Below are the goals I set for 2015.
Fitness goal [will share this once I figure it out.] This was took a bit longer to figure out and I was extremely gun shy about sharing it here on the blog. Actually, I didn't share it publicly until I completed it because honestly I was scared to fail. Which looking back was dumb, but you live an learn. I set the goal of running the Spartan Sprint in the Elite category and finishing the race higher than last place in my group. Well, I was five from the bottom so that counts. I wish I had trained more running because that's where I lost time, but many of the women in my group compete for Reebok so I am still proud of completing this goal.
Simplify [in life and in our home.] We gave away A LOT of things in 2015 and I know there is still more to get rid of in our apartment. Le Husband instilled the 'buy something get rid of something' rule and it really helped me when I tried to justify those new pants on sale. Simplifying gin life was 50/50. I tried my best to keep drama at bay and didn't get overly involved in things I didn't care about. I would love to live a more minimalist lifestyle, but know it will take years to get towards that way of life.
Four Learning Books [I love to read for fun, but want to LEARN this year.] I read three big girl books, so this one isn't quite a total win. I did try to mix up my guilty pleasure reading with some non-fiction and plan to continue this way of reading going forward.
One new big girl recipe [my recipe repertoire needs to be pumped up.] Man, I really stepped up to this challenge. While originally I just wanted to master beef bourguignon I expanded my big girl recipe repertoire. We learned how to make homemade pasta, rack of lamb, Cornish game hen, soup and of course, I tried out a TON of Whole30 compliant recipes.
Grace [for myself and for others.] Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, this one is a daily pass/fail. I think I've gotten better giving myself grace. I'm okay with failing if I've tried my best, but I'm still truly trying to embrace my body and not get caught up in what it's not. That's never easy, right?
DO [Do more! Do less! Do yoga! Do that race! Do take that challenge!] Oh, yeah, I embraced this goal full force. You name it, I tried to do it. There were new eating programs, new recipes, new fitness programs and routines, more trips, more relaxation, steps outside my comfort zone, a home redo and of course lots and lots of fun.
Right now my goals are still being truly formed, but I think I have an idea. I want to set my intentions earlier than last year, but understand I might revise/adjust any of these throughout the next month.
Rock out as a BODYPUMP instructor: I will be teaching two classes a week right out the gate and I want to strive to be the best instructor I can. Which means I'll need to continue to take time to practice cues and to memorize layer two coaching. I definitely know I can bring more energy to classes and I'm going to work to make each class better than the one before it. Along with teaching, I need to be sure to keep my body healthy and take time to stretch when possible and write in rest days.
Learn to make beef bourguignon: We have Julia Child's recipe book and I want to make this happy before the end of February. Fingers crossed it's a winner on the first try.
Let go: Of things. Of drama. Of worry. Of expectations. I need to let go of things that don't make me better.
Word of the year: Believe! Believe in myself and my goals. Believe it will happen. Believe I will figure it out when things are tough. Believe in the plan. Believe in the Keeper of the plan. BELIEVE in others.
How did you do on your goals for 2015? Have you set your 2016 goals?