As you already know, I celebrated my 27th birthday on Monday….and throughout the entire month of September, but I believe birthdays are REALLY worth celebrating. 🙂
Turning the big 2-7 had me thinking about how much I’ve grown… not physically- I’m still 5’1″ :P… but grown more and more into who I want to be over the past 5 or so years. Of course I feel like I evolved from when I was in 2nd grade to when I was in high school too, but over the past 5 years I feel like I’ve really come more into my own. I’ve steered my life in a healthier direction (physically, emotionally & psychologically) than where I was in college… & I feel better than ever!
However, the observations of how I’ve evolved turned me to thinking about the future. Where do I want to go from here? I decided to compile a list of goal for my 27th year of life. And I wanted to share them with you… someone has to hold me accountable 😉
1. Keep Running
I can’t tell you how shocked I am that I can jog for 30 minutes straight. If you would have told me I would be able to do such a thing a year ago, I would have laughed my butt off. I am so grateful for Couch to 5K, and don’t want me running to cease with the program. I want to keep it up 3 days/ week.
2. Add in Strength Training
While focusing on running, I’ve let strength training fall by the wayside. I brought it back yesterday with a sweat session with Jillian. I’ve decided (to keep it manageable) I’ll commit to doing strength training 1-2 days/ week. I can use a video, or yoga, or pilates, etc.
3. Take a Cooking Class
One of the things I’ve loved the most about blogging so far is my excitement to try new things in the kitchen. I want to take a cooking class (whether it be a singular session, or a few weeks worth of meetings) to expand my knowledge of all things sautéed, braised, poached, baked, reduced & filleted.
4. Makeover ‘A Healthy Slice of Life’
I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed becoming a part of the healthy living blogging community. In effort to make my blog easier to read and better organized, I’m going to be tweaking my blog over the next few weeks/months. I’m excited to see how it turns out!
5. Run 3 Races
Three races in a year may not sound like much to you runners, but I’m a beginner! And if I want to exceed 3, then I certainly will, but for the time being I want to commit to 3. 1 will definitely be a 5k (coming up in October!). Then perhaps another 5k… and maybe (just MAYBE!) a 10k 🙂
6. Decorate my House
What? It doesn’t sound like a healthy living goal? Believe me, it is. The stress I am beginning to feel when I look around at our bare walls, naked windows, and big spaces with nothing in them is on the rise. I want our house to feel more like a cozy home. Over the next year, I plan on working on some serious transformations. Beginning with the living room.
7. Focus on Living in the Moment
I’m a planner. I like to have my days, weeks, months, holiday plans, etc mapped out so I know exactly what I’ll be doing when. I don’t think this is a bad thing, but I’ve noticed that sometimes I’m so focused on what I need to be doing to get ready for the next “event” that I’m missing out on fully enjoying the moment I’m in. Hubbs helps with this. He assures me everyone will still have a fine time visiting us even if the floors aren’t sparkling clean (and instead have a thin layer of Koda’s hair resting on it :P). I want to savor my cup of coffee on the back porch without stressing about how to get everything done in the day; I want to enjoy the getaways with my girlfriends & time with my family, rather than fixating on the fact that we only have 1 day to spend together; I want to snuggle up with Hubbs & Koda without checking my iPhone for “important” emails. Overall? I want to slow down. And live in the moment at hand.
And my last goal has me wondering…
Do you live in the moment?