January 2, 2015

Goals for 2015 {and looking back at 2014 in photos}

I had goals for 2014, and didn't complete all of them. I find it not to be a failure, as it's always nice to strive for big goals, things change, and reflection & inspiration isn't wasted.  I did get to live more in the present, be bold, and travel more in 2014. I also definitely ate more greens and got a shiny new marathon PR in Chicago.  

2014 was a great year full of many wonderful memories. My first relay race, travelling literally across the country for Hood to Coast with Nuun, applying to graduate school, growing my blog, running the Chicago Marathon, taking a trip to Boston, seeing multiple friends get married, having the confidence to apply for opportunities (with most of them panning out!), and taking a little bit more charge in my own life. 


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post-Hood to Coast party with Team Nuun Lemon-Lime

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wedding fun
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November Project Baltimore Positivity Award
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NECDC Relay Fun with NP-Baltimore ladies




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NWM DC 2014

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Harpoon Brewery in Boston

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Fitbloggin' 2014 ice cream stop

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post Chicago Marathon 2014


I'll also eventually get to doing my 2014 Year of Running review since it's a great way to look back. 



For 2015 I'm still working on loving myself, being present, and taking an active part in my life.  Life has definitely taught me to fight for what I want and to dream bigger. 

I'm going to share my list of general goals for 2015. I'll come up with some more specific fitness and life goals, I'm sure, but here are my overall reflections on how I want the new year to be.  

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1. Treat myself right.  I'm always a proponent of treating yourself and taking time for yourself, but it's a good reminder. Get your nails done for no reason. Buy yourself some flowers. Take time to unwind. 


2. De-clutter and simplify my life. I constantly want to downsize the amount of things I have or things I feel I have to do. Simplifying life is a work in progress. 

3.  Make everyday an occasion. I have outfits and jewelry that I think to save for special occasions, but then hardly get worn. What am I saving things for? I want to treat each day more special.   

4. Travel somewhere I've never been before. 

 5. Journal everyday. I received the One Line A Day book for Christmas which will be a great place to start!

 6. Read 1 book for pleasure each month. 

 7. Be proactive, don't procrastinate. It's so easy to put things off and watch my to-do list grow each day. I want to tackle things, even if tough or unenjoyable, when I need to. I want to try to eliminate the stress from having to do things last-minute unnecessarily. I also want to continue to be proactive in living my life and making what I want in life happen.   

 8.(Repeat from 2014!) Take the time to try one involved recipe from a cookbook each month. Because some of those are seriously collecting dust on my bookshelf, and I enjoy taking the time to leisurely cook.  

 9. Get my Boston-qualifying marathon time. This is the year! 

 10. Feel good in your my own body and skin.  Find my body peace and learn to love what I've got to work with (with the help from Kasey and Heather's book I bought). 

 11. Limit time on the internet and social media, especially during evenings. I'm tired of wasting hours scrolling through social media or in front of a screen! 

 12. Be present each day and choose happiness. Pretty much my goal in life, but always a good reminder since it's easy to forget. 


Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2015? What is your favorite memory from 2014?

This post was shared on the Friday Five Linkup and Tuesdays on the Run LInkup with Patty, April, and  Erika

26 comments:

  1. I can definitely relate to #2! I have de-cluttering like a mad woman lately!! It just has to happen! And you are AMAZING for even attempting to BQ! GO you!! You can do it!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement!

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  2. I NEED to de-clutter as well. I'm in total fear of becoming a hoarder. Looks like 2014 was a great year for you, good luck with all your goals this year!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I get into modes where I just want to throw away everything I don't need, haha!

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  3. Oooooh I could definitely declutter and simplify my life! I love that one. I'll be rooting for you as you try to BQ!! I've enjoyed following your blog this year - rock on in 2015!

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    1. Thanks so much for following along! It seems everyone could use some less clutter in their lives!

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  4. Isn't it fun to recap the year! You had a fabulous one, cheers to 2015!

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    1. Thanks so much-you have a fab 2014 as well!

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  5. 2015 is going to be the year I stay true to myself. My favorite memory of 2014? I have so many but I definitely enjoyed all the travel.

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    1. That's a really good goal for 2015. Travelling is always my favorite!

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  6. What a fun year for you!! I have a similar goal to feel good in my own skin, I don't understand why we won't let ourselves relish what we have! I struggle with this big time! Happy New Year!

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    1. It's awful that so many of us feel that way. Cheers to a better 2015!

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  7. These are really great goals! Any idea what race you will run for your BQ? I also want to aim for a BQ but have no idea when or what race- trying to figure out what a good course would be!

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    1. I'm thinking Chicago because it's so flat and I KNOWWWWW I can do it there. Also I am so ready to be done with training by Oct I don't think I can wait longer, haha. Philadelphia (you know) and Richmond are good course I heard for the full as well.

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  8. I love all the positive, self-affirming things on your list :)

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    1. Thanks-it's what I'm always striving for!

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  9. I love that you are working towards decluttering and simplifying things. That is a great goal! I could probably use a little bit more of that myself! You can get that BQ!!!!! Go for it girl!

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    1. Thanks-I think everyone could make life simpler.

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  10. What an awesome list of goals! I'm excited about #9 and know you will achieve it! Wishing you a successful, balanced and meaningful 2015! xo

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    1. Thanks so much! Wishing you the same!

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  11. You had a great 2014. Hood to coast would be such an awesome race. You are so lucky! After watching that movie, I would love to do that. Hope your 2015 is just as great as this past yr. -L

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    1. I hope you get the chance to run HTC one day-it's amazing!

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  12. Great goals, especially #1. So many people I know never take that little extra time or money to treat themselves and it makes such a difference. And best of luck on your BQ!!! Thanks for linking up with us today!

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    1. Thanks! It's really sad that people don't treat themselves to little things!

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  13. Awesome goals! I have trying a new recipe each month on my list as well. And, oy, the decluttering I need to do...

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    1. I can't wait to hear about what recipes you try!

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