Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Goals

New Month, New Goals!

Hey there! How's it goin? So glad you stopped by!

Everyone seems to love this time of year and I'm no different. I LOVE me some Fall! Maybe it's the cooler weather and my migraines let up a little, or maybe it's the beautiful scenery of changing leaves, or MAYBE it's because my birthday is right around the corner!...It's always exciting to know that people are thinking of you on your "special" day and the fact that cake and gifts may be involved, makes it even better!

Career/School Goals: 
Getting older brings on a lot of thoughts and feelings. I'm getting closer to 30 and lately I've been feeling like I'm running out of time to start a career. I know that I don't want a career that is going to take up all of my time, but I do want to do something I could be proud of and feel like I'm benefiting from it, as well as others. Enter: Nutrition Consultant. This has been on my mind for weeks, if not months! I've done so much research and note taking I feel like my head may explode. I have a burning desire to teach people how to eat healthier and use food as nourishment and fuel instead of indulgences and treats. I have one minor setback...Tuition fee's and material costs are way higher than I thought they would be! We're talkin', thousands people. So, I need your help! Point me in some directions as to where I can apply for scholarships, grants and/or financial aid. Please :-) One option on the college's website was to use GoFundMe...I was tempted but I couldn't bring myself to ask for money like that. Especially when this is something I want to do. So the next few days I will be searching for ways I can pay my way through Nutrition Consulting school. My husband said no more student loans..I agree and I completely understand because I paid off my Dental Assisting student loan a couple years ago, never went back to there's that.

Moving on..

Fitness Goals:
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I had a great 1.25 mile run yesterday! I also ran 2 miles today! My heels, arches & Achilles are a tad sore, but nothing major. (Looks like I'm well on my way to train for that spring half marathon!) I will continue to use that tennis ball and ice as much as possible! I switched back to a neutral shoe after a few months of running in the Brooks Pureflow 2's. Little did I know that heel drop would do so much damage! Thankfully nothing severe or long term, but still set me back. I'm loving the gym life! I feel like I can get a total body workout in an hour or less and I really like the fact that this gym is brand new, so all new equipment! I've incorporated weights into my routine. I'm feeling more toned like I've been wanting and gaining strength that I'll need for those longer runs! I'm trying to make sure I balance my fitness life and my spiritual life. I don't ever want to get sucked into the vanity part of exercise, nor do I want to look like a fitness model. Just aiming to feel better in my own skin and see what I'm capable of doing.

First gym selfie! 
Personal Goals:
There are so many things I'd like to do more of, or improve on but looking back on this year, I've grown as an individual so much! I feel like all the ups and downs we've had this year have shaped me into a better person. I've learned what is really important in life after dealing with my grandpa's passing. (I've also learned there is no timeline for the grieving process.) A few of the things I'd like to work on are my piano playing skills, spending more time reading and studying the Bible, and learn to live in every moment I'm given. Good or bad. I want to be more than present in this life. Don't worry I won't repeat my last post about how I'd like to live! I'm in a place in my life where I can feel and see change happening. I can feel my mind, body and soul changing. And that's such a vital part of living. Change is good!

So much to do, so little time! 

What are some of your goals you've set for yourself for this month? Or the near future?
What has changed in your life lately?

Enjoy your Thursday everyone!! 


  1. Glad to see you so happy and positive! I'm still paying on student loans from 6 years ago. No fun. I bet you could get some grants though!

    1. Yeah, student loans aren't the best way to go.. thankfully we paid mine off within 4-5 years. I'm contemplating going back to work as a Dental Assistant to pay for Nutrition school! haha! decisions, decisions..

  2. Great goals. I haven't been setting any in a long time. I really should to give myself a little more accountability and help push myself. Thanks for the inspiration. I think I'll work on that this weekend.

    1. Thanks! I highly suggest getting a notebook specifically for goals! It works wonders! It really helps put those goals/dreams into action! Thanks for stopping by John!

  3. I personally don't think we are ever too old to start a career or change careers. It's just a matter of finding what we want, and what will work with family and everything. I wish you the best in this!
    I am still so thrilled your back to running!!! I've be come a huge advocate against the low drop shoes (obviously from personal experience) but even my Dr's say people can run in them for months and even years and eventually the tendon will say "had enough" and that's all it takes. Thank goodness you caught it early and took a quick approach and correction, that half marathon is as good as yours next year!!!
    I have a few goals I am working on, right now I am building up to the 13 mile point in running I am hoping to hit it in a few weeks, while letting the rest of my injury heal. It's a day by day thing, but progress is coming and right now thats what matters!
    I'm also working on some career changes, but time will tell on those I am kind of picky:)

    1. Thank you!
      I don't plan on ever changing from a neutral shoe again! So far I'm loving the Ghost 7's. I also learned from the guy at the running store that I needed half a size bigger! He said it makes a huge difference where the arch support hits on the foot! I am noticing a big difference with the arch support in these shoes. It's all a learning process but I'm so happy to be able to learn and keep going! You have been so helpful!
      13 miles!? Woohoo! I'm hoping to be there by the end of Winter! I'm taking it nice and slow! haha slow and steady wins the, I mean finishes the race!

  4. Great list of goals! I so agree bat trying to live life in the moment. It's something I'm working on too.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's a much easier way to live than to worry or think too much on things that happened already or might happen in the future.


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