A milestone birthday requires some goals

July 18, 2013|Posted in: Health, Mind, Spirit

I will be turning 30 one month from today and have decided to set some goals for myself involving my physical and mental health.  Things that will help me spiritually as well as things that will help me maintain my health and fitness level I am at now.  I know that 30 isn’t all that old so this is no crisis I am going through I assure you but I think a significant birthday like this one is a great reason for me to set some goals.  Kind of like New Year’s resolutions I suppose.

The great thing about setting goals for the future is that it helps you manage your time while you are busy.  I have a lot of things going on but once I set these goals I can then set timelines to achieve them and make sure it happens.  Read on to see what I have in store the last month of my 20’s!

Goals before 30:

1. Take charge of my blog and facebook page

I really do enjoy blogging a lot.  I also have a ton of fun looking up different articles and fun little finds that I can post or re-post on my facebook page.  I would like to expand on that simply because it is something I enjoy.  Why not try to spend some of your time doing something you actually love and feel passionate about?  So, I hope to expand on this, get more likes and followers, and more importantly, inspire at least one person.

2. Get my personal training certification

This is something I have wanted to do for some time now.  I am very interested in health and fitness and really want to help others.  I also figure this would be a great learning experience for me in general.  There are SO many things to learn about the body and this is another step towards educating me.

3. Read 3 more books – one personal for fun, one professional, one fitness/health related

I love learning and feel it’s necessary for many reasons.  I definitely want to contribute to my mind and life with some great reads!

4. Try acupuncture

I know this sounds crazy!  This is especially crazy for me… trust me.  I am a needle-phobic person and have even passed out from seeing needles before!  But, I have heard this is a great thing to do for your mind and body.  I want to face one of my fears and try it out.  (Plus, of course I can blog about it!)

5. Ride a bike around the city

This might sound a little silly but we recently have a new bike system going in Chicago.  You can actually rent bikes throughout the city and return them to various locations.  I have never ridden a bike around the city… sounds kind of weird right?  A lot of people do this and as crazy as it sounds I want to try it out!

6. Plan another vacation

My husband and I returned from Italy recently and had a really great time.  I don’t need a vacation that far away or elaborate but I would like to take a vacation again within the next year so I hope to book one within the next month.  Any ideas on where I should go?

7. Run a race

I figure I have to get at least one more race in before my 30’s, right?!  Well, I already have this one pinned down luckily… I will be running the Bix 7 in my hubby’s hometown at the end of July!  (This will be my 3rd year in a row for this race!)

8. Cook a healthy gourmet dinner for my husband

This might make me sound like a terrible wife but I am not the best cook.   I know this would break a lot of men’s hearts to marry someone who can’t cook.  I do try now and then and I make very simple, healthy meals which isn’t always bad.  My husband eats them, never complains, and they work with our busy schedule.  But sometime soon I want to really cook him something more gourmet and healthy that I put a lot of effort into.

9. Go see a movie

I just don’t do this enough.  Plus, my husband LOVES going to the movies and I really enjoy doing things with him that are fun for him.  So I would like to see another movie (or two!?) within the next month – a little date night for the hubby and me.  J

10. Eat more whole foods

This is really important to me.  I am reading more and more about how processed foods are bad for you and that eating whole foods (fruits, vegetables, meats) is so much better.  Basically, I want to try and eat food that has been produced with fewer pesticides, antibiotics, etc. and local foods that didn’t have to go through more treatment just to get to me.  Hopefully I can make up some simple recipes with these whole foods and share them with you.

I will be sure to update you in about a month about my progress on these goals!

I want to encourage you to follow along in my health journey through what I learn and experience. I hope there is something you can take away from Fit Busy Female that inspires you to start taking control of your health and feeling better every day.

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