Out with the Old…Reviewing 2013 Goals

I actually sat down to write about my goals for 2014, but after a moment’s thought, it seemed appropriate to first take a look back at my goals for 2013, review my success or failure in achieving them, and then move forward. After all, what is the point of making goals/resolutions if you don’t take the steps to accomplish them?

First my Fitness Goals for 2013

Reviewing 2013 goals

1. Get back into real racing shape.

Accomplished! I really trained for and ran two half marathons last year. In my second race, the Costume Party Run, I came within 11 seconds of my 2:00 goal (even in costume!). I also ran two 5ks, taking off almost two minutes from the first to the second.

2. Get back to Yoga.

Um, failure. I started off with great intentions, but for some reason when life interferes yoga is the first thing that gets dropped. I’m pretty sure you will see this on my 2014 list. I love yoga (and everything it does for me), so I’m not giving up.

3. Get back to the Gym.

Another semi-failure. I didn’t stay consistent, though I do still teach my strength classes, so I’m not a total weakling.

My 2013 Blogging Goals

Reviewing 2013 goals

1. Increase my readership.

Mission accomplished. A few ups and downs, but my numbers have pretty much doubled since last January!

2. Learn more about SEO.

Well, kinda, sorta, not really. I try to practice what little I understand. Maybe I’m doing something right though (see #1).

3. Improve my social networking skills.

I have improved. I could still do more.

(You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram if you’d like to see my progress!)

4. Publish more video.

I did this for a while, mostly workouts. Time and space is a factor, and I haven’t done a video for several months. I do feel more comfortable in front of a camera though.

5. Improve my photography skills.

Confession: Most of my pictures are taken with my iphone (and now my Note 3). Though since I received a tripod for Christmas my SLR camera has been set up and ready to go. So, I guess that means I failed at this goal.

So, I was about 50/50 with achieving my goals. I am actually okay with that, but I hope plan to do better this year.

2014 Goal Post coming soon! And I will definitely be following my own advice on creating and achieving my goals for 2014!

Happy New Year! Did you achieve your 2013 goals? Do you have a big goal or resolution for 2014?

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  1. says

    Ba h aha ha ha ah! I couldn’t agree more with you about SEO – I do what I can UNDERSTAND!!!! The whole blog promotion, seo, marketing, etc etc is like trying to learn Chinese. And if you’ve ever tried to learn Chinese… You know you will never really learn it, unless you were BORN CHINESE! ha ha ah!

    That being said, and as you said, clearly you ARE doing something right though – NICE WORK on the doubled traffic 😀 Imagine what you might see NEXT January!

    PS: Yoga = crap… So I won’t hold it against you that you failed 😉
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  2. says

    I really don’t consider you to have a 50/50 success for 2013. Running near a 2 hour half marathon is huge and you did so many other great things as well. Yoga is off and on for me too since I really concentrate on my running. Good luck in 2014 and enjoy the rewards of your 2013 accomplishments!
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  3. says

    I think you have done great Debbie!! I am with you on your “fails” & need to try better at things you mentioned. I really want to do yoga but don’t have $$ right now & the SEO – crap I can barely understand what I am doing! 🙂

    I am making an easy one – meet you in 2014! 🙂
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  4. says

    Great idea to set up blogging goals, too. I think mine would be about the same as yours, though. Except that I’ve never produced a video, and realistically don’t think I’d accomplish that goal.

    Adding yoga into my routine is an annual plan, but like you said, it’s the first to go! And I’m not sure why since I really enjoy it…
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