Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 goals

as i have fearlessly entered 2015, i've been trying to think of some real, achievable goals that i can set for myself.  most of the goals i set are too general and not specific enough to really truly "reach".

i've been a "eat healthier" or "move more" kind of goal-setter, and for 2015, i'm changing that.  for one, i can set goals.  for two, i can reach those goals.  i just need to be consistent.  and that's the hard part.  amiright?

so, 2015 goals, comin' atcha.

#1:  simplify.

specifically, my closet.  i recently read a post on a beautiful mess called "being content with my closet" which lead me to a post on un-fancy "how to build a capsule wardrobe".  this is important shit, people.

in all seriousness, being overwhelmed in any part of your life isn't good.  even being overwhelmed with the clothes in your closet.  despite it being a first world problem, owning too many clothes has led me to want to de-clutter my closet, and i'm determined it will help me mentally de-clutter other areas of my life.  and, as a bonus, now my excess clothes will be put in the hands of people that need them.

i have a lot of clothes, but not an over-abundance.  when i like a particular shirt, i'm that girl that buys it in every color...but i don't own 14 different shirts...only a few styles in every color.  make sense?

so, i'm taking on the un-fancy challenge of paring down my wardrobe.

{image via un-fancy}
simplifying will also happen in other aspects of my life -- our home and all the stuff(!!!) and my desk at work.  it's easy for me to procrastinate picking up random stuff and organizing it, so for 2015, i'm making it a priority.


#2:  work out consistently.

my goal is to work out consistently at least 3 days per week at the gym, with the real goal of 4-5 days of working out per week...but 3 (at the gym) is the minimum.  the absolute minimum.  i don't have to only work out at the gym, but going to kdr three times a week is important.  (and fun!)

this is going to be challenging, but i know i can do it.  there are going to be things that i will miss out on, but my weight loss journey is more important to me, so it should be important to my friends and family.  sometimes i will miss a dinner or have to reschedule something around my gym time, but i'm not going to apologize for putting myself first.  and most times, if i plan accordingly, i won't feel like i'm missing out on anything.  

also, it's too easy to make excuses, even in the face of your own goals that you want way more than x.  and x could be cookies, wine with the girls, or a piece of your grandmother's pie.  (or whatever it is for you.)  for me, sweets slay me.  if there is chocolate in the house, i want it.  if there's ice cream, i want at least a scoop.  cookies?  forget it.  but, i have goals and i won't let a few cookies get in my way.  i've made up my mind what i want and i'm going after it.

{image via simple as that}

#3:  trust myself.

this goes along with my 2015 word of the year:  fearless.  i just need to let go and give myself a chance.

i know what i can do.  
i know what i am capable of.  
i know how hard i can work.  
i know how to make good choices.  
i know i have room for improvement.
i know when i'm doing well.  
i know when i'm making bad choices.  
i know when i'm sabotaging my progress.
i know what it takes to succeed.

and i know i can do it.

i just need to let myself do it.  trust the process.  trust my abilities.  trust myself. 

{image via}

#4:  weigh-in once a month

weighing in at the gym is one of those tasks that has anxiety written all over it.  even when you know you've worked hard, sometimes the numbers aren't what you're hoping for, so it ends in disappointment, especially if you weigh in too often.  but, going along with my goal #2 to work out consistently and #3 to trust myself, if i can succeed at those two goals, then weighing in once a month should be a significantly less daunting task.

i used to weigh in every two weeks, which, for me, i think is too often.  the biggest thing that fuels my fire is progress in the numbers.  

seeing that i literally weigh 5 pounds less than i did last time means a lot to me.  it fires me up to keep working hard to weigh 5 pounds less next time too.

seeing that i literally burned 10 pounds of fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle means a lot to me.  it fires me up when my hard work shows itself in the numbers and makes me want to keep burning the fat pounds off and keep gaining strength.

seeing that i burned 10 pounds of fat and gained 10 pounds of muscle is encouraging, but when my weight is still the same, it feels like a bummer.  so, that's why i'm going to start weighing in once a month.

and staying off the scale at home.  (<--that's hard.)

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#5:  say "yes" more.

going along with my 2015 word of the year, i am ready to do some shit.

road trip?  sure!

5k?  why not two?!

cork and canvas?  obv.

ice skating?  gotta get back into it!

zip-lining?  yup!

hit the links?  got to!

cruise to cozumel?  already booked!

try a new food?  i'm always game!

sporting event?  only if it's the bruins, red sox, celtics, or pats!

concert?  it's been a couple years!

oh yeah....and let's add go-to-the-bank-to-get-pre-approved-for-a-mortgage to the list!  

so, long story short...2015 is going to be one hell of a ride.  and i can't wait!


have you set any goals for 2015?  please email them to me!  i would not only love to hear about them, but we can help support each other and get us to our goals faster!

happy new year!

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