Mighty Mommy Monday – What’s next?

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year! Join us!

 

I finished my last laps last week. 30 miles. 30 miles spent swimming back and forth in silence, praying about my fears and dreams. Thinking about all the things I was hoping to accomplish… planning out sewing projects and homeschool activities. I wonder if I could finish out the year with 50 miles?

To that end, I’m working to figure out my new routine. This week, I’m planning to spend more time in the pool since the temps are nice and I won’t freeze coming home. I know. I plan my life around the weather. I’m a wimp.

Monday: Swim 1 mile/Abs

Tuesday: Swim 1 mile

Wednesday: Abs/Arms

Thursday: Ellipitical and abs

Friday: Swim 1 mile

Saturday: Elipitical/Abs/Arms

Sunday: Rest

So here we go… finding a routine and hoping to settle in. My foot is healing nicely, and I’m being more careful. No more crazy. More sanity and structure.

Gym daze

Even though I said that my workout schedule switched to the early mornings during my Mighty Mommy post this week, it’s been going on for a while… I’ve just been comforting myself with the notion that at any point, I can snooze an extra hour or so and just go after supper. So I’ve been dragging myself out of bed and into the gym almost every day of the week, joining the throngs of other people {just kidding, there’s only like 10 people there} who are up before the sun. For real. It was still dark when I left my house this morning.

Anyway, since you are now duly impressed with my dedication, it’s time to mention that I’m pooped. So while I’m sweating away, I’m thinking and I’m planning all the things I will do before supper, the meals I will make in the remainder of the week and the topics I will write about. But somewhere between the sweat and soccer drills, all these lovely plans go straight out of my head. Gone.

Today was the first day of co-op. I went to the gym, I came home and showered {forgot to eat breakfast} and then put gym clothes back on since the class I’m a part of for the first hour is K-2 gym. During the second hour, I get a break… time to sit with half of the mamas, drink coffee and, if you’re me, work on that to-do list you started 4 hours prior. Except that I could not remember a darned thing. Sheesh. So I stared at my paper like a complete dolt, but I did manage to muster up a few items, which now that I see them, I have to laugh… clearly I wanted to look busy.

Friday is supposed to be my rest day, but I think I’m getting up once more. Saturday is going to be “cold” and rainy and my kind of day to stay home, put a roast in the crock pot and read. So tomorrow, after lunch, the kiddos and I will pack up and head to the library. And I will pick up a new pile of books to bury myself in for the weekend. I should probably change the sheets too. And put away all my canning from the weekend.

This is a season and as with all life, it’s fleeting in reality. I think there’s a shirt somewhere that says “Sore today, Proud tomorrow” or something to that effect. After my run, I stopped to wipe all the sweat off my face and gulp water. I happened to catch the eye of a Y employee who {bravely} high-fived my gross self and said “THAT is what you are supposed to look like when you’re done. I did not look at myself. Instead I told her I wanted a nap. Ain’t that the truth?

Mighty Mommy Monday – Muscle love

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year AND run a half marathon in October! Join us!

 

I love my biceps. And my calves. And my thighs. Why? Muscle. Oh my golly, I love watching my muscles get stronger and my children (and husband) frequently catch me in the bathroom flexing. I’ve stopped apologizing… I like that my body is getting stronger!

But along the way, I’m noticing a lot of soreness after my long runs or after a kettlebell session. I’ve been looking at different options, and really wanting a product/solution that will be safe to use on all members of the family. Liam has recently been struggling with muscle soreness due to twice weekly swim lessons and soccer, two days of gym classes and what I think are growing pains. Initially, I turned to homeopathic options, but I’ve realized that I also want something ON the muscles. (Before I continue, I do want to mention that I’m not about to ditch the Motrin, but I also want to deal with the core of the discomfort and not just cover it up.)

Reading through a facebook post I found a list of doTerra oils and noticed that they had a blend specifically for sore muscles. I called up my bestie, Jen, who is a seller (here’s a link to her doTerra page in case this post inspires you to help your muscles, too!) and she informed me that not only is there a straight oil, but a muscle rub cream. We love it! I happened to buy on a week when I was adding another half mile so I needed it almost right away. Soothing and cooling, it eases my discomfort quickly. Liam has taken to asking for it rubbed on his back and legs at bedtime after his sports days. And as an added bonus, he’s actually sleeping now!! According to doTerra, Deep Blue is an essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus. There’s a lot in the blend, but that would be what makes it efficient!!

Now it’s your turn. What do you use for those pesky aches and pains? Have you ever used an essential oil to perk yourself up before or after a workout?

 

Mighty Mommy Monday – Body Wars

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year AND run a half marathon in October! Join us!

 

Sigh. Another round of Mommy Wars cropped up over the weekend. Perhaps you’ve heard about the #NoExcuses campaign? A young mother of 3 small boys who works full time posted an “inspiration” photo of herself in teeny, tiny clothes  and all her fit and gorgeous glory with a few reasons that people use as excuses to not exercise and how they applied to her. Essentially, she pointed out at although she has limited sleep, time and a small herd of energetic boys to wrangle, she still makes the time to work out and care for herself, so what is stopping the rest of the moms?

I will be honest with you right off the bat, I saw the photo the first week that it was posted, checked out Maria Kang’s site and moved on. Whatevs. I’m not offended by people who post about their workouts. I view it as an opportunity to support them… I know it’s hard to get the gumption or time to workout when you have little children. Believe me, I get it. So when I see a mom making a sacrifice to get out there on little sleep and time restraints, I want to run around with banners cheering them on.

I am used to being active. I like it, but my world doesn’t necessarily revolve around it. It took me a while to work myself back into an exercise routine after having kids. Liam will be 5 in July and I’m still working to shed the extra pounds that have been hanging around. It’s frustrating and discouraging, but that’s why I work out with others. That’s WHY I found support and have people to talk to about my goals and my progress. I work out with people who are in better shape than me because they will push me. In a good way. They don’t shame or belittle me, but they keep encouraging me to try harder. And RESPECT me when I say I cannot keep up or feel uncomfortable with the challenge.

When I first started to exercise with this group, I cried a lot. I felt like a gross, fat slob. I didn’t like how I looked or felt. But you know what? The only way to get over that feeling is to put yourself out there and start somewhere. It totally sucks to step out and try. And there are days when I do. not. want. to. exercise. I don’t. But the reason why I keep going back and asking these women to train me, to teach me and to exercise with me is because they are willing to come alongside me and help. When I ask a question, they answer, they don’t judge.

The other night, Dateline kindly exploited the newest Mommy War and did a piece on Maria Kang vs. the Kansas moms who felt judged and bashed by her campaign. I could hardly wait to watch because one of the moms (Dionna Ford) is one of the sweetest, kindest, and most tolerant women you’ll ever meet. I was stoked to see how this turned out! Then, I got nervous. You know how women’s issues get so sensationalized.

I was right. It was a very uncomfortable segment for me. Because you see, on one hand, I WANT to like and support Maria for getting moms up and active. But whoa. Her tone. Her attitude. Her inability to even soften up her resolve to change Sara and Dionna’s minds. And the snarky, look-at-me-I’m-exercising-at-5-am-to-prove-my-point selfie. In the meantime, Sara and Dionna were game to live out Sara’s day on national television. While at Sara’s son’s therapy, Maria suggested that Sara should work out. I would have flat out told her no. My time while I wait for Liam’s therapy is sacred.

As I mentioned earlier, I’m still working to lose weight. I’m working hard. I’m watching my food choices and making a point to exercise. But I’m not whining about my weight. And perhaps that’s something that should be considered in all this. You and I make the choices we do for our own reasons, but we have to pay the price. I don’t have a whole lot of extra time because I choose to work out. Some of my friends have also made the same choices. They are way more ripped than I am. But they can say that they got where they are because they WORKED.

When I look at Kang’s photo campaign, I can see why people are turned off. I’m turned off by the zillion posed selfies. I’d rather read about how many miles you ran. Or that you met your goal in the deadlift. When these campaigns take the vanity turn, that’s when I’m out. The initial intent to inspire is wonderful, but the addition of the accusatory phrase paired with a body baring photo? *gag* Mean girls anyone?

The Dateline segment did not make me want to go exercise. It annoyed me. I didn’t like how things were clearly edited. I did not like how they zoomed in on Sara standing on the sidelines with a sad face holding her baby. Not once was it mentioned that her child was screaming and needed comfort. How many times have I stepped away from a workout to comfort a child? Or take them to the potty? (BTW, I had to do it this morning.)

You know what would have made me want to exercise? The mothers in the Kansas city group making eye contact with their little ones while they planked. Dionna’s sweet baby girl mimicking her mother. That. I don’t need someone demanding to know why I’m a failure. What I need is someone to look me in the eye and tell me how I CAN make time for myself and run or stretch or lift or whatever. I need someone to show me the correct way to do lunges and squats so I don’t ruin my knees.

After reading this back to myself I wonder if I’m projecting when I call it “vanity”. If I am, it’s my own issue. It’s one I know I need to work on, but at the time same time, if you think some one isn’t in good shape because they’re still fluffy around the middle, that would be your issue. Regardless of how you feel about exercising or Maria Kang or the Dateline episode, self care is very important. I have a friend whose self care is running lots and lots of miles. Another friend cross-stitches. Another friend bakes. Take care of yourself. Think about your health and do what you can to protect it. Our methods may be different but the point is that we all only get one body so we need to choose the method that is best for ourselves and our families. That’s not an excuse, it’s a priority.

 

 

Mighty Mommy Monday

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year. Join us!

 

I had planned to talk about modifying workouts today. I had a whole post on ab exercises for those who have diastasis recti… it’s super exciting (well for me anyway), but I just was too busy to write today. I planned to write tonight while the hubs watches an episode of Chuck I already watched. Side note: I’m such a binge watcher. I discovered the show two weeks ago and have to exercise ALL my self control to not spend my days watching it. I’m pathetic, I know.

Anyway, I’m working my way through the 30 day shred, wondering what the next goal will be when my friend, Angie, texts me to ask if I’d like to run a half marathon with her. Now look. I do things that scare me. I do. It’s not really my personality or desire to strike out and do these things, but I feel that it’s good for me. If I didn’t do things that scare me, I’d always eat the same food, read the same books and drive down the same streets. I’ve now competed in two triathlons, one I loved, the other I loathed. LOATHED. Also, I cried a lot on that one, so… I was terrified before I did them. I was petrified when I stood in the corral before the Warrior Dash. I’m incredibly proud of myself for even showing up on those days and trying, even if I wasn’t the fastest one there.

I laughed at the text. Why would I willingly run that much? Sparkly encouragement signs? That’s a little bit more my speed (pun not intended). But, again, here we are with something that scares me to death. Really, it’s the fear of failure that scares me more than the potential blisters, but it’s fear nonetheless.

So I signed up. Yeah. I’ve never run more than 3 miles at a time, and that was only because it was for a grade. I’ve thought about it, buuuuuttttt…. I’m too out of shape, I’m too tired, I’m too fat, etc. You know the excuses. Therefore, I am going to start attending a running class on Thursday mornings to train and will continue to cross train with swimming. Currently, I’m at a total of 6 miles for the year, but am going to return to swimming on a more regular basis soon.

I have almost 6 months before race day. I’m counting on the fact that I’ve already paid and I have people who witnessed it to keep me motivated. And the fact that since going gluten free my joints haven’t left me in nightly pain and I’ve lost the first pounds in two years. So there’s always that 🙂  I’m not excited yet, in case you were wondering. Give me a few weeks, ok?

Mighty Mommy Monday – App style

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year. Join us!

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! What are you doing tonight? We are headed to a party… first one in 5 years, so you know… big times for us. BUT, just because I’m going to be out and having a grand time, it doesn’t mean that my dietary plans are going to be derailed. I rejoined MyFitnessPal last week and have really been enjoying monitoring my food intake.

Enjoy? Yes, enjoy. If you have trouble with controlling your every bite or stressing out about your calories, this might not be the best app for you. I, however, like it because of how it breaks down your food into fats, proteins, carbs, etc. Since I’ve been ascribing to a diet that is more paleo in structure, I’m watching to make sure I am getting enough proteins and fats. According to this program, I can have almost 2100 calories a day, but at this point, I have yet to exceed 1460 calories. In the book Practical Paleo, they recommend women beginning their day with at least 20g of protein and personally, I’m still struggling to even meet 10g!

I’m a busy person, always buzzing around the house and working on some project or another, so for me, tracking my food intake is a great reminder to make the foods I ingest worthwhile. Prior to being gluten free, I didn’t realize how often I was guilty of mindless eating all the carbs. I didn’t realize how when I had a crummy day or was bored or lonely or frustrated, I pulled a box of crackers out of the cupboard or smeared cream cheese on a mini bagel. I didn’t consider that in a given day, I ate bread products at every meal, plus for a snack(s).

And besides all that, I just like to organize and make lists 🙂 Strategy for tonight’s party? I will eat before I go. I am bringing gluten-free Irish Soda Bread as our contribution to the food, but I cannot be sure of the ingredients in the other foods, so I’m going to protect against being anxious (party = waaaaayyyy too much social anxiety) and hungry and making crummy food choices. An apple and almond butter will be my pre-party food. I’m not a fan of beer, so I won’t be drinking my calories either.

So now it’s your turn. How you make wise food choices on party days? Do you keep track of your food intake, exercise routines, calories in general? What are your favorite fitness apps?

Oh!  And check out this fun and fast workout by Pumps and Iron today!


Mighty Mommy Monday – Trying new things

It’s Mighty Mommy Monday! Abbie of Farmer’s Daughter and I have decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the Mighty Mommy title for yourself — every day, not just Mondays. Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health: workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. I’ve set a few goals for 2014, but my biggest is to swim a total of 30 freestyle miles this year. Join us!

 

Last week, all the stars aligned and I got to have almost the perfect workout week. I didn’t get to swim, but I’m still working out the kinks in my schedule, so I’m not going to worry about it.

I did finally get to attend a real yoga class! I haven’t taken one since I was in college, so I was excited that this worked out for me to attend. It is a yoga for core strength class, so I was wondering how I’d feel after the class. It was hard, but I was able to all the moves without the modification except that darn side-plank. That move is my nemesis! After the class, the instructor also teaches a power yoga class, which I am more than anxious to try.  Perhaps this week?

On Saturday morning, I started the weekend out with a Booty Barre class. I have workout friends who have been enjoying it and I finally got a chance to go! These classes are in such high demand that you have to reserve a spot up to 10 days in advance. Anything that is so highly spoken of on the interwebz AND in person… I have to at least try it once, right? So I showed up, clutching my cardigan tightly about me and watching a lot of very skinny women file in. Yep. Intimidated.

An hour later, I wondered if my sweaty self had actually survived that class. The teacher rotates a series of class structures throughout the week, so the class I attended was actually a Ballet Barre class. As a little girl, I always looked forward to my weekly ballet class, and I’d be lying if I told I wasn’t so giddy to finally find myself at a barre again. I plan to make this class as a part of my weekend routine. The class was quite possibly one of the hardest classes I’ve ever attended, because I don’t find myself adding a plie to every move I do, so my muscles got a whole new set of challenges.The good news? The soreness wasn’t too bad. My calves are sore, oh yes, but totally manageable.

Last week was full of new experiences for me and my muscles. I am really looking forward to this week… I’m ironing out my schedule, keeping up with the chiropractor appointments to help get my poor back in order, and… I’m really trying to keep up with eating breakfast. These two classes showed me that all the work I’ve done in the last two years has been worth it, even if I’m still pudgy around the middle. I had the strength necessary to complete the workouts, even though it was my first time. Which, you know, is certainly good for my soul!


Mighty Mommy Mondays

Here we are in the first full week of January! How are you doing with working out? Eating well? Drinking your water?

For the first 6 weeks of the year, my plan is to do the Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack dvd five days a week and go to the Y twice a week to swim.  The weather here is bitterly cold and the Y actually closed on my planned swim day at the end of last week! Here, one of the key indicators that the weather is bad is if the Y or the library close… BOTH closed! And with the temperatures what they are predicting for the first part of the week, I’ll be using our treadmill instead of venturing out! The good news is that I almost have the 6W6P dvd memorized 🙂

The kids have the dvd pretty much memorized as well. For me, watching the kids exercise alongside me is one of my greatest reasons to continue working toward my goals. Neither one of them has the moves down like Jillian and her girls, but they have the enthusiasm! I’m so proud watching them stick it out through the moves, asking me for weights and cheering me on. During my rest day last week, Liam was bothered that I didn’t exercise. According to him, I should have done some “push ups or sompfin”.

I have a few friends who are very healthy and challenge me to care for myself, and as much as they’ve inspired me with their personal drive, it’s how their health has impacted their children that keeps me going. Their children run, swim, bike and play with everything they have because they’ve learned healthy habits from their mothers (and fathers, I’m sure, but I don’t really know the dads very well). This is what I want for my children! The opportunity to be strong and healthy their whole lives. It’s so much easier to get strong while you are young… before the kids, the stretch marks and the sleepless nights. I’m not one to push my children into a specific mold, but I am thrilled to watch them determine they like the mold I’m working on with my own health and want to join in!

What progress did you make toward your health & fitness goals in the past week? Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Farmer’s Daughter every Monday to share your progress!


Mighty Mommy Mondays – An Introduction!

In the last few years, I started to take some time out for myself to get strong again.  In high school and college, I was dedicated to staying healthy.  I ran, swam, played tennis, lifted weights (I used to be able to bench press 175 lbs!!); I kept myself busy and active. But life happened and I told myself I didn’t deserve to take time to exercise.

I got my inspiration back because I joined up with local moms through Mommy and Me Fitness… big things happened in my life because I got inspired (read my testimony here!). I set my own goals once again because I realized I could! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the burn of a good workout! In 2013, I challenged myself and signed up for a Warrior Dash and a Triathlon. The Warrior Dash was a blast! The triathlon was anything but. I was terrified the entire time I was there and the open water swim? Gah. It’s going to take me years to get past that!

After I’d patted my back for surviving the tri, I needed another goal. At that time, Abbie from Farmer’s Daughter was posting about the wonderful progress she made working toward her goal of swimming a continuous mile! Once again, I got inspired and started swimming many, many laps. Of course, once I got started I remember how much I loved swimming and really looked forward to my time in the pool.

So here we are, starting another year… and another opportunity to get stronger. Abbie and I put our heads together and we’ve decided to challenge you on a weekly basis.  Claim the MIghty Mommy title for yourself, every day, not just Mondays 🙂 Every week, we’ll host a link up for you to tell us what you’re doing to take care of your health; workouts, menu plans, how to keep your family active, etc. Abbie set the goal of swimming 50 miles in 2014! Me? I want more muscle. (Cue Jillian Michaels dvds.) I also set the goal of regular workouts that will help me cover 30 swimmers miles this year. I want to shift from breaststroke to freestyle, so I know I’m going to have to restart the Zero to 1650 plan to work my way up.

What does “Mighty Mommy” mean to you? To me it means that I’m capable of being my truest self. I am at a point in my life where perfection is no longer my goal… heck, it’s not even on my radar anymore! What I do want is joy, strength and self-esteem. Not only for myself, but for my children. My parents were far from overweight, my mother in particular. I remember that her weight “battle” was to gain; she was petite, had perfect skin that darkened to a glorious tan without much effort and had jet black hair. And yet, I never heard a positive word from her about her body. I’ve written before about self-esteem and I’m determined to be the voice in my children’s heads that tells them they are beautiful. But in order to do that, I’ve got to make sure my own voice is positive! Every time my muscles burn from a good workout, I feel powerful. When I see my sweaty hair and face in the mirror after a run, I feel beautiful. And every time I do something I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do, I feel Mighty!!

Have you set a healthy goal for 2014? Join us this year with your posts, your goals, your accomplishments, your failures, your dreams. Share in the comments and/or go write a post about it and come back to link it up here!  The wonder of internet communities is that we can be a support for each other – even from afar! Feel free to use our Mighty Mommy Mondays badge in your posts or on your side bar, with a link back here, to spread the word. In the spirit of community and encouragement, please take some time to visit the other posts linked below and see what kind of goals everyone else has set for 2014. And don’t forget to come back here or to Farmer’s Daughter every Monday to share your progress!



Planning for the New Year

When I got up this morning, I realized that that is the last time I’ll be doing my house cleaning for 2013. That thought was shortly followed by the question of what I will accomplish this upcoming year. I reviewed my goals from 2013 and had to laugh at the plans that were made and not met. Sylvi still doesn’t know any other colors beyond pink and purple. Why? Because those are the only colors that matter to her 🙂

Which then leads me to wonder why I even bother to make all the yearly goals. Life is what it is and things pop up… I have to be able to embrace change even when I don’t want to. So this year… what will I tackle? For myself, the word of the year will be Presence. I seem to live my life always looking forward to the next project; planning my goals out so far in advance that I cannot even absorb what is going on right. this. moment. The goal is to slow down, to clear my to-do list, to not plan every moment of life. And in doing so, I hope to gain a deeper connection in my relationships and just soak up each fleeting minute of my children’s babyhood.

But just because I want to be less harried in my life plans, it certainly does not mean that I have no goals for this year! I have them, just less of them 🙂

  • Complete the 6 week 6 pack abs dvd from Jillian Michaels (Jan/Feb)
  • Complete the 30 day shred dvd also from Jillian Michaels (Feb/March)
  • Re-train myself to swim freestyle. (Currently, I can handle 400m, I want to be able to do 1650m)
  • Swim a total of 30 miles (in 1 mile continuous increments)
  • Maintain a healthy enthusiasm about my health and fitness levels and a desire to keep working
  • Finish painting the woodwork in the house
  • Reupholster the arm chair in my bedroom
  • Begin tot schoolwork with Sylvi!
  • Continue working with Liam to prepare him for Kindergarten
  • Teach both kids to ride a bike (with training wheels)
  • Continue monthly dates with Matt – also incorporating family dates
  • Organize the basement (This one may wind up being a life-long goal…)
  • Family canoe trip

Liam asked me to explain “new year” to him this morning and while we talked I told him that he would turn 5 and if Mrs. Lilly says he’s ready, go to Kindergarten.  Changes are coming, and with those changes I like to have something that we can embrace so I asked him what he would like to do this year. “Just snuggle with you, Mom.” That’s a goal I’m sure we can not only meet, but definitely be present for!

What about you? Have you set any new goals for 2014?