You might have noticed that it's been a while since my last blog. No, I didn't give up writing for dailySpark, but rather I took some time off after the birth of my second child. Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things, I've decided to set some health and fitness goals for the year. I know I'm a little late for New Year's resolutions, but better late than never, right?
It's tough to take time and think about the things you want to accomplish when you're so busy with changing diapers, early morning (and late evening) feedings, and all of the things that come along with a newborn. I'm sure all of you moms out there can relate. But I've realized that by taking some time for myself, I'm actually a better mom, a more focused person, and a good example to my kids. So here are my goals for the year, in no particular order:
1. Make a new healthy recipe for my family at least 3 times a month. I'm always stumped about what to cook and really want to expand on what we eat. Throughout the year I'll be sharing recipes I find and will be asking for your ideas of dishes that 2-year olds and adults will both enjoy.
2. Decrease my body fat. I'm not sure by how much (because I have no clue what it currently is), but I know it's higher than I want it to be. I think body fat is a much better guide than weight, which is really just a number.
3. Spend at least 10 minutes each day doing something for myself (outside of exercising). Easier said than done with 2 little ones.
4. Train for a fall marathon, with a goal to complete it in less than 4:20. My fastest is 4:27 which might not seem like a big difference, but that's going to be a big stretch for me.
5. Take time each day to be grateful for everything I have.
From time to time I'll be blogging about these goals, giving a status update of how things are going. Now that I've said them publicly for the whole world to see, there's no backing out! I'm ready to make 2009 the best year yet!
Have you set health and fitness goals for the year? What are some of yours, and how are they going so far?
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