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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy, Merry, Happy, Happy

Happy Holidays Self Soul Space family!

Happy Chanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, and Happy New Year!
It's that time of year we are most grateful for all of the many blessings and lessons we are granted throughout the year!  We spend time with loved ones, reevaluate our year, resolve to change things about ourselves, and make goals for the upcoming year!

Last year, I challenged you to say new year, a better me instead of new year, new me. How did you do? Did you stick with your goals? Did you make 2014 a better year?  Well, here's the recap of my 2014... My goals transcended into new goals.
My original goals were 
Run another Half Marathon (maybe 2), with an improved time (again)
Work towards becoming a personal trainer and/or nutritionist
Bring webisodes to Self Soul Space
Continue to work on debt
Relearn to ride a bike
Improve swimming stamina
Participate in a family fitness event
Improve meditation
Continue to spread Positivity, Happiness, and Healthy Living ways
Enjoy being a Mother of 3!!!

Well, what changed?  I learned having 3 kids is a lot of work, lol!  I'm my head, I thought I would have all of this time to run, get back in shape, train for races... That was not the case. I forgot how much sleepless nights wear your body down, and sleep is one of the most important parts of a training program. Also, it's very hard to tape webisodes with a loud nosy baby.  So, I modified my goals.

Run... Any distance
Work towards becoming a nutritionist
Get in the pool
Don't accumulate more debt
Participate in a family fitness event
Improve meditation
Improve nap taking skills
Continue to spread positivity, happiness, and healthy living ways
Enjoy being a mother of 3, spend more time with family (immediate and extended).

I happy to report, I succeeded at all!  
I ran in the DE Marathon relay race, on a 8 person team. I am currently studying to become a certified sports nutritionist, my family ran in a family race.  I have improved both my meditation and napping skills.  I am continuing to spread positivity, happiness, and healthy living ways through my blog, as well as through a new job, I am now the Youth Wellness Coordinator at the Bear Glasgow YMCA!  And, even though it is hard work, I love being a mom of 3!  

What's up for 2015?
Train and Run in 2 races
Finish nutrition certification
Continue to improve meditation practice
Spend more time with loved ones, they can be gone in a blink of an eye!
Live each day, with gratitude, positivity, happiness, kindness, and grace
Continue to share my healthy living ideas with people of all ages, through new programs, fitness classes, and this lovely blog!

Don't forget to write down your goals, share them with a friend or two... And make it happen!

Happy New Year! Happy Better Year!  Make 2015 your healthiest, happiest year yet!

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year, Ashley!! I love your goal, especially the family fitness one.