New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | blogging

Jan 01

Welcome to 2020! I can’t believe that it’s finally here! While 2019 was a great year for me, I’m ready to move forward. Just like in previous years, I’ll be reflecting on my goals from 2019 and sharing my new goals for 2020!

I’m linking up with  Kim and Zenaida for Tuesday Topics!

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Looking Back at 2019

2019 turned out to be a really big year for me in some unexpected ways! My main priority with running was to ease my way back from plantar fasciitis. Thankfully that worked out, but any other running goals I had were sidelined once I became pregnant! Obviously, that’s been the biggest thing to happen this year, but let me give a quick recap on how things went based on my 2019 goals:

Successes

  • Staying injury-free. I carefully eased my way back to running after an extremely long road dealing with plantar fasciitis. The Rock ‘n Roll Nashville Half Marathon was my supposed to be my “triumphant return”, and thankfully it was a success!
  • Being fearless at work. This was a huge year for me in my career: I worked really hard, stepped out of my comfort zone, and had some great opportunities along the way. I’m extremely proud of what I have been able to accomplish!
  • Building a strong marriage. Bret and I have been married for a little over a year now and now we have an addition to the family on the way! Of course, there’s always work to be done!

Failures

  • More home-cooked meals. This continues to be a struggle, and being pregnant has made me lazier than ever when it comes to cooking!
  • Building up the blog. I had hoped to ramp up blogging this year, but I posted even less than the year before. I still love this place, it’s just been a lower priority as I focus on other things, you know?
  • Using the Living Well Planner. I was doing a pretty good job with the planner, but eventually, it became a chore to use it. The large size and the design of the planner just didn’t work for me.

My Goals for 2020

Now that 2020 is upon us, it’s time to set some new goals. This is going to be a huge year for me, so let’s see what I can get accomplished! Instead of using the Living Well Planner, I’m switching back to the Passion Planner to help me reach my 2020 goals!

Running/Fitness

  1. Give myself grace as I return to fitness postpartum. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself after I have the baby, as I have no way of knowing what the “new normal” will be. I definitely want to get back to working out and running, but I have to be reasonable!
  2. Incorporate walking into my fitness routine. I gotta walk before I run, and while it’ll be tougher to hit the trails over winter, I look forward to doing more walking, either on my own, with Bret, or with the baby. I think it’ll be a great way to clear my head!
  3. Run the Philadephia Half Marathon as my goal race for the year. I had to defer this year’s entry to 2020, so I’m hoping by late November I will be ready to run!
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Nutrition

  1. Work on increasing my fruit and veggie intake. Smoothies, salads, side dishes…I gotta make it happen! Thankfully, I know my family will help keep me accountable.
  2. Cut back on sweets/junk food. I’m just trying to keep my goals simple so that they’re easier to accomplish, lol! The holidays have been terrible, time to refresh!

Career

  1. Step into more leadership opportunities. I’m not necessarily looking for more side-projects to be involved in, but for the work that I do, I’d really like to delegate more of my tasks and have more of a visionary role.
  2. Maintain my existing network at work while also branching out. There have been a lot of personnel changes at work lately and it makes me think about how I need to nurture and expand my network. This is a similar goal as last year, but I want to be more proactive in 2020!

Personal Life

  1. Learn to navigate mommyhood! It’s still crazy for me to think that I will be a mother! I know that I will constantly have things to learn and I have to be patient with myself. It’s going to be a huge challenge!
  2. Continue reading more books. My goal for 2019 was to read 30 books and I made it to 32! I don’t want to give myself a numeric goal for 2020, but I want to continue to read books of various genres and take advantage of audiobooks!
  3. Bond with my neighbors. I am very fortunate to have some really good neighbors. Now that we will have a child, we’ll have a lot more in common with them, as we had 3 or 4 newborns in the past year alone! I can be a hermit sometimes, but I want to stay connected and make more of an effort. Everyone has been so nice and supportive.

Run With No Regrets

  1. Keep engaged with the BibRave Pro team. I’m back on the team for 2020, and I hope to have more product reviews and some local, shorter-distance races that I can participate in/promote.
  2. Get rid of unnecessary blog expenses. I ended up with a net loss on the blog this year, which is a bit of a bummer. It’s mainly because I didn’t do as many sponsored posts while some of my expenses crept up. Cutting costs will be most realistic for me as I manage my new work/life balance!
  3. Stay connected on Instagram. It can be hard to dedicate time to write a full blog post with a busy schedule, but it’s really easy to write a paragraph or two on Instagram. I’m going to try to do that as often as I can. My username is @runwithnoregrets, let’s keep in touch!

What are your biggest goals for 2020?  Let’s support each other and help keep each other accountable this year! 

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