Monday, January 3, 2011

Resolution Monday

Ok so I mentally began my resolutions on Jan. 1st but I have to admit that many of them were put off until today. I mean why waste a perfectly good weekend?! So here are my resolutions...cause I know you're dying to know!!!

Personal....Quick and easy...
Laugh MORE, worry LESS....2010 was my year of being a stress case. I mean I was having panic attacks complete with chest pains and shortness of breathe, twitching eyes, headaches, and an overall stressed disposition. I am making a conscientious effort this year to worry less and know that God is in control.

Love ME....I have spent way too many years of my life not liking what I saw in the mirror. When it comes to critics I am my worst one. I give grace out like it is going out of style until it comes to me. This year I want to begin the journey of loving me not only for myself but so that I can give this example to my daughter. I want her to be a strong confident woman some day and the best way to help her do that is to be an example of one! I always go back to something I read once that talked about when we look at ourselves and say awful things it is like telling God that He did an awful job.


Get to racing weight....Especially after this week of fun I am putting it out there that I would like to lose 13lbs. Now really I just need to eat healthier and have less junk around. I have lost 60lbs since having Emma and I would like to just lose those last few which I know will be a challenge. I know my running will be better plus I know I will be healthier!

Stretch more....This is the first thing to go when I'm pressed for time. If I want to be a runner for the long haul I need to stretch more.

Weights...Yeah nuf said! I need to stick to 3 days of weights. I love the feeling of being strong and this will get me there!

There is so much I want to do in this category but starters would be to hit my 1000 mile mark again....and maybe extend it to 1500!!!!

Injury-free....yeah this would be another blessing

12 races for the bling...I have a ticker of races that I would like to do this year and over the next few days I'll put them on here. This month I'm going to focus on training for a 10 miler and 20 miler...oh boy! Who knows what the future holds!

PR baby....I would love to beat my PRs this year!!! Yet another reason to chip away at the extra lbs....less to carry around=faster momma!

Have fun....Overall this year I want to just have a blast running! I have a great running partner and we have a lot of laughs!

So there you have it in a nutshell! I pray that 2011 brings me many happy, healthy miles as well as a shrinking waistline! Either way it will be a journey and I hope you will join!


  1. Love those resolutions! And can't wait to see your lineup of races! Hopefully our paths will cross at one!

  2. GREAT goals and definitely ones you can achieve - happy new year!

  3. These are great goals! I really need to start working out ASAP! I think I gained 5 pounds over the holidays. YIKES!

  4. Laugh more, worry less - I think we could all benefit from that goal!

  5. Great goals!! I hear you on the worrying part, I'm the same way, but running keeps me sane... at least a little :)

  6. awesome goals and all definitely achievable!!! can't wait to see you reach them :)