Goals for 2016.

While this blog is mostly fitness focused, I definitely have some personal and non-fitness goals for 2016. The “Year of Yes” that 2015 became was a total success in getting me to step out of my comfort zone and take risks, small or large, because more often than not, the risk was worth the reward. I am looking forward to all of the challenge and change that 2016 is undoubtedly going to bring!


  1. Read more, screen less. I have a stack of books on my bedside table growing hundreds of other books on my “To Read” list and I am going to make a conscious effort to read more and get sucked into a computer or television screen less. It’s hard when you have a blog and also primarily do your school work on the computer but it’s a challenge I am willing to take on!
  2. Camp more. My parents used to take my brother and I camping all the time when we were younger and I really miss it. Now that I am somewhat of an adult, I really just need to get out there and get camping. We still have most of our camping gear so there is truly nothing holding me back!
  3. Remember recovery. An adapted goal from Runner’s World’s “Six Ways to Change your Running for the Better in 2016.” I somehow managed to get injured two years in a row while training for spring marathons so I have first of all, NOT signed up for a spring marathon this year, and second, made it a goal of mine to remember recovery. Little things that slide by like sleep, stretching, foam rolling, resting, and going for recovery walks to help me become a better athlete. From an athletic standpoint, this is potentially one of my biggest challenges, remember to recover.
  4. Take better care of my skin. I am currently awful for taking off my make-up at night and making sure to wash my face before I go to bed… and it shows. Clear and clean skin is so beautiful but I always make so many excuses for not taking great care of my own… no more!
  5. Forge my own trail. Both literally in the sense that I want to hike a lot in 2016, but also figuratively. I think 2016 is going to be one of those years that I look back on as a year that significantly changed my life. I will be finishing post-secondary education this year and heading out into the real world to forge my own path and career in life. I am super excited and nervous about this goal but I think as long as I stay true to myself and choose the direction that makes me happy I can’t go wrong.



  1. Great goals! I read a lot in a year, but I still want to be better at reading before bed every night instead of being on my phone. I find goodreads is a great motivator for keeping me reading!

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