Goals for 2012 (Revised)

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Good morning!

Apparently, my body is still on West coast time: I stayed up until 1:00 AM last night and then slept until 9:00 AM this morning. I usually start work by 6:30/7:00 each morning, so now my day is all out of whack. (GAH! How is it already 11:30!?!) I guess I just need to force myself to go to bed and wake up at my usual times, so I can get myself back on track. It’s nuts how much East coast-West coast travel affects me!


This morning’s breakfast started with a deliciously cold and creamy iced coffee. The thought of it alone got me out of bed this morning.

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To eat: cranberry oatmeal with chia seeds, walnuts, and a big scoop of Teddie peanut butter.

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FYI: I finally discovered the bulk bins at Whole Foods. Rolled oats are a whole $1 less per unit than the packaged stuff. Damn, imagine how much money I would have saved over the years if I had been shopping the bulk bins all along! We eat a lot of oatmeal in this house!

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Goals for 2012

I checked my DailyMile stats the other day, and I ran 735.62 miles in 2011! Not too shabby considering all of the injuries I had this past year!


I’ve had a little trouble setting goals for 2012, but after seeing my DailyMile numbers, it motivated me to set another running goal for this year. Even though I’m not planning to run a marathon in 2012, I’d like to run more consistently””meaning, shorter runs more frequently. (The lonnnggg runs were what got me into trouble with my hip.) With that said, my running goal for 2012 is to run more miles than I did in 2011.

I’d also like to participate more in the blogging community. I read a lot of blogs, but I never comment on them, which means those bloggers never know how much I appreciate their posts. You guys leave all sorts of wonderful comments (and links to cute pug photos) on my blog each and every day, so I want to return the favor and share the love by reading and commenting on at least three different blogs each day.

So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2012!

My goals for 2012:

  • Run a sub 24-minute 5K
  • Do three unassisted pull-ups
  • Redo my office
  • Fix the fence in our backyard
  • Complete the NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification
  • Run more than 735.62 miles
  • Read and comment on at least 3 blogs each day
  • Level 1 Prescribed Fran

And to help me reach many of my fitness goals, here are my workouts for this week!

Weekly Workouts

  • Sunday: WOD at home
  • Monday: CrossFit
  • Tuesday: 4 miles + CrossFit
  • Wednesday: Off
  • Thursday: CrossFit
  • Friday: 7 miles + CrossFit
  • Saturday: CrossFit

Question of the Day

Did you set any resolutions and/or goals for 2012? What’s the most challenging resolution/goal on your list? What’s your game plan to achieve it?

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Marshalls and TJMaxx giveaway! I’m picking a winner tomorrow morning!



  1. This year I’m making a few goals and sticking to them! Every year I make a generic resolution [like everyone else] and forget it within a week… Hopefully this year with support from my family and friends and keeping track on my blog, I’ll keep myself accountable all year 😀

  2. It looks like you have some great goals. I don’t set any specific goals or resolutions around the beginning of the year, but I do get inspired by others.

  3. The commenting on blogs one is a funny perspective twist. Many of us comment on 20+ blogs a day! I’m sure being able to follow so many blogs gets harder and harder the more popular your blog gets!

    Good luck on running that much- that’s a huge goal!!

  4. I kind of copied your goal from 2011 of running a half in every season, but I knocked it down to any length race (as I’ve been in a month long battle with shin splints and know a half won’t happen before the winter is over). Signed up for a SuperBowl Sunday 5K today…pretty pumped!

  5. Wow that is a lot of miles!!! I did 222 last year (mid year, I switched to biking instead of running so I guess if I ran year-round, it would have been more). I made a goal of 300 for this year with a marathon in March. You are making me think maybe my goal was a little low! LOL! But it leaves room for other types of events too! You will do great on your goals this year!

  6. I just found your blog recently and am really enjoying it. I’ve had getting healthier on my goal list for the past three years, but I’m determined to make it happen this year. I started a Fit Club on my blog, hoping that having a little community of supporters will help me and everyone else with this goal stick to it for the entire year. I would love if you stopped by and joined in, or if you would be interested in doing a guest post sometime? Have a happy new year!

  7. Great mileage for the year! I have new goals every year. My most difficult is running 12 half marathons in 2012. The logistics are killer! You can see my goals for 2012 here

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    I’m so interested in trying Crossfit. Maybe sometime this year. Unassisted pull ups are my nemesis. I’d like to be able to do 5.

  8. I love the bins! I fill up so many bags. The nuts are wayyy cheaper too. I also love how you can co tell how much you get. Sometimes
    the package stuff sits in my cubbards for months.

  9. Did you ever discuss why you decided to get your NASM certification? Do you plan to actually train clients or is it more to lend credibility to your blog? Although I know that a lot of people come to blogs for entertainment, I actually like knowing that health bloggers have some sort of training in what they spend most of their time talking about — food and fitness! I wish more would actually take the initiative to become more educated! Good for you!

  10. I love that you track your running mileage. I wish that I could do that!

    I do make a Why Not? List at the start of the year. It is the list of my intentions for the year. Just posted them (which makes it real). Ha ha! Last year my goal was to start a blog and run my first marathon. I accomplished both. How fun!

  11. Ugh, I hate the uncharacteristically late sleep-in! I did the same thing yesterday and was out of sorts all day; even though it sucks to get up when you’re wiped out, I feel like it’s worth it in the long run because then you can go to sleep early and get back on schedge sooner. Or just struggle all day. Which is what I did. Whoopssss 🙂 Congrats on making it through Fran, by the way – that WOD is no joke.

  12. Great goals! Yes, I have set some goals this year…most challenging I think will be getting back down to my goal weight….plan of attack =weight watchers and limiting wheat intake.

  13. I love Daily Mile for looking back at training.

    I try not to set big big resolutions at new year’s because I constantly do it…but it’s hard not to! I’d like to give up artificial sweeteners, cook more from scratch, run a sub 45 minute 10k race, and do a headstand WITHOUT the wall in yoga! 🙂 I’d also like to go to the healthy living summit 🙂

  14. I had hip problems after training/running a half marathon in August. Actually still going to the chiro every week to try and stabilize things. (Right leg keeps “shrinking” to 1 inch shorter than left). Are there any specific exercises or anything you did to recuperate?

    1. @Jacki: It sounds like we have different kinds of injuries, but my running coach gave me some strenthening exercises (single-leg squats, band walking, etc.). Maybe your chiro can suggest some similar exercises for you?

  15. I made a list of goals for 2012. I like saying goals a lot better than resolutions! None of them are too hard to accomplish…you’re basic be happy and healthy type of goals. One that might hard is to “think local first”. There is a wonderful thing going on in my city now where everyone is encouraging local buying. I think it’s easy and hard at the same time…like for clothes…sometimes I just need to go to the mall to find work clothes! And for food…there are plenty of resources but sometimes it’s so easy just to run to the grocery store. We’ll see!

  16. I like that you post your WOD and how it went for you, I know I could probably find that on the Cross Fit webpage, but I like hearing how it went for you… it gives me something to go off of, if I try it out.

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