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Being SMART in 2014


Saturday, January 18, 2014

After taking a much needed mental and physical break in 2013, I am ready to be SMART in 2014.

Goals for 2014:
~ lose at least #15 and find my body's "happy place" in regards to weight

~ be more consistent with training and eating (Gotta remember the motto "athletes eat and train not diet and exercise"). This will mean following the weekly schedule laid out by my coach in regards to training. With eating, this will mean tracking at least 4 days a week

~ find a balance between training and life. While training for my iron distance triathlon in 2012, I let a lot of things go. I know some of that was necessary to make sure that I was properly prepared for the difficult challenge I was going to be facing. However, I feel like I really let my home life and personal life take a "hit." It was everything I could do to keep up with laundry. I just let things pile up. I never took time to organize, clean up, etc. I also basically ate, slept and trained. If you weren't willing to workout with me, you didn't exist. I have a lot of friends that don't belong to the same running or triathlon groups that I do. It was not fair to them. Luckily they were all good enough friends that they were still there for me after I had accomplished my goals. I also lost precious time with my family. In 2014, we have decided that we will get together every 2 months and go out to dinner and catch up.

I am looking forward to 2014...bring it on!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADYABIGAIL627 1/21/2014 10:02PM

    Great job prioritizing your commitments! It's hard to want to be devoted to something personally fulfilling and balancing it with all other areas of your life. Oh how I wish for a pause button sometimes! Your goals are realistic and I wish you much success! May I ask what motivated you to do the iron distance triathlon?

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AMAZINGAMY14 1/19/2014 9:19AM

    Great goals and you can do it!

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RCW0442EHS 1/18/2014 6:20PM

    Wow. I hope 2014 is a great year for you. I think it would be super cool to be able to train for an Ironman but I had no idea it took that kind of commitment away from the rest of life. I really think that if you can do that then you can do anything, 15 lbs should be nothing. I like your get together with your family goal, I'm learning how important that really is now. I like the motto you had in your second goal, I think the only real difference between an athlete and a non athlete is attitude and you've got that down.

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