Happy 2015

I had a week and a half off work during the holidays, which I ended up taking full advantage of to sleep, rest and just relax. It was definitely needed, I didn’t realize how overdue I was for a vacation. Still it was far too short and the last thing I wanted to do this morning was go to work!

I had a great break and a lot of fun over the holidays. Now that it’s the new year I was being cliché and reflecting on the past year and thinking about what 2015 would bring. I’m not usually one for making new year’s resolutions, so I won’t. Let’s call them my 2015 goals:

  1. Become a morning runner – I’m already well on my way to achieving this goal. The move to Rockville, gives me an extra hour in the morning, meaning waking up earlier before work isn’t such a burden.
  2. Run a half marathon this spring – I have yet to decide which marathon to choose, but I want to run a half by the spring, in addition to the Baltimore Running Festival Half Marathon. I think this is totally possible, it’s just going to require some dedication on my part.
  3. Continue my healthy eating – I have done so well with making my own meals and indulging only on special occasions. That isn’t to say that I didn’t throw caution to the wind and eat whatever the hell I wanted over my time off during the holidays (because cookies! So many cookies were consumed in a week and a half!). It does, however, mean that I have more confidence I can get back on track and continue with my healthy habits that I started last year.
  4. Make strength training funI said earlier that I want to introduce strength training into my fitness routine, and I did, but to be honest I didn’t do a great job of keeping up with it. I find strength training so boring, so I’ll always find an excuse to do something else. Therefore, instead of making a goal of doing more strength training, I’m going to try to make it fun, so that I’ll be motivated to do it more often.
  5. Read – I know this isn’t fitness related, but it’s something I think I need to do more of. I used to read voraciously, but I stopped a while ago. For Christmas my boyfriend got me the Kindle Voyage, which in my opinion is the perfect excuse to read more books this year! My ambitious goal is 20 books in 2015, but honestly, I’d be happy with 15.

Well, that’s it for my resolutions. Comment below and tell me what your resolutions for 2015 are!

4 thoughts on “Happy 2015”

  1. These are great goals for 2015! I went for ages without reading until I started reading books on my iPhone and Kindle. For one thing, you never have to find time to go to a bookstore since I can download from Anazon instantly! I used to not like strength training, but now I do like it. Have you seen the (free) Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout app? It has a variety of body-weight based routines (7 minutes and longer) that might be a good place to start.

    1. That’s what I’m hoping happens with my kindle! Half the struggle is actually finding the motivation to get the books! I haven’t ever seen the Johnson and Johnson 7 minute workout app but it sounds like something I’m definitely going to need to check out! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. It’s funny, I love strength training and the results that it gives me but for some reason, I always make excuses to NOT do it when I really should be making excuses TO do it. So frustrating. I even know that I need to be and still….I’m definitely a morning runner.

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