Here’s to 2014!

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Happy New Year! Yes, I know I’m a few days late but I figured you were all probably being inundated with every other bloggers resolutions and dreams that I wouldn’t add mine to the list.

Then I realised that I needed a way to be held accountable for my own resolutions/plans. I don’t like the term resolution, but I do believe in setting goals and trying to achieve them. How boring would life be without goals or dreams, right? Anyway, I figure if I record them here, I can go back and look at them and maybe even update you on how they are progressing. So here goes…

1. Get my health in order – One of the reasons that I’m so interested in nutrition and plant based eating is because I have a crappy immune system and a sensitive stomach. I get sick, a lot. It also doesn’t help that I don’t look after myself. I eat crap sometimes, which makes me sick. I don’t get quality sleep which runs me down, then makes me sick. I drink too much (especially this time of year!), which makes me sick. This year I’m focussing on sleeping better, eating a plant-based diet and cutting the alcohol right back. Part of this goal is also to get myself back to a healthy, happy weight. While I know 99% of New Year resolutions are for weight loss, I’m hoping mine will come about naturally as a result of taking better care of myself. For those who like to crunch numbers, I’d like to lose a good 6 – 8 kilos. 🙂

2. Add mileage to my running – This one is a little hard at the moment as I’m still on the injured list. I’m hoping in another week or so I can start going out on small runs then slowly start increasing my mileage. My ultimate goal is to run a half-marathon this year. I’ve said this for several years now, but sickness or injury has always prevented me from achieving the goal. 2014 is the year I will achieve this!

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3. Start attending a yoga class at least once a week – As a runner, I need something to balance all that pavement-pounding out. Whilst I’ve been injured, I’ve relied on yoga and pilates DVD’s to help keep me somewhat physical. It has also made me realise how rigid and inflexible my body is! I plan to change that this year and hopefully it will help with my back injury (which is an ongoing, work related thing).

4. Work on my relationships – It’s easy to neglect or take for granted those that we love. Whilst my hubby gets my utter adoration, I need to let others know I care for and appreciate them. Without getting all lovey-dovey and hippy about it, I want to spend 2014 spending more time with family and close quality friends. This is the year to wean out any toxic people out of my life.

That’s it for now. I haven’t added any career goals because I just very recently got a promotion (yay!) so I’m pretty happy at the moment. In the future I’d love to have the opportunity to study nutrition part-time. Unfortunately, it’s really not possible to do right now.

What are your goals or dreams for 2014? I’d love to hear!

Stay awesome x

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