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Sharing Goals for 2015

And another year is almost over. Truthfully I love the end of the year – it holds so much promise for the next year. 365 days is a long enough time to accomplish some pretty big goals. You can make a serious dent into debt, make some serious health and fitness gains, and even a pretty significant career move. That said those goals can also quite easily stay as mere dreams with out a plan and action.

Make your dreams come true: set a date, break it down into steps, and take action. via fitnesscheerleader.com #motivation #quotes #inspiration

Last year my big goal was to run a marathon, giving me the first steps towards my bucket list goal of qualifying for Boston. I managed to build up the endurance to complete a marathon, somewhat upright and smiling, so this year I want to build on that progress. That said, working on that endurance caused me to be pretty self-centered. I was very focused on the goal and in hind sight I was almost too focused. 

With that self reflection in mind, I want to share with you my goals:

Fitness:

  1. Complete Ironman Muskoka 70.3.  This year I’ll be turning 40 and my bucket list item has been to complete a 70.3 triathlon.  This is my big (and only) self-centered goal for 2015.  The race is a few days before my 40th birthday in July. Prior to this race I may do a few “shorter” running and cycling races to prepare:  Around The Bay 30k, Ride for Heart 100k ride etc.  After this race the rest of the year will be focused on staying active and doing fun races with friends and family.  
  2. Get stronger.  I want to lift heavier to get stronger and maintain my strength into old age.  I’ll be increasing my strength routine to 3 days/week which means I’ll be rekindling my love for my gym GoodLife Fitness.

Health:

  1. Eat more fruits and veggies. Instead of tracking my calories, I’ll be keeping a tally lop of how many servings of fruits and veggies I eat every day with the goal of hitting at least 7 servings/day.
  2. Drink less alcohol.  Limit my alcohol intake to mostly Saturday nights, and not every single Saturday night.  I drank far too much alcohol in 2014.
  3. Walk more.  Other than my training I’m admittedly pretty sedentary.  I sit all day long at my job and spend over an hour each day driving.  I’m going to remember to wear my FitBit One more often and try to hit 10,000 steps each day.  I put this under health because I strongly feel that being active by walking every day is more for general health and longevity than for sport performance.  

Personal:

  1. Put the focus more on others.  This means listening to what other people have to say, being sympathetic to their stories and not one upping.  Ask people questions about them, and be a better friend.  Reach out to people and invite them over etc.  I’ll be putting the phone away more to be in the moment.  Instead of blogging all about me and my training, I’ll share more of my fitness and exercise physiology knowledge to be a resource.  I’ll share more posts by other bloggers, comment on other blogs and keep my comments on those blogs about the blogger.
  2. Pay off half of my debt. Last year I had enough money from my tax return to make a serious dent in my debt but instead I spent it on personal training.  That was a really selfish move.  I learned a lot from my personal training and I’ll be using that knowledge to train myself allowing this year’s tax return to go towards the debt.  
  3. Purge. Hubby and I have scheduled a week off at the end of April to purge the house of junk.  We’ll be ordering a junk bin and will be filling it with broken things that haven’t found their way to the junk yard yet, and will be donating all of the stuff that still has a useful life that our family has outgrown.  

Action time!  All of these goals have actionable items.  I’ll be keeping a private journal that I made by printing out pages from my Outlook calendar to record my progress and plans.  I’m really excited for 2015 and have already begun to make these dreams come true!

The year is yours! Make your dreams come true: set a date, break it down into steps, and take action. via fitnesscheerleader.com #motivation #quotes #inspiration

What are your 2015 fitness, health and personal goals?  
Have you written them out?  If so, link up below so we can support each other!


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  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    December 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Your goals for next year look very similar to mine. Except the half ironman, no way I could do that! But I’m looking forward to hearing about your training.

    • Janice
      December 31, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Jen, I’m looking forward to following your marathon training too. Have a great 2015!

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry
    December 31, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Janice, I love the less drinking of alcohol. I just told my hubby last week that after tonight, that’s it. We are done, I have had way too much wine and too many cocktails during this season LOL
    Purge, that is easy, I do that so often that I don’t have any extra “crap” lying around. Love it.
    Looking forward to this next year and enjoying my fellow blog friends 🙂
    Happy New Year

  • Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?!
    December 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, great goals and you are so motivated it’s inspiring me! I also need to purge at home. I’m still writing up my goals.

  • Christine {dreamBIGrunner}
    December 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Great goals! We share the same dream of qualifying for Boston one day. Let’s do it!!

  • Erica G
    December 31, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I love your goals especially the purging. If only I could convince dear hubby to go through his boxes and boxes of stuff!

  • Stephanie
    December 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I love your personal goals! My husband and I were about 75% out of debt before this year killed that! So in 2015 we are focused on getting back on track. I have learned that fitness is about more than just getting my body right, its about EVERYTHING being balanced and in order! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    December 31, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Those are all attainable and great goals! Can’t wait to see you’re progress and SUCCESS of completing an ironman!

  • Amanda - RunToThefinish
    December 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I am really blessed to not have debt, but I have a huge focus right now on totally understanding where we are investing our money…who knew about all the fees there are! I agree with focusing on others too!!

    here we come 2015!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    December 31, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    We keep talking about purging the house of junk too-but it doesn’t seem to happen. Great goals. It’s been fun to connect with you this year and look forward to more in 2015!

  • Kerri Olkjer
    December 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Great goals and great point. I’ve seen so many make goals or resolutions and not the plan to reach them!

  • rachel
    December 31, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    LOVE these goals! I need to sit down and really think about these goals. LOVE your personal goals as I can totally relate (and have those same goals) too! Cheers to a successful, healthy and happy 2015!

  • Felix Lee
    December 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm

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  • RFC
    January 1, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Your three health goals are EXACTLY the same as mine. Eat more veggies, drink less alcohol, and move MORE. I’m starting by trying to pre plan my meals for the day, only drink on weekends (that wine sneaks in on weekdays!!!) and use my fitbit to track AT LEAST 10K steps a day. Working behind a computer screen is tough on the body! Happy 2015 Janice, I can’t wait to follow your 70.3 training adventures this year!

  • Launna
    January 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Janice, I love the idea that you have this down on a calendar to follow… the beginning of this new year for me is about getting back on track… I had allowed myself to do as I pleased and of course I am paying for that in gaining back a little of the weight and being lazy about walking… Directly after Christmas I made the change…

    I want to purge my house hold too as I am definitely moving this summer… I talk about it all the time… I am going to make a plan and take some time off work in the Spring, specifically for this…

    I wish you much luck and love in 2015, I look forward to seeing how your goals pan out… 😉

  • Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
    January 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Great goals. I put mine up on my blog today too. It is fun looking ahead to the new year.

    • Janice
      January 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      I love your goals Abby, good luck!

  • Lucie Palka
    January 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Those are some good Goals for 2015 Janice. I love that you want to do something big for your 40th! I’m currently 38, and one of my goals is to work up to a 1/2 marathon at 40 (and my identical twin is working towards that same goal so we can do it together). I would love to do a Disney 1/2 marathon to celebrate my 40th!

    • Janice
      January 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Disney is an awesome goal, Lucie. You and your sister would have a blast!

  • Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
    January 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

    You have a very good list. I haven’t documented my goals yet but feel like I need to get on top of that very soon. Lower debt and listening to others sound like very good ones. Happy New Year!

    • Janice
      January 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Happy new year Diatta, I look forward to reading about your goals soon, and don’t forget to link up, cheers!

  • Toni @runninglovingliving
    January 2, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Great goals!!! I drank way too much alcohol this year too, my goal is to actually give it up until May when I run the LI Marathon!!! 70.3 is one of my dream goals, good luck!

    • Janice
      January 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Wow, good luck with that goal, there’s no way I could keep that – I love my wine while cooking on Saturdays 😉

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