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My goals for 2010!! Time to really REACH and MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny." - Og Mandino

I am getting a jump start on my 2010 goals! This next year is a HUGE one for me in many ways. First of all my life is about to change in the most amazing way!! We are excepting our little girl April 8th. Our life will never be the same and we cannot wait to meet her!

I have so many goals that I want to accomplish in 2010 and it will require a great deal of planning, patience and consistency on my part. It will not be easy to workout in the beginning as I will have to plan out my runs, swims and bike rides far more than before...BUT, it can be done! I have a gym here in my house with a treadmill so on days when I cannot get out with my baby jogger, I can hit the treadmill for a few miles. My husband has told me on weekends he can take our little girl for a walk in the stroller while I get some miles in outside either through running or biking. For my swims, I will have to hit the pools while she is in day care or my husband is watching her at night or on the weekends. The gyms here have a great day care center so that may be my best option once she is at least 4 months old or so.

Well, here it goes. I am stating it here as you know how accountability motivates me!!! My big goal for 2010 is to swim, bike and run/walk 2,010 miles!! That is right, I am reaching for 2,010 in 2010!! I CAN DO THIS!!!! Starting January 1st, my miles will begin. I will not be able to bike and run until after I give birth early April/late March but for now I can walk!

In terms of my weight training I am going back to what worked so well for me back in Russia where I lost all my weight...CATHE and P90X!!!! Both dvds were extremely helpful to me and it is time to start them again! Cathe's Butts and Guts and Drill Max are some of the best dvds I have used and let's face it, they are just so much FUN! I also have her STS series which is a very intense weight training program sure to get me back on track. P90x is just the best and results WILL HAPPEN with this program, trust me! I just love it!! So while my sweetie is napping or sitting with me in her swing or bouncer, I will be doing plyo and pushups . I am sure she is going to look at me like I am crazy but someday she will understand!

So here it goes! Here's to a year of amazing blessings, loosing weight and reaching goals!

Personal Goals for 2010 -
1. Do everything I can to be the best Mother and Wife I can be.
2. Focus on keeping a strong relationship with God and to read the Bible more
3. Continue to keep in touch with my family. Write more and call often.
4. Try every day to make a difference in a someones life.

Weight Loss and Fitness Goals for 2010 -
1. Swim, Bike and Run/Walk 2,010 miles in 2010!!
2. Complete at least 2 sprint triathlons
3. Return back to pre baby weight and loose an additional 10 pounds
4. Run the Dallas White Rock Half December 2010

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    Fantastic Goals! I especially love the 2010 in 2010..am going to aim for that myself:)

    4038 days ago
    Your goals are fantastic... I love your idea of 2010 in 2010 & I'm so joining that goal with you!
    4038 days ago
    I have no doubt in my mind that you will accomplish all those goals, and you will be the best mother ever1
    4039 days ago
    Thank you for motivating me as well. I am going to steal the 2010 idea like everyone else! Its terrific and doable! I am now going to sit and write out my goals for the new year! Thanks again, I was browsing for soem motivation- and I found it here! Congrats on your new addition-to-be!
    4039 days ago
    Great goals Jen! I know you can do this too!!!!!

    4039 days ago
  • JBMT08
    Wow, you are awesome! FANTASTIC GOALS! I know that you will acheive all of them, and then some!! emoticon
    4039 days ago
    Great Goals Jen and now you have me thinking my new goals for the year 2010. One is that I am now able to marry my long time fiance 12 years ( had to clear some things thru court) WE set the date 8-9-10. I have till then to get in shape for that dress!!! You are already a great mom and wife!!! emoticon
    4039 days ago
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    Girl, thats 38 miles a week!!! 5 miles a day!!!

    I'm sure you can do it, but don't do too much with the pregancy/new baby!

    Can't wait to hear about your trip!!!
    4039 days ago
    Great goals! I love the 2010 in 2010 idea! You can do it!!
    4039 days ago
    Great goals Jen! It will be an awesome year for you! Can't wait to see all the progress!
    4040 days ago
    Great goals! You are going to be a great roll model for your baby girl! My 4yo DD was born April 2nd. That is a great time of year to get back in shape. Those last few weeks before baby, you will be putting in miles to walk that baby out, believe me! But even that first month,. taking walks with baby is great for both of you. The baby jogger is a godsend! I have a single, and a double now. Don't know how I could have gotten by without it!

    You will rock the 2010!
    4040 days ago
    I love the 2010 in 2010 idea! Do you mind if I borrow it? OK, flat out STEAL it!

    Congrats on the little one, and here's to your dreams!
    4040 days ago
    You always have the coolest blogs to read. You have motivated me to go ahead and start writing down my 2010 Fitness & Nutrition goals as well. Thank you for being a great motivator!

    Good luck in starting and achieving your 2010 goals and maybe I'll see you out at the Dallas White Rock 1/2 marathon this year as well.


    4040 days ago
    Great blog! You have some amazing goals! You are very focused! Good luck!
    4040 days ago

    I love your personal goals, especially number one - to be the best wife and mother possible.

    Your posts never cease to inspire me, thank you.

    I am due with my little girl on Feb 18 - P90X WILL be part of my post pregnancy plan. Knowing that you LOVE this series let me know I have made the right choice.

    All the best in 2010 - I Know you will make it happen, and it will not be a shock to your spark friends.

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    4040 days ago
  • CAROLYN1213
    You are an amazing force to be reckoned with! I applaud your enthusiasm! Since I am so close to reaching my 2009 goal and am training for my first half marathon in 2010, I will have to break it down and set my monthly, weekly and daily goals to get it done!
    4040 days ago
    Great goals and a great plan!
    4040 days ago
    I love your goals and page!!! Good Luck in 2010! You are going to rock it!!!!

    4040 days ago
  • YB0511
    Great goals!!!!
    4040 days ago
    Jen-These are awesome. I'm going to follow your lead and set my goals as this week goes on..have to think about them for a while.

    I know you can reach these goals, they are very reasonable, and you will feel so great when you do.

    Here's to getting to our pre-baby minus 10, weights in 2010!
    4040 days ago
    you have inspired me to post my goals.

    You go girl!!
    4040 days ago
    Looks like you have a great plan in place. You will do it! The best piece of advice I can give you is let DH help as much as possible. This was something that took me a long time to do, and I wish I had done it much sooner!
    Happy 2010!!
    4040 days ago
    you have a great plan!! i was not prepared when i had my children.. you will absolutely succeed!
    4040 days ago
    I wish you the best of luck ,it is sooo much harder to get good workouts in with a baby to take care of but it sounds like you have the determination to get it done!
    4040 days ago
  • FITJEN48
    Wonderful goals. Cathe is so great! You're doing great. 2010 in 2010 sounds so cool. Have the best year yet! You CAN do it.
    4040 days ago
    Great blog! Very ambitious! It may take a little more planning after you have your baby, but it is definitely possible. I have tried to keep my daughter active in my fitness since she was born. I started walking with her in her stroller when she was a baby, and now that she is 2 she does my P90X workouts with me each day! She tries to copy every move I do, and she always says "Good job Mom!" as she claps her hands. She's my little workout partner. Good luck with your goals. I hope you achieve them all! emoticon
    4040 days ago
    You can do this!!! You have set some great goals here! I wish you the best. Have a great 2010!
    4040 days ago
    Saw this via my friend feed - what an awesome goal. Congrats on all these good things going on in your life!
    4040 days ago
    You can do it!
    4040 days ago
    Congrats on getting your goals set. I find that is the best first step to making it all happen. I wish you the best in 2010!! The week of April 8th will bring changes for us both, as my wedding is the 9th! How fun!!
    4040 days ago
    I have 100% faith in you! NOW is the time to make it happen!

    Reach high my friend!!!
    4040 days ago
    Good attitude. Enjoy the little one because they grow so fast. emoticon
    4040 days ago
    I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time on your trip! Great plans for 2010 and such an inspiration. I will have to check on that 1/2 marathon. I'm looking at running a few towards the end of the year. May be I can drive down for that one since I'm only 3 hours from Dallas! If you don't mind, being that your post was such an inspiration, I'm going to follow suit and set my goal for those miles too. What a great idea! Looking forward to seeing your post this year.
    4040 days ago
  • MRSSASS2010
    You go girl!
    4040 days ago
    Awesome blog!!! So excited for you and your upcoming motherhood! :) I love your plan for 2010 - here's to a wonderful year! :)
    4040 days ago
    I LOVe it! And my favorite 2010 phrase is MAKE IT HAPPEN! :-) Great blog!
    4040 days ago
    Hi Jen; very motivating! Thanks for sharing. I have no doubt you will meet your goals. I am so glad to see that you have just postponed the half marathon and still plan to run it! Also (here is yet another anecdote!), one of my running friends, Jeannie, reported that running became much easier for her, and she became a much stronger runner, AFTER she had her kids! So who knows, we may see you completing the marathon in the Olympics yet!! :D

    Enjoy this last week of 2009!
    4040 days ago
  • RHALES199
    Wow! You go, girl!!!
    4040 days ago
    What a great blog!! You have an awesome plan for 2010!! Best of luck!!
    4040 days ago
  • SMILEY3826
    what a great blog! congrats on your pregnancy and on the upcoming birth of your beautiful daughter! being a mom is a fabulous thing to experience. you will have so much fun and get to do things with your daughter that are just mom and daughter things. your goals are realistic and inspiring. i am working to push past this plateau my body is on. i know i will get to my goal weight in 2010. have a great day!
    4040 days ago
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