2013 Goals

I cannot believe that 2013 is right around the corner! I think it’s funny that sometimes I feel like the year is moving at a snails pace, then all of a sudden the end of the year is near. With that in mind, this year I don’t really feel like I accomplished anything. Maybe because I never set goals last year…hmmmm, whowouldathunk not accomplishing anything may have something to do with not setting goals, large or small. We have made plenty of small, last minute goals that we accomplish, but that’s why we set them. They are easy. For this upcoming year, I have started writing out what I want to accomplish or change in my life. Everything from food to social media is on that list. Here is what I have so far:

Eat healthier

  1. Complete a whole30
  2. Reach my goal weight of 145-150lbs
  3. Eat allergy free!

Exercise more

  1. Get at least 10,000 steps in per day
  2. Run 3 times per week
  3. Weight train 2-3 times per week
  4. Have more fun!

Be more supporting…of myself

  1. Stop beating myself up for stupid stuff
  2. Try to be less perfect
  3. Accept my flaws

Read more

  1. Rent a Kindle book that I normally wouldn’t read
  2. Encourage my daughter to read more

Get less sleep

  1. Go to bed AFTER 8pm

Social media

  1. Ignore thoughtless, negative status posts on Facebook
  2. Take nothing personal on Facebook
  3. Blog more
  4. Start blob blog Facebook page (maybe)

I am starting a whole30 program on January, 2. I am doing this mainly because I have strayed from eating allergy free and it is causing stomach upset, crap-tastic skin, and an overall massive, negative body image. After reading about it, I decided it is the right direction for me to go. Holly Would If She Could did a great post on reasons to do a whole30, and after I read that I knew it was time to commit. Of course doing a whole30 will help me reach my eating healthier goals.

My husband got us fitbit’s for our twelve year wedding anniversary, and it has seriously made me re-evaluate how active I really am. I am embarrassed to say that I am not that active. Even if I run three miles, I do not make the daily goal of 10,000 steps. I need to work on that.

My next goal of being more supportive of myself is something that I have been working on for quite some time, and I will be working on it for quite a long time.

I have just purchased a Kindle Fire HD, and I am in LOVE! So much better than reading like 10 words per page on my Galaxy SIII Kindle App. My goal is to read a new book a month that I normally wouldn’t choose. As an Amazon Prime member, you can rent free books and I am going to use the heck out of that resource.

I have been so tired lately, and I am hoping that a whole30 program will help alleviate some of the fatigue that I experience when I eat foods that I am allergic to. I am in bed by 8pm, sometimes earlier, and I sleep until seven. Sometimes I am not tired enough when I fall asleep and I lay awake for hours after 1am. So frustrating, and it can ruin my day and leave unruly, dark circles under my eyes.

Finally, well for now anyway, social media. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love keeping up with old friends, new friends, and family. But I hate how negative and thoughtless their status updates can be. Shiz really hit the fan after the election and I realized how lame people really are. I mean, some of them continue to call themselves a Christian after their rude, thoughtless, and bullying comments about the Democratic party. Anyway, I pretty much said EF this, and I have been slowly weening myself off of Facebook and hiding some peoples status’s and post’s. I also want to blog more, and I will be blogging more while doing to whole30. Jeez, this whole30 is related to many of my goals! I may not have many readers, but I still feel accountable for what I blog, so I like the support of blogging. I also want to meet new people through blogging, people with similar interests or different ones.

Well, there are my goals, or at least some of them. It will be neat to look back at this list in six months to see where I stand and what I need to re-evaluate or add on. I really think creating a list and writing about them really helped me look deeper into my goals and what I need to do in order to accomplish them.

Happy New Year Everyone! See you in 2013!

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