Tuesday, January 1, 2013


It's hard to believe it's that time again - January 1st!  So, as with the past few years, it's time to choose the "word of the year".  2010 was "rollercoaster", 2011 was "renew", and 2012 was "stronger". 

A quick look back at 2012 - STRONGER was definitely the right word!  I grew stronger in all the ways I'd hoped to.  From running in races like the Urbanathlon, to finding a consistent and quality devotional time with SheReadsTruth, and continuing my health/weight loss journey - it's definitely been a year of getting stronger!

I almost didn't choose a word this year.  I thought about it and suddenly, the word popped into my head:


I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal weight, and with under 40 pounds left to lose, I'm beginning to look at the "maintenance" journey. Focus is the perfect word for 2013!

Here are my 3 FOCUS goals for the year:
1. Focus on reaching my goal weight.  Unlike any other weight goal on this journey, I've given myself a deadline with this one to help me keep my focus.  My goal?  Hit 100 pounds lost by my 32nd birthday - June 1st.

2.  Focus on race goals.  I think it will be easy to get frustrated and scale focused at this point, so while goal #1 is weight related, I'm balancing it with goal #2.  Focus on my running goals will help me keep forward momentum.

3.  Focus on God's story.  Look for what He's doing in my life and with others around me.  Notice where He's working and join His work. 

I've been pinning FOCUS related quotes on my 2013 = Focus Pinterest board.  Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I love your word for the year. I hope you don't mind if I "steal" it from you. :) I too have a goal to focus on my weight loss and finally reach my goal this year (2013) 60 Pounds to lose! I have been looking for blogs that would motivate me and inspire me. I am so glad my sister suggested I check yours out. We are planning on running a 5K this summer and I can't remember the last time I even ran a few blocks. It will be a challenge but I am ready for changes in my life. Thanks for your blog!