Goals for 2013 · Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real: Hello? Is this thing on?

So about those goals for 2013… I am really sucking at them.  I haven’t written a blog since May, and it is now October.  But like they say, better late than never, and my friends and life in general has inspired me to write a new post.

A lot has happened since I last posted.  A lot happened even before my last post that I haven’t shared and feel that I really should… like my first experience with an annual state survey, the nursing home where I work being evacuated due to near flooding, or the new dietary manager that started working with me on April Fool’s Day – he swears he will never start another job on that day ever again!  I’ll save those topics for another blog… it’s an excuse to get back here, and hopefully I will get to it!

As for what has happened since May… let me try to break it down for you:

  • I ran two more 5k races – none of them improved my time from my first 5k of the year, and I haven’t run a full 5k race since.  I have completely slacked off on running.  Went from fully motivated to move towards a 10k to not running at all.  My running came to a full out halt right around my best friend’s wedding because life just got too crazy.  I know I am making excuses, and I need to work on that.
  • Ken’s nephew & his wife had their first baby, who is my first official great niece since joining the Hammis family!
  • My best friend of 21 years got married, and it was one of the happiest days of my life.  I cried like a baby when her daddy walked her down the aisle, and before that was grinning from ear to ear as her almost one year old son was pulled in a wagon down the aisle with a sign saying “Here Comes the Bride!”
  • A few weeks later, Ken and I celebrated our one year anniversary!
  • And not long after that, another best friend gave birth to her second child.
  • Right around the same time, Ken and I found out that the duplex we rent was going up for sale – the for sale sign was in our lawn the next day.  This event kicked us in our butts and inspired us to move on to our next adventure… buying a house!
  • On October 12, 2013 I celebrated my 2nd anniversary of becoming a registered dietitian!

That’s where I’m at right now.  So as for the goals I set forth for myself for 2013, here’s where I stand:

  • Get back into running.  I started out hard, and I have fizzled out as I said in my training.  Kinda like I do when I run a race… running positive splits instead of negative splits.  I need to get off my duff and do some running, even if it is just a little at a time.  I need to stop thinking that it has to be all or nothing, and stop being so down on myself if I feel like I have to “start from scratch”.
  • Cook more homemade meals.  Yeah… this really hasn’t happened.  But I did finally make a recipe from Pinterest the other day that turned out really good.  It was husband approved!  I’ll save that for another blog too…
  • BLOG REGULARLY.  Obviously failing.  But if I keep writing regularly, maybe I can make it to my goal of 52 blog posts… it won’t be one per week, but eh, whatever! :)
  • Keep a clean & organized home.  Ha.  Yeah.  Not so much.  Although currently it is in tip-top shape since we have had people coming through it since it went up for sale.
  • Don’t be a Matron-of-Honor-Zilla.  I think I was pretty successful with this one!  There were moments when I had to remind myself that it wasn’t my wedding… but mostly I was the most supportive friend I could be and her wedding turned out beautiful, like I said!
  • Plan for my future and career.  I definitely have been working on this one.  I have been looking into different Masters programs, debating whether I want to get a Masters Degree at all and what I want it to be in.  Now that I have officially been a registered dietitian for two years I am also eligible for some specialty credentials which I am also still considering.

Well folks, that’s your update.  Hopefully in the last couple of months of 2013 you’ll be hearing all about how awesome I am doing at running, us buyin ga new house, me cooking fabulous meals in it, and me moving forward with my career goals!

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One thought on “Keeping It Real: Hello? Is this thing on?

  1. Awesome blog! I definitely find you to be inspiring! I have my bachelors in social work and have decided to get my masters in dietetics :) I love learning about nutrition,helping people, and working in the medical field. I’m so excited for this new start but I was waiting to start until I lost weight because I felt like I would need to be ” thin” in order to be taken seriously as a RD. Did you face a lot of criticism in school or in your work positions? I also used to run and did a few 5ks but haven’t been running in months!

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