I read a lot of blogs and right now it's all about the goals and resolutions. Everyone is recapping 2013 and setting their sights on 2014. I like it.
I know the long-time notion that resolutions are abandoned by February, but I love this time of year. Everyone is all geared up and hopeful for what is to come. Whether it happens or not, I just like the positivity and determination that everyone has this week. It's contagious.
I have a few goals for the year, but I also like to recognize what we did well in 2013 too. I like the idea of continuing what works and improving on what doesn't. It makes it all feel more attainable.
Overall, I like where we are with our eating. Sure, we could cut back on the sweets and snacking, but in general we're pretty healthy. I'd like to continue juicing each day and eating healthy, vegan meals together at home.
One goal I have for 2014 is to increase our raw food consumption. We both have raw breakfasts and sometimes raw lunch too, but once the days get a little warmer I'd like to bump it up to 75%-80% raw overall.
I love that we live in a hiking paradise. We get out often for shorter hikes, on our days off and after work. I have no doubt that this will continue, but I'd love to add in more longer hikes and camping trips. And trail magic on the AT. (eeks I cannot wait for Spring!)
One of my personal goals is to bump up the resistance and weight training. Jillian Michaels, come to mama. I recently signed up for Amazon Prime and they have a bunch of her DVDs available so I plan on letting her beat me up a little. I toyed with the idea of joining a Crossfit (I've wanted to for so long), but until we have two cars, it's just not feasible.
Another goal is to really sink into yoga. I practice now, but only a little bit each day and while I love it, I don't really feel like I'm connecting with it like I want to. I'd like to really push myself and see where it takes me.
I'm really content and happy with our life and the people in it. Last year was so full of changes with the move to NC and us both starting new jobs, this year feels like it should just be focused on enjoying this life we established and connecting with the people we love. I want to make an effort to see friends and family, and continue to enjoy each day with Serial and Rooney.
My biggest life goal for this year, and the one that I feel will help out so much, is to get organized. At work, I am an organizational machine. Everything is labeled, scheduled and on point. It's fantastic. At home, I'm so-so. I start to get organized, and then stop mid-point. Or I do enough to get by, but not enough to really get ahead of the curve. I know how to be organized. Shoot, someone else actually pays me for my skills. Why don't I d service for my own life and home? It's silly.
What are your goals for 2014? What did you love about 2013 that you're going to continue doing?