My Health and Fitness Goals for 2013
As 2012 draws to a close I am thinking hard about my goals for 2013. I am personally not a fan of resolutions. To me it applies there is something wrong. That is why each year I set goals for myself. I always try and set goals for myself each year in three different areas of my live – personal, professional, and health. The personal goal could be financial, physical, or just branching out and trying new things. A couple years ago my personal goal was to learn to cook. Professional is always career related. And health is usually related to losing weight in some shape or form.
I have to be honest…2012 is going to be tough to beat. This was the best year of my life, hands down. In September I got married to the love of my life and best friend. This year I also ran my first marathon, turned 30, went gluten-free, lost 20 pounds, traveled to two international locations- Panama and Fiji- and left my 5+ year stint at MySpace in pursue of something new. I have found a strong energy and passion for my current work. I am truly blessed.
Here are my goals for 2013:
1. Continue on the path I’ve started.Going gluten-free has truly changed my life. I have lost 20 pounds that I thought were impossible to lose. And I did it by working out LESS and changing my diet. More on that later but my 2013 goal is to continue on this path and lose the last 5-7 lbs and lower my cholesterol (this is a new development- more on that later). I plan to zero in on this in January with a strict detox plan then moving into a diet of only whole, unprocessed foods.
2. Strength Training. I used to go to the gym religiously 2-3x a week for this. Then I went to a crossfit gym. Then I had a muscle injury and stopped going. I have been doing workouts and crossfit WODs at home but there’s nothing like pushing yourself in a gym surrounded by other people with the same goals. I miss that.
3. Complete an Olympic Distance Triathlon. I have completed 4 sprint triathlons to date and I am ready to step it up a notch and do an Olympic distance. Plus the open water training will be great cross training for surfing. Win win.
4.Surf More This is a goal every year. We live at the beach we should be going all the time. We’ve been good about surfing at least once a week through the winter but I want to kick it up a notch. And I also want to get a stand-up paddle board (SUP) so we can still get out on the water even on flat days. They are expensive though so we are still saving our pennies to make that goal happen!
There you have it, my health and fitness goals for 2013. Help keep me accountable to them. What about you? What are your goals for 2013?