When setting my goals for 2011, I did something a little different. Instead of listing out detailed goals, I decided to shoot for an overall theme of the year. My theme for 2011…
I wanted to trust. I aimed to live life focused on the blessings, opportunities, and learning possibilities God presented…then trust them all to work together to bring about one heck of a year. I think it worked out nicely.
In 2011 – I trusted my body and got back to my “happy place” without deprivation or negative mental games. Even better than that, though? I fell in love with running and ran two half marathons plus a few other races.
In 2011 – I trusted my passions and took the leap to get certified in personal training and watch things I didn’t even imagine happen through that. My work is keeping me busy, but I love it so much!
In 2011 – I trusted God to open new opportunities and had the chance to forge relationships with amazing brands and even speak at my first conference.
In 2011 – I trusted life in general. I safely welcomed my son into the world and spent the year growing closer to family, friends, and my Savior in the process.
It was a good….no, wait…unbelievably fabulous year.
And I’m gunning for another great one. Since the “theme” thing worked so well for me last year, why not go with it again this year? I plan to continue with TRUST because it really is such a solid foundation.
My NEW theme for the year…
2012 will be about DREAMING BIG! I want to push myself a bit out of my comfort zone.
I want to learn more – perhaps strive for an additional certification to go along with being a NASM certified personal trainer.
I want to run a full marathon. Yes. I said it. I can’t get it out of my mind, so I’m dreaming big and plan to make 2012 the year to make it happen.
I want to continue developing my passions and continue trusting them to lead to great new adventures. I will strive to help even more with their fitness goals and plan to continue sharing via a blog since the community means so much to me. Also, I’m already scheduled to speak at the Binge Eating Disorder Association conference in March to share my story on an amazing panel led by Ashley and Dana.
And while it may seem counter to the “dream big” theme, I also have another theme I plan to shoot for amidst it all. BALANCE. Because without balance and putting my priorities – faith, family, friends – first I know I will have nothing. Perhaps that’s dreaming big too? To have a year full of love and happiness and reaching for the stars in my own personal goals. Last year was a doozy. I will remain realistic, always, but I think 2012 can turn out pretty fantastic as well. Why not believe? Why not dream? Why not trust? Why not?
“What would you attempt to do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?” So what are YOUR goals for 2012?