Well, it’s been a hot second since I made any real goals. The last time I posted any goals on this blog was for the Rollercoaster Race back in 2016. And the last time I made any yearly goals was for 2015. I’ve written before about how goals can kind of backfire on me and cause me to freak out and feel pressured and not do stuff, but I feel like now is a good time to set some simple, realistic goals to help me get back on the running bandwagon. Now that I’m not working, I need some stuff to work toward so I feel like less of a waste of space. I plan to set out goals on a monthly basis so that I can regularly re-evaluate and see how I’m doing.
Keep up with the run streak
In case you missed it, I started a run streak on January first, with the goal of making running a regular part of my life again. But I know that streaking isn’t for everyone, and can result in over-training and injury, so I’ll be taking it day by day.
Do yoga once a week
Whether it’s a free class on YouTube or actually going to the studio, I’m a happier person when I do yoga. It’s also a great compliment to running, so it’s a win-win scenario.
Strength train once a week
While I miss CrossFit and wish I could go back, we simply can’t afford to pay for it on a single income. That means strength training is up to me. There are plenty of free videos on YouTube, and I know enough from CF to be fairly effective at home.
Meal plan and prep
I feel like ever since Vera was born, our diet has been poor. Convenience has been paramount, and I know we haven’t been eating enough fruit and veg. By planning our meals and doing some light meal prep each week, I know we can feel better about what we’re eating.
Blog once per week
I’ve been waaaaay off the wagon with blogging pretty much since Vera was born. I guess I’m still struggling with where I want this blog to go. But I hope that by checking in at least once a week, I’ll figure it out.
Be more interactive with blogs I follow
You’d never know it, but I still read blogs every day. I just rarely take the time to comment anymore. I’m usually reading blogs on my phone, and it’s harder to comment while typing one-handed as I’m juggling the kiddo. But it’s kind of crappy of me to want more engagement on my blog without giving any engagement to the blogs I follow. So there.
So there you have it. Some January goals. I have plenty of other stuff that could be added, but let’s start small and see how it goes, shall we?
Do you have any goals for the new month/new year?
12 thoughts on “January 2019 Goals”
My only goal is to run 12 half marathons in 2019. I have registered for seven so far, so I’m well on my way.
Happy New Year!
Wow, that’s a great goal! Have fun 😊
Great goals! I have a run streak going – the first time I’ve done one in a long time so I think I’m going to try to keep it going as long as I can, or at the very least until the end of January. It’s feeling good and I’m feeling the love for running again, which is really nice!
Excellent! That’s my hope as well.
Great goals – and having a little one is a great way to sideline any plans that you might make!
2018 was pretty good for me in terms of health, running, eating and exploring the world with Lisa … so I just want to keep it up! Don’t care about races or anything like that, so it isn’t a goal this year either.
Sounds like a great plan to me, Mike 🙂
I’m posting my list tomorrow, so I’ll let it be a surprise. But meal planning/prep was a 2018 resolution, and have the say the pay-off is totally worth it! Good luck!
Thanks! Looking forward to your post!
Sounds like great goals. Mine are very similar! Happy New Year!
Happy new year to you too, Michelle!
Those are some good goals – mine are quite similar. I’m doing yoga every day, which is a struggle to be honest, and I’m also aiming to blog more and be better in this whole blogging world!
Yoga every day sounds lovely, but challenging. Wishing you all the best!