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New Year and New Goals

Happy New Year y’all!!  I trust that everyone had a great time ringing in the new year!


For the month of January I will have a motivational quote for the day.  I figure it is a great way to start out your morning, and help to keep you motivated all month.  My wonderful coworker and trainer, Rita, gave a little booklet of quotes she put together to all her clients for Christmas, and she gave me one too!  I’ll be using these quotes each day this month, because they are awesome!  Feel free to steal these quotes and share them with others.  The more motivated and positive we are as a community the better off we will be.

I’m not one for making resolutions each year.  The word “resolution” puts way too much pressure on things for me.  I prefer to make goals, that way if I don’t complete a goal I don’t feel let down.  Instead, I know that I worked hard, but I didn’t quite get there if my goal doesn’t get completely accomplished.

This is the first year living in North Dakota I have set goals for myself.  The past 2 years my only mission was to get through another freezing cold year in the middle of nowhere North Dakota without loosing it altogether.  So, I’m really excited for my new goals in 2013!

Goals for 2013

2013 goals

  • Do my best to inspire others to eat clean and/or exercise
  • Run my first Half Marathon!!!
  • 13 races of various lengths in 2013
  • Actually become a “runner”
  • Continue to lift heavier weights in the gym as the year progresses
  • Continue learning and trying new things that intimidate me
  • Work on hammock yoga and aerial silks throughout the year in hopes of bringing it to Minot, ND
  • Make it through Andrea’s (my boss/coworker) medicine ball circuits from hell workout without wanting to die.  The circuits she put together are awesome and work you, and I’m determined to rock that workout!
  • Read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (I’ve owned this book for over 8 years now, and I have yet to read it)
  • Get through all my books in my “to read” stack before I buy anymore (unless it is for book club, or a new Daniel Silva, Harlan Coben, Sarah Jio…okay, maybe this one is more of a guideline than a goal, but I really DO need to get through all these books before I buy any more!)…That picture above is of my “to read” mountain.  I have a horrible addiction to buying books.
  • Actually paint my toe nails…bear with me on this one.  I’m barefoot a lot for swimming, pilates, and yoga.  I really don’t think my toes are good looking, so in order not to gross others out, I really should make them look pretty.
  • Get my husband to go out on a “date” once a month (this one has crash and burn written all over it)
  • Make sure the reading incentive program I put together for my son’s school goes off great for each student.
  • Catch up on laundry…it is bound to happen one of these years

What are your goals for 2013?  I love hearing about and helping/motivating others to reach their goals, so share!

New Years Eve and an Elliptical Workout

I have to share a few quick things from our weekend before the workout portion of this post.


On Saturday my husband and I were doing a TRX workout, and our son joined in too.  He always likes working out with one of us, and I couldn’t be happier about this.  I was floored the whole time he was working out with the TRX system.  The kid has some amazing body strength and core strength!  He was holding planks and doing some advanced moves that I was having a very hard time with, and he did them with ease!  A mother has to bragWinking smile


It is not a normal weekend if some kind of mischief doesn’t occur, so of course, Hank and Tilly had to do something to get themselves into trouble on Sunday.  I looked outside after I had let them out 5 minutes earlier to see them both digging a mammoth hole in the frozen ground.  When I called them, they nonchalantly turned around, sat down, and gave me that, “What!?! We aren’t doing anything wrong” look.  Like they are completely innocent and an asteroid crashed in our backyard and made the hole.

Today is New Year’s Eve and that means that tomorrow is the new year, and there is so much for everyone to look forward to.  In my case, I’m looking forward to summer and the disappearance of –20 degree temperatures, snow, and ice.  All joking aside, I hope you have a lot to look forward to in 2013 and that you make the most of your year!  And, have a great New Year’s Eve!!  What are you looking forward to in 2013?

I’ll be starting off my New Year with the For the Love of the Kids Virtual 5K.  This will be my first race to kick off my 13 races in 2013!!!  What race are you looking forward to this year?

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If you are looking for a bootcamp to help you get fit or continue staying fit, try Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp.  Registration closes for the next round (starts Jan 7th) today, so sign up now!!  There is also the 13 in 2013 running challenge that will begin on January 1st, so if you are a runner, walker, jogger, or beginner this is a great way to keep you fit and motivated all year, and the giveaways are already beginning.  The registration for 13 in 2013 also ends today!

I’m taking this New Year’s Eve day to relax and enjoy some time with my son.  We are heading out to see Rise of the Guardians today, and both of us have been looking forward to finally getting a chance to go see it, since we have been trying to for almost two months now.

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Don’t forget about the Giveaway I have going on along with your opportunity to post questions for Jill Conyers to answer in her guest post on January 7th!

Here is a 30 Minute Elliptical Workout to help you ring in a healthy New Year!!  Remember to stretch afterwards!

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