started my blog at the end of August. In 2014 I want to blog consistently, my goal is to blog 4-5 times a week. 
  • Manage my money better - I'm not the best at managing my money. I want to develop a budget that works for me. 
  • Continue to do well in grad school - My first semester of grad school went really well and I obviously want to keep up the good work. 
  • Take (a) spinning class(es) at a gym - I'm in love with spinning. I do different spinning workouts from YouTube, but sometime this year I want to try an actual class at a gym. The place I have a membership at doesn't offer spinning classes, but I know other places in my area that do. 
What are your goals for 2014? 

Monday, January 6, 2014

I'm Backkkkk

I've taken a huge break from blogging, but I'm back!
I hope everyone had a great holiday season, I know I did. 
There will be a recap of my holiday festivities up on Thursday. 
I also have some goals for 2014 that I will share with you tomorrow. 
Here's a little recap of what I've been up to since the last time I blogged. 
I got a spinning bike as a Christmas/birthday present from my parents.
Sole SB700 
I absolutely LOVE it! 
My TV in my room is a smart TV and has YouTube right on it. 
There are sooo many different spinning workouts on YouTube, which keeps me from getting bored. 
I've lost 6 pounds since I got my bike at the beginning of December. 
I'm really happy with that loss considering all the cookies, pasta, and bread junk I ate throughout the holidays. 
top: annual cookie bake
bottom: toasted coconut marshmallows made by my dad
I've started to weigh myself every Friday morning.
Here are my weigh-ins since the beginning of December:
My weigh-in on New Year's Day:
I'm not going to obsess over the number on the scale, I refuse to do that. 
The number doesn't define me and I'm determined not to let any number get me down.
It has taken me a long time to put this weight on and it will not come off overnight. 
I'm currently feeling really motivated and I'm ready to make 2014 my year!
I saw this quote on April's blog the other day and I love it. 
It is definitely a new favorite. 
I will not allow myself to grow old without seeing the strength and beauty that my body is capable of, I can promise you that.
I look forward to what 2014 has in store for me, or more like what I have in store for 2014. 
Watch out world, I'm ready to rock!