Challenges/ Fitness

Where Would You Like to be in 10 Years?

Wow! All of you who reported being morning workout warriors in yesterday’s writing prompt really inspire me!! I cannot get up early (maybe I should stop staying up late to draft blog posts …). Nah!

So today is day 3 of the August Healthy Living / Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge, and today we’re sharing where we’d like to be in 10 years from now:

10 years … A decade … It seems so far away, yet when I look back on my life, 10 years doesn’t really seem that long ago. I mean, my hubby and I bought our first house 10 years ago (which would have meant we’d be almost half way to owning it had we not decided to upgrade to a slightly larger house 5 years ago), and we got married just over 8 years ago, but I digress ….

I ‘m currently *gulp* 37 years old and have a 7 yr old, a 5 yr old and a 1 yr old (all girls). I ‘m also at the second Ã…”level  if you like, of my career path. There are 3 more levels for me to reach the Ã…”top  (aka Director).

My girls: Sierra, Amber & Brooke

So where do I see myself in 10 yrs from now?

I ‘ll be 47 with *gulp* a 17 yr old, 15 yr old, and an 11 yr old (holy crap!). I suspect that my life will be drastically different. For example: I ‘ll be able to go out to train/run/cycle/swim etc without having to make sure another responsible adult is home to watch the kids. However, juggling my training will be way different because I ‘m sure my training will need to be fit in amongst the chauffeuring I ‘ll be doing to get the girls to their jobs, sports, DATES (eeeek!) etc.

I think that I may currently be near that age where I ‘m hitting the top of my physical capabilities in terms of strength and endurance building. Which means I may have already set my absolute personal best race times? Eeeeek! That said, there is no way I ‘m letting up on my training just because I may have already Ã…”peaked  ” I ‘m going to keep on training to be the best me I can be!

In 10 years from now I’d like to:

  1. Be healthy, strong, still active and training for races ” tri’s, half marathons etc ” I don’t see myself changing that.
  2. Reach at least the next level in my career path ” I’d love to move up to a Sr. position or become a Manager. I don’t really know if I have a desire to go higher than that. That said, I’ve been contemplating leaving my career field and returning to the fitness industry where I originally started out. I ‘m really on the fence on that as my current job (that I love) is secure, rewarding, pays fairly well and has pretty good benefits ” so why would I leave? Decisions… decisions …
  3. Very involved in my daughters’ sports ” maybe even coaching?
  4. Over ½ way towards owning our home!

Where would you like to be in 10 years from now?
PS – Don’t forget to link up your post in the comments below (I can`t wait to read all about your future goals).   Also, please be sure to visit some of the other blog posts linked up so that we can all support and get to know each other – Thanks!


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  • Julie Boyer
    August 3, 2012 at 7:01 am

    No way, you are nowhere near your peak!! All achievable goals for sure!! If you do end up making a change back into fitness … I would love to work together!!! You are an amazing entrepreneur and inspire others daily. Thanks for all that you do.

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      August 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Julie! I’m still weighing the pros and cons as well as evaluating the potential revenue streams. The more & more I think about it though, the more crazy commuting to work seems. I could bring home more $$ and spend more time with the girls if I bit the bullet & started working from home. But I am so scared of leaving the security I have!!

  • Yoli
    August 3, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Great goals and all achievable! I didn’t do the list topic, but I blogged about what workout supplements I use/don’t use:

  • Lisa Runs for Cupcakes
    August 3, 2012 at 7:37 am

    It’s so hard to think ahead a decade!

  • apkussma
    August 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Where do I want to be? Same as now!

    • Axel Kussmann (
      August 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

      I posted that without having the links done. Corrected and updated.

  • Krista Szyszkowski
    August 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

    In 10 years I will be 48! Scary! I will have a 17 yr old son to help drive my 13 and 16 yr old daughters to their activities! I will continue to be fit, running marathons and lifting weights, though I do appreciate that my running times will have slowed a bit.

    My network marketing business in 10 years will have allowed for me to own our cabin and house outright! The residual income from the business will be paying for my kids to choose any college they want to go to and will have relieved my husband of all his “saving for retirement” stress! We will be traveling with the kids and loving life!

    • Julie Boyer
      August 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Good for you Krista! That’s a great vision for the next 10 years.

  • Forever Young
    August 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I don’t want to think to far ahead……I’ll be old! LOL

  • Fancy Nancy
    August 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Ok Miss Janice….this was a hard one! I’ll be 43 and wow!!

  • Stephanie H (
    August 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I’ll be 42 in 10 yrs. Seems like such a long way off and yet…not. I hope my kids don’t finish me off before then…

  • Sarah
    August 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

    All of your goals seem very achievable! Your girls are so cute! Here’s my post:

  • Julie Boyer
    August 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Hey girl! No worries, you don’t have to quit your job … in fact I don’t recommend it until you’ve built a solid income from what you’re doing part-time. And yes, you could do a lot more as an entrepreneur – you certainly have the skills and the drive to be successful! Would love to be a part of that journey together!

  • Shannon
    August 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I am in the same boat as you…I’ll have TEENAGERS in ten years. That scares me. lol Seriously, though, here is my response. It’s weird to think I will be over 50 by then, but that’s the reality….

  • Rosanna Soto-Luna
    August 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

    LOVE it;I have 3 girls myself!! You’re going to kill it in 10 years!! Geez, I’ll be 38!!

  • SheisonaRUN
    August 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Thinking about ten years from how is a little scary, but it’s also exciting to think about it and then to look back on the post in ten years. Here’s my post!

  • Jen
    August 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I too imagine training will be easier as my daughter will be 12

  • Victoria
    August 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I’m currently just trying to make it to the end of the year, so it’s hard to think about 10 years. But thinking where I was 10 years ago – my, how life has changed!!

  • Samantha (
    August 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    In ten years, I hope to be married, and living a meaningful life. Sounds really vague huh? I dream about the day when I can afford and give dedication into my yoga teacher training. I would also like to be at my healthy goal weight. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

  • hikermom
    August 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hey, I’m 37 too! But my kids are 10 and 12, yikes! They will both be in college in 10 years, I can’t believe it! Your 10 year goals look great:)

  • Run-with-Chocolate
    August 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I just want to be happy and able to stand on my own…mother and father always taught me to be independent and strong

  • seekelrun131
    August 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    This was a great topic! 🙂

  • sheslosingit101
    August 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I loved this question! Thanks so much for coming up with this challenge. Can’t wait to read everyone’s posts! Here’s mine:


  • Miss Coco J
    August 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Yikes! It’s all scary to think about.

  • wcatalano
    August 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    it’s crazy to think that far in advance! i’ve barely been alive 20 years, and it just seems so far away, even though I know it’ll probably fly by

  • ConcreteNCoffee
    August 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Your girls are precious! I tend to live in the present but I certainly have my sights on a few things for our future. I only have one kid but I too am looking forward to when she’s fine at home on her own so I can go work out!

  • Christy J
    August 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’ll have a 17 year old and a 15 year old too! Scary thought!

    Day 3:

  • lifewithpepper
    August 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    You are going to be an amazing 47 year old manager and coach who will be outrunning all of us 🙂 I loved reading your post!
    This one was a toughie for me!

  • Runninglovingliving (
    August 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    We will be nowhere near our peak in 10 years!!! Life will just be beginning……

  • Patty
    August 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    This was a hard one so I kept it short and sweet!

  • Cindy
    August 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I hope that where ever I am, that I’m happy.

  • kaitlynlaurenb
    August 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Better late then never. I love your goals!

  • Melissa
    August 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    This was really hard to think about for me – it seems like such a long time!

    Your goals sound fantastic, and definitely achievable!

    My post:

  • dirtygirlrunning
    August 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Considering how much my life has changed in the last 10 months, it’s hard to fathom what the next 10 years will bring. Here’s my post:

  • sandra
    August 4, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Here is my day! Hope 6:44am Saturday counts LOL

  • jen
    August 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    August 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Better late than never! What we will be like when we are 31…

  • Rachel
    August 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Ooh good one! 🙂

  • Val
    August 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Looking back on the last 10 years just blows my mind. So many changes happened. I know the next 10 will be a roller coaster for sure. Running still tops my list too.