2016 Goals: Reclaim

While we still have a few days left in January, I thought I'd finally share my goals and plans for this new year.  On January 1st a good friend of mine held a Vision Board Party.  We talked about what worked and what didn't for 2015.  We discussed our goals and dreams for 2016 and then put together our vision boards to go along with these goals.  Mine is hanging in my office, so I can see it everyday and not lose focus of what I intend on working on for this year.

As I mentioned in my Year in Review post, 2015 was full of ups and downs and we went through a lot.  A lot of my plans and goals for last year ended up being put on hold and on the back burner.  Well, here we are in 2016 and I am ready to RECLAIM those goals and take on some new ones.  I intend on taking on 2016 with lots more determination and hard work than ever before.  

A big running goal to start the year has been to run the LA Marathon.  Training for this race has really been kicking my butt and it's taken up a lot of my time.  It has definitely been a challenge.  I actually have my last long run of 21 miles on Monday and then I taper for the race, which is on Feb. 14.  I'm super nervous and excited about meeting this goal! 26.2 miles here I come. 

I've got lots of business goals and plans that I am working on and have started to put in place.  I'll be working on rebranding my photography business, which means new marketing materials, updated portfolio, etc.  Fun Times for sure to reclaim my business and get back on track!  I need to make money to pay for all my races ;) 

A personal goal I have for myself is to focus more on my style.  I work from home, I workout, and that's most of my week.  I never have anything to wear when it's time to go out for a nice dinner or anywhere else that's not they gym, really!  Shopping is a chore for me.  I really do not enjoy it at all.  So, my goal for 2016 is to figure out a way to enjoy shopping for clothes and shoes that are not fitness related.  I have no problem spending $100+ on running shoes.  $12 for a pair of Injingi socks, no problem!  My favorite running bra is about $60.  Now ask me to spend more than $30 on a top and I hesitate!  This is gonna be a tough one, but i think it's important for me to find some balance in this aspect of my life and to reclaim my fashion sense! 

Lastly, now that both of my kiddos are in full-day school (YAY!!!!) I have a lot more time to focus.  This has been a blessing and a challenge.  Time management has never been my strongest attribute, so I fully intend on working on that this year.  Since I mostly work from home, I'm putting together a schedule for myself so I can have ample time to reclaim all the pieces that make up my days: motherhood, housekeeping, workflow, and fitness.  

How about you? What are your goals for 2016? Is there anything you're looking forward to?