Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014: June Update

  1. Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else (the new place has an indoor track and fitness classes that I hope will motivate me to be more active). DONE before the New Year even started! :)
  2. Buy a fitness class punch card for 10 classes each month and attend 10 fitness classes each month.  I continue to buy punch cards, but don’t usually go to 10 classes per month.  I go to Zumba or Zumba Toning at least once per week and use it as cross-training.  With my running increasing, I most likely won’t be going to 10 classes a month.
  3. Do strength training at least twice per week.  I have definitely improved on this by downloading the 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups apps to my phone.  I try to do them 2-3 times per week.
  4. Run at least three times per week.  I have really kept up with my running!  I have been running at least 3 times per week on average.
  5. Reach a goal of 50 miles in a month walking and/or running by the end of the year.  Last month I reached 46.19 miles and I am certain that I will reach my goal of 50 miles in a month sometime this year.
  6. Run at least 3 5k races this year, and either an 8k or a 10k.  I ran the Ice Cube 5k in February, the Mud Dogs 10k in March, the River Run 5k in May and the Little Foot 5k in June.  And I’m not done… I will probably do at least on more 10k and a few more 5ks, ending the year with the Mid Land Half Marathon in November!
  7. Train for a duathlon and complete one by the end of the year.  My sights are set on the half marathon now, so I think this goal will have to wait until next year.
  8. No eating out on Wednesdays unless it is a special occasion or we are out of town.  I have not paid any attention to this in the last few months…
  9. Post a “What I Ate Wednesday” blog at least twice per month.  Yeah, hasn’t happened.
  10. Drink at least 80 oz. of water each day.  Not paying attention to this lately, but I need to!
  11. Cut down on drinking diet pop and eventually give it up – possibly for Lent?  I did give it up for Lent and I did really well staying away from it until recently… need to cut back again!
  12. Cut out artificial sweeteners as much as possible.  I have definitely cut back on artificial sweeteners, other than what I have had lately in diet pop.
  13. Make my lunch for work at least 3/5 days per week.  I go back and forth with this.  Some weeks I bring my lunch or eat lunch at home almost every day.  And then I go back to getting take out.
  14. Use MyFitnessPal and post a weekly summary at least once per month to this blog.  I really haven’t been using MyFitnessPal and I probably won’t continue to use it.  Right now I am more focused on my training and eating what feels right.
  15. Put at least $100 per month into both savings accounts.  We have our accounts set up that $50 automatically comes out of our checking into savings every payday, so this is happening… although we have unfortunately had to dip into our savings a bit for bills.
  16. Do Project 365 (take a picture every day) and post a weekly summary to this blog.  I have been trying to keep up with this more in May and June.
  17. Make at least two Pinterest recipes per month and blog about it.  I actually did post a couple recently!
  18. Go on an overnight ski trip with Ken.  Didn’t happen – maybe next year!
  19. Get season passes to Cedar Point.  Probably won’t be getting them this year, too much work to do on the house.
  20. Visit my out-of-town friends at least 6 times this year. I went down once in April, and just recently visited when my best friend’s baby was born! :)
  21. Sing karaoke.  Not yet, but I have a feeling the next time the “wingmen” get together this is happening…
  22. Visit my parents at our cottage (their home) at least 2 times this summer.  I guess it isn’t “technically” summer yet, but we went up for Memorial Day weekend and for the Little Foot Race on Father’s Day weekend.
  23. See 311 in concert this summer.  Tickets are purchased for the Common Ground Festival in Lansing… they are also playing at Freedom Hill, so I might just see them TWICE this summer!
  24. Plan a vacation and REALLY use my vacation days.  No real vacation this year… but I am using my vacation days!
  25. Organize and submit all of my continuing education credits.  I have got to get on top of this.
  26. Complete the application to become a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition by 4/24/14 or make the decision to wait until next year. I think I have decided that I am actually going to wait to do either this or grad school until my next continuing education cycle starts since I already have a lot of continuing education credits.  The CSG or grad school would actually fulfill all of my CEUs for a reporting period (which is 5 years).
  27. Study for the CSG credential exam.  See above.
  28. Go to church with Ken’s family at least once per month.  I have only missed Mass twice since Christmas.
  29. Read the Bible.  I read the Gospel of Matthew during Lent and get Bible verses sent to my email every day.  I also read scripture whenever I meet with my RCIA teacher.
  30. Start RCIA in the fall.  I started the Inquiry process back in January, and start actual Inquiry Classes this month!
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