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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goals for 2011

Last year, I accomplished several of the goals I set for myself on January 1. There were seventeen items on my list and I was able to cross twelve of them off by December 31. Not too shabby.

2011 is a whole different kind of a year … a year for me to discover myself as an adult … to meet new people … to try new things … to set higher goals for myself … to make a great life for me, Little Diva and Little Dude … and to have tons of fun in the process ...

I have NEVER looked sooo forward to the New Year.


Goals for 2011:
Do something special with each of my kids (separately) each month
Expose my kids to one new food every month
Finally get Little Dude fully potty trained
Start some new traditions with my children
Hang out more with friends
Run 1,500 miles
Run over 100 miles every month
Run one full marathon and four half marathons
Lose five more pounds (already lost 12 with the “divorce diet”!)
Work on my upper body and arms
Come out of this situation financially fresh and be more financially responsible
Read four (non childrens!) books
Start a food diary again
Limit my Diet Mountain Dew intake to two cans per day
Meet ten new bloggers, in person
Spectate more races

Try something new … bucket list for 2011:
Participate in a running group
Downhill skiing
Rock climbing
Boating
Camping
Sign up for a new exercise class at the gym
Visit a beer tent
Date (for the first time in my life)

I hope that 2011 brings a lot of fun,
new experiences for all three of us along the way.

I also look forward to continuing
to do the things that I love ...
with the people I love ...


There will be LOTS AND LOTS of SMILES
along the way, too ...

Thank you for following my journey!

40 comments:

  1. I know (from personal experience) how upside down divorce can turn your whole life. It sounds like you are meeting this head on with a wonderful attitude!

    (we aren't that far apart from each other - maybe our race schedules will overlap this year!)

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  2. Wishing you lots of smiles as you enter 2011 and work on achieving your goals for the year!

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  3. I have no doubt you'll will absolutely conquer this year!! You have great focus and determination and that will accomplish so much!

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  4. Best wishes for a great 2011...you have great goals!

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  5. Welcome back, wishing you all good things in 2011!

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  6. That's the spirit! Best wishes for accomplishing that great list.

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  7. Great goals and bucket list! Have a wonderful 2011!!

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  8. I love your attitude! Wishing you lots of wonderful things for 2011!

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  9. awesome goals, Jamie. You have such a great spirit and I'm sure 2011 will be a wonderful year for you and your kiddos. :)

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  10. Wishing you lots of strength and laughs in 2011!!! These are great goals!

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  11. great goals Jamie...my sister went through a similiar situation at Christmas 2 years ago. all i can tell you is that she in a much better place and really started focusing on goals to reach and achieve. she also says that the dating is not so bad:) good luck. xoxoxoxo!!

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  12. Atta girl! Love your outlook on things!

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  13. Big hugs... 2011 is going to be awesome! :)

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  14. I wish you the best of luck in 2011! I'm going to try to come to the Indoor half and/or full -- such an amazing event to be able to watch! If I see you I'll give a holler! :)

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  15. You have always been an insperation to me since I started running and found your blog. Good luck with your 2011 goals. It's the first year I've made my own list of fitness goals. I am excited to keep following you journey andng encouraged through your blog.

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  16. I hope you have an amazing year. Those are great goals!

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  17. Welcome back and best of luck. I hope you and your children are able to triumph over whatever it was that was going on before. Take good care!

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  18. Great Stuff Jamie! Since you live in Wisconsin...and I live in MN...I could help you accomplish two of your goals... meet a blogger and visit a beer tent...The MN State Fair has a great one!! Anyway... even tho I am just a beginner runner...I love your blog and you are inspiring. I am sorry that you are hurting!!

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  19. You motivate and inspire me!

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  20. Your goals sounds awesome! You will have a fabulous 2011!

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  21. SA and i got some sweet new camping gear for christmas. lantern, stove, tent (that can sleep 9 adults!).
    if you ever wanna have a big shin-dig at a local campground (or non-local... whateva') we'll be glad to help you make that one off of your list!

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  22. awesome goals!! Good luck in accomplishing them all!

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  23. I LOVE the first photo of you with your kids. Y'all look so JOYFUL! I hope you find that joy and keep it in your heart always.
    Here's to a fantastic 2011!

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  24. Glad to have you back and it sounds like a great outlook for 2011! Time to make new memories!

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  25. Sorry about the rough patch but its a new year and a fresh start and it sounds like you have a good attitude about it and are ready to conquer what lies ahead! Good luck in 2011! Hope its a good one! :)

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  26. You have a great outlook and attitude and that is so important for your kids. I wish someone had stressed the importance of those things to my parents.
    I hope 2011 is an awesome year for you!

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  27. glad you're back, and I look forward to continuing to read your journey. Hoping you find peace and strength in the new year. And maybe I'll get the chance to see you at a starting line or two!

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  28. Great goals for this new turn in your life. I hope your year is filled with peace and happiness for everyone. Speaking from experince somedays that is hard to find for a while.

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  29. Great goals for 2011 and I know you will accomplish them and have a great year! You are inspirational girl :)

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  30. Good luck with your goals - you can do it if you beleive you can! We'll be here to support you along the way.

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  31. Great goals. Divorce is horrible and I wouldn't wish it on anybody, but I think the only way to survive it (and thrive afterward) is to do just what you're doing - look to the future and make your life the life you always dreamed of. You CAN have what you want, if you're willing to work for it, and clearly you are. Keep up the great work!

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  32. Happy 1 / 11 / 11!! Hope things go well for you today! :)

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  33. Welcome back and welcome to a new year! You are going to have an outstanding year!

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