Making 2015 my year
Thursday, January 08, 2015
A lot of good came from 2014, By getting back into the swing of things here on SP I was able to improve my consistency and make some real progress. I managed to get back into the 120s and find my motivation again.
I have even higher hopes for 2015. I'm starting the year only 3 lbs away from my goal weight (although I reserve the right to reevaluate when I get there to see if I want to go further) and I truly believe I can do it. Two years ago I was working off these same few pounds... but that was in advance of my wedding -- admittedly it will be more challenging without the tremendous motivation a wedding dress provides. Still, I want to get there and this time I want to learn how to maintain that healthy, happy weight.
It's also my last semester of grad school and I know that will bring its own challenges. The stress and deadlines inherent in my program provide me with a lot of excuses for skipping sleep, eating crap, and missing workouts. I want to do things differently and do a better job of managing my workload so I can balance it with my health goals. As an anxious person, I know the impending uncertainty surrounding the future of my career will also play a role as the months go by, but I will do my best to accept that as I go as well.
When I was in the throws of health excitement last fall, I signed myself up for a half marathon in April. It will be my 4th and I really would like to improve my time. I am a slow runner and it is extremely frustrating for me! I think that if I put in the work and follow my training program I can do it. So that's what I aim to do.
2015 will undoubtedly bring many changes for me. I will receive my MSW, I will likely relocate for a job (hopefully to Africa but maybe to Washington DC) and with any luck, will spend much of the year focusing on maintaining my healthy lifestyle and weight.