Finishing Strong

Oh hey December, where did you come from? Seriously, this year FLEW by!

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With the end of 2011 looming on the horizon, I need to set some goals to finish out the year on a high note.

1. MOVE 5x per week. Run 3x, Spin/Elliptical 2x – NO EXCUSES!

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2. Attend Thursday night yoga. I used to take this class every week. It was the perfect way to unwind from the work week. Savasana clears my mind and relaxes me.

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3. Drink more H2O. In the summer I have no problem drinking 72 ounces of water per day. Once the temperature dips in the fall/winter, I struggle to stay hydrated. I’d much rather drink a hot cup of {dehydrating caffeine} coffee.

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4. Limit caffeine consumption. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to quit coffee but I certainly would like to decrease the amount I drink. I’m going to start swapping out my weekday morning cup of joe for a chamomile or green tea. Coffee will be reserved for a weekend treat.

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5. Get adequate sleep This goes hand in hand with number 3. The more coffee I consume, the worse off I am when it comes time to hit the hay. Tossing and turning for over an hour before falling asleep just isn’t working for me. Less caffeine = better sleep quality.

6. Eat breakfast regularly I easily lose track of time in the morning at work and before I know it lunch is rolling around. I need to make a habit of walking into work and eating right away. I’m going to set a recurring appointment in Outlook as a reminder.

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7. Take my vitamins. Need I say more?

8. Set aside more time for writing. I’ve been working on my novel quite a bit lately and would like to keep that up. In the month of November I hit publish on fifteen blog posts, and would like to hit at least that many in December as well.

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9. Surround myself with POSITIVE people.

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10. Enjoy the holiday season. This will be the first Christmas Brad and I actually spend together. Crazy, right? Unfortunately neither of us will be able to see our families this year, but at least we will have each other 🙂

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All photos via Pinterest

Have you set any goals for the month of December?

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10 Comments

  1. A lot of your goals are the same as mine…Sleep, water, being more active, breakfast etc. If you don’t have one already I suggest you try the camelbak water bottle! I drink so much more water with that and I have the Groove which has a filter inside…
    I am tempted to try the same with the coffee but I just dont know if I can do it..Ok, I know I CAN do it, it’s just convincing myself bc I am such a coffee addict..

  2. Great list! I would also like to up my water intake and limit the caffeine intake. Another goal for Dec. is to start ramping up my running mileage as I start training for my Spring marathon.

  3. Reading this as I decide I should probably have water, vs the second cup of joe…. 🙂

    I’m with you on the yoga, too. I’m making a point to go much more frequently this month! Temperatures dropping (in theory..not proven by the 60* days we’ve had in DC as of late) = tighter muscles & more motivation to workout inside!

  4. These mini goals are great. Awesome motivation. I think you can certainly do the vitamin thing, even if you just start out with a multi.

    I am a HUGE coffee drinker and I cut back to a large cup a day and I honestly feel better in the afternoon. Go figure. But I could never break up with coffee for good:)

    Can’t believe it’s the holidays again!

  5. how are you two?!! MIss you guys. Love the goals and of course COFFEE, but down here i”ve been drinking more tea. a good switch up.

    • Just the usual here, getting chilly in Austin! Reports of snowflurries in the RR/Hutto area this morning so I guess winter is finally here. Miss you too, hope all is well in NZ 🙂

  6. i could stand to do EACH one of these things!

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