Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 :: Commitment progress + new mini goals.

I know I was a little late in presenting my commitments for 2014, but I have been mindful of my goals.  I want to spend this year focused on being a better version of me.  That means holding myself accountable and regularly sharing my progress.  February is already here!  Is it just me or does time truly go by quicker as we get older?  My mini-goals focus on small steps to being successful towards my overall 2014 commitments.  Overall, I was successful in January!

I scheduled an eye exam, but eating pizza was a different beast.  I swear pizza was never this much of a kryptonite until I went mostly Paleo.  There is something about that combination of bread and cheese that just attracts me.  I'll try again next time on that one.

All completed!  I actually signed up for a hometown half marathon and created a new running training plan.  I'll go into more depth about those later this month.  I also restarted my GymPact and have been following through with physical activity four days a week.

Done, done, and done!  I've been following my budget this month and carefully tracking input and output.  I'm trying to pay hefty amounts on debt bills in order to be successful at my goal to "stop spending, start saving."  The photography course I completed was through Photography Concentrate, and it was honestly the best course!  I learned more from that online class than through any face-to-face course I've attended.  I've been practicing using manual mode often since then.

I've done ok with meal planning.  Sometimes getting to the grocery is hard if D and I have a packed weekend.  I'm still working on this one though.  My one act of kindness was contributing to a friend's race for charity.  She is running the same race series I am but in a different city and the money is for a charity that works toward preventing teenage suicide.  Suicide, and mental illness, is a cause that is especially close to my heart.  Not to mention, this is the first half for the runner.  Running a half is an emotional process, and running it for a personal cause is nothing short of amazing.  I immediately knew this was how I wanted to give back this month.  If you're interested in donating, visit the site here.

As for February, here's my focus.

via Skinny Jeans & a Chai Latte blog

All of it is pretty self-explanatory, but if you'd like to know more about the Move, Nourish, Believe Challenge, check it out!

Also, I'm contributing today over on my new favorite online magazine, The Eighty Twenty!  I'm sharing about balance and running (which is fitting since I'll be talking next week about my half marathon plans and sharing my training plan).  Head over and check out this awesome resource!

How are you staying focused on your 2014 resolutions?


whitney said...

man. i can't even keep up with one goal!!

you're doing great!

Alex Byer said...

Awesome job girlfran! I love the Eighty Twenty so I'm so glad to hear you'll be part of it :) Can't wait to see what this month holds for you!

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

Maaaan right there with you on the mostly paleo yet pizza-is-kryptonite train! I make a paleo pizza occasionally that is one of my absolute favorite meals, but it's something completely different from actual wheat-dough pizza.

Katie @ Live Half Full said...

These are really great goals, so doable but they will add up!

Also, what do you struggle with about meal planning? I used to struggle too, but I have a handle on it now so I can help! :)

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