A new year. A new beginning.
A time to reflect on the past year’s successes, failures, highs, and lows.
A time to set goals for the year ahead.
This New Year’s Eve came and went without much of a celebration (besides Clemson winning the Orange Bowl – Go Tigers!). Living in a different country, away from our friends and family meant no New Year’s Eve festivities – no parties, no countdown, we even missed our midnight toast due to a stubborn cork and a broken wine opener. But, we did have FaceTime calls, a great football game, and the promise of this being the year we move home – not the worst New Year’s Eve ever!
The new year tends to stress me out a bit. After all of the alcohol is consumed, food eaten, fireworks finished, the topic of resolutions or goals is breached.
Although I know goals are important – they push us to better ourselves – the thought of setting a goal and not reaching it gives me anxiety.
I decided to ignore that anxiety this year, set multiple goals, and post them here to hold myself accountable for meeting them.
(In all honesty, I’ve already given up on one of the goals and decided I should probably post the rest before they went the same way!)
- Read 50 books
- My goal last year was 20, and I made it to 25! I’m going to have to read a lot more to double that count!
- Some of my favorite books I read in 2015 were:
- Yoga 30 min/day
- This is a lofty one for me. I HATE yoga. Or, I should say – I hated yoga. On Monday, I started Yoga Camp on Youtube by Yoga with Adriene and it’s been an incredible experience. I know my body is definitely going to benefit from the stretching and I hope I can learn how to quiet my mind and be present in the moment!
- Read my Bible 5 days a week
- I started this one late last year – just trying to keep it going!
- Read 1 chapter of a business book 5 days a week
- I just realized that a lot of my goals center around reading!
- I would like to start some type of fitness related business within the next year or two, so I’m trying to learn as much as I can!
- Increase bench max to 125 lbs
- Increase deadlift max to 225 lbs
- Increase squat max to 225 lbs
- Run at least 1 5k
- I need some motivation to continue including cardio in my routine of workouts
- Reduce OCD symptoms
- More to come on this in a later blog
- Blog at least twice a month
There you have it – my 2016 goals!
2016 is going to be a big year for D and I! Between moving home, new jobs, and very soon, a new puppy sister for our soon to be 3 year old fur-child, we have a lot to look forward to! Here’s to a happy, healthy, much awaited 2016!
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody Beattie