“Don’t be afraid to let the world know who you really are”

by Lori on January 13, 2012

Historically this blog has been real estate and hiking related and this really limits so many topics that I am interested in.  I want to share more of my hobbies and interests like recipes, exercise ideas, home remodeling, gardening, maybe a little HS Girls Basketball. This is a year of change in my business and family life. I have spent the last week or so setting both personal and professional goals.  Experts say that people who make resolutions are more likely to reach their goals so here I am sharing with the world my goals for this year.  I have always been a firm believer in writing down your goals, they have a habit of slipping away if you don’t. I have an iphone and I keep them in my notes so I can refer to them often.  Here are a few of my goals for starters.  K.I.S.S. is a good theory for me.

Live In Estes Park

For business I set sales goals and organizational goals. I love meeting new people and introducing them to Estes Park so I definitely want to work with more buyers.  I already met with an internet tech about beefing up my website.  I also have an idea for an iphone app specific to Estes Park so tomorrow I am going to start making calls to make that happen this year.  I exceeded my sales goals last year and doubled my business.  I am hoping for a repeat.  I set new goals of time limits for returning emails and phone calls too.

Health and Lifestyle

I had some major setbacks in my exercise program towards the end of last year so I have written off running for the time being and signed up for swimming 3x times a week at 5:30am. This is practically the middle of the night for me so this will be a huge struggle.  My amazing coach got me from 0 to Freestyle in only 3 sessions. I signed up with a weight loss accountability group too.  I have about 20 pounds to lose so I will pledge a dollar amount per pound to benefit Crossroads Ministry, a local food pantry. My husband is reading the “4- Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss so I am getting up to speed to see if that could be incorporated into my busy schedule too.  The book looks interesting at this point.  I don’t know if I can eat that many beans.

Hobbies, Travel and Family

I want to double the size of my garden and experiment more with mountain gardening. I have some travel goals as well, for one we are planning many of our trips around my husbands races this year to try to keep the family together. Three one hundred mile races are already on the calendar, Big Horn 100, Hard Rock 100 and our of course the Leadville 100. It is hard to find time to take vacations and for Alan to do his races so we combined these two activities. I think it will be awesome especially with Vi Endurance rolling gel out in a few weeks.  I want to visit  Kentucky and the Smoky Mountains and I really really want to go to New York City too.

I am hoping this blog will also serve as a tool to keep me accountable.  So if you see me eating a chocolate brownie please pry it from my fingers. Look for some changes around here…Here’s to a great 2012!!


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