Although 2014 had a sad start, I am very hopeful and pumped for this New Year! And I already have my goals set out for the awesomeness that will surly ensue (note: goals > resolutions). Now that January is already well underway, I figured I’d share some of my goals this year and recommit to my blogging. I hope you join me for the wild ride.
1. I will reach my “goal weight”
I’m 45 lbs away from my goal weight that’ll have me in the healthy BMI range. I know that means I will have to lose 15 more pounds than my overall total from last year, but I know I can do it. I continually try to learn more about health and what I need to do to accomplish my goals, and this year I feel better equipped to really reach toward the finish line.
2. I will train to be a weight lifter
Of course I’ll start small. My goal is 25 lbs with hand weights and 75 lbs bar. But hey, I’m looking for a new challenge!
3. I want to get my cholesterol down
I was horrified to find out through a wellness exam that not only does high cholesterol run in my family and I’ve apparently had it since I was a child, but even though I continually eat healthy, my cholesterol is 75 points higher than my burger eating husband (SO UNFAIR) and not in the healthy range (but more on that later).
4. I will make strides as an author
Last year I completed three novels and two children’s books. This year not only do I want to write more (I’m already working on my third sci-fi/fantasy), but I will actively seek out opportunities in the publishing field. I already secured an editor who is working on “The Cured” for me and have a small focus group reading it as well (want to join the next round? I’m looking for readers!). I’ve created a new tab on the blog this year called “Author Life” where I will be keeping you up to date on my adventures as I write like a maniac while drinking lots of tea in really cool mugs.
5. I will continue working on healthy habits
Sure, I eat mainly vegetables and whole grains these days while working out frequently, but I have neglected some other things as well last year. Eight hours of sleep? Make my lunch everyday so I don’t have to buy something unhealthy or expensive? This year I’ll be working extra hard on establishing these good habits so I can better stay on track. I’m also trying to just take better care of myself and have started 2014 out with a new skin regime that I’m LOVING. Even the Hubs has noticed a difference!
What are your goals for 2014?