Last year I didn’t make any resolutions or have any goals and surprisingly I achieved more than I could ever imagine.
In May 2012 I decided to make some lifestyle changes and joined the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation. I rediscovered my love of running, exercised like a crazy woman, ate healthy foods and lost 12kg. I’m happy to say that 9 months later, I am still under my goal weight and running whenever I get the chance.
Today is the beginning of a new year and with it came thoughts of goals, resolutions, hopes and dreams. What should my goals be? I have considered some photography related challenges such as the Project Life 365 and the Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge.
I took the first day’s photograph and then sat and thought about what the word ‘resolution‘ actually meant to me. I realised that my resolution this year was to spend more time with my family and less time worrying about capturing that perfect photograph every day for a whole year. I have done it once before and it’s time consuming, a little bit stressful and my family end up suffering. My girls hear too often my anger, or frustration at them interrupting me and I hate that. I need to spend less time with my camera, computer and Facebook and more time playing with them. I need to be happy mum, not cranky mum.
I’m not ruling it out completely, but will just go with the flow and see how things pan out. I won’t be disappointed if I miss a day here and there and won’t be putting pressure on myself to document every day.
My one real goal is to run the Canberra Marathon in April this year. My training has already started and hopefully I will have an injury free preparation. This will take up an awful lot of my ‘free’ time. I will be running for hours at a time in the lead up. It’s lonely but it’s something I love and will be such an achievement if I complete the full 42.2km.
I hope to write more personal blog posts too. I have a lot of things I’d like to remember or would like for my daughters to read when they are older and I want to write them all down before I forget them. It’s amazing how little I remember of my childhood and I would love to write down my memories and thoughts. Sometimes I will keep them just for me, sometimes I will share them here.
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope that you have a wonderful 2013 and achieve whatever resolutions, goals or dreams you have.