Friday reflections – my 2014 goals and how I’m doing

Hey there, hi there, ho there!!

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It’s Friday!!

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So, um, did you realize that it’s October already?

I mean, I knew it was October but I didn’t really comprehend that it’s OCTOBER already.

There are only 82 days until Christmas, which also means that there are only 89 days until it’s 2015.

What?!

In the middle of my mild panic attack, I remembered that I had set some goals for this year.

Let’s see how I’m doing.

1. Get a BQ at the Flying Pig Marathon

Well, that didn’t happen. Β And, way back on January 16, I KNEW it wasn’t going to happen which is why I reevaluated my goal and edited it to breaking 4 hours.

Which didn’t happen either.

But, that’s okay. I had FUN and sometimes, that’s the most important part. πŸ™‚

2. Run a 50k

Hmmm. Β The 50k is in 8 days and you know I’m not running it. 😦

BUT, I’m not letting it get me down and I’ve already started thinking about next year now that I’m out of that stupid boot!

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The time IN the boot, as much as I hated it, was really good for me to evaluate who I am, as well as helping to heal my injury.

I’ll be back to running soon and I CAN. NOT. WAIT. #patiencegrasshopper

3. Upgrading my pantry, cutting out processed foods, and recipe development

Well, I think I’ve done pretty well with upgrading my pantry and cutting out processed foods.

I didn’t really eat too many to begin with but I’ve definitely been more conscious about what I buy at the grocery store.

As for recipe development, I think I’ve been doing pretty well!

I’ve made

Triple Chocolate Avocado Brownies

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Brownie Cookies

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Bacon Bourbon Blue Cheese Bison Burgers

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Salmon Fillets

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Crockpot Tomatillo Salsa Chicken

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Quick and Easy Crockpot Roast

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Wow! I’ve been busy!!

And, there’s still 89 days left this year for me to come up with some more new stuff!

4. Have fun

I think I’ve aced this goal so far. πŸ™‚

I went to my first FitBloggin‘ conference, got to hang out with my blogging buddy Lena, and met a whole bunch of Β awesome new people – including Arian Foster!!

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We went to Colonial Williamsburg, I took Thing 2 to Busch Gardens, went to our first Navy Dining Out, my sailor got promoted to Master Chief!, we went hiking, I saw a bear, we went antiquing, got gussied up and rode a water taxi to the Navy Khaki Ball, etc, etc, etc.

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Yeah, definitely hit the nail on the head with this goal. πŸ™‚

So now, it’s time for me to start evaluating and thinking about goals for next year.

And, some short term goals for the rest of this year.

Like, finally trying my hand at some homemade barbecue sauce.

Or, power cleaning more than 95#.

Or improving my overhead squat.

And definitely – MOST definitely – having more fun. πŸ™‚

Talk to me: Did you set goals for this year? How are you doing on them? Do you reevaluate your goals regularly or do you forget about them until faced with a new year?

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5 thoughts on “Friday reflections – my 2014 goals and how I’m doing

  1. That is such a good post! any post that has my pic in it is a good post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I think you did great on your goals. And I hope you start running again soon!

  2. Well done with all the recipes – those triple choco avocado brownies are just calling out to me! And having fun is by far the most important goal, I think. Sometimes it’s too easy to lose sight of that. I’m yet to make a proper list of 2015 goals but I’ll def be running my first half marathon and I’m thinking about a duathlon/mini triathlon or at least open water swimming. I’m also trying to eat more healthily so I’ve just promised myself to try at least one new recipe a week (I’ve made a Pinterest board especially). Oh, and take a trip somewhere by myself.

    • Hooray for your first half marathon! And you go with that whole open water swimming thing. I don’t know if I have the courage to do it! I don’t want to think about swimming with the fishies. Literally. But, I know plenty of people who love it and it’s a great goal! I really love the idea of a Pinterest board to help you try new recipes. You could try the brownies first. Because they’re brownies. And you are definitely right about it being easy to lose sight of having fun. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “busy-ness” of life and forget that there’s more to it than just getting up, going to work, paying bills, doing the laundry, raising the kids, feeding the pets, etc. Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses, drink the wine, eat some bacon….. πŸ™‚

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