How is the new year starting out for you?? Mine is super so I hope yours is the same! Busy bee around here but all good things. So let me fill you in real quick…
It was so great spending time with family. We enjoyed tasty food including the kale salad in my last post and even some great workouts including the one below. It’s not all about the gifts, but I won’t lie I was pretty excited about them… cooking tools, Anthropologie, Tory Burch, and all sorts of great things . Thank you family & friends! I also LOVE this sign that I’ve wanted for a while, but could never find… and my Mom and Dad found it for me!! It’s up in the living room, and I laugh every time I read it… never gets old.
DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS WOD (workout of the day) – Thanks to CrossFit Aledo for the idea! You can do this workout anywhere!
Warm Up – 800 meter run, 5 of each exercise below
NEW YEARS EVE
Fun night! Sam got dressed up and I got sparkly for a dinner with no limitations. Pork slider appetizers to start (I know I’ve mentioned my love affair with sliders), then salmon and veggies for me, and cinnamon sugar donut holes with an espresso custard sauce to top off the meal. A little wine of course too.
I am so grateful that the company that I work for (lululemon athletica shout out) is so passionate about goal setting. Surprisingly, it’s a really hard thing to do, but it definitely makes you take a step back and examine your life and what you really want. Goals are NOT New Year’s Resolutions. Goals stay with you all of your life beyond just that one year. Let’s chat about the difference: So your New Year’s Resolution might be to run more. But what’s your goal behind that??? Do you really just want to run more? Or do you want to run a 10k by May 2012?? See the difference. Goals have power behind them. In a goal, you declare what you want. You set a date whether it be 1, 5, or 10 years from now.
With that in mind, I wanted to share a few of my goals for this year with you and fill you in on what’s new for me in 2012!
1. On January 17th, I have started school at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) to earn my Holistic Health Coaching Certification.
Yes, after 4 years getting a double major, another year getting my masters, and 8 more months studying and taking the CPA Exams… I’m going back to school!! Let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about school in my life! I will be at student at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to earn my Holistic Health Coach Certification!!
It’s a distance learning program. They send me an iPad (that I get to keep!) that is loaded with all of the lectures and associated reading material. The day my red box arrived I was so happy… and so was Major!
The program focuses on the concept of bio-individuality meaning “each person is created as a unique individual, nutrition requirements are also highly individualistic.” In other words, there is no ONE single diet that works for everyone. Everyone has their own unique dietary needs. We study all of the different dietary theories from vegan to paleo, vegetarian, atkins, south beach diet, raw diet, and the list goes on. Not only that, but the program teaches and sets us up for having our own health coaching business whether it’s full or part time. We get to conduct health histories with individuals looking to improve their health (let me know if you are interested!), and at a certain point in the program we will be released to start advising clients! I’m really excited, and I’m sure you will be hearing A LOT more about this
2. I have a consistent workout routine that includes CrossFit at least 3 times a week, yoga twice, and a 3+ mile run once a week by March 2012.
CrossFit, yoga, and running… what more could a girl want! The trick is finding the time and the balance to make all of this work with other things going on in my life, which is why I’ve made it a 3 month goal. I’m going to get there, but I don’t feel pressured to make this happen next week, but every week I’m working toward it.
3. By June 2012, I consistently “power off” for one day a week for me time and family/friends time.
I’m really good at keeping myself busy whether its working, blogging, tweeting, studying, writing, working out, cooking, cleaning, errands, checking emails, etc. But, I need to make time for a day without all of that. Just doing what I want to do, relaxing, and powering off. I put this goal in June because I recognize that there is a lot going on for me right now, and I may not be able to completely commit to this every week until I get my routine down while trying to pursue my other goals, which will just take some time. Today the pup, hubs, and I just hung out at the coffee shop, which was so nice! I enjoyed an almond milk chai tea latte sweetened with honey.
4. By January 2013, I am in the best shape of my life.
5. By January 2013, I have traveled somewhere new. It doesn’t matter where… but it must be somewhere fun and relaxing. Possibly to Vancouver to run the first ever lululemon SeaWheeze half marathon!
These are just a few of my goals. And I’m so excited about them! Being excited about your goals is important… if there isn’t excitement, then it’s probably not something you truly want to accomplish. So set goals and GET EXCITED!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS???????????????????????????
Cheers to making life awesome,