january goals

I love the start of a new year. Loooove it. I'm fairly type-A (possibly an understatement?). I love a clean slate, I love a new chance, I love the idea that there is an entire year stretched out in front of us just waiting for our adventure to be written on it. I love the idea that we can accomplish anything we want to in the next year. I'm also embracing the idea that some of the difficulties of last year can be left in last year and we can take a deep breath and embrace a new chance to succeed where we might have failed in the past.

Last year I was inspired by my buddy Kim, who posted her monthly goals and progress reports every single month in 2013. I loved reading her posts every month and I decided that for 2014 I'm going to do the same. (Dear Kim, that whole imitation is the sincerest form of flattery thing? In this case, totally true. Your idea is brilliant, thanks for doing the thinking for me.)

While I have (and am still working on and will talk about in the future) some over-arching goals for 2014, I love the monthly format, because a year is a long time and I am easily distracted. So without further ado, here are my goals for January of 2014.

Become a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
I'm registered for the course this month and I am so excited. I don't talk about CrossFit a whole lot on this here blog, but it is a huge (HUGE) part of my life and I'm so excited to learn more about the sport I love and better myself as an athlete.

Read 3 books.
You might see this goal every month. I love to read, but I haven't been good about scheduling time for it. I'm nose-deep in a book right now and another one just arrived in the mail. I love to learn and I'm a happier person when I'm reading. I'll share the good ones here!

Make meal planning a habit.
I'm not good at meal planning. Scratch that. I haven't been good at meal planning. That's going to change this month. Mostly to keep me sane, also to make sure we're eating good food and not tempted to stop at Chipotle (again).

Just do it.
You might remember Just Do It January of 2013. I'm happy to say that many of my just-do-it-tiveness carried on through the year, but I want to bring it back into focus this month. It's truly amazing how much you can get done when you force yourself to "just do it" instead of continuing to think about or debate doing it. Maybe this isn't a big deal for a lot of people, but for an over planning worrier like me, it's really freeing. I also wouldn't be opposed to just do it January resulting in another spontaneous trip to Seattle. Just saying.

There you have it! January's goals! What are you going to do this month? Or this year? Or this week!


  1. That Kim....she's a smart one! I love that you adopted her monthly goals...and the ones you set are great!! Can't wait to share another year with you, friend! :)

  2. Great goals - I am so on board with the "just do it" one, too! Hard to stop thinking and start doing sometimes, so I'll join in that one with you for sure. And if you ever do a spontaneous trip to Seattle again, I'd love to link up... :)

  3. I love this! And I also loved Just Do It January, for reference. I still think of almost every time I try to convince myself not to do something.

    Also? Monthly/Weekly/Daily goals rock. :)

  4. Awww.... I love that you are doing this. It's fun to follow along and I love seeing you working it in that picture. You'll rock it this month, friend. I know it.

  5. Um, yes please to another Seattle trip. I will follow suit.
    Looking forward to your book list - how are you getting books in the mail? I might need to know about this. You need to read Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Or Sharon? Something like that.

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