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Welcome to 2014 - Inspiration!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This is so scary to write that I have no idea where 2013 went to....

I want to have 4 major goal topics for 2014 and 3 within each of those: Short
range (3-4 months), Mid range ( 6 months) , and the Long Range (entire year).

The 4 areas are Fitness, Weight, Home, and Self.

Fitness:
Short term: Follow my marathon training plan, which includes Running, Cross
Training, Strength Training, Cool Down routines, and Flexibility routine.

Mid Term: After marathon keep up running, cool down routine and flexibility
routine. Start another 90 day routine workout program.

Long Term: Continue the running and plan my 2014-15 racing season.

Weight:
Short term: Get back down to 120-123 after this holiday season
Mid term and Long term: Maintain my weight.

Home:

Short term: Spend 15-30 minutes(intense sort) each day decluttering an
area/room
Attempt to donate/giveaway/throw-away at least 1 item per every 10 items
examined. In 15-30 minute do a quick sort per box/general area and a intense
sort of items left after quick sort.
Keep - love;need;use
Donate/Giveaway - Good condition items
Toss - trash, bad condition or broken items
Wrong Place - transfer to correct location only if deemed keep item.

Mid term: Declutter 1 area/room per month with the knowledge that there may be
more than 1 area in a room.
First - Welcome to 2014 and my year of INSPIRATION. I have read several people's blogs talking about choosing a word that will be their word for the year. I after thinking long and hard have chosen the word INSPIRATION. I hope I will have an inspired year of changes and stability.

In general, this is my year of my 2nd and last marathon. Big Sur International Marathon April 27th. My marathon training will begin on January 6th. It is a very intensive training program.

So let me describe my marathon training program with out boring you: This program has 3 key runs: Speed work, Tempo, and Long Runs. I also have 2 days of cross-training on the bicycle. In addition, the program has a small strength training workout which I have scheduled for 3 days a week on the 2 days of cross training and rest day. I also have a fantastic cool down workout after running and cross training and the a flexibility DVD for runners which I will do 7 days a week in hopes that I will become more flexible.

In general, here is my 2014 goals.

I want to have 4 major goal topics for 2014 and 3 within each of those: Short
range (3-4 months), Mid range ( 6 months) , and the Long Range (entire year).

The 4 areas are Fitness, Weight, Home, and Self.

Fitness:
Short term: Follow my marathon training plan, which includes Running, Cross
Training, Strength Training, Cool Down routines, and Flexibility routine.

Mid Term: After marathon keep up running, cool down routine and flexibility
routine. Start another 90 day routine workout program.

Long Term: Continue the running and plan my 2014-15 racing season.

Weight:
Short term: Get back down to 120-123 after this holiday season **** Happy to report I am there *****
Mid term and Long term: Maintain my weight.

Home:

Short term: Spend 15-30 minutes(intense sort) each day decluttering an
area/room
Attempt to donate/giveaway/throw-away at least 1 item per every 10 items
examined. In 15-30 minute do a quick sort per box/general area and a intense
sort of items left after quick sort.
Keep - love;need;use
Donate/Giveaway - Good condition items
Toss - trash, bad condition or broken items
Wrong Place - transfer to correct location only if deemed keep item.

Mid term: Declutter 1 area/room per month with the knowledge that there may be
more than 1 area in a room.

Long term: Clutter reduced house wide by 10-25%. If the entire house has been
done before the year is up start again.

Self:

Short term: Work on a daily routine before heading to work and before bed
Mid term: Keep up with with daily routine and add cooking meals more often.
Long term: Keep up with the daily routine, cooking, and adding cleaning.


Please feel free to keep me honest and ask about my progress. Here is to an INSPIRED Year and Life!


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MRS.CARLY 1/21/2014 7:24PM

    Wow, these are seriously SMART goals, that is probably your "secret" to success. Your goals are so specific you have no choice but to be successful!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 1/6/2014 4:41PM

    Great goals - you can do it!!

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MBSHAZZER 1/6/2014 11:56AM

    Mary, very impressive!

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SEEHOLZ 1/3/2014 4:43PM

    Man, you should have me come over- you'd be decluttered in no time! Then again, I have been finding my house a little bit too "cluttered" for my own taste - stuff seems to accumulate. But, I have 2 bags ready to go to the next charity pick-up. I love your 15 min commitment. Trust me, stuff is just stuff. I you haven't missed it yet, chances are you won't! But I like your approach- so you can let go of the clutter on your own terms :-)

Big Sur is supposed to be AMAZING! What a great marathon to look forward to!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 1/3/2014 3:30PM

    I'm sure you will make your goals since you have written them down, made them public and are now accountable!
I'm inspired by your blog because my home is in DESPERATE need of decluttering. I think I may adopt your ideas for the decluttering.

Again, what an inspiring woman you are! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMARUNR 1/3/2014 5:26AM

    Looks like you have a great plan for 2014, Mary!! I look forward to seeing your marathon progress and your success for decluttering! That is forefront on my list, too! Happy New Year!! emoticon

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NINJALINDA 1/2/2014 9:43AM

    Girl, I may just copy portions of your plan - it looks good! Have a fabulous 2014!

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MIRAGE727 1/2/2014 8:15AM

    Lookin' good, Mary! Happy New year!
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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/1/2014 9:37PM

    I think it's a general consensus that 2013 just sort of "blurred" by us. Let's rock 2014 :o) great plans!

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