In January I made some Goals for 2014 and have not reviewed them in a few months. Lately I have been making some changes to my life so what better time to review the goals and refocus on achieving them.
Paring down the items in my house. I have made great strides in this area. I finished my kitchen purge and have not missed one item I gave away. The kitchen is better organized and I am able to use my counter space. I find myself cooking more and trying many of the recipes I have pinned on Pinterest. I have now moved onto my basement and bedroom. My closet has been again targeted. I have clothes that I have had for a few years and while they are fine I just don’t think they look the best on me. I have donated them and made some extra space in the closet. The basement is a challenge but I intend to start it this weekend.
The second goal was to return to running. I am happy to report my hip feels great. I am back to exercising 6 days a week and running 3 days a week. I found a great program that is a gradual return to running and the end goal is running 6 miles. I am up to 3 miles but am taking slow. I have learned the importance of building the core (abdominal, back and butt). Cross training has been a very important of getting back to feeling stronger and avoiding injury. I truly believe slow and steady wins the race.
In January my main goal was making 2014 the year of me. I have had some bumps and detours but am back to being focused on me. I realized that I needed to accept me where I am presently. For instance, I began reading some books on fashion for women over 50 and learned a great deal about style. I began making some minor changes to the way I dressed when I went to the store, to the mall or just to run an errand. I don’t just put on frumpy clothes but rather a nice top and pants or capris. I wear some makeup and now that my hair is easy to style I feel put together and most importantly good about myself. The biggest change has been getting a few people out of my life that were negative and at times demeaning. I don’t need negativity in my life and haven’t looked back.
Overall I think I am headed in the right direction. I feel stronger and more positive. How are you progressing with your goals?