Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hello 2014!

WOW, 2014 is off to a great start! 

Our little family of three ended 2013 with the best Christmas present ever…tickets to the BCS National Championship in Pasadena, CA! I'm not sure who was more excited the grandparents, the parents, the aunt, the cousins or the child. On January 3rd we flew to LA for a weekend of fun new adventures and on January 6th we sat through the most grueling game of RJ's little life! It was a battle til the end but when the clock struck 0:00 The Florida State University Seminoles had won the BCS National Championship. The Rose Bowl erupted and my little RJ experienced a night he will never forget! 
The family at Disneyland! 

Rose Bowl

That trip alone could have several blogs, we had a blast. The whole time we were out there I couldn't help but think how awesome it was to kick off 2014 with such excitement. Now, we are home and settling back into routine. Our little crew thrives on routine, yep - we are all Type A and we love each other for it! During all of this I've been praying about goals for the year, I realize I am two weeks behind in sharing those goals. The trip got in the way of the blog and one of my goals, oops! 

Just before the Christmas break Shannon with Badass Fitness posted her "determinations" for the year. I love how she called them determinations and not resolutions. Resolutions seem so final and for me these are not the "end", they are not resolving anything! They are hopefully going to make me and my family better people, healthier people and happier people. (We are a pretty happy bunch so that's a scary thought for many, I am sure!)

So here goes nothing… my list of Determinations for 2014: 

I will spend more time concentrating on my faith journey in 2014.

I will enjoy my time with RJ, no matter how long or short it may be in 2014. 

I will appreciate my husband more in 2014. 

I will complete 100 push-ups and 100 crunches every day of 2014. 

I will complete Tabata Bootcamp instructor training in 2014…actually in February. 

I will attend a fitness conference and add another fitness certification in 2014. 

I will set a PR for 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon in 2014. 

I will work to inspire people to get more active, be healthier. (This may include borrowing inspiration from people around me as well! )

This little photo from the ladies at Fellow Flowers was a well timed post! 
I have printed this so that every time I want to avoid one of these determinations I can remind myself I CAN DO IT! 

There you have it! I am counting on you to keep me accountable through much of this. I am sure as the year goes by I will add more goals/determinations to my list. 

I'd love to hear what your determinations are so I can return the favor of accountability as well! So comment and let me know… 

Cheers to an awesome 2014! 


  1. Love your girls and love that quote.

  2. Thanks Betsy! It's shaping up to be a fun year!

  3. Those are great goals. Except the 100 push ups, LOL! Disneyland sounds like so much fun. What a great family getaway! Happy 2014! :)

    1. HA, thanks Jan! My shoulders would agree with you on the pushups. Happy 2014!