Happy New Year everybody!!! It’s that again. The time of year where folks want to renew their resolutions for the up coming year to do better and do more. I’ve also been seeing around the blogosphere the idea of folks ditching the new year’s resolution concept and focusing on a power or key word or theme for the year. I say whatever helps you build, do better and make progress is all good with me.
I finally took a time out to think about what I want to achieve this year. Now that is a loaded statement because there are goals I have in for my career, finances and professional life but I will stick to fitness, health, and wellness for the purposes of this blog and post. LOL.
Here are my goals for 2015.
- Spend more time with God
- Read my bible daily using my Bible app
- Get more active in my local church
- Pray daily
- Spend more quality time with family
- Volunteer in their schools
- Stay active on the PTA
- Take more family staycations
- Take a family summer vacation this year
- Eat dinner at the dinner table Monday – Thursday
- Cook in more, eat out less
- Initiate family game night
- Increase my fitness
- Drop body fat by 13% to 20% from my current 33%
- Stay physically active a minimum of 5 days every week between weights and cardio
- Improve my wellness
- Take supplements
- Drink more healthy green smoothies at least 3 times a week
- Drink less wine
- Get certified
- Study for my personal trainer and nutrition certification
- Identify which program I want to go through
This list isn’t extensive and actually it isn’t that much different than my list last year. That’s mainly because these goals remain my priority and there is still much more improvement I need to make in these areas. We hit a few rough patches this year with my daughter in particular and I believe it is because we need to be more PRESENT when we are around our children.
We are home often but being present and paying attention and giving of ourselves and our time is what they need at these tender ages. They are now 12 and 7 and are active in sports and art classes. My husband and I plan to continue to make them first and to make sure they continue to thrive.
I will try to check in at least monthly and share my progress with you all – the good, the BAD and maybe even the ugly. I think if you see a real person going through real things it will show you that YOU can do whatever you set your mind to. It may not always be pretty but if I can do it you can do it too!
What health, wellness or fitness goals did you set for 2015?