New Year Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

2013 was a very busy year; but we say that every year don’t we?  I’ve definitely exceeded my fitness goals but failed on my dietary goals.  I did not really have a weight loss goal; it was almost as if I wanted to see how much weight I could lose simply by exercising more and it’s obvious you can but now I’ve plateaued and diet is a must!  Fitness is the easy part for me and the opposite can be said about diet.

In 2013 I lost 22 lbs by running 314 miles and continuing with a vigorous weight lifting program.  I worked

2013 RunKeeper Stats (Running only)

on getting some swim sessions in but those were too few and far between.  My running totals for 2012 and 2011 were both 3.1 miles as I ran  a single 5K race each year.  I’ve always hated running…until this year.  I’ve found a grove and can run anywhere from 3-6 miles depending on how well I’ve hydrated, whether I’m sick or not, and my joints are feeling.  I’ve got another 44 lbs to lose until I reach my goal weight.  Once I’ve obtained 50% of that I think that running will become so much easier.

Here’s to a better 2014 where my goals will be:

  • Eat healthier
  • Eat fewer calories (1200 – after factoring in calories needed for fitness goals)
  • Lose 44 lbs (i.e. 2 sizes)
  • Run 3-4 times per week (3 short and 1 long); total mileage 750
  • Swim 2 times per week (cardio goal: 10 x 100 on a 1:20 or less pace)
  • Continue with weights focusing on back and chest
  • Yoga at least once per week (yeah my back hurts from all the sitting done at work and commuting)
  • Bento box queen – yes I want to get really good at making these (they have to taste and look good too)
  • No sweet/snack binges!
  • Drink less coffee and more water!
  • Finish my MBA (only 5 weeks left to go!)
I’m sure there are other items I should be adding to this list but all of the above fit together very well and if I take it one day at a time with better planning and a higher level of commitment I can do it! 
Okay that’s my pep talk to myself for the year:)

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