Happy New Year!
I keep seeing January 1st on my phone and it surprises me every single time. Ha ha.
Taught spin class.
Ran 7 or so slow miles. I didn’t pay attention to time or anything. I took a lesson from my good friend Lindsay and just ran to run. It was fabulous.
6 mile treadmill run in the morning- 1st mile slow and then the last 5 at 8 minute mile pace with a little entertainment
Taught a 45 minutes BOSU class
Favorite moves of the class- BOSU burpees, plank jacks, mountain climbers and slow BOSU jumping jacks. All of them can be found in this workout.
I’m anticipating a little “home cardio” while taking Christmas decorations down later this evening. That should be fun.
Speaking of, I told Judah he gets to help me take them down and his reply was “But it’s still Christmas”. Oh… sweet boy. He’s right in a way though. We should have the Christmas spirit all year, yes?
I wasn’t going to show you how exciting our New Year’s Eve was last night because I really don’t want to make people jealous, but here you go.
We even ate our take out Chin’s on the couch and were in bed by 10:30. Watch out. We are wild around here.
So, I’m starting to realize that I enjoy my day much more and am a much more pleasant person to be around when I don’t put pressure on myself to get a post done first thing in the morning or stay up until the wee hours of the night to make sure I’ve done all my bloggy work. It should be something I love (and it is), but not something that makes me grumpy or stressed out. Eventually (hopefully) the time will come when it can turn into a full time job, but for now it’s not.
This morning I stayed away from the computer and it was marvelous.
I gave myself some extra time in the kitchen with my “helpers”.
Yep, Buzz too. He’s darn good at mixing up some eggs.
Oh lovely. Dang, this guy really loves his butter.
Yeah, she’s awesome.
Right now I’m eating roasted kabocha squash and thought about not showing a picture since you’ve seen it a bazillion times before, but I just can’t help myself.
He he. I sprinkled some chia on there today too (along with everything else) since I’ve been forgetting to get my daily dose in lately.
Oh, and I’ve got a sugar free dark chocolate coconut mocha made with almond milk going on too.
Hmm…. I better fix that lid before I spill it down my shirt. Ha.
I have a couple goals and resolutions written down, but am still in the process of organizing them all. At least I have a few notebooks ready.
I’m having the toughest time deciding what notebook to use for what.
I’ll have to report back once I have them all organized for their specific things. Hmm…..
A lot of my personal goals are the same ones I had last year. To be honest I didn’t really do such a great job at achieving them. I’m kind of in the same place I was last year with trying to balance everything out.
Actually, wait, 2012 was an incredible year. As I start off this year, I’m a little faster. I’ve finally won and placed in some races. I’ve realized how much I truly love running and racing. I’ve had some amazing opportunities and event experiences with FitFluential. I’m working with and hope to continue to work with some fabulous brands.
I still struggle with some of the same things. I’m still trying to figure out what to do career wise. I still second guess my decision I made a few years ago to leave my full time PE teaching job. I’m still wishing on a daily basis that I could stop worrying about it and just be a good mommy and wife. I really want and need to be better at keeping things together around the house. I want to plan better and start cooking more family dinners. I want to use my darn crockpot for goodness sake.
I want to not have those days that I eat way too much sugar because I’m stressed out and tired. There have been way too many of them lately.
The list goes on and on, but most importantly,
I really want to pray more and just slow down.
Yep. That’s all.
I am for sure making reading this book a priority to start off the year.
I’ve only read a little bit of it, but it’s already hitting home with a few things.
And you know what? Rather than getting down on myself for not achieving my goals last year, I’m just going to make sure they happen this year. I’m going to surprise myself. 2013 is the year. There’s a lot of work to do and a lot that lies ahead, but it’s time.
One last deep thought with this silly little post of mine.
On one of Jillian Michael’s podcasts she said it doesn’t matter if you’ve failed time and time again. That isn’t a reason to stop trying. It just means you have to figure out why you’re not letting yourself succeed.
Why would you let yourself fail if you can succeed? (And friends, you CAN succeed. We ALL can. I’m telling that to myself right now too.)
That’s all. I’m getting these notebooks organized and some things written down. I’m not going to write down what I want to do in 2013, I’m going to write down what I’m going to do 2013.
Who else has notebooks?
Who else is going to write down goals with me? If so, what are some of them?
Geesh- this was a little deep. Sorry, it’s just where my head is at right now. And now I want to look up crockpot recipes. Ha ha.
Oops, before I forget, the 20% off for a personal customized training plan from Coach Jason is still good. You know, if you’ve got some running goals for the new year and all. Make sure to email him directly though (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know you’re my friend. All the details are here.