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2012, Bring It

It's that time of year again! The brand new, shiny new year approaches. I am excited. I love looking forward to the new year, like a blank page just begging for us to write on it. And OH, do I plan to write on it this year!

I love taking this opportunity to reflect on the next year and what I want to accomplish in it. It helps me to think: at the end of this year, what do I want to look back and see? After batting that idea around in my head for a few weeks I like to sit down and set my goals. Make action plans for how to achieve these goals. Then, set out to do my best at making it happen.

I've made goals for all aspects of my life. For 2012 I've decided to keep my health and fitness goals simple. Attainable. Focused.

They are:

  1. Run 3 5ks. Normally I run 1 or 2 a year. I want to step that up a bit. I don't have any current plans to focus on other distances. Just the 5k.
  2. Run a sub 30 minute 5k. I really want to break this barrier. My fastest 5k so far was 32 minutes and change. I really want 2012 to be the year I do this!
  3. Do 1 pull-up and 1 chin-up. This has been a goal of mine for some time. It. Will. Happen. This year. (There will be video when I reach this goal! Plan on it.)
  4. Workout consistently. 5 days a week. I have always struggled with my consistency. Especially with workouts. Since going paleo I feel like I've got the food/diet consistency down. This year I want to achieve that with my workouts too.
That's it for my health and fitness goals. No weight loss goals. No scale goal. No clothing size or body composition goals. I choose not to focus on those things any more. Instead, I choose to focus on what I want to do fitness-wise. To be able to do. It works for me.

As I stare out at the blank page that is 2012, I have big hopes, big dreams, big goals. I'm excited for this new year. I say bring it!

How about you? On December 31, 2012...what do you want to look back and be proud of?