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New Year, New Goals

Monday, January 07, 2013

Sitting here after work, thinking about how I can improve my life for 2013. And I don't mean simply a physical transformation.

That is a simple equation. Output must be greater than input. Must burn more calories than I consume. Sounds easy peasy, right? Yeah, right.

But that's not all. I can get myself a bangin' supermodel body, but if I don't change and evolve on the inside, I'm still gonna be the B word. A skinny B. And I find them even more annoying that Chunky Bs. LoL

Here is what I propose:

I will recommit to running in the morning. Before today, I hadn't run in a few weeks. I blamed the weather. I blamed my nice, warm bed. I blamed 'A' because he likes me just the way I am ;)
Today, I ran. I only ran a mile. But I ran. I shall get up tomorrow morning. Lather, rinse and repeat. Try for 2 miles. No promises, but that's the goal.
I shall hike EVERY weekend. Beginning this weekend, 'A' wants to bring his son and all of us start hiking together every Saturday morning. Awesomeness.
Eventually start weight training. Not to gain bulk, but I've read it's the best way to tone those trouble spots: stomach, arm flab, etc. I love cardio, but it won't do everything for me. Gotta change it up a bit!
Get back to taking my measurements and recording my weight weekly. I created a cool spreadsheet to track all my stats. May as well use it, darn it!

Not let my hormones run wild (because my mouth soon follows). Take a breath. Think before I speak.
Keep my middle finger and potty mouth in check on the road (haha, so true). It seems so automatic to get road rage, but it never makes me feel better. Once again, take a breath and continue on my merry way.

Look for a career. Look for something that makes me happy (and pays a boatload of moolah). Wishful thinking, but I know it's out there somewhere. It has to be. If put in a positive financial situation, go back to school and work on getting my degree (Fashion Design/ Merchandising and Accounting).

Let myself fall for 'A'. (totally the easiest one. I AM a girl, after all)
Fall in love with my family all over again. Having my newborn niece in the picture makes me all mushy and gushy and all that jazz. I mean seriously, look at this creature:

Anyhoo...new year, new goals, new and improved Shelby. I'm excited! What are some of your goals?
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    I love how you have all encompasing goals! I know I need to match my internal dialogue to my actions....I need to walk that walk; and starting with a good newly updated vision board!
    1962 days ago
    Awesome! Great goals! At times we need to keep giving and revalute our goals. I am still improving in this area. It is nice to be accountable for them even if they change. They help to give us hope and faith!
    Love that your blogging more again. I love reading them. Today a year ago is the day I started to take care of me better and i stared sparking in May. I took away 75lbs and have gained so much energy and confidence! What an awesome journey! The ups and downs.
    So far some of my goals are to keep st training, try yoga, keep working on core. Keep learning and improving my career( daycare teacher and working in fit center at the Y). Keep being more confident and mentally stronger, not holding everything inside. Take some risks, out of the comfort zone. Being there for my three beautiful children!
    Congrats on your beautiful niece!:-)
    You are an inspiration!! Keep up your positive energy and great work! emoticon
    1962 days ago
    You got this. You know what you can do once you put your mind to it and these goals will be no different.
    1962 days ago
    Great blog!

    I'm gonna have to think about some goals--I have a few new plans in place for eating, but have not really given any thought to professional or personal goals.

    1963 days ago
  • EZRIN101
    They are great goals. You sound like your organised and in control. Best of luck and if you need a little help/support let your sp friends know. It's what we are here for :)
    1963 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I love that these goals are all-ecompassing! Totally doable, especially the last one!
    1963 days ago
    Great goals! I can't wait to read about your progress over the next year!
    1963 days ago
  • HHB4181
    Great blog! It's always good to have a plan
    1963 days ago
    1964 days ago
    Good goals!
    1964 days ago
    Good for you thinking ahead. It has been hard to think ahead because I have grown very satisfied with how I look at present. I have to be willing to see myself beyond where I am right now. And it can happen.
    1964 days ago
    Hi Shelby and Happy New Year! Your niece is precious!! Being the Auntie, you'll get to spoil her (start saving money now lol). So...a couple of things if I may:

    Physically - Amazing that you can run. My knees are totally shot, so I'm good walking and I hope once I build up my strength, to be able to go for long walks again someday. Strength training is amazing, and there are boatloads of videos on You tube (of all places) that offer great examples. Just type in the part of your body you want to work on. For example: strength training triceps and you will be given a zillion options. I keep a set of hand weights by my computer, so when I am reading, I can always also do some reps. Multi tasking :-)

    Emotionally - You have good goals here. Think about your niece. Would you want HER to see you and hear you act like that??

    Personally - Be Happy.

    Professionally - You see how I switched these around? I know of very, very few people who LOVE what they do AND make a ton of money doing it. I know way too many more people who hate their jobs, and are stuck working something that they despise because of the money. Find something you LOVE to do. What is calling you? What do you dream of being able to do? What job could you have, that when you wake up in the morning, you can not wait to get to work?? Find THAT job, and honestly, you will not want a boatload of moolah. Happiness is priceless. Finding yourself and working in a job that brings you joy is SO much more important than making the big bucks. Learn to live within your means; live joyfully; be happy. This is a lesson many people don't learn until it's too late. What purpose is there to making all of that money if you don't have people to share it with and the time to use it? Remember Harry Chapin's song Cat's in The Cradle? Just something to think about....

    Visit my last blog to check out my goals for the New Year.
    Take a breath; smile; be happy.
    1964 days ago
    She is so very cute!
    1964 days ago
    Your niece is soo precious! Those sounds like some really great goals. But I did have to read something twice to make sure I interpreted it right... Is Shelby really a B?? Nahhhh
    Looking forward to hearing how these things go for you this year. Hope it's great!

    1964 days ago
    emoticon plan!! Your niece is so cute!!!!
    1964 days ago
  • LILYPAD12311
    Hello Shelby,,, that child is simply amazing,,,,,,, what a beautiful little angel,,, how could you help but fall in love with her???? What a doll. This will be an heirloom photo one day,,, too darn cute.

    You Question made me think,,, what are my goals for this year?
    Here is what I came up with:
    Physically: Exercise regularly and to input more veggies into my meals
    Emotionally: Accept and love myself unconditionally,,, yes,,, improvements can be made but I must accept myself first,,,,, and second be kind to myself if and when I don't meet the goals that I want to reach
    Professionally: I am fortunately that I love my job (attorney) and look forward to going to work each and every morning (yeah,,, I know it is going to make some people sick but it is true)
    Personally: To continue being the best mother that I can be to my 3 teenagers,,,, being emotionally available to them ... reminding myself that with kids,,, there are no "do overs".
    Over All: Try at least 6 new things this year

    Thanks for making me think,,,,,,, now I think I will blog this myself ! LOL

    xxxooo Lily emoticon

    1964 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 7:12:48 PM
    I have financial goals. We had to use credit cards and now I'm at the bottom of the pit. My job is a shift manager at McDonalds, which as you may or may not know, doesn't pay much moolah. If we didn't have debt, we'd be alright. Now it's just tight...financial goals for 2013 is to pay off 3 of the credit cards. Which one is almost done, tax return will pay for maybe 2 full ones then pay down the other 3 we'll still have.
    1964 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
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    1964 days ago
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