Setting Goals

It’s the beginning of January and everyone knows that this is the time to make goals and resolutions for the new year. While I subscribe to this somewhat, I believe in making goals year-round. In fact, I have been thinking about goals for 2013 for quite a while now. Here they are:

Try new recipes
This is something that has been on my mind. I’ve gotten into a bit of a food rut – going for quick and easy as opposed to healthy and varied. This is partially due to the low energy I have right now (see below) ; when I get home from work it takes a lot of energy to cook and make something that is complicated. My goal is to make one different recipe a week. My plan is to make it and blog about it on here. I’ve already started to change my grocery buying habits, which is the place to start.

Figure out my low energy problem
For the past year and a half (or so), I have struggled with a significant decrease in energy and motivation. When I don’t have to go to work, my natural sleep pattern is to sleep for 10 to 12 hours. When I do have to go to work, I am basically tapped out of energy by the time I get home. This is extremely rare for me. I’m on medications that are very likely causing this situation, so I’m trying alternative methods where I can have my energy back. Ultimately, my goal is to figure out what is causing it and try to lessen it where I can get 8 hours of sleep and still function for the entire day. Sometimes I daydream about the time when I got out of bed at 6am after an 8-hour sleep and felt refreshed and ready for the day. I want that back.

Be consistent in my activity
Since I have such low energy, I have found it nearly impossible to get motivated to do a workout. Until I get that figured out, I will settle for consistently being active 3-4 times a week for at least half an hour. Once I get some energy back, I want to be training 5 days a week.

My other 2013 goals are around budgeting money (I already started that in 2012 and it was working really well for me), making some career goals, and meditating more.

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