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Erin’s Goals for 2013: Buckets, Balance and Getting Bendy

The calories burned in yoga differ greatly depending on the style! Credit: lululemon athletica

I’m planning to do a little down dog in the new year! Credit: lululemon athletica

This week, as part of New Year New Rear Week, each FBG is sharing her healthy goals and resolutions for 2013 and recapping how 2012’s goals went down. So let’s get to it!

Happy New Year! While some people don’t make resolutions, I always have because I find that it’s nice to set goals for the new year. Something about starting a new year with a clean slate and endless possibilities.

When it comes to resolutions, I find that it helps to be more specific with goals so it’s easier to measure success. When I updated on my resolutions from 2012 recently, I discovered that vague goals are hard to measure, so I’m trying to be SMARTer with my goals this go-round. As far as my technology goal wrapped up, I must admit I did better when it came to my phone and iPad. I removed my Words with Friends shortcut on my phone and made a concerted effort to leave the iPad off my nightstand. I was a little twitchy, I’m not going to lie, and found myself grabbing for my phone out of habit, so I’ll continue to improve on this in 2013 even if it’s not on my list! 

Resolutions for 2013

1. Cross an item off my fitness bucket life. We came up with fitness bucket lists over on FBG earlier this year, and I’d love to cross an item off. I’m thinking that the rock-climbing wall will be it.

2. Run another race. I ran not one but two races in 2012 and was shocked at how much fun they were. I plan to harness my running mojo and hit up another one in 2013!

Check out more of my aspirations for 2013! Any one else including yoga in their 2013 plans? Or have a race suggestion? —Erin


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  1. I’d love to incorporate more yoga into my life as well. My next goal is a 10K…without passing out 🙂

  2. It’s nice to see that you’re taking a more goal-oriented approach rather than the usual “I’ll do xyz this year!”, that never truly works!

    Rock climbing sounds awesome! I tried it when I was much younger, but heights then scared the living daylights out of me, I think if I went again I’d be a bit better though! 🙂

    I hope you accomplish all that you set out to do, may diligence be with you! 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    I love your honestly on the struggle of keeping achievable goals. Especially those social networking habits that consume so much of our time. Whether it be texting, gaming or browsing, these habits take up so much precious time we can use to achieve the goals we actually can benefit from. Keeping your goal measurable and attainable (without being too easy) is so important in the success of completing it.

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