Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 in Review!!

So 2010 definitely had it's ups and downs... but then again I guess the same can be said for any year. I think I definitely had more ups than downs, which is always comforting... but there's definitely room for improvement (isnt' there always?)

Highlights of 2010:

*Finishing my first official half ironman distance triathlon
*Making new friends and strengthening bonds with old
*Watching my children grow, learn, and change
*Spending quality time with my husband
*My husband completing his first triathlon and several other half marathons with me
*Watching my friends succeed in various areas
*Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology
*Starting my MA program
*Taking an awesome trip to Palo Alto and exploring the Barb's Race Course with Randi
*Spending countless hours in the water, on the bike, and on my feet

I don't like resolutions. Simply because I feel like a person (myself) should always strive to better myself ALL THE TIME and not simply because it's a new year. Though the calendar says 2011... all the mistakes and choices that I've made in the past still affect who I am and what I'm doing. Therefore, I believe that change should be a constant, continuing process regardless of what my calendar is telling me. (Which is a huge reason why i hate going to the gym at the beginning of the year) but anyway... I have several goals for this year...

*spend less, save more
*attack debt with a vengence
*get the house, my car, my life more organized
*spend more time with the kids doing enriching and/or active activities
*plan a menu/shopping list for the week and stick to it
*cook more, eat out less
*teach Zoe to ride a bike without training wheels and get her and Ellie enrolled in swimming lessons once it warms up
*one date night with the husband per month (at least)
*train smarter, train harder
*put more effort into school
*maintain healthy diet
*mantra of the year: healthy body, healthy mind, healthy mind, healthy body...
*one girls night out or activity per month
*encourage and support orthers

Yes, lofty list... but I already do a lot of those things... I just want to put it out on paper, so that it memorializes it. I've been doing a lot of self improvement over the last couple years in particular... but I can do more. I WILL do more. I know that I can accompilsh so much more than I think even I give myself credit for... now only to be able to get that energy and effort into my racing mindset.

2011... I'm coming for you.

1 comment:

  1. great list!!! you are in balance and a good space. We just need to find (make) the time to connect