Tuesday, January 1, 2013

13 in 13 Post #1: Goals for 2013

Planning and setting goals have definitely helped me achieve everything that I did in 2013. It took time and it definitely took discipline to stick to the plans (and I didn't always succeed at that & I found out the hard way - not sticking to the plan = not getting the results I want). This year, I'm hoping to continue on the positive trend I started in 2012. What better way than to join a challenge with some other amazing bloggers? Here's my first post for the 13 in 13 Challenge hosted by Rebecca at Weight Wars.

Question of the month: If you could wake up tomorrow and have everything the way you wanted it to be what would it look like? Describe it to us. 

I have to start off by saying I am very happy with everything the way it is right now. I love where I live, I love my job, I love my friends and family, and I love the newfound health/confidence/lifestyle that I've established and developed so far. I think it's for this reason that my main goal for 2013 is to continue on the path that I'm on. That being said, there's still a lot of work to be done.

If I were to have everything exactly as I wanted it ...
- I would be a master at whipping up delicious, 100% healthy meals without too my fuss or worry
- I would be at my goal weight, in my goal size dress, and fantastically fit
- My house would be totally de-cluttered and organized to my OCD specifications
- All the things on my bloody to-do list would be accomplished
- There would be a few more stamps of new countries I had traveled to in my passport
- I'd have a Harley Davidson of my parked in my driveway :)

I'm hoping that the goals that I've set for 2013 will help me wake up on January 1, 2014 with everything exactly as I want it! Here we go - my 13 goals for the year:

Personal Goals

1) Streamline all my 'memories' into my 2 memory trunks

2) Complete Project De-Clutter

Academic Goals

3) Complete 4 publications in whatever form (journal/book chapter)

4) Read 1 chapter & 2 entire articles per week (related to my research)

Health & Fitness Goals

5) Eat clean - plan meals weekly, stick to the plan, enjoy the benefits of eating healthy!

6) Lose weight each month, no matter how much; I should end each month lighter than when I began

7) Burpee challenge inspired by Jenn: 20130 burpees in 2013 [divided over 365 days means 56 burpees a day - not including any that are done as part of a CrossFit workout/any workout]

8) Yoga stretching everyday for a minimum of 15 minutes

9) Run an entire 10km

10) Complete a sub-2 minute 500-meter row

11) Achieve at least 30 consecutive double-unders

12) A complete pull-up; work towards reaching this goal each month by doing back exercises & tricep strengthening exercises

Ultimate Goal for the Year:

13) Be at my goal weight by December 31, 2013 [which means losing a total of 15kg/33 lbs this year]


  1. Line'em up and knock'em down!

  2. If you start now, all can be accomplished. Persistence.

  3. Love the goals, so great ! have a fab year

  4. I love that your goals are very specific, measurable goals - you know if you're meeting them!

    33 pounds to reach goal weight? Totally achievable! I'll be cheering for you along the way!

  5. Great goals! I like how you broke them down into categories. I think that makes them more manageable.

  6. Brilliant goals - excited to watch your 2013!

  7. Great goals.... I look forward to following your successes...

  8. Love your goals :)

  9. great goals, I hope you get all you want by end of the year :)

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