Where did 2014 go ?
Personally it was a good year. I travelled, vacationed, remodeled my kitchen, spent time with my family, met new people and was healthy, as were my friends and family.
Professionally it was tough.
But tough can be good because it taught me resilience, patience, focus and helped me accept that I can not be in control of everything (yes, I am usually a major type A, control freak). I had the opportunity to change jobs in September and this gave me a whole new motivation to change other things in my life. Not that they were bad to begin with, but it gave me a little extra kick that I needed.
So going into 2015, my primary objective is to continue doing what I am currently doing, as I am in a really good place at the moment. I am linking up with the Friday Five group, Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for this week’s theme, 2015 Goals.
Goal 1 : 2015 Fitness : continue exercising 4 days a week.
I habitually exercise Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but finding a slot during the week was always hit or miss. Between travel, PTA and general fatigue, I was never sure to get in a workout. Since September I make a point to get up early one day a week and go to the gym before work. This has allowed me to get in an extra day of fitness, and actually reduced the stress of me having to find time and anticipate building a workout into my crazy schedule.
A typical fitness week post.
Goal 2 : 2015 Food : Keep reducing my sugar intake and consumption of processed foods
I did several Sugar Detoxes in 2014 (21 Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo) and the effect was immediate. After 3 days of reducing sugar and bread (eliminating anything processed, alcohol, dessert), I IMMEDIATELY sleep better and all stomach bloat goes away. Old habits die hard though, so a doing it a couple times a year was helpful. I actually did it in December, before the holidays, and thus went into Christmas and New Year’s feeling great and not wanting to overdo.
Goal 3 : 2015 Family : Continue to spend more time with my girls.
Teenage years are hard, and they need to talk A LOT. So I have cut down on my evening activities to be home more often. In theory, my eldest could only be at home for another 2,5 years. That’s scary ! So I want to be sure and take advantage of this time when they are growing up to be beautiful, independent, confident women.
Goal 4, 5 and 6 : 2015 projects : There are a few (major) things I want to accomplish this year :
4. Give my blog a face lift. My blog anniversary was yesterday ! I would like it to be more lively, fun, colorful, with more photos. I am not that technically savvy, so I will be looking for some help.
5. House project : there are many on my list.
- Redo / paint our bathroom,
- Redo the kid’s bathroom,
- Tile our balcony,
- Replace the girl’s beds / desks.
- Replace light fixtures at our summer home
6. Run 4 races. (Which will be double what I ran this year)
And that’s about it ! Technically it is a Friday Six, and not Friday Five, but the theme was too important !
What did you do in 2014 that you want to continue doing in 2015 ? Looking forward to the new year ?
Happy New Year everyone ! And thanks for reading.