The Power of Intention… What’s Yours?

01-28-13 UPDATE: Thanks for all the AMAZING intentions you’ve contributed! Comments made after 5:00pm Pacific Time on January 28th are not eligible for the giveaway, but please feel free to continue sharing your intentions! See the weekly intention winners featured on our Facebook and Pinterest. Congratulations to our random winners, Jenna, Melody, Ashlyn, Mary, Trina, and Colleen!

The Power of Intention: What's Yours?Four thousand or so years ago, the ancients gave us the formula for shaping our lives: desire + will/intention + deed = destiny.  A heart-felt intention will direct the mind, thoughts and feelings, and help you take aim and action towards your Heart’s Desire.

Your intention bridges the gap between what you desire and what you bring into your life.

Many of us have strong desires that never manifest — we want fame, riches, beauty, health, etc., but the yearning alone is not enough to make it happen.  Why?  Because without intent this strong energy has no direction, and is destined to remain nothing more than wishful thinking.

Harness the amazing Power of Intention today to create your deepest wishes and your Heart’s Desire (and see below of an added incentive!).  Here are a few guidelines to consider:

  • You are the creator of your life. You are the designer, the sculptor and the living work of art. It is up to YOU to create the life you love through mindfully intending your desires into reality.
  • Get clear on what you want. You may want to write down your ideas (see below for a chance to win an Athleta giftcard when you share your intentions!) or create a vision board to give form and clarity to your desires.
  • Make contact with your heart so your intention has passion and excitement.  Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word that means to set an intention formed in the mind and the heart. (San refers to a connection with the highest truth and kalpa means vow or “the rule to be followed above all other rules.”)  This is the intention quality you are looking for — one straight from your heart.
  • Where the mind goes, energy flows.  Pay attention to your mind and consciously practice directing your thoughts towards your Heart’s Desire. Intention is a skill that requires your attention.  Without awareness, “monkey-mind” takes over, wasting your “one wild and precious life” on meaningless chatter and idle distractions.  But with intention, all the forces of the universe mobilize and align to help you so that anything is possible.
  • Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t.  Make sure the basis of your intention is desire and not fear.  Otherwise your powerful intent is set to bat for the wrong team and you get the opposite of what you wanted. Most New Year’s resolutions don’t work because of this very mistake.
  • Watch your language.  Words focus your energy, so make sure you formulate your intention in a positive, present tense statement. “I am vibrant, healthy and at my perfect weight” vs. “I need to lose 20 pounds.”
  • Believe.  Act as if your intention has already come true.  One thing I like to do is give thanks for my intentions in the morning, as if they have already happened. “I am thankful for feeling vibrant and healthy and for having so much energy today.”

Never underestimate the power of such focused intention.   Love, intend, do and watch the magic happen!

Share your intentions for a chance to win an Athleta GiftCard!

There’s great power inside each one of us. The power to do incredible things. To reach for and accomplish big goals. Our athletic endeavors help us tap into this power and it permeates the rest of our lives, making our relationships stronger, our wills resolute and our spirits more resilient.

One way to get clear on your intent is to write it down, so we invite you to post a comment with your intention(s)! When you comment, you’re eligible to win an Athleta GiftCard in one of two ways:

  1. Each Friday, Team Athleta will select one (1) intention, pair it with an inspiring image, release that image on our Facebook and Pinterest the following week, and feature the Facebook image as our cover photo. Each of the four (4) people whose intention is selected will receive a $200 gift card.
  2. After the contest closes on January 28th, six (6) random winners will be selected from among the intentions. Each will receive a $100 gift card. Read the Official Rules »

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December 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm

To live with a heart of gratitude.


January 01, 2013 at 1:03 am

This year, I’m am working towards self love in all forms so the intention I set for myself is:

I love myself fully, accepting my flaws as some of my greatest strengths. I am healthy, happy, serene, and overflowing with gratitude.


January 01, 2013 at 3:48 am

I will gain strength to show off my inner warrior.


January 01, 2013 at 4:40 am

I will seek out joy in all aspects of life. Exercise with a smile on my face, eat with a smile on my face, play with a smile on my face, love with a smile on my face. Go towards the peace.

Freda Wynn

January 01, 2013 at 4:59 am

This year I will enjoy everyday and appreciate the loved ones I have that are still alive. I do my best to live a healthy lifestyle. I will inspire myself !


January 01, 2013 at 5:08 am

My intention is to accept myself in a more loving way, and by doing that, I will be more loving and compassionate towards others.
I want to put healthy food and drink in my body, and treat it with respect, and by doing that, I will respect others as well.
I want to look for ways to share my love of movement, and to think outside the box, ( ie, gym) to find venues to teach and share. By doing this, I help myself AND others who are looking and ready for a teacher to guide and ispire them. Namste. Stacy

Suzanne Lieder

January 01, 2013 at 5:09 am

To live in gratitude and love and peace renewing that intention daily.


January 01, 2013 at 5:41 am

My intention is to be patient, understanding and compassionate toward myself and toward others.

Shelly Norberg

January 01, 2013 at 5:52 am

I intend to find balance and take care of my mind, body, and soul, as it has done to take care of me.

Gena Maley

January 01, 2013 at 5:57 am

I will be the best me I can be.

Gena Maley

January 01, 2013 at 5:59 am

I will be the ME I can be.


January 01, 2013 at 6:18 am

What perfect timing. I’ve been struggling with my “One Word”. Living my life with INTENTION

R. Larkin

January 01, 2013 at 6:33 am

To take in each breath mindfully and love my work, reigniting the community, one by one with wide arms of love, strength and spirit, so that together, we can spread the brilliance.

Renea Holcomb

January 01, 2013 at 6:51 am

I intend to focus on my inner beauty and health. The rest will work itself out!

Suz Glo

January 01, 2013 at 7:05 am

I intend to be kind not only to myself, accepting my flaws and limitations and working to lessen them, but also to extend that same kindness to everyone I encounter — friends, family and strangers alike.

Pam Haas

January 01, 2013 at 7:13 am

My intention for 2013 is to introduce the healing energies of Reiki to my health care system to as an alternative treatment modality.


January 01, 2013 at 7:17 am

Happiness is a life choice – I choose to be happy.


January 01, 2013 at 7:26 am

To be really, truly present with my children and my parents; to be joyful and playful with them.
To continue to share my love of nourishing the body and soul with fresh, innovative foods, movement and time spent in silence.


January 01, 2013 at 7:31 am

I intend to embrace each moment, each day, with zest and a fever for positive energy, peace, love, and FUN!


January 01, 2013 at 8:02 am

My intention: KEEPING out of my comfort zone through accountability.
The bigger my dreams the more I keep to myself. No accountability if they do not happen right?
Scary yet exciting. This accountability helped me lose 20 pounds in 8 months.

Kim Hankin

January 01, 2013 at 8:15 am

2013…honor & accept me in each moment.

Laura Keehn

January 01, 2013 at 8:20 am

My intention for this year is to get healthly drop the weight I’ve been carrying since the birth of my son nine years ago. To continue to run which I learned that I enjoyed with the aid of a trainer last summer who encouraged me to run my first mud run last September. And may be run a few more short races this year. To become self confident again, after a work situation that robbed me of my ability to see that I am good at my choosen job and that I have valuble skills to offer to the medical field that I work in, To continue to work toward a degree in a the history field where my passion has always been, so that I can call myslef a historian, if nothing else comes of that degree, it will be finishing a personnal goal that was set a long time ago.. To be the best mother and wife that I can be and support both my son and husband in living their dreams ,desires, and lives free from the forces in the world that work to drag us all down.


January 01, 2013 at 8:50 am

I vow to become the best me I can be.

Laura Raduenz

January 01, 2013 at 8:56 am

I turned 50 this year and decided I did not want to grow old gracefully, but want to grow old GORGEOUSLY. The word I will use this year to focus my intention is WARRIOR GODDESS. What this means to me is to continue to create a life, body, mind, and heart that is strong, powerful, confident, sexy, gorgeous. I have found CrossFit and the Paleo diet have done amazing things for me the last few months and will continue to embrace, learn, and discover more about how they can support my intentions. Hello, Warrior Goddess. I feel alive with your energy, power, and confidence already.

Lisa S

January 01, 2013 at 9:07 am

Find joy in the everyday, cooking wonderful meals for my family, running longer and faster, building upper body strength. Noticing the wealth of gifts in my life – family, nature, music, health, comfort. Giving generously.


January 01, 2013 at 9:28 am

I intend to live without fear and enjoy life to its fullest.


January 01, 2013 at 9:33 am

My 2013 intention is: “I WILL, I CAN”. I will repeat this several times a day to remind me of the infinite strength that lies within.

I WILL and I CAN find new ways to move my business forward.
I WILL and I CAN dig deep and nurture my soul and awaken my spirit.
I WILL and I CAN push myself harder in all of my exercise pursuits.
I WILL and I CAN live blissfully in the moment.
I WILL and I CAN shrink my meningioma.
I WILL and I CAN choose new experiences, instead of fear.
I WILL and I CAN make 2013 my healthiest, best year yet!!

Jenny S

January 01, 2013 at 10:06 am

This year I intend to welcome new positive experiences into my life and to follow synchronicity and intuition as they guide me forward. I intend to seek and find the best employment opportunity that will allow me to actualize my potential, help the greater good and take care of my active family. I intend to continue to enjoy time in the outdoors, with visitors from near and far, friends and family. I plan on getting in even better shape in 2013! Thank you.


January 01, 2013 at 10:51 am

I will “show up” each day, providing nurishing food for my body and my outlook.
I will “show up” each day with some form of physical activity and practices that are simply about caring for myself.
I will “show up” each day, engaging my community and my family.


January 01, 2013 at 11:31 am

I want to be present in all that I do, from my workouts, to yoga, to my two, beautiful daughters. With the presence of mind, I can achieve my current goals: a Master’s in English and a 5K.

Tammy Thornton

January 01, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I am happy and hungry for what ever fate throws my way

Mindy Brinkman

January 01, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I will learn to accept obstaces more gracefully and laugh in the face of challenge

Robin Warnberg

January 01, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I intend to accept my work and go to God for more advice. I will lose 10% of my body fat this year while running 750 miles.

Cheryl R

January 01, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I intend to accept all of life’s challenges as gifts. To be more aware of those around me so I may encourage others to do what they didn’t think they were capable of, lift up those who are hurting, and help those around me see light when they are faced with darkness.

I intend to lead by example in helping change my community with one smile, a helping hand or simple gesture of love one day at a time.


January 01, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Intentionally challenge myself in 2013. I have a fit, healthy body and lifestyle and will work hard to stay young in mind and body.


January 01, 2013 at 1:27 pm

My intentions are:
to stop and relish the little gifts I come across each day,
to honor my body with healthy food and exercise,
to be patient with others,
to acknowledge my gratitude for all that I have each day,
to make time for quiet and breath.

Amy S

January 01, 2013 at 1:29 pm

My intention is to live in a way that inspires others in fitness without drawing attention to myself in a prideful way. I want to be beautiful and fit on the outside but to put the focus on the light that comes from within and serve one another in love.

Lydia Proenza

January 01, 2013 at 2:16 pm

My intension for this new year is to continuing to focus on all the positive things in my life and continue to be grateful daily for the many blessings bestowed me.

Nina Snyder

January 01, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I will inspire others by my determination and steadfastness to push myself to exercise hard, eat great, love much, and do all I can be the best person I can this year.


January 01, 2013 at 4:17 pm

My intention is to live each day inspired by the natural beauty of the earth and its inhabitants.


January 01, 2013 at 4:53 pm

This year my intention is to be more present in the moment and not worry about the millions of things waiting to be done. Love life, love people, and help others- every moment!


January 01, 2013 at 4:56 pm

My intention is to listen to my body and move in the direction it craves


January 01, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Spirit …fill me up with energies of love, peace, patience, kindness, & discernment each day, in order to go out with intention to love & serve all creation (nature, animals, humans) around me.

Beth Redden

January 01, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Ones intentions shows ones determination and courage therefor our intentions reflect on who we are.

I wrote this at 12:01 am on January 1, 2013 when my friends and I had a quote ourselves contest. I love that we set goal and all for ourselves but I love my quote.


January 01, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I intend to run 500 more training miles in 2013.
I intend to run 90 more hours in 2013.
I intend to burn 37,000 more calories in 2013.

Hurricane Sandy had other ideas in 2012.

I intend to run the NYC Marathon in 2013.


January 01, 2013 at 5:38 pm

To love myself as I love my children: unconditionally and for who they are, never for who I want them to be.


January 01, 2013 at 5:54 pm

My intention for this year is to simply to experience more of the space between my thoughts and notice the gap which is momentarily pure awareness. This is where all healing and all forgiveness is and therefore where I can more fully live in my true nature, which is Love! Searching for enlightenment, I have discovered is fruitless because it already lives within each of us. We can access it at any time and we can be at peace. This non-experience of pure awareness is our natural state. I have noticed that this is where I have more energy, less stress and an easiness with others and myself. I intend to become more of my true Self.


January 01, 2013 at 6:30 pm

To use the wakeup call and time my body has given me to heal from the inside out.


January 01, 2013 at 6:40 pm

As a naturally competitive person, I sometimes want to celebrate my successes and fail to celebrate the successes of others. This year I set my intention to fully embrace and celebrate the successes of others. I will share joy, celebrate success, and help others find confidence while building confidence within myself.


January 01, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I intend to: Be kind. Seek peace. Build friendships. Break barriers. Pay it forward. Laugh loudly. Smile often. Be beautiful from the inside out. Drink herbal tea. Sing on key. Uphold others. Live fully and love deeply.


January 01, 2013 at 6:55 pm

This year I will laugh with my family everyday, dig deep down into my heart at every moment, and motivate with the essence of a healthy, loving and powerful woman!

Jessica Waytashek

January 01, 2013 at 7:15 pm

My intention for the new year is to inspire others to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

The year 2013 is going to be an exciting adventure. I am starting a personal training practice and will receive my bachelors degree in health and wellness management. Through a combination of personal and educational experience, I will help people improve their lives by taking care of themselves.

As women, we need to nurture and take care of ourselves and motivate others to do the same. Life is busy, life is crazy, life is an adventure. We need to be conditioned to tackle whatever comes our way in an enthusiastic and confident way!


January 01, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I intend to win a gift certificate 😉 But seriously, I intend to keep my body moving and to find work that resonantes with my heart and spirit.

Jennifer L

January 01, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I will remain focused, making all choices presented to me with mindfulness and deliberation.


January 01, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I will trade uncertainty for trust in abundant possibility.


January 01, 2013 at 8:32 pm

i will appreciate what is and improve what can be by being present and aware.

Linda DeLaura

January 01, 2013 at 8:32 pm

My intentions are to be less judgemental; of others and myself. I also intend to be more physically active and get in touch with my body again. I am much happier person when I am in good physical shape.


January 01, 2013 at 8:35 pm

This year I will fan the flame of passion to be strong and healthy mind, body, and soul which will initiate the desire to live a sustainable, enlightened, and inspirational way of being in myself, family, community, and world to bring positive change.

This year I will :

Help others achieve their health and fitness goals
Run my first obstacle race
Rock Climb stronger and higher than ever have
Inspire friends and family to go after their dreams and goals by achieving my own


January 01, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I am purposeful in my thoughts and actions regarding my body, my mind and spirit. Nourishing these three allow me to be a leader of happiness for my family and roll with all the challenges life may present.


January 01, 2013 at 9:42 pm

2012 was a year of great success for me. I achieved things I had dreamed about for years. Looking back now, it seems almost whimsical. I took a bad health situation and turned it into my favor. I decided to change my lifestyle. I’ve tried them all, but diets have never worked for me in the past. I turned 35 in September and as you can image being considered “medically obese” since age 15 has had a profound impact on my self-esteem. It’s one of those things where you don’t sit around eating cookies all day, and your day job doesn’t always lend itself to normal hours where you can keep an exercise routine (even though you try, even when your body aches…and yea, to some people that sounds like a cop out, but then you’ve never walked in my shoes). Anyway, looking down the barrel at 20 years was hard to process. I didn’t want another 20 years of what I’ve been getting out my body, so it was time to change! My journey thus far has been two-fold. On March 1, 2012 I started “watching what I eat.” This quickly turned into my eating only twice a day. Very unhealthy, but I was loosing some weight. Thankfully, the self-esteem I’ve worked so hard to build up over the years spoke up inside of me! “Eat! Enjoy the ride or this will be just like every other time…the weight will come back.” So that’s what I did. On June 5, 2012, I started eating and enjoying my food. Small portions, several times throughout the day. Why stuff myself? Will I not feed myself when I am hungry? Yes. I learned to listen to my body for when and how much to eat instead of listening to my emotions. All the years of emotional eating did not go away overnight, and there are times I still struggle, but I honor my body and emotions separately…not through food! So what’s the point? What’s the great success I achieved? Well, for me, eating healthy, enjoying it, and being aware of my emotions while eating…I lost 80 pounds in 8 months! I went from size 18-20 jeans to size 10 and from XXL shirts to size L or XL. I have such a sense of pride and accomplishment! Not in a cocky way, but I have dreamed of this for so long! I have donated all of my old clothes because I know I will be able to keep the weight off this time. And instead of simply “surviving” all the food around at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I actually ate and enjoyed!
So what about 2013??? What is my #1 Intention this year? Self-Love. Believing my true Value. You would think I would be loving myself up & down like there’s no tomorrow, and to a certain degree I am. There are so many years of painful memories to grieve and let go of. That’s what I want for 2013. I want to let go of the past and really truly LIVE in my today! =)

Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

January 01, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Intentions have been something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately and it’s my word for 2013. I love this post because it definitely speaks to many of the reasons why setting intentions really resonates with me right now.

My intention is: I will be fearless in pursuing my dreams and I will embrace life with gratitude.


January 01, 2013 at 11:38 pm

This year I plan to live life fully with no regrets. To allow myself to command my own destiny. To embrace the happiness that I know will follow the storm. And to never question my self worth, again.


January 02, 2013 at 4:18 am

My intention can be summed up in one word: BALANCE. I mean this as all forms of the word – the noun, which will keep an even keel between work/play, self/others and, hopefully, expand my capacity to love and ALSO the verb, which brings the physical body to its ideal state, well-used, but not ignored or overworked. In seeking balance, the uneven pull of all aspects of life might be smoothed out to a rounder, more fluid existence.


January 02, 2013 at 6:32 am

My intention is to commit to a daily act of self-care for all of 2013. I’m interpreting self-care broadly to include cooking a healthy meal, making time to reconnect with an old friend, getting on the mat for my yoga practice, buying some fresh flowers for my home, etc. I’m hoping this will help build momentum for establishing a happier, healthier, more balanced life. Namaste and happy New Year everyone!!!


January 02, 2013 at 6:42 am

Achieve the pinnacle of physical performance with the body and genes I was given.
Give it 300% and don’t look back!! Work hard, play hard, workout harder!!!


January 02, 2013 at 7:05 am

My intention is to be present and appreciate the beauty in every moment in 2013.

Hydi Peterson

January 02, 2013 at 7:23 am

My intention is to say “thank you” often, live so I don’t have to say “I’m sorry”, but when I fail to say “I’m sorry” quickly and to work to change so I don’t make the same mistake again. To love fully and to live a year of gratitude.


January 02, 2013 at 7:47 am

I am confident, healthy and at my perfect weight for me right now. I am nourishing my body physically and mentally. I am giving unconditional love in my relationships with others.


January 02, 2013 at 7:51 am

I am ready to go confidently in the direction of my unfathomable dreams.


January 02, 2013 at 8:00 am

I intend to find myself…by making peace with myself and reaching forward. I will strive to be liberated in taking risks to better my life and this world that has been given to me.

Molly McGuire

January 02, 2013 at 9:54 am

My intent is to find the now. I quit my second job to free up my weekends and re-enrolled in Bikram to find my center, too much stress was consuming my life.


January 02, 2013 at 9:58 am

I am happy to continue to grow in strength, health and love, and I set my intention towards building bridges this year.


January 02, 2013 at 10:28 am

Each new day I will be a better mom, wife, friend, athlete, instructor, lover, citizen, whole living being than the “person” I was the day before each new day. (ergo…tomorrow I will be better than today, and I will manifest this intention and put it into practice each sunrise!) (I will also complete my RYT 200 hours!)


January 02, 2013 at 11:14 am

Every day is a new day, and the first of the rest of my life. I will live with purpose, exercise with strength, and eat to enjoy and taste as well as fuel my body properly. I am 52 years old, and am determined to live this way every day not only for myself, but as an example to my children. Oh, and try not to worry so much. 🙂


January 02, 2013 at 1:19 pm

To learn the difference between fantasies and dreams. They are not the same!

Lisa Deppey

January 02, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I intend to never say “I have to work out” and instead say “I get to work out!” It’s all in the attitude.


January 02, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I will train with focus and dedication as I prepare for my first 1/2 Ironman race in 2013. On race day, I will give 110% and finish knowing that I did my very best. I can’t wait!!

Melinda G

January 02, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I intend to be a font of kindness in this world this year. To myself, to my friends, my family and random people I encounter along the way.

Claudine Jackson

January 02, 2013 at 5:06 pm

My intentions for 2013 is to be the best version of myself that I can be…accepting my imperfections while using my body, mind and soul to their highest ability. No regrets and all love in 2013<3

Jennifer Forrester

January 02, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I will remember that I am the only me that will ever be. That is special. I owe it to you, and me to be just that, the most authentic me that I can.
(I would like to be that incredible self in a cute sweater from Athleta, just sayin’)

Alison Roberts

January 02, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Appreciate healthy and family!

Kimberly Long

January 02, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I intend to run a 10k…almost a year to the day after I ran my very first 5k!

Donna Summers

January 02, 2013 at 5:10 pm

This year my intention is to continue to discover that my body can do more today than it could do yesterday.

Tristen Davis

January 02, 2013 at 5:11 pm

My intention is to be the best example of health and fitness to my friends, clients, family and the youth of the world. It’s through motivating one another and living life as we preach it to others we can all support, care for, and help one another.


January 02, 2013 at 5:12 pm

This year I will strive to be more patient and keep focus on my goals.


January 02, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Actions speak louder than words. I intent to be more active in my intentions… give and do more for others, to increase my physical activity, to eat healthy, and to explore what the world has to offer.


January 02, 2013 at 5:15 pm

This year I will not allow stress and problems to guide my choices; rather I will follow my heart and spirit in my daily life.

Jackie Moore

January 02, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I am a fit and happy person but one can always be more.
I will focus more
Reach out more
Give of myself more
These things are hard to do sometimes but well worth doing.


January 02, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I am facing an early stage endometrial cancer diagnosis and am a diabetic. My kids are 7 and 8 and I do everything I can to make they and my husband happy. I need an opportunity to do something for me. This is time to exercise, I need this for me. Which will also mean for them too. They need me here and well.


January 02, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Focused on working on my CORE and staying fit throughout 2013!


January 02, 2013 at 5:22 pm

to find balance, to be more patient and compassionate, to run a 25k trail run in 3:30 or less, and to drink more water.


January 02, 2013 at 5:24 pm

My intention this year is to take life one breath at a time… to slow down and appreciate all of the experiences my health and harmony have to offer.


January 02, 2013 at 5:24 pm

to breathe, stay focused and strong!

Inga Peterson

January 02, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Embrace my true self with honor and respect, and provide my body with love and gratitude for carrying me through this life. Smile at myself every day and say “You are beautiful!” … and mean it!

Templa Wyatt

January 02, 2013 at 5:33 pm

My intention is to stay on the path of the active lifestyle that has lead me to this wonderful age of 50 so I can continue through the next 50 years feeling as good as I do right now!


January 02, 2013 at 5:34 pm

To not just get through each day, but to actually enjoy each day and become stronger inside and out, one step at a time.

Nicole Weidensaul

January 02, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Everyday I will be the best version of myself that I can be.


January 02, 2013 at 5:36 pm

To not just get through each day, but to actually enjoy each day and become stronger inside and out, one step at a time.

(Fixed my email address).

Danielle Weston

January 02, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I intend to appreciate the sunrise, the landscape, the neighbors and all of the other things I pass regularly on my runs, bike rides and walks. True beauty appears everyday for us on our outdoor adventures. Looking for beauty anywhere else is futile.

amy annis

January 02, 2013 at 5:39 pm

To branch out and give back to the community I love through monthly donation-only yoga classes in unexpected places. Pretty sure this is what I was born to do.

Cassie W.

January 02, 2013 at 5:45 pm

This year I will strive to do my best at everything, as well as be more active for a clearer mind.


January 02, 2013 at 5:46 pm

To be strong and focused

Nina Dallas

January 02, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Do yoga and workout really hard so I will get a yoga butt!!!


January 02, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I intend to be happy with where I am at.

Kristin Herrick

January 02, 2013 at 6:04 pm

My intention is to live with joy and gratitude, and to be more aware of the connections between mind, body, and soul so that none of them gets neglected. It’s too easy to focus on one, and forget the others.


January 02, 2013 at 6:04 pm

My intentions are to make a life-saving decision to help save my own life and the life of my daughter.

I am the caregiver of a child who has been suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury for almost 3 1/2 years.
It has been the most extreme journey we have ever had to go through. As a caregiver that had my own health problems prior to this, my own health has been failingng even further from the sheer stress of it all. We’ve been to see so many doctors across the country and have had so many roadblocks set in our path. My intention for this year and for our lives forward “is to be the change!” Although we have extreme fatigue, sleep deprivationion, and so many difficult health symptoms going on as a result of both of our health problems… I’ve decided we have to take a stand for us! We will be adopting a healthier regime for ourselves including healthier nutrition, exercise, meditation, yoga, music therapy and more.

It will be a horribly uphill battle as we are both so unwell, but we have everything to lose if we don’t and everything to gain if we do succeed! We want to get well to feel alive again and help other survivors and family member’s who’s lives have been devastated by Traumatic Brain Injury, we have started an organization to help others. We’re just tying to get our health back to really be able to give it our 210%

Heres to NEW BEGINNINGS, taking matters into your own hands and making a difference in this world!

Mary Kennedy

January 02, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I will live every day grateful for the people around me and appreciate each day of life I am given.

Teresa wolf

January 02, 2013 at 6:16 pm

2013 is the year of fun for me. I started it with my new boyfriend and some of the best friends a girl could have. New Year’s Day we did a 5K color run, let me add it was -11 degrees with the wind chill and I only had 4 hours of sleep. Every month I plan on challenging myself with fun and exciting adventures. Life is all about living it to the fullest, and I plan in doing that with every ounce of my being!


January 02, 2013 at 6:17 pm

To challenge all barriers and and obstacles to become a better, stronger person.


January 02, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I will truly have a love affair with good healthy foods. I will love my body and soul. And lose the weight I need to lose to be healthy.


January 02, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I am everything I love most about my children: unconditional love, overflowing curiosity, joyful exuberance.


January 02, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I will stop focusing on the number that’s on the scale and live the journey. I will gain confidence in every step I take. I will share that with all whom I come in contact with on my path .

Kim K

January 02, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Keep my own will strong by working with a group of people at work to create and share “Healthy Habits” with our co- workers through contests and fun challenges!

Gena Caldwell

January 02, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I intend on loving more, listening more, and taking better care of myself so I can take better care of what is important.


January 02, 2013 at 6:33 pm

My intentions for this year is to continue learning & expanding my new yoga practice. Also to learn & embrace “not to sweat the small stuff” and to be true to myself & the direction I am heading in, to find a great balance in my life, health & work.

Heather Lutz

January 02, 2013 at 6:38 pm

My intention is to honor the following:
Stay strong as my family deals with hardships we’ve never faced before.
Display love for my family, myself, friends,and those around me.
Stay positive. Everything will be fine if I try my best.
Smile and care for each kindergarten child that I teach. Families will continue to value, trust, and care for me in return.
Allow the love of learning shine through and help my students succeed. Let this motivate me to continue to grow as an educator and feel proud of my accomplishments.
Let yoga help my body heal, physically and emotionally.
Realize that I matter and that each day I can make a difference.

Alicia Webster

January 02, 2013 at 6:44 pm

My intention is to be kind. Not merely “nice”, but kind. What is the difference ? To me, being nice is a behavior. Opening the door for someone, offering to carry groceries into a person’s house for them, etc. But kindness, to me, is more of a feeling that originates with compassion and empathy and progresses from there. How can I be available for this person who is so clearly hurting ? What needs can I meet that would lighten this person’s load in life ?


January 02, 2013 at 6:46 pm

My intentions for the new year and beyond are to find balance for myself and my family!

Rosanna Y. delaCruz (@rydelacruz)

January 02, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I hope to run two 1/2 marathons and continue my quest to be in the best shape of my life when I turn 42 this year….


January 02, 2013 at 6:54 pm

My life intention: To be a person that I’d like to meet… a person who realizes she is a soul with a body and not the other way around. A person filled with gratitude. A mom, wife, friend, daughter and sister, with an abundance of love to give. A friend with good and positive things to say. An ever positive and graceful member of a world wide community.

My pathway there: Yoga every day…even a little bit.


January 02, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Continue to push my body as far as it will allow…without thought of my age!

Tiffany Harrison

January 02, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I will swim, bike, run, and “tri” my way to faster times, podium finishes and help anyone who needs it along the way.

Krista Armitage

January 02, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I intend to lead my life so that I am an inspiration to the students I work with. I will lead by example: treat myself and others with respect and kindness.


January 02, 2013 at 7:06 pm

My intention is to live with no expectations but instead focus on today and to instead, set obtainable goals for myself. I have allowed my work to take over my life the past few years and this is the year I am going to improve my work life balance! Get back to the clean eating that I love, focus on getting back in to triathalons and running and most importantly, allow more time to spend with my family and friends!


January 02, 2013 at 7:09 pm

My intention is to expand my health! I will do this by playing lots of tennis & adding more fruit to my diet!


January 02, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I intend to keep running, biking, and working out as much as I can this year. I’m already signed up for several mud runs, 5k’s, 15k’s, 10 mile runs and a 55 mile team run. The highlight of this year will be when I get to run on the mountain trails in Sedona! I also intend on buying as much Athleta clothing I can! Love everything!

Monica Sink

January 02, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I will step out of my comfort zone and push to find improved goals, improved enthusiasm, and an improved spiritual center in my life


January 02, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I intend to face new challenges without the fear of failure. I intend to live with great expectations of what I can become!

Susan Carmichael

January 02, 2013 at 7:32 pm

The difference between ‘Try’ & ‘Triumph’ is a little ‘Umph’!!
This year I will give the little extra ‘umph’ to move more each day…to eat whole foods most of the time…& to shut down & get to bed earlier.
2013 will be ‘my’ year of ‘triumph’!!

Jennifer L

January 02, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I will pick myself up as many times as it takes.


January 02, 2013 at 7:37 pm

My intention this year is a true commitment to Wellbeing/Wellness. I will be a role model for my amazing 9 year old daughters and will show them women can be strong, weather difficulty or tough times, celebrate accomplishments, set goals, stay true to themselves and have a life of wellness (physical, spiritual, community, financial, and career). I can’t imagine a better way to start a new year than to see how my actions and commitment to health and wellness will influence the way they approach things with intention now and in the years to come.


January 02, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I will patiently stretch my mind, body, and soul.

Heather Corwin

January 02, 2013 at 8:09 pm

My intention this year is to let my life be informed by perspective as I complete my dissertation, engage lovingly and passionately as a wife, remain playful and kind to my daughter, and teach my students how to access their authentic power. All add up to: thrive!!!


January 02, 2013 at 8:25 pm

My intentions: Be HAPPY Be Stress FREE Be Healthy Be just the right amount of ME to be able to help my loved enjoy their lives too! 🙂

Tanya Roach

January 02, 2013 at 8:33 pm

My intention is to live like there’s no tomorrow! No Regrets!

Karen Poole

January 02, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I will harness my inner strength, rise above my fears and embrace each moment with complete focus. My desire will become my destiny.

Miriam B Abrahams

January 02, 2013 at 8:52 pm

i would like to take my yoga practice off the mat as much as possible, using pranayama to bring me patience, balance and calm, the asanas to help me feel strong and reach towards positive goals and savasana to let go of unnecessary control, accept myself and my loved ones with less judgement and feel more loving and free!

Stephanie Strauss

January 02, 2013 at 9:10 pm

My intentions are to lift heavy; run fast; and become relentless in my fitness quest… all while being the most gentle, caring and beautiful l woman I can be.

Taneha Littlejohn

January 02, 2013 at 9:38 pm

My intention is to open my heart (and mind) and let love back into my life. By accepting love from my family, my friends, my clients, and mySELF I will grow whole again.

Jen Smuda

January 03, 2013 at 3:38 am

I will move my body in order to calm my mind


January 03, 2013 at 6:07 am

I intend to discover the joy in every moment – even when challenges, annoyances, or life struggles obstruct my view.


January 03, 2013 at 6:20 am

My intention this year is to be flexible. To have an understanding of my own desires and expectations. To gain and learn from each day, I will need to be flexible. To understand that I can’t control the storm that is life sometimes but if I am flexible I can bend with the winds and not allow them to break me but strengthen me. To go about each day with love and acceptance of others and their intentions, while reaching for my own.

Laurie A

January 03, 2013 at 6:35 am

I will climb mountains….literally, one pedal stroke at a time.
I will face challenges and not fear them.
I will embody the Golden Rule.
I will be a wife, a mother, a friend and a me that I am proud of.


January 03, 2013 at 6:57 am

This year I will reach new heights. I will cherish each athletic, intellectual, and emotional milestone that is passed. My fears of failure and self-doubt will not sabotage me. I am strong, brave, and capable. Each challenge, each hill, each lap is a gift and I will embrace it with gratitude. With each pedal stroke and stride, I will find a balanced joy.


January 03, 2013 at 7:00 am

I will be mindful of the graces that I receive every day.


January 03, 2013 at 7:13 am

My intention is to be true to my word, and to model health and confidence for my children.

Lisa Payne Kirker

January 03, 2013 at 7:43 am

My intention for 2013 is to be 100% present in every moment. I credit my mother for teaching me to be a great multi-tasker, but I find that multi-tasking leaves me giving less than 100% to any one thing. This includes my children, my husband, my running…I’m always thinking or doing the next thing. I WILL LIVE 100% IN THE MOMENT.


January 03, 2013 at 7:43 am

I awaken with the expectation of GREATNESS to happen in my life today!

Michelle Russell

January 03, 2013 at 8:08 am

Last year my intent was to run my first marathon as it was the year I turned 40, and I did! This year my intent is to run 100 miles per month or more. When I run I truly believe I am a better person. Each day I run I am healthier, happier and therefore that attitude spreads to my family and friends.

Kris T

January 03, 2013 at 8:20 am

My intention for 2013: No Fear and race with confidence.
I’ve been racing for the past 9 years with the goal of “to finish”, but I know I can do better, and will use this year to find the confidence to push myself a little harder.

Bonnie Reisin- Sievers

January 03, 2013 at 8:20 am

I will engage in creative recovery. I will live the life I have.

Kristin S.

January 03, 2013 at 8:24 am

I will embrace the disease that ravages my body. I will accept that I am perfect depiste my flaws, realize that light still springs forth from the darkness and share that within our deepest struggles beauty can be born and create a life more amazing than you could have ever imagined.

Danielle F.

January 03, 2013 at 8:35 am

This year I begin with having to find a new job. Instead of getting depressed by the layoff notices I have hope. I plan to spend the extra time between jobs working out at the gym and helping my husband with his business and all the house things that he does on a daily basis. Hopefully, I’ll get to help out at my kids schools as well. Things can only get better and there is always a plan even if I don’t know what it is.


January 03, 2013 at 8:43 am

I intend to awaken to the Divinity within me. I am perfect. I am whole. I am Goddess.


January 03, 2013 at 8:44 am

I will love myself: body, mind, and spirit to the fullest.


January 03, 2013 at 8:48 am

I will combat every obstacle with my inner warrior and a surge of confidence.

Lynn M

January 03, 2013 at 9:35 am

I intend to become more fit and strong and make 52 a silly number!


January 03, 2013 at 9:39 am

Aparigraha….I am ready to let go and welcome my destiny.


January 03, 2013 at 9:48 am

To be authentic and present.


January 03, 2013 at 9:52 am

I intend to live rightly, think rightly and act rightly and I encourage, support and coach others to do the same in whatever manner those words manifest for each person.


January 03, 2013 at 10:16 am

Several weeks ago, I wrote out my “Winter Manifesto” to keep me focused on what is most important this season and through the year.

1. Start each morning with a green shake
2. Each evening, pack a healthy lunch for the next day
3. Set aside a few minutes each day to reflect and meditate
4. Read a book, any book of my choice, for 30 minutes each day
5. Workout 3 times per week, either running or yoga
6. Cherish all of the time spent with family and friends
7. Practice gratitude each day
8. Have an open mind to all of the wonderful learning that will be happening in the New Year
9. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to live, love and laugh

Heidi Scoble

January 03, 2013 at 10:39 am

I am going to be the athelete I always new I could be. I have always played sports and have been outdoorsy my enture life, but I was never mature enough or knew how to take a sport to the next level. Contributed to a series of recent life changing events, I have become an avid kayaker (helps that I live on the water in Sausalito, CA) and I am training for a 100-mile utlra kayak race in May 2013. My intention is to balance training, working full time, being a single mother and finishing the race with a competative time. I am a month into the training and can already see the physical and mental changes. I am becoming a stronger person on all levels everyday! 🙂

Alice Smith-Gill

January 03, 2013 at 11:32 am

I WILL train my thoughts to live each day in the realm of infinite possibilities!!!

Carolyn in Colorado

January 03, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I will be positive and patient. I will continue to run, hike, ski, or anything else that gets me outside in the fresh air. I will appreciate the outdoors and what it does for me. And I will limit my coffee intake.

Barbara Alvarez

January 03, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I will get through my divorce by running and doing yoga to emerge stronger and ready for new possibilities.

Christie Osborne

January 03, 2013 at 1:37 pm

My intention this year is to push my mind and body where it hasnt gone before. I will push my mind by preparing for and passing the CPA exam. I will push my body by preparing for and competing in my first Ironman.

It is empowering to try something that pushes past my comfort zone and I look very forward to meeting the Christie that comes out on the other side.


January 03, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I am ready for the change that will come in my life this year. I can take small steps as long as I keep going forward!


January 03, 2013 at 2:24 pm

My intention is to have a healthy 2013 and start my new non-profit organization for animals.

Dena Corey

January 03, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I am blessed to have the bountiful resources Mother Nature has provided, which has given me strength and motivation to teach others to eat and live healthier.

Tanya Richards

January 03, 2013 at 3:52 pm


Heather J

January 03, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I will “act from a wise place.” I will be mindful whether I am eating or thinking of spending money I don’t have. The wise self will win!


January 03, 2013 at 5:37 pm

There are so many things in life important to me for 2013. My faith, my family, my darling daughter, my husband most of all. But then also: What are my fitness goals? Run another marathon? Or will I become pregnant this year, so my fitness goals will drastically change? Spend quality time as a family. Plan balanced diets for my family. Make prayer a priority. Help those in need. Spread Christ’s love. Have time for myself. Have quality girl time with the ladies in my life. Keep regular dates with my husband. Organize! Run! Yoga! Start a garden. Clean through the “office” that has been filled with boxes for more than a year. So many things…with differing importance. MY INTENTION IS TO FIND BALANCE WITH MY PRIORITIES.


January 03, 2013 at 6:19 pm

2013 is my year of gratitude. Every day there is something to be grateful for; this year I will consciously seek these things out and articulate them. I will be present in my choices and actions. I will appreciate the good in my life, and find optimism in that which can be improved.


January 03, 2013 at 6:30 pm

My intention is to stay healthy and strong, not only to live longer to be here for my kids, but to show them how to live healthy and strong! Here’s to a future generation of healthy living!


January 03, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I will nourish and strenghten my body with running and yoga.


January 03, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I will focus on bringing both stability and flexibility into my life and my practice. I will learn to find the synergy between the two.


January 03, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I will use my body as an instrument of harmony, healing, and strength.


January 03, 2013 at 8:37 pm

My intention is to push myself out of my comfort zone- through new forms of exercise and new experiences with my family.


January 03, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I will step out of my comfort zone.

Cynthia Hargis

January 04, 2013 at 12:04 am

I desire to be content living a full, happy, healthy life. I am a mother of three energetic, bouncy, extroverts. They fuel my fire to be the very best version of myself. But there are days where the world we live in bombardes my thoughts with inadequacy. And I allow myself to believe this lie that I am just not enough. How heartbreaking when we are happy, healthy and living a beautifully full life. I intend on finding peace by strengthening my mind and body through yoga (which I only just discovered) and consistent exercise.

Desiree Stanton

January 04, 2013 at 2:04 am

I will be present

Anne Newton

January 04, 2013 at 2:19 am

My intention for 2013 is to return to health. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Lyme Disease, after 7 years of Doctor visits searching for answers to my symptoms. The medical profession is terribly uneducated in recognizing Lyme. Even after suffering from Bells Palsy, a clear indicator of Lyme, I was not diagnosed properly. 2013 is the year I heal and return to the person I was prior to meeting with an infected tick. I have hope now that I can return to be the mother, wife, friend, Personal Trainer, Aerobic Instructor, that I was. Or restated, it is my intention to find my healthy self this year.


January 04, 2013 at 3:13 am

Do it for you. Make a healthy lifestyle change and witness the impact it has on the people you care about.

Fran Harris

January 04, 2013 at 5:07 am

My intention is to become more fully human, fully alive and uniquely me.


January 04, 2013 at 5:19 am

I choose to let go of my inner critic and to focus on being in the present moment with love.

Jane Biekens

January 04, 2013 at 5:45 am

Since I am turning 50 this month – it will be a year of self discovery and finding joy in all the lttile things that make up my day

Robin Barton

January 04, 2013 at 6:28 am

My intention is to break 2:00 in a half-marathon. I’ve come very close and think what’s prevented me from achieving this goal is mental and not physical. So I’m determined not to psych myself out next race!

V. O. Hudecki

January 04, 2013 at 7:05 am

My intention(s) I’ve adopted from my workplace into my personal life are LIST ONE :
On time on budget on target
No excuses, No blame
Excellence -strive to achieve each of these values every moment of every day!

Jody Brookshire

January 04, 2013 at 7:13 am

We all have goals for the new year, mine is actually a continuation from July 2012. I had a few personal set backs in July. My husband lost his job and went through depression. It was extremely difficult, and often I found myself beginning to sink into depression as well. It sucks you in. Its hard to get up in the morning, its hard to be in a good mood because you have this person that you love more than anything suffering and feeling inadequate. I spend all my time, working to continue to pay the bills, trying to keep his spirits up, making sure he has everything he needs, so that he won’t get upset or set his depression off. I worry at night, try to think of things that will help. Its exhausting, during all this, I felt like I was loosing myself and needed something to make “me” feel better, something to give me a jolt in “my” spirits… I took to running. I wanted to join the gym, but was afraid of spending the money and also not having the time to go. I have never run before and it felt like a great challenge. I set goals and preregistered for some races. I downloaded the app “Ease into a 5K” to my cell phone. I ran my first 5K in August and I am working towards my first 1/2 marathon in March. My longest run to this day has been 7.25 miles. Everyday I wake up and look forward to how far I can make it. It is “my” thing, it is my personal time, when all I focus on is “Me”. My goals are just that, to make time for “me” and continue my training. To increase my speed, my endurance, and personal drive.


January 04, 2013 at 9:10 am

I will wake up every day and be thankful for being me


January 04, 2013 at 9:32 am

I am in my 39th year of educating children with special needs. This year I am blessed and honored to be working with so many wonderful preschool children, their parents, and other adults at the preschool site and in their lives. I intend to be present and in the moment for these children, get them to smile if they are having a bad day, and hopefully make a difference in their lives.

Rosemary Crowley

January 04, 2013 at 9:36 am

I will be a confident leader for my young Andalusian horse and we learn to dance together in harmony.


January 04, 2013 at 9:46 am

I will live a well-balanced life by accomplishing my goals, gaining strength through new challenges, and celebrating life with family and friends. I will love doing this knowing that I simply will not fail.


January 04, 2013 at 10:01 am

This year I will stop worrying about the small stuff and comparing myself to others. I will try to love who I am and embrace all my so-called flaws.


January 04, 2013 at 10:17 am

After being diagnosed as prediabetic this year and having hormone and thyroid problems I intend to treat my body the best way possible this year and for all the years to come. I intend to feed my body what it needs to stay healthy and active and gain control of my medical issues. I have alwyas been active however clean eating is something I have struggled with and I intend to conquer it this year!


January 04, 2013 at 10:38 am

I intend to be my own best friend.


January 04, 2013 at 11:16 am

To be authentically, open heartedly, me.


January 04, 2013 at 11:46 am

I pick three words to guide my year.
Last year my words were poetry, play and practice.
I had a fabulous year!
I am re-committing to these words for the New Year
— Poetry, Play and Practice!!

Jascia Redwine

January 04, 2013 at 11:57 am

To more clearly define the path I want to take. What country do I want to live in? How can I inspire others?

Kelli Blum

January 04, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I will focus on what I am capable of and be proud, rather than feeling limited by my injury.


January 04, 2013 at 12:44 pm

My body is a temple, a work of art in the making. Body, heart, and mind, I will be strong, healthy, and confident!

Jennifer O'Neal

January 04, 2013 at 1:21 pm

In the year 2013 I will continue working on a project of “myself” that I began in May 2012. Tapping into a power within me that I did not know existed, becoming stronger after every workout. My phrase for 2013: Live and love OUT LOUD!

Shannon Corpuz

January 04, 2013 at 1:24 pm

To find peace, joy and love in every situation with every person.

Lorena Sims

January 04, 2013 at 4:29 pm

My intention:

I am a positive influence on those around me – patient, calm, and encouraging. I am a positive force within myself – enthusiastic, forgiving, and focused.


January 04, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I will appreciate obstacles as opportunities.

Cathy Evans

January 04, 2013 at 5:18 pm

My intention for this year is to finally begin doing the yoga which my mind and body so desperately need.

Kristie K

January 04, 2013 at 5:22 pm

To nurture my body & mind through pregnancy number 3 by staying strong, fit, and healthy so that I can labor in ease and return my body to the best shape of it’s life afterward!

Colleen Richardson

January 04, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I am visualizing winning Women’s Senior Nationals for curling. My spirit is strong and my body will follow. Every step I take, every activity is making me stronger and more determined. I will be calm, focused and accept my best performance with grace.

Kris B.

January 04, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I intend to make time for myself…to find the “me” that got lost in this shell. I will ensure that my children know they control their destiny and that they control and “own” what they do and how they act, to take responisibility for their actions. I intend to set an example of pure Faith for them; to teach them that there is always someone they can turn to in times of trouble that will offer them unconditional love and understanding.

Katie Knoblauch

January 04, 2013 at 7:14 pm

My intention in 2013 is to dream big and have faith in my power to make these dreams come true! My dreams are to finally getting my degree at the age of 35, to work to end homelessness, and to continue to be the best single mother I can be and raise two beautiful boys.I intend to do this all while maintaining a sense of balance in my life that requires mindful thinking and action!

Shannon P.

January 04, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Intention without action is merely a wish, a whim. Believing something is so does not bring it into being. Each step we take must be in the direction we want to go. It is the focused movement that brings about the realization of intention. I choose to make me into what I want to be, not just dreaming of it but acting on it. Crossing my fingers and hoping for the best doesn’t bring me to my destination. It’s taking a deep breath and moving my feet forward.


January 05, 2013 at 6:04 am

To show my nieces and nephews how to live and enjoy every moment at 46 and beyond! With cross fit, training for a half marathon and making the most of today!

Sandy Szafran

January 05, 2013 at 6:22 am

My intentions for 2013 can be summed up in three words: YES FACTOR BELIEF

1 year ago I set a goal to complete my first full ironman race. That belief became action as I registered for Ironman Texas set for May 18th, 2013. I truly believe that I will achieve this goal because of the yes factor mindset. The yes factor to me is the continuous self push and belief that you will achieve this goal no matter what obstacles arrive in the path. Repeating the mantra “I can, I will, I must, yes I can, yes I will, yes I must” and finally, ” yes, I did!” Is what keeps my own belief in myself strong. Bottom line is that I refuse to take no for an answer for the goals I have set for myself.


January 05, 2013 at 6:41 am

For Italians the number “13” is lucky. My wish is for luck in love, health & happiness for all. May all we give come back to us thirteen-fold!

Lisa Silva

January 05, 2013 at 8:13 am

The Power of Intention is within ME. It comes from within, not from external sources nor is it affected by outside influences. In 2013 it is my drive to remember that what I seek on the inside is not and will not be affected or defined by any circumstances that barrage it, but it will be fueled by my inner desire to reach my goals, thereby changing those circumstances into opportunities.

Do not let your personal circumstances, people or perceived past/present failures define the power of *your* intentions – allow that power to change it all.


January 05, 2013 at 8:58 am

I intend to move forward, allowing the past to rest peacefully behind me.


January 05, 2013 at 9:40 am

I will take every day as it comes and not worry about the future that I cannot control or feel regret for the past that has already happened. My daily intention will be to identify my strengths and resources and use those to overcome life’s obstacles and to focus on my health and helping those around me. My other daily intention will be to just move more (I currently sit a lot) and revel in nature and the world’s awesomeness.

Wombat Central

January 05, 2013 at 10:05 am

To help more and ask for less.
To be in the moment.
To take time to be still in order to learn of my divine intent.

Glenna Lechner

January 05, 2013 at 10:14 am

I will rediscover that athlete that lives inside me.


January 05, 2013 at 10:16 am

My intention, in 2013, is to continue to live a life that is uniquely mine. Very few mothers take up a martial art (TKD) with their children. Even fewer will continue beyond the beginner levels. This year, I intend to complete my 1st degree black belt with my children. ~Sharon, mom of 5 🙂


January 05, 2013 at 10:22 am

With gratitude for my strengths and blessings I intend to continue to try to pray more and show an example of hard, humble work for my children. I also intend to run my second marathon and enjoy the journey!


January 05, 2013 at 10:48 am

My immediate intentions for 2013 are to be healthier, get thinner and run at least one 5K a month. I also want to read my Bible every day and get through the entire book in one year.
Moreover I just strive to be the best wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend that I am able to be.


January 05, 2013 at 11:17 am

I will be grateful to my body, because even when I criticize it (look at that gut!) and feed it bad things (cookies, yum), it always does what I ask (just 5 more reps, please?) without complaining. My body is amazing, and I will treat it as such.


January 05, 2013 at 12:41 pm

My intention for 2013 is to live in today. I will have goals, but too often I find myself set back and discourged when plans are sidelined by life. I will be the best me and that can and will look different from day today. I will workout as much as and as hard as I have time for today. I not stress yesterday nor worry about tomorrow. I will embrace and accept new mercies every morning and will grant myself grace. I will not accept a bad day as defeat; I will not accept a series of bad days as a setback, merely a slow zone. I will not be conquered by attacks of bad days. I am wonderfully made and will live today in and for that truth, for that is my reality, that is my inheritance. Today I intend to live my gift of life abundant!

Caroline Schacht

January 05, 2013 at 2:33 pm

My intention– for the remaining years of my life– is to embrace my aging body, honoring its limitations, challenging it’s capabilities, and celebrating it’s accomplishments. .

Jennifer Dunne

January 05, 2013 at 3:45 pm

My 2013 intention

Stop trying to be everything to everyone else and Just BE.


January 05, 2013 at 6:28 pm

To strengthen my mind, body and spirit for the growing life inside of me. For my baby.


January 05, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I will step away from that which breeds negativity, embrace risk, and seek more joy in my life.


January 05, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I will simply let go, be my best, embrace what comes my way, and love the journey!

Krista Stenhaug

January 05, 2013 at 8:14 pm

To get help with my OCD and PTSD. To love and respect (and find) myself


January 05, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I will open my mind, heart, and space to create a playful environment within me to let go of the past and move to a new space and life.

Helen Row

January 06, 2013 at 3:46 am

I will embrace life’s challenges with love and grace.


January 06, 2013 at 6:41 am

Confidence. It is my intention to find and build confidence within me. I will let go of the misconception that others see the “flaws and faults” I find about myself that I know have held me back from reaching many of my goals for far too many years. Being confident with myself, my choices, my decisions, to live life free of over thinking, self doubt and the need to compare myself with everything and everyone. I want to enjoy happiness not only with others and life but with myself as well.

ammie aronson

January 06, 2013 at 7:41 am

Empower! My intention is to empower myself with the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to allow myself to move confidently throughout every aspect of my life. For years I have been unable to live my life fully. That lingering fear would never leave my mind. I am tired of still being the victim and want my life back. I am letting go of all the negativity. Studying Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and kickboxing along with my normal cardio, yoga, and strength training exercises, has empowered me and changed me as a person(woman). I can’t really put into words what it feels like to know that I have the skills to defend myself. Empowered! Every woman should feel this!

Molly Schief

January 06, 2013 at 8:00 am

My intention is to strive for progress, not perfection.


January 06, 2013 at 8:03 am

I will (finally!) start doing upper body work so that I will be able to complete 10 pull ups by the end of the year.


January 06, 2013 at 8:07 am

In 2012, my family changed some of our habits to a more healthy lifestyle. Our intent for 2013 is to conti nue our pursuit of healthy living and see how many other people lives we can change as well!


January 06, 2013 at 10:40 am

I will push myself upward and outward, living life with intensity and dedication.

Jennifer D'ambrosio

January 06, 2013 at 11:00 am

The goals I have set aside for myself and my family, is to find our balance in each of us, learn from them, in health and spirit. Learn to except who we are as individauls, My son has aspegers and is easly effected by what others say (he’s six). Learn that when we work together we are stronger, and change doesn’t neccassarily mean it a bad thing. For myself individually to be strong inside and out and too allow myself to enjoy the little things in life a little more, and hold the important things in my life a little longer…….All in all Just have a goal to be better and try harder.


January 06, 2013 at 11:00 am

I don’t drink a sixpack, just sport one on my abs.

Shella Gilbert

January 06, 2013 at 12:39 pm

My intention for 2013… my motivation to get up every day and keep moving forward… is to take purposeful steps toward transforming myself into the person I dream of being. The person I feel I am meant to be, both physically and spiritually. I have finally realized the true necessity for health and wellness and how it affects every aspect of my existence. Exercise and meditation should be as much a part of everyone’s daily life as brushing our teeth or taking a shower. I plan to make it a part of mine and see who I become!


January 06, 2013 at 12:55 pm

My intention for 2013 is to inspire.
I want to inspire myself to create a life overflowing with happiness, health and love and I want to help others do the same as a health coach. I want to inspire women to look deep inside and see all the potential that lies within them.

Barbara K

January 06, 2013 at 2:25 pm

My intentions for 2013 is this:

To embrace my imperfections, see beauty in the mirror and live my life balance in the present!

Jodi Wimmer

January 06, 2013 at 3:04 pm

As a mother of a child with Down Syndrome I have learned that nothing is impossible. As a marathoner, I have learned that quitting is not an option. We can do hard things if we have the right attitude. My intention is to have an unbreakable attitude. My daughter has this attitude, and I am slowly trying to be more like her.


January 06, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I intend to SUCCEED. No matter how many times I will fail.

Jeanine Hanson Brock

January 06, 2013 at 3:46 pm

My intentions this year are to stay in faith, focus on the positive aspects of life, do more for others and continue to be grateful for the blessings I have received. I intend and will forget about abuse and focus on triumph. I intend and will continue to move my children forward teaching them coping skills, self-respect and empathy for others. I will continue to focus on a healthy lifestyle and enjoy my little purchases from Athleta that bring me joy. Looking great while working out is a small gift to myself in the midst of trying to provide for my three duckies on my own. I intend and will find joy in the gift of life and health. I will continue to support my children in their tennis, running, surfing, skimboarding, dance and other healthy, self-esteem buidling activities.


January 06, 2013 at 3:52 pm

This year I will learn how to do things for myself. I will make more time for yoga and meditation. I will be PEACE, LOVE, and HARMONY. I will radiate these three things so that I can inspire others to do the same.


January 06, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Going forward, I will celebrate my own accomplishments rather than covet the achievements of others.

Ana Silverlinck

January 06, 2013 at 6:56 pm

My thoughts will generate into action.


January 06, 2013 at 7:49 pm

My intention for 2013 is to recognize and value myself beyond what I do for others – just “being” is good enough.

Marian M cAfee

January 06, 2013 at 9:03 pm

My intent:
I believe in new leafs, resolutions and change.
In turning and facing a new direction. I’m realizing that for myself to connect with the best person inside I have to connect DAILY with my physical self (yoga has taught me this). I’ve gone back to volunteering
This year. It’s important (for mr) to get out of myself and give to others far more. Having experienced much earth around me these past three years I am claiming to myself, to you and my creator that I’m doing my part, making a comeback and asking for another go at physical achievements. My sorrow is replaced with goals to become healthy, strong and a good force in this world, to give back something of who I am because so many were good to me along this tough way. I am recovering one day at a time. I can feel the shift taking place. Conviction is my ace in the whole. Like others, there will be resulting weight losses, physical strength and increased sense of well being. Also, I’m getting a dog. You know, they always love you back. 2013? Bring it ON!

Marian M cAfee

January 06, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Actually noticed mistake up there. Lol. Haven’t experienced a lot of earth the past few years….DEATH (3best friends, parents, lost kids, etc. well, ‘Nuffield said. I’m done wallowing, digesting and going down “memory lane”. I yearn for sunshine and Athleta has the BEST clothes, gear & assessories out there. Hope to win some gift card help along the way. Thanks for all you obvious hard work, good taste & group efforts. Happy new year.

Julie Davis

January 07, 2013 at 5:09 am

To live each day to the fullest and have no regrets!

Lynne Lafferty

January 07, 2013 at 5:50 am

My intention for 2013 is to step out of my comfort zone.
I am a strength athlete. I enjoy being strong, quick, and powerful; I’m good at it. This is my comfort zone.
I am NOT an endurance athlete. I am not good at, nor do I enjoy, endurance training.
HOWEVER, this year I will step out of my comfort zone and train to become a better endurance athlete. Why? Because I don’t like NOT being good at something. Because I have the knowledge to get myself there. But mostly, because I believe that I can do it!


January 07, 2013 at 9:42 am

I will seek balance.


January 07, 2013 at 9:51 am

this year I vow to stop letting my mouth write checks my butt cant cash!


January 07, 2013 at 10:04 am

My intention: I live with gratitude for that which I already have, passionately toward all that I seek to achieve and compassionately toward all those I seek to touch in a positive, uplifting manner.

“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV (500 BC)


January 07, 2013 at 10:05 am

Waiting for the future to come robs us of time in the present. The greatest strength I can build is to be mindful and live each and every moment to its fullest potential. My intention is to slow down, recognize life happening in front of me, and appreciate those precious moments that I have been so quick to let slip away.


January 07, 2013 at 10:07 am

My intention is to LISTEN. I will truly listen to my heart this year.

Denise LeBlanc

January 07, 2013 at 11:16 am

My intention is to focus on me and be at peace with my mind, body, and Soul. I started meditation in August and January 2, 3013 I started a 30 day Yoga challenge and continue to run. I feel like I am on my way!

Moira Dow

January 07, 2013 at 11:25 am

I intend to:
Laugh out loud each day.
Knock 5 minutes off my half-marathon time.
Run a race with my husband, not against him.
Do the dishes each day.
Visit my mother more often. Or at least teach her to use FaceTime.
Wrestle with my dog instead of wrestling with unattainable expectations.
Grow something, even if it is just a dandelion.
Train outside instead of in the gym for my first triathlon.
Learn Nordic skate skiing.
Write more postcards to those I love.
Buy a house.
Stop seeking perfection and see what I have accomplished.

Cindy Smith

January 07, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I will work hard and with purpose, to be stronger for me and to set a good example of fulfilling life’s goals for my daughters and for others.

Alisa Kinsaul

January 07, 2013 at 1:34 pm

My intention is to live each day with gratitude and to bake in the joy that comes from loving others.

Linda Snay

January 07, 2013 at 1:34 pm

This year, i will move with my breath, on and off the mat.


January 07, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I will challenge my mind and body each and every day.

Leilani Olsen

January 07, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I will do it now, so tomorrow I will have time to do more.


January 07, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Pushing through the imaginary wall to become comfortable, being uncomfortable.

Colleen callahan

January 07, 2013 at 1:42 pm

There its no temple greater then my body, for this temple protects my spirit. I will honor my temple by honoring me.

Jodi Vetter

January 07, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I will help others to attain love and respect of themselves, in order for them to accomplish their goals and dreams.

Leigha Jansen

January 07, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I will discover my true potential when intention and action become one.

Joanne Maly

January 07, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I will breath in and breath out to stay strong and focused.

Kelly Waynick

January 07, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I have to be uncomfortable in order to become comfortable.


January 07, 2013 at 1:57 pm

To stir myself with truth: To feed (physically, emotionally, spiritually) the mom, the athlete, the wife, the woman in me things that promote those roles, not tear them down.


January 07, 2013 at 2:02 pm

To capture, embrace and enjoy every experience, both good and bad, that get’s tossed my way.


January 07, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I intend to realize each moment.
I have had an amazingly fulfilled life. Now I journey on… learning to be heroic in the stages of recovering from brain trauma, to living with brain trauma. I am working on letting go of the person I use to be and being kind to the person I have not yet began to be.
To live in a space with grace, without center, border, goal…. Remembering that : “,,,the perfect journey never ends,,,”

melanie prisco

January 07, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Everyday has the potential to be better than the last.

Kimberly Smick

January 07, 2013 at 2:10 pm

My intentions this year are to continue to fight and win the battle against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; be the healthiest and fittest I have ever been; live life to it’s fullest, with a purpose; live a joyful life enjoying every moment with my babies and hubby!

Beth Ruff

January 07, 2013 at 2:17 pm

It is all about my sanity, not vanity!

Elisa Strow

January 07, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I intend to spin my way into a healthier, stronger body, not because I want to be skinny but because I want my body to be a good home for that baby my husband and I are working hard to concieve. It has been a challenge dealing with infertility but spinning clears my mind and heals my soul.

Trisha Raia

January 07, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I will take great care of the body I was entrusted with

Bonnie Lewis-Tschannen

January 07, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Make every activity count….don’t just go through the motions.


January 07, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I will be healthy and well for me, so I can lead my family.

Leah B

January 07, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I be open to where the road takes me!

Lynnell Grimes

January 07, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I will listen to my boby allowing my hamstring to heal, breathing into the injury; remembering that less is more when healing.

Jessica woodcock

January 07, 2013 at 2:52 pm

My intention. To not feel guilty for who and what I am.

Bec Honeck

January 07, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I will JUMP at the opportunity to embrace fitness on new levels ….. Believe and Succeed! 🙂

Dvora Geller

January 07, 2013 at 3:24 pm

My intention is to be loving and accepting of myself.

Vanessa Portillo

January 07, 2013 at 3:43 pm

My intention is to accept my body today, love my body tomorrow, and appreciate it always.


January 07, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I intend to be the best teacher I can be. I will commit to always hold high, attainable standards for all of my students regardless of their eductational background. At the same time I will be kind, courteous, supportive and fair. When students are disrespectful, disobedient or mean spirited to other student or myself I will kindly but firmly address the student immediately, making him/her aware of their inapropriate and unflattering behavior.

Rebecca Moore

January 07, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I intend to try new things, face my fears, and start an adventure, big or small.

Donna Summers

January 07, 2013 at 4:26 pm

This year my intention is not to let my fear decide my fate.


January 07, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I will renew my spirit, welcome new adventures, simplify my life, love more and stress less!


January 07, 2013 at 4:58 pm

My intent is to walk more with my 87 yr old mom. Her only love and thing she remembers now is to
walk. There is freedom in getting out and walking and of course being grateful that we still can.

Mitzi Hollenbeck

January 07, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I intend to push myself physically, emotionally, and truthfully until I am exhausted, only to wake the next day to prove that I can push harder.

Susie Paisley

January 07, 2013 at 5:09 pm

My intention is to give every workout everything I have got. If I don’t, it is a missed opportunity for improvement.

Julie Sarshar

January 07, 2013 at 5:09 pm

To fill my world with positive energy

Colleen Callahan

January 07, 2013 at 5:18 pm

It’s not really a race to the finish line. I am not interested in getting there first. As a runner, I know that the faster you go, the less you take in. I want to take it all in. I want to really see things for how they are, feel things for what they are. You cannot accomplish this when you are “in the race”. I will:
Live~Dream~Love~Create~Work and find passion in all I do. I will keep moving forward, nothing will stop me. I may not get there first, but I will get there. ~Colleen.


January 07, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I will be AWESOME

Vanessa Carona

January 07, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I will challenge my mind by pushing my body further than I’ve imagined~


January 07, 2013 at 6:18 pm

“The power of intention”…this year my intensions will focus on reflecting, utilizing, and improving my own personal strengths; those physical and emotional. My intensions will be my own, just as those around me have their own; finding beauty and balance in all that surrounds me and all that’s within me.

Kimber Lockhart

January 07, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I will summon up my courage to perform my aerial rope act in front of a crowd of spectators!

Elaine Smith

January 07, 2013 at 6:35 pm

You are an athlete the first time ‘you believe’ you are one!


January 07, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I just turned 30 and I intend to push my body to become stronger than it has ever been.

Jessica Chamberlin

January 07, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I will focus on this moment.


January 07, 2013 at 7:29 pm

This year I turn 50 and have decide I will embrace whatever is thrown my way and act and be any age I want!

AnnaMarie Cohen

January 07, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I will live well, eat well, love well and keep my body in action

Donna Rauen

January 07, 2013 at 8:28 pm

I will live for today and push myself both physically and emotionally.


January 07, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I will accept challenges as adventures rather than obstacles


January 08, 2013 at 7:22 am

Today, I will concentrate on taking one step forward, however small

Heather Ratcliff

January 08, 2013 at 8:12 am

I choose to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life.

Louise Wells-Kijng

January 08, 2013 at 8:15 am

This will be a year of resilience. As for my fitness: I will keep coming back for more.


January 08, 2013 at 8:50 am

I will become the healthiest and strongest woman I can, so that I will always have the energy, confidence, and resilience to be there for my family.

Our second child is due at the end of February, and I am nervous and excited and intimidated all at the same time. But I want to focus in my mind the resolve to continue to seek fitness and strength. My babies and my husband deserve the best version of me that there is, and that means I need to make that person a reality! And, on the practical side, you get dressed so much faster and feel so much better when you like how you look! So here is to new life, new years, and new goals!

Dorothy Dobbins

January 08, 2013 at 8:53 am

My intention is to live each moment of my life with purpose and full awareness.
I hope this will bring me greater clarity and peace, so I may be beacon others may follow to share and live in the same joy and fullness of life.


January 08, 2013 at 9:03 am

my intention is to win the gift card!!!!!!!!!


January 08, 2013 at 9:20 am

I believe in the saying that if you want to change your life you have to change your mind.
My intention is to change my mind to thing more positively and in turn improve all aspects of my life.
Peace to all of us out there.

Michelle Myers

January 08, 2013 at 9:45 am

I will show gratitude and respect for what my body can do everyday. I will do this by nourishing it and using it to enjoy the world around me, reaching my best potential in cycling, mountain biking, and skiing. I will show my daughters (and son) that we enjoy and appreciate our bodies for what they can do for us.


January 08, 2013 at 9:56 am

I will nurture my true nature.


January 08, 2013 at 10:06 am

I will open my eyes to see the breathtaking beauty around me–in people, in nature, in life.


January 08, 2013 at 10:21 am

I am so thankful to be happy with my life! At 36 with two small children, I work hard to stay fit and active so that I can “share” every experience with them as they grow up. My intentions are to stay positive, remain active, and help my children develop a love for the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle:)

Rose Noland

January 08, 2013 at 10:45 am

“Every journey starts with the body moving forward one step at a time.”

Mariah Mellus

January 08, 2013 at 11:18 am

I intend to challenge my body, mind and spirit everyday.


January 08, 2013 at 11:54 am

I intend to wake up each morning grateful for aother opportunity to make it the best day of my life. I want to dance and celebrate myself and everyone I have the gift to meet and exchange my self with in any and every possible way. I am going to study energy healing April) and couple it with the energy of love and joy radiating from our beautiful Father/Mother God. I am one with Spirit as each and everyone of us is and I will express this in all I do in 2013 and moving forward. I feel powerful and know myself and intend to continue on this path of self discovery and reverance for all. I intend to lay myself to sleep voicing my gratitude for the time spent in this beautiful blue planet and the people I get to connect with in my waking & sleeping hours.


January 08, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Replace “I can’t'” with “I will, and it’s going to be awesome”.

Bien Otero

January 08, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I run to remind myself to take care.


January 08, 2013 at 2:27 pm

My intention is to believe in myself and the strength I know I have to live a healthier 2013.

Lisa McCoy

January 08, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I am joyful, balanced, strong, mindful, healthy, and beautiful. I approach life with luster and zest. I am generous, caring and an inspiration to those around me.

Carla Schmidt

January 08, 2013 at 3:39 pm

At this stage of my life I believe that everything is just the way it is supose to be. I want to be content.
That means, I want to observe when I fall; I want to be awake when I fly!


January 08, 2013 at 6:54 pm

My intention is to stop letting fear direct my life and my decisions. I will consciously choose to take a deep breath, exhale and take a chance. Too often I stop myself from going, doing or being, afraid that I will be “wrong” or make a bad choice. I will trust that I am where I need to be at that time and even bad choices happen for a reason.


January 08, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I am gentle with myself.

Christina Haakmeester

January 09, 2013 at 5:11 am

My intention is to maintain my commitment to running but also to find some balance and incorporate more yoga into the mix. I think this will help me to not overtrain, increase my core strength and hopefully avoid injuries. I really want to reach my goal in completing a marathon too and hopefully my intentions will help me to finally reach that goal.

Anna Louise Downing

January 09, 2013 at 6:01 am

To live my life with gratitude because when we do a mental and spiritual inventory of all we have, we realize that we are very rich indeed. Gratitude gives way to simplicity. Simplicity brings with it order and a sense of order brings us harmony. Harmony provides us with an inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty that surrounds our lives each day and beauty opens us to joy. This is how I want to live my life this year.


January 09, 2013 at 7:19 am

I intend to spend more time in the present moment and less fretting about past hurts or worrying about the future – and in doing so, to be open to new possibilities, people, ideas in my life.


January 09, 2013 at 9:42 am

I will leave the path of what’s expected to follow the path within my heart.


January 09, 2013 at 11:16 am

On January 29, 2013, I will turn 40. A few weeks ago, on Christmas Eve, the love of my life proposed. This is the first and only (our shared intention) marriage for the both of us. My personal intention is to have a healthy pregnancy this year (due to my age and after being together nearly 3 years, we’ve started trying immediately!). Towards this effort, this month I’ve gone alcohol and sugar free, I’m taking all the necessary vitamins, I’ve re-engaged in my yoga practice and am at this moment on buying winter pants so I can walk our 9 month old German Shepard puppy in the cold Colorado winter months. Thank you, Athleta, for the opportunity to put this in writing in a public format and for listening to women athletes everywhere so we can feel fantastic in our clothes!

Sheri Gray

January 09, 2013 at 11:42 am

I intend to be good to me!!! As a mom, wife , friend and employee; we often leave ourselves last and my goal this year is to be good to me so I can be a good me!!!!

Summer mcCrelss

January 09, 2013 at 11:51 am

Enjoy and live life in the best way I can, in the present moment.


January 09, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I intend to finally clear my mind from thoughts about the past and plans about the future, and learn how to embrace the present with all the little moments our life can give us.

terri rossiter

January 09, 2013 at 1:52 pm

no one pushes us better then we push ourselves so push ladies push!

Leah B

January 09, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Practice random acts of kindness everyday, not just when tragedy happens.


January 09, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I will elevate my thoughts by staying grounded in Spirit!


January 09, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I will seek JOY at every opportunity!


January 09, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I will LIVE my intentions … not just wish for them.


January 09, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I will climb outside of my box and explore the possible!

Lisa H

January 09, 2013 at 3:39 pm

My intention for 2013……
“Keep Smiling…it brightens your life inside and out”! 🙂


January 09, 2013 at 5:31 pm

erica i like to go swining in the blue water and i like the spring as well i look in the sun and i wood kougfh in my face and more to come ps from erica

Norina Columbaro

January 09, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I intend to ask myself each morning “what can I do?” and, each night, reflect on and celebrate “what did I do?”

Kelly Gemmel

January 09, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I will live each day with passion and positivity.


January 09, 2013 at 6:06 pm

The best intention….If it were easy everyone would do it. Exercise has become my discipline that is anticipated, habit forming, cherished, purposeful, and results in a happy, healthy balanced lifestyle. I feel like I fully participate in improving my well-being.

Karen Matson

January 09, 2013 at 6:09 pm

To live simply and with mindfulness.

Cynthia Gagliardi

January 09, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Every year, I vow to eat healtier, get in shape, and take care of my body. This year, I have decided that these are all valid goals, but I want to enjoy myself while achieving them. I do eat healthy most of the time, and try to exercise regularly, take vitamins, drink plenty of water, and stay a healthy weight. This year, I vow to keep these goals in mind, but honor my mind and spirit while doing so. Protecting my mental and physical well-being, eating to nourish and strenghten my body, and appreciating the gifts my body gives me are more than enough. Looking and feeling my best are the most important things I can hope for, and I will try to keep my mind and body in line while I work to achieve my best self, no matter the number on the scale or the number on the tape measure.


January 09, 2013 at 7:04 pm

My intention for 2013 is to continue to shed my ego and as a result live more for me and less for what it looks like to others.


January 09, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Great things will happen to me because I deserve it!

Judy L

January 09, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I am going to continue to push my limits. I am going to race in my first full marathon. I completed my first half marathon two years ago and my first sprint triathlon last year.

Jenny Reville

January 09, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I will forgive my body for being injured, love it for all that it has done through the years and build strengths where I had none before. I will embrace every day through the eyes of my daughter and not look back.


January 09, 2013 at 8:23 pm

My intention is to always remember that:

Life is too short to keep waiting for the right opportunity to accomplish your goals. Whatever your resolutions are, the best moment to tackle them is right now.

Angela Marchetti

January 09, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Move like the wind instead of with the wind.

Amy Cook

January 10, 2013 at 6:14 am

My intention is to INSPIRE those around me to be active. I started my running journey 2 years ago in March 2011 to loose the baby weight. I started with just 5ks the first year. Then worked my way to 5ks, 10ks and 7 mile mud runs in 2012. This year for 2013, I’m on my way to bigger and better, because WHY NOT?!?! My intention is to do a half marathon in March to celebrate the 2 year running milestone, another 7 mile Mud Run in May, and support my friends through Relay for Life. But all the way through these adventures, I’m dragging people with me. :o) I come up with the goal and get others to join! What I have come to learn is that just by being active, talking about it and setting goals for yourself…without even knowing it, you are inspiring others around you to join. People slowly come out of the woodwork around me to join me on my Mud on the Mountain runs, or 5k competitions…It’s insane! I see it and I love that I have that power! Some have never heard of or did such things but come along because I think it’s great! So this year the game is on! Friends, neighbors, and Co-workers beware…I’m coming to get a lot more of you, because if I can do it….YOU CAN TOO! 🙂

Coral Rose

January 10, 2013 at 7:00 am

I will run to receive the physical, mental, and spiritial benefits.


January 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

I will be 41 on March 12, 2013, single mom…. I am always striving to be a great example to my young 24 year old daughter. And, to empower and motivate all men and women to live a healthy and happy lifestyle no matter what your age or disability. I am currently training for the Spartan Beast Race in Killington, VT on Sept 21, 2013. This is my first race and my goal is to not win, but to finish!! Along the way I look forward to meeting new people and to inspire others to reach for their goals, no matter how big or small. Living a healthy lifestyle is as much mental, as it is physical!! I hope to encourage others to live happy and share that with others!! It really is the simple things in life that matter (=


January 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

I will utilize my inner spunk and drive to compete in my half-iron swim and cycling events this summer.


January 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I will make the best of everything. I will focus on what’s important. I will capture the good times. I will develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out, I will take another shot.

Linda Lou

January 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Today I will participate in life to the best of my ability. No matter the outcome, I will be a winner. I will be grateful because I am blessed.


January 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I am healing toward new me.
All the fears and energy I did not need are gone.
I am shining and will be appreciated for who I am.
I move forward like water which flows freely around all obstacles.

jenny glucksman

January 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Each breath makes me want to strive harder to reach my goal and to be the best I can be – Never give up!


January 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I will carry the spirit of savasana off the mat and into the world.

Chelsey Anderson

January 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

To let the thought of “possibility” give me strength to push myself to unknown limits everyday.

Keri McMeans

January 11, 2013 at 6:50 am

This is the year of Patience:
I qualified and ran Boston 2012. If anyone remembers, it was the hottest Boston Marathon since 1976. Wow! So, by love and passion a true trail ultra runner (code for I hate pavement), Boston was on the 2012 bucket list. The temps were in the 80’s at the start. Sweating profusely in my starting wave and not to mention the case of turf toe I developed 5 days before, I quickly readjusted my goals. A friend told me before the race, “Sometimes you need to step off the world and let it all go”. That is exactly what I did to finish. After 16 years of running, Boston taught me patience. Athletically and personally (kids, husband, work) my life is very intertwined. I believe running is much of who I am and how I live my life…therefore, looking down the docket of 2013 athletic and personal goals, I plan to put patience in front of every day and work out. Whether it is a 2 mile easy day or a 40 miler…patience will allow me to work harder than everyone else. Yoda, yes from star wars says, “Do or do not, there is no trying”. So come on, step off the world with me – Patience will take you there.
(we all put one foot in front of the other…it is just a matter of doing it over and over again)

Julie Cook

January 11, 2013 at 7:08 am

My intention is to live with mindfulness and love. To be open to everything and attached to nothing.

Ai Tsuiki

January 11, 2013 at 7:11 am

I intend to spend as much time giving by volunteering as possible.

Gina Holbrook

January 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

I will embrace every unexpected twist and turn in my journey as a gift and an opportunity to learn, understand, appreciate and LOVE. I will not respond out of fear, rather, I will face situations (work, running, family) with the mindset that that I have everything I need to stay peaceful, purposeful and powerful. Life is an incredible gift and I choose to ‘Be Here Now’.

Jawatha Shannon Forrest

January 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

I am open to new experiences, new connections, and an abundance of gratitude! Loving me is taking priority over all else.

chris olson

January 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

I am going to put me first and take care of my body and let the rest fall into place.


January 11, 2013 at 9:32 am

I intend to work on my balance and while doing so, accept myself and my limitations. I plan to move EVERYDAY because I can!

Becky Brill

January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

To finally realize that everything is possible and nothing is the limit.

Cheryl Laubacher

January 11, 2013 at 10:25 am

I will be a peacemaker. I will seek peaceful resolution to problems, point out peaceful sotutions to those around me and make peace within.


January 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

In 2013 I intend to use each new day to renew my mind, embrace my children, strengthen and reshape my body, restore my soul, inspire and encourage my friends, revive my diet, and enjoy each moment I am given. Life is a gift. I accept, and am grateful.


January 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Now entering my 35th year, I realize exactly how many of my own goals and desires I have put on hold in order to raise a family and build a business. My intent this year is to live up to my expectations for myself. I know who I am inside and it’s high time I showed her how worthy she is of the same effort and determination that I give every other aspect of my life. I just signed up for the Iron Girl Triathlon in May and it’s safe to say that I am equally terrified and excited for the challenges that lay ahead!

Marylee Moore

January 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I intend to be more generous and creative. A helper’s high is a wonderful feeling. And to laugh more.


January 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I will ride the waves of change.

melody branum

January 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm

This year I am working very hard at getting back to my spritual side of myself. Reading, meditation, trying very hard to live in the moment. I was pulled in another direction for some time and nothing is more exciting to me now then getting in shape body and soul. We all need to remember were all connected we need to reach out to one another and pass on our energy, so let,s be as healthy mind and body as we can LEARN to be every day!

Mary Lee Dereske

January 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I will be strong enough to remain flexible.


January 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

After years of setting resolutions and breaking them within a week, I decided to keep two words in mind for 2013 – Spaciousness and Wellness. I realized that these intentions cover my life in its entirety: spiritual, physical, relationships, career, home life, hobbies, romance, family. By connecting to these two powerful and easy-to-remember words, I can accept the invitations that soothe my soul while declining to spend time with energy drainers. I put in more effort at work when the project calls for it, but resist the urge to check emails in the evenings and weekends on my phone. I take time to walk the dog, sip the tea, read the book, eat the veggies, be present with a friend and I am overwhelmed with gratitude and the ease or suka with which my life flows.


January 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

My intention is to be a more gentle and accepting woman. To love without judgements and appreciate the journey each of us is on. To be open to the opportunities that approach me each day and embrace the moment with the eyes of a child. To give and to receive the blessings that are bestowed on me. My intention is to love openly and freely.


January 12, 2013 at 10:15 am

I intend to be passionate about whatever I do. I will not allow myself to work in a negative environment that smothers my positive energy. I will not take for granted the tool I have been given and the health I have been blessed with. I will show gratitude by participating in all forms of exercise and truly celebrate everyday! I will push myself to have the courage to try and do something that no one else has done with patients and exercise. I will take care of me this time.
I will take my nursing to a different level and never call work “work” again!


January 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

I will LIVE in the MOMENT.
I will let go of worry and fear.

bonnie cooper

January 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

My intention today (full moon) is to purposefully give up hope and release a relationship that has not good for me, that I’ve struggled with a great deal, and learn to love, respect and nurture myself first. I believe that once I learn how to fully love myself that everything fall into place. Today is the start of a new me full of positive energy, hope and smiles!

Jennifer Hartley

January 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I intend to continue showing my body respect by giving it healthy fuel and regular exercise in order to set a good example for my extended family.

AnneCorrine Pattillo

January 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I intend to worry less and to trust Grace.

Valerie Glavieux

January 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I will live every day with love in my heart because love is not the meaning in life it’s the feeling of life and each month I will take a look back and if it doesn’t bring me to tears or happiness, then I will consider that month a waste.

Chris Adams

January 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

To be the best ME I can be every day.

Melissa Ramsey

January 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

My intention in 2013 is to live life to the fullest & appreciate every day as a blessing.


January 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm

My intent is to demonstrate perseverence and dedication to both me and my kids to achieve my goal of running 1000 miles in 2013.

Tirzah Zipperer

January 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

My intentions for 2013 are to continue to always move forward in all aspects of my life.

Michelle Turmell

January 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I am going through a divorce and have grown so much through this process. I have started to refocus my attention to me! Yes, me!! My two beautiful children will always be my top priority. However, I have neglected my desires over the last 11 years. I focused so much on making someone else happy, I forgot how to be happy. I intend to forgive, even when there is no apology. I intend to spend quality, focused time with my children. I intend to turn off electronics more often. I intend to spend more time with friends. I intend to spend more time with myself. And, more specifically, I intend to finish my first triathalon this summer. I recently ran a 5K race. My kids cheered me on and the looks on their faces were so inspiring to me. They were so proud of me and I want to continue to inspire my children.

Amy Velasquez

January 13, 2013 at 6:42 am

I will focus on being grateful for the many good things in my life. it is so easy to get sucked into the “victim” mentality and shut down without even being aware of it! So I will be thankful and therefore strengthening my ability to be focused and successful as I reach my goals this year. Heck, I couldn’t even fathom setting these goals a year ago, and now? Running a half marathon, managing my budget, and even pursuing a relationship are within sight and happening every day. So simple, so basic…yet I forget how connected my mind and my heart are to successfully focusing on those things I want to achieve.

It’s like the giant lego set for the StarWars ship my son received as a gift: without the directions (being focused), he could never have completed it; without following the the directions, step by step (more daily focus), he could never have completed it; without using every piece (implementation of the goals) the ship would never look as it was intended.

Wow…I guess being thankful and hence more positive leads to the clarity I was lacking–finding little examples of being focused all around my daily life. 🙂

Debbie Gershman

January 13, 2013 at 7:23 am

I am making my goals measurable and acheivable.


January 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

I intend to live life to the fullest, to appreciate each day, and not limit myself by self-consciousness any longer. My husband is a two-time Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor (he is amazing!) and a year ago we had twins (which really did a number on my body). I finally lost all the weight and we started training for a triathlon!

Courtney E

January 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

This year I will:

Improve the lives of 100 people
Make time for exercise daily
Make my calendar obey my priorities in this order: God, Self, Spouse, Children, Work

Spread joy and peace to everyone I touch.


January 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

My intention this year is to become a mom at 40 after 4 miscarriages. To stay focused and thankful for what I already have. My other dream of owning my own business is already coming true through a miraculous random phone call from someone I helped years ago offering me money to help this dream come true. Above all, I am intending to love the soul inside of me and treat her with respect and compassion.

nichole carnevale

January 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

At that decisive moment, when the path before me branches, I will choose to conquer fear and run with love.


January 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

My intention is to embrace the process of uncovering my true authentic self. Learning to LOVE myself, to not be so HARD on myself, and appreciate how wonderful I already am as a woman, daughter, and friend.

Nancy Columbus

January 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I want to excel at pull ups & toes to bar….my personal best.

Cheryl Frawley

January 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I am a witness, an observer. From this place of expanded awareness that I have cultivated for myself, I am mindful of each moment and aware of the precious beauty and light within every living thing. I feel the ground beneath me and am grateful for each day and every moment of this fleeting time on earth.

Jina Geurts

January 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

When I become aware of resistance, I will align myself with flow.


January 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

To be present, positive, & punctual.

Kimberly Butler

January 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Share infinite blessings along my path…

T. Hanley

January 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

To dream a little bigger.
To forget my failures and relish in the now.
To laugh like a child and speak like a sage.
To appreciate each and every breathe not taking the next for granted.
To live fearlessly and abundantely.
To respect the Creator's playground but run through it with wild abandon.


January 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

To enjoy my babies while they are young, to focus my energy and release anger/stress through yoga and tai chi, to take each day with calm mind and positive energy.


January 14, 2013 at 5:50 am

My intention is to stand fully in the moment whether it contains joy or pain and decide that it doesn’t need to be altered — it is exactly how it should be.


January 14, 2013 at 6:28 am

I will stand fully in the moment whether it contains joy or pain and decide that it doesn’t need to be altered — it is exactly how it should be.


January 14, 2013 at 7:17 am

To own my self, To be comfortable in my skin.


January 14, 2013 at 7:25 am

TO INSPIRE Growth and JOY in myself and others!


January 14, 2013 at 7:26 am

To BE Authentic Me!

Joscelyne Gray

January 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

I intend to run a 2:30 half marathon and complete my first Olympic distance triathlon this year, and stay injury-free. With vision, spirit, determination, and self-care, I will reach these goals!


January 14, 2013 at 9:45 am

To be proud of my fitness accomplishments thus far; to press myself even further.

Jessica Woodcock

January 14, 2013 at 9:50 am

My intention is to empower someone else


January 14, 2013 at 9:56 am

I intend to bring my body & mind to a place of peace!


January 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

~ I affirm to disconnect in order to reconnect on a more personal level in 2013 ~


January 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

I will live now

Jackie Moore

January 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

Today, I will be stronger than yesterday.

Carri Uranga

January 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

Currently launching a community movement called Weapons Against Self Doubt!
Check out, like & share our facebook page. This is a non-profit self action group!

Hollie Reina

January 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

I will fully embrace each day and all it has to offer. Be it; joy, love, strength, challenge, sorrow or struggle, I will absorb it as a lesson and be a better athlete, mother, wife and friend on the other side.

Virginia Cailleteau

January 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

I am introducing the bold, brilliant woman who’s been hiding in plain sight within me to the world of life more epic.


January 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

My intention for 2013 for life and training: Find your happy pace.


January 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

Yoga has brought to my life a new start: Hope and confidence. So this year my intention is:

“Take a deep breathe to be back home.” 😉


Sara Haag

January 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

I will run longer today, so my body and mind will run longer for me in the future.


January 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

I will not stop! I will keep going and push myself to be the best ME I can be. I will embrace the positive and stomp out the negative. I will do everything with a smile and set the best example I can for my girls, as they are the next generation.

Ashley Nordberg

January 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

My intention is to live beyond my potential through giving onto others as well as myself.

Maureen Elizabeth

January 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

My intention is to praise and thank God everyday for all He has done and all He’s about to do!


January 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

My intention is to fill my cup from the inside out. I intend spend each day each moment seizing those opportunities to do this so I have more of myself to give. I am a wife, a mother, and a professional. Balance happens when I prioritize myself, my family, and then the outer world. I intend to make a book list, a calm and quiet reflection list, an adventure list, and a love list. I intend to be a role model by being a real model.


January 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I will outrun that negative voice inside my head, mile after mile.


January 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I am passionate towards my athleticism so my children will look forward to following my lead and have a healthy life

Sharon Tavana

January 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

When I look back at 2013 I will amaze myself with the number of items that moved from the “Wish I could…” list to the “Can’t believe I did it!” list; and, in doing so I will change my future as well as my daughter’s.


January 15, 2013 at 2:07 am

I will stretch my body, mind, and spirit to see how far I can go.

Michelle Schomaker

January 15, 2013 at 5:08 am

I make conscious choices that serve my community for the greater good.


January 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

My intention this year is to become a certified personal trainer and volunteer my free time to helping my neighbors and community affected by Sandy. I will work harder on appreciating what I still have and not focusing on what I’ve lost. Material items can be replaced and although it may be a long recovery, I intend to make lemons into lemonade and use this tragedy to better myself.

Leslie O'Meara

January 15, 2013 at 7:16 am

I love myself fully, accepting the whole catastrophe with gratitude. This love fills me with an abundance so that I seek opportunities to share this beautiful positive energy. My actions will align with my mantra, “I am love.”


January 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

I will be fearless and shine

Martina Litasi

January 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

I intend to be mindful in all of my movements and remember to breath. To seek inspiration from my surroundings and others. To radiate happiness and kindness and brush all negative aside. To live each day like it is my last.

Lisa Marie

January 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

I fully intend to find balance as a single mother – to care for myself as I do my children on a daily basis by finishing my yoga teacher certification, training and running my first 5k with my sons, and learning to rock climb and surf, thereby gaining victory over two longstanding fears. I will inspire my children to take calculated risks, challenge themselves and live fully! I am joining the ranks of Warrior Goddesses 🙂

Jane Roth

January 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

Being positive and living in the present is life at its best.
People don’t appreciate things until they’re gone and its too late, appreciate your life, cherish your life you are special.
Love and approve of yourself if you’re a good person. Change yourself to be the best you can be. Don’t judge anyone and tell others what to do.
Live your life now.


January 15, 2013 at 9:53 am

This cycle around the sun I wish to achieve a quiet and peaceful manner of being that fosters joy, creativity and sharing to all.


January 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

I intend to increase my energy et flexibility by initiate my body to Yoga!

Taylor Nieman

January 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

When the body and the mind work together we are filled with a world of possibilities.


January 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

My intention this year is TOTAL transformation. Mind, body and spirit! Training for a half Ironman, learning to live with back pain(no pain relievers), healthier diet for my family and myself. No more worrying…it doesn’t get me anywhere!

Sammie Phillips

January 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I will celebrate my health by pushing my body to new limits.


January 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I intend to appreciate the seconds of each day of life as though it is the equivalent amount of dollars. $86,400


January 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I will take big, clean gulps of air and keep running! I’ll keep running right through that half marathon this year!!!


January 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm

To believe in myself and achieve my dream. Just registered for Iyengar Teacher Trainning, to enhance my understand and practice in yoga. Keeping the can-do attudite, thinking positively, and achievng my goal in 2013 are always in the air.


January 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I set the intention of committing to my yoga practice. Within that idea of commitment to oneself and ones community all other things will fall in place. With clear mind and clear body I vow to make a difference in my life and the lives of others. Namaste.

Ourania Abaza

January 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm

My intentions- To start off each day with determination and end it with satisfaction.

Holly Ward

January 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I use the power of my true self to manifest love in my life, others lives and change my little part of the world for better.

Michelle Tyra

January 16, 2013 at 5:50 am

To bring a positive light to everything I experience.

Kara Klem

January 16, 2013 at 6:19 am

I intend to challenge myself in 2013 by finding the gift every day has in store for me.


January 16, 2013 at 7:42 am

Rather than being the person everyone else wants me to be or thinks I should be, I intend to be the person I want to be.


January 16, 2013 at 8:13 am

I intend to focus on my abundant blessings–especially my health and children–as I become a runner again after my third baby. Strong legs, strong heart, strong mama!

Trish Foster

January 16, 2013 at 9:42 am

My intention is to rid myself of pessimism and find joy in every day. To not make resolutions, but to make achievable goals to be a healthier, happier me.


January 16, 2013 at 9:43 am

I will move forward with strength and perseverance. The past does not define me.


January 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

I will seek joy and express gratitude daily.


January 16, 2013 at 10:52 am

I intend to join, support and encourage my husband on his journey to weight loss and good health.

Cherlyn Marlow Satkowiak

January 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

Listen to the universal power all around, and harness that energy to commit making this world a better place. The smallest gesture of kindness can make the biggest difference in someones life.

Courtney Vanpraag

January 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

My intention is to embrace my inner drive & tenacity and allow it to shine through to touch the souls of those around me. To share my passion and love for running & a healthy lifestyle to motivate, inspire and empower others to take time to connect with their inner strength & beauty so that they realize they too can achieve the “impossible”.

Rachel McGinnis

January 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Search deeper within to strive harder without to finish farther than ever imagined


January 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

My intention is to connect more deeply and authentically with my center…my soul, and to allow my thoughts,words and actions to flow from this honest, grace-filled source of divine light.


January 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I now realize that everything in life happens for a reason, and things always seems to come out the way they were intended to be. Sometimes things in life are beyond our control, and I vow to accept those things as they are. They might turn out differently than I expected, but it usually a rewarding and eye opening journey.

Sarah M

January 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

My intention is to continue to be healthy (not skinny) and gain strength both physically and mentally…whilst inspiring and collaborating with others of my same intetion.

*I really want a chiseled six-pack for summer 2013 =]

Cathy Burke

January 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I will embrace my age and who I am today and instead of comparing myself to the girl I used to be, I am thankful for her for making me the woman I am today.

Breia Alderson

January 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I will trust in the strength I posses.


January 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I intend to “be a voice and not an echo.” It’s so easy to get caught up with who I think I should be, who I think I could be, or who I think others want me to be.

I intend to use my voice for who I am and who I be.

2013 is the year the echos fade away into the canyon.


January 17, 2013 at 5:13 am

To over come my mental problems and and finally lose the major amount of weight that I need to to become healthy, strong, and a physically active woman of worth. Like the mythical phoenix, I shall rise from the ashes of my past, and begin all over again, looking towards the future!!

Whitney Cox

January 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

My intentions for this year and hopefully years to follow is to live healthier and happier. I have had some health problems with my thyroid the last few years but should be on my way now. The problems have left me struggling with my weight. January was my start. The gym, healthier foods and playing more with my children (because I can without getting winded). The ladies in this magazine inspire me. I would do anything to look like that. They look like they just feel good and happy. My goal is to feel good and happy, I’m looking forward to it.


January 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

I intend to fully allow the expression of the universe to flow through me without blocking through judgment. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!

Carrie Presses

January 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

I will be kind to the Earth, to others and more importantly, to myself.

Ellen Jones

January 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

I intend to learn more about myself and my body one day at a time. I have been sober for a couple years now and I know it is time to treat myself with love, respect, and health after so mant years of mistreating it. By doing this I will be able to love others more and feel compassion with my surrounding.

Laura Mattison

January 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

My intention is santosha, or contentment. I can love grace and strength and flexibility without ego, without needing to appropriate for my own. The most graceful and strong people have an ease that suggests a true contentment in their skin and in their place in the world. My place, my body, is too a good one. In eliminating the need to do everything and be everyone, I am eliminating a toxin. And what I find, when eliminating that toxin, is me. In cultivating contentment, rather than a persona, I develop Me and not a pre-canned identity. If I can cultivate contentment, then effort will cease and be replaced by grace and strength, love of the simple pleasure of the moment. The more I eliminate effort, the more I will find me.


January 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Wherever I am, be there – with my whole body, mind and heart.

I welcome the privilege I have of growing old with the person I love and to watch my precious children embark on their life’s adventures. I will devote time and resources to myself and my goals with the same determination that I champion the dreams of others.

I will laugh loudly, live bravely, cry openly and give generously.


January 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

To be kind.
Toward others, yes, but especially to myself as I navigate the intense terrain of being a new mother and having to rediscover myself.

Chris Cole

January 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

To breathe, feel and breathe again, before making a judgement about my life. To live my best life, one day at a time.

Dawn jex

January 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

My intention is to live the rest of my life without guilt or shame being imposed on me by others. My intention is to be my genuine self and to always choose love over fear.

Tracy Wales

January 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I intend to give my 8 year old daughter joy, to make her proud of me, and to show her a woman’s strength by training for and running a 5K with her.


January 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I am present in my body, amazed at how strong and perfect it really is, whatever flaws I sometimes think it has! My belly is strong, it helps me do headstand. My legs are strong, they hold me up in Warrior II. My arms are strong, they let me fly.

Tammy Knifong

January 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I intend to be more healthy, hopefully. After an extremely hard year, I have learned that there is still hope if I endure a major surgery. I am afraid, but I never knew how strong I could be until I had no choice but to be strong. I will endure whatever it takes, even for the slightest chance, even if it gives me just one good day, cause every moment we have is so special. I also intend to write more since I am physcially unable to do much, it is a way I can share who I am inside and a way to share with future generations who I am.

Basia Menning

January 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I cannot expect to give my best if I neglect my own self, thus…

I will take care of my self so I can give my best


January 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I embrace 2013 full of joy and strength


January 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Conquer my fears while completeing the Tough Mudder again this year, but this time under 3 hours!
Every night I pray that everyone can find a reason to smile the next day, and I hope that I can help the people around me do that each day.
My family deserves the very best of me and I pray that everyday I can give my boys and husband that and more.

Lisa R. Gerke

January 18, 2013 at 5:41 am

I will be Thankful for my Health. Remember each Morning to have a positive attitude to take care of myself inside and out , so that I can serve others. Fitness has to be a third slice of the Pie! Spirituality in the way of doing what I enjoy, and taking the time for the inner Soul. Feeding my body with Healthy foods and lots of Water! Above all staying optimistic when the odds seem hefty .

Natalia Quesada

January 18, 2013 at 6:30 am

Intention to be more Natural, to let flow the love inside of me, let people love me and love back.(Forgiveness and Compasion)
I`m more yogi, a dancer in my enviroment, a loving Woman, a peaceful place for others. I`m rich inside and outside. My main intention is to live the moment and Meditate more.
Love, Natalia

Kathryn Culver

January 18, 2013 at 6:51 am

To bring the joy of practicing yoga to rural Haiti where I will be teaching orphans and abandoned children (OAC) hatha yoga from June to October 2013. Many of the children experienced the devastating earthquake in 2010 and it is my hope that yoga can help them find peace within themselves and their surroundings to encourage healing from this and other traumas they have experienced.

Julie Ebersole

January 18, 2013 at 7:45 am

My intentions have always been to be as perfect as possible, in a healthy manner, for my family, our home, society, and myself (especially on the outside). My intention is to maintain this, but with more feeling and less adherence to a strict regimen. Life is all about balance and joy. My joy may have been out of whack due to trying to make everything so perfect. I want to make my life and my family’s life richer and more fun. It should be more about feeling and experiences. Life goes by so fast, make it count!


January 18, 2013 at 7:48 am

I intend to be present and grateful in each moment so my sunshine within may radiate out into the world.

Indah Nuritasari

January 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

My intentions are to do the half marathon in New York City in April (Athleta is one of the sponsors, yayy!) and the Philadelphia Marathon in November. I’ve been running every other day and very determined to reach these goals in 2013. Wish me luck!

Jenny Mauger

January 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

I will embrace the uncertainty in life and be brave in the choices I make.


January 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

To work to be more fit and healthy, for myself and my family. My son is 6, and he and I are working up to a 5K and we all plan to run the Coronado Bay Bridge Run in San Diego in May. A beautiful view of the city and ourselves when my husband and I and our son run farther than we ever have together!


January 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm

This year, I will be more compassionate to myself. I will forgive myself for shortcomings and be kind when I make mistakes. No more beating myself down!

Cathy Hayes

January 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Each run, weight lifted and workout in 2013 will bring me closer to loving myself completely and leaving behind the beliefs from the past! My intention is to feel and live physically, mentally and spiritually strong and STOP waiting for it to happen….this is the time!

Channa Roe

January 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I intend to find and cultivate flexibility – inside and out.

Melanie Brown

January 19, 2013 at 6:02 am

This year I am striving to have more Grace…in my relationships, in the words I speak, in my actions and most of all with the temple God gave me. Acceptance is a form of Grace. Instead of always wishing I could run faster, look thinner, do a chin up, etc…I am going to accept where I am in my strive to be healthy and just do my best with the body God gave me.

Lindsey R

January 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

My intention is to aid my sister in law on her weight loss journey by being there as push and motivate. To help her see that her potential goes so much further than she thinks. All the while helping myself to realize my own strength and potential as a human, mother, sister, daughter, wife, grand daughter and niece. Together our goal is to finish the tough mudder race in June (half marathon with 20 or so obstacles throughout).

Karen Weachter

January 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

To do what i can to help others and strive w/ inner strength to modivate and push harder to achieve goals because success is knowledge and knowledge is power.. be inevitiable be invincible, don’t just be…… the sky is the limits…


January 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

To not be sitting on the couch wishing I had signed up for IronMan Lake Placid!

Christine Holmes

January 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I will believe in myself and reach from my dreams.

Brenda B

January 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I intend to: lighten up.
To stop letting work weigh me down.
To stop taking myself so seriously.
To stop carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.
To eat lighter, releasing excess weight.
To walk lighter upon the earth, buying goods that honor balance and sustainability.

Kelsey King

January 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Live each day wholeheartedly

Natasha Diamond

January 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

To smile more and give my children gentle, loving kindness, tolerance and acceptance in those moments of impatience and distraction.

Rachel V

January 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I will realize that what I am capable of has no limits, and turn thoughts and intentions into reality.

Rachel V

January 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

To engage in gratitude every morning and push myself to new limits.


January 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm

My intentions are to take care of myself and only allow mysellf to be surrounded by positive people and unconditional love.


January 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

This year is full of blessings! To feel the fresh air kissing my face with every outdoors activity my body is exposed is priceless… and I desire for others to enjoy nature and experience the same. I have four half marathons and three full marathons in my schedule for this year, and every training day is a great accomplishment!!! My purpose is to inspire friends and family to be active, healthy and positive…. and to give any tranning tips along the way…

Christine Martinez-Suzukawa

January 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I intend to continue to inspire & motivate myself & others to live their fullest potential by making conscious choices that leads them in the directions of their dreams, desires & intentions. My blog is one vehicle for my intention-please check it out!!


January 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Mine is a three-fold intention:

– To be an example for first myself and then others in being a light-creator in dark times.

– To be part of the solution and not the problem.

– To give, accept, appreciate, embrace, and inspire.

Shelly Morris

January 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

To work out with my Personal Trainer (new!) three times per week to recapture my health, decrease stress, and to let this positive intention flow out into all areas of my life.

Shelly Blackwell

January 20, 2013 at 4:33 am

2013 will be a year I am able to be strong enough for anything I want to do. I have been cross-fitting for 6 months now and at 40 years of age, am in the best shape of my life. I hope to be an example for my 11 year old son with Down syndrome that a healthy lifestyle is VERY important. He knows the priortiy exercise takes in my life and by my example, he’ll learn healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle.

sheri horan

January 20, 2013 at 5:07 am

Live each day with no regrets, be true to myself and realize that I am special in my own way. I will strive for happiness in myself and try to realize that I am strong, I am loved and I have support around me. I will open my heart and open my mind to people I love and who love me. I have for so long not believed in myself, I think his is why I push and drive and keep busy with helping others and doing , doing , doing. I made a promise to myself that his year I will learn about me, who I am, what makes me do the things I do, strive what what I strive for and the reasons behind the actions.

2013, is the year of me, the year of She, SheRocks, She swims, she bikes, she runs, she rocks!!!!


January 20, 2013 at 5:53 am

Intention is but a word; intentions mere thoughts. I intend (actions speak) to finish writing my book, which requires me to face my fears honestly, to maintain my fit & happy body, and to help my daughter, who has been very ill & now is improving, to spread her wings & fly over her last hurdle-to quit smoking.

Samantha Donahue

January 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

I want to be more true and honest with myself and others around me. For so long I have lived trying not to hurt anyone in my path. So if the truth was going to hurt I always kept it in or sugar coated it. No longer can I live this way, to much stress.


January 20, 2013 at 7:19 am

This year I am focusing on the word “fearless.” My intention is to do those things which scare me; socialize more, speak up, bungee jump, sing in public, even drive a car more. This year I hope to release myself from fear.


January 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

I nurture myself and contribute to my community through intentional action.

Kelley Ingols

January 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

My mantra for the year is “Be”~If you incorporate Be in front of other words it is amazing how uplifting, inspiring and happy you will “Be”. Be Present Be Wonderful, Be Radiant, Be Happy, Be Grounded……..and simply just Be! Repeat “Be” over and over again and you will Be……

Rebecca Wolfe

January 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

I will let go of hate and anger and focus on my life.


January 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

My intentions are to run my heart out, no matter the weather, and always be motivated to perform well. I want to be the best person that I can be!


January 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

I intend to be a healthy, fit person who is active in my own life every day; to take care of myself so that I can be an open, accepting and supportive person who is a positive influence on others around me; to manage daily tasks with efficiency so that I have more time to focus on the things I truly love; and most importantly, to intionally plan and LIVE my life each day–not simply get through it, but savor it.

Angela S

January 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

To not simply “accept” imperfections and flaws, but revel in them, for they are part of what makes me unique. Besides, say it with me – ‘perfect’ is a boring illusion!

Jodie Welk

January 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Taking MUCH MORE TIME for Inner peace through meditation and yoga. Silencing the conversation in my head and living, accepting, enjoying everyday. Not to get caught up in buzyiness and fake priorities that will not matter 1 year from now. Be true to self.

Sharon R.

January 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

to get outside & get some fresh air every single day… to listen to my body & know that some days its ok if i simply sit on the porch for awhile instead of getting in that long run or hike that i really want to… i will take advantage of the days my body is feeling well & not get down over the days it does not allow me to do the things i want to do…


January 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

This year I will stand up for myself and no longer engage in passive-aggressive behavior.

Dana M

January 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I intend to live a mindful, healthy, vigorous life that provides support and loving kindness to my family and my community. In order to do so, I find sustenance in the good earth’s food, meditation, yoga, running, music, and the loving kindness that makes its way to me!

Carlee Brandom

January 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

To let the little things go and fully appreciate and take advantage of the gifts I have been given

Julie Schilling

January 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

To be one with my failings and my powers. To open myself to my shadow as well as my light. To embrace the universe of me.

Brittany Brackett

January 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Taking a different journey by completing new challenges that
force you out of your comfort zone.
(half ironman triathlon)


January 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

My intention is to find more courage to live this one wild and precious life more authentically. Letting go of fear and those who do not see me for who i am inside. Looking forward to how this intention will manifest itself this year.


January 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I will be kind to myself.

KC Adams

January 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

My intention springs from personal struggles that were helped immeasurably by practicing yoga. When my husband announced he wanted a divorce, I was devastated. If I didn’t have a yoga practice in place already, I don’t know where I would be today or how I could have gone through what I did. I decided to deepen my practice and become a yoga instructor. I learned that giving back was the surest way to find contentment in life. I plan to teach a class called “yoga for splitting up” with hopes that it will help all the walking wounded of divorce learn to heal themselves.


January 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I will be authentic in all that I do. I will embrace the process of learning to act based on what’s best for me not what others expect of me.

Morgana Wilborn

January 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I will be content in where I begin and faithful in where I hope to end.

Lauren Hammerle

January 21, 2013 at 3:53 am

I will do everything right or I won’t do it at all.

Jen Nolan

January 21, 2013 at 5:36 am

To truely discover my souls energy. And share that healing energy with others.

Mary Kate Mehegan

January 21, 2013 at 7:06 am

My intention is to make my self as healthy as I can on the inside and out! After being hit with a lot of digestive issues, I have decided that I am in charge of my own destiny. So I have begun a journey to health and a beautiful life. Right now I am adjusting to the vegan lifestyle and I can already feel my body healing itself! I already have more energy to run and appreciate the world around me! With this energy and health my intention is to do more for and change the lives of others.


January 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

I am thankful, I am healthy I am strong. I AM HAPPY

Kellie Rose Wilson

January 21, 2013 at 7:53 am

I will relentlessly pursue my dreams!

Adrianna Moreno

January 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

I will follow my passions, live to the fullest and never look back.


January 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

Forward is my pace!
I will share of peace (yes that spelling is intentional) of my sole/soul with all I meet.
I will inspire others to find their inner superhero. I will learn and grow with my Girls on the Run absorbing all the good they have to offer.

Bev C

January 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

I consistently make choices that support my health and well being. Praying, exercising and eating healthy nurture my soul.

Mandy Marsh

January 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

I will be the sunshine.

Hannah Jones

January 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

I will do everything I’m afraid to do.


January 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

My intention…
Is to bloom and flower in the face of the harsh weather life can bring.

Amy Jo

January 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

To quit saying “I’ll try”, and start saying “I will”.

Candace Sebastian

January 21, 2013 at 9:26 am

my intention is to have the body of an Athleta model.


January 21, 2013 at 10:05 am

I am finding my strength by regaining good health. I am grateful for the blessings in my life.

Mary Sousounis

January 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

I will listen to my soul, follow my intuition.

Emily Dzirnis

January 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

The power of my intention: to quiet the inner critic and sing loudly (and perhaps out of tune) with the inner champion.

Heather L

January 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

My intention is to work on my inner and outer strength and to help others to find theirs too.

Mary Kate Mehegan

January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

My own splash will ripple to those who are close to me. In turn their waves will move tides and oceans.

Alison R.

January 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I will allow myself to be guided by my self esteem and not my ego.

Michelle Owens

January 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I am going to run and I am going to keep running. When I think I can’t run anymore, I am going to continue to be strong in body and mind and put one foot in front of the other in order to continue to strive to be the amazing woman that I am. Because I too can achieve and reach my goals.

I signed up for 3 half marathons and have inspired my husband and my kids to run, play and enjoy the benefits that activity brings.

Melissa Bertolino

January 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I will work hard, and I will play hard.

Michelle Owens

January 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm

To embrace the saying of “strength in numbers” for achievements are best celebrated when surrounded by those you love and knew you could achieve your goals all along. I can’t wait to run my first 1/2 marathon with friends and being cheered on by friends and family. It makes the finish line all the sweeter when I cross.


January 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I will open my eyes so that I can leap forward.

Alyssa Shale

January 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I will actively pursue a positive path.

Nicole Corey

January 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm

To find patience and listen without thinking of what I’m going to say next. Write in my gratitude journal.

Jennifer Peterson

January 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I will bend but not break!

Terri Redmond

January 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I will give form to thought, through courage and wisdom. I am me. I am a goddess fashioned in perfection, molded through intention.

Lindsey Martin

January 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

My life is not my own. I want to live in such a way that points to the glory of God. I want to worship the creator and not the creation. God has given me a passion for the physical. I take great joy in challenging myself mind, body, and spirit. I honor the way He has created me when I do this.


January 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I will appreciate what my body can do today

Michal Ramon

January 21, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I instead to fully enjoy every moment AND to forgive my self when I’m not.


January 22, 2013 at 6:35 am

I am strong, mentally and physically, and am filled with compassion and love for all that surroundme.

Susan Arnold

January 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

I will BE where my feet are.

(not letting my mind wander off to other places!)


January 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

To make compassionate living a daily habit.


January 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

To rediscover my inner athelete


January 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

This year I plan to renew my energy and enthusiasm for my health and fitness program by trying something new each day. . .and adding it to my recipe for overall wellness. I plan to enrich my workouts by diving into power yoga, by taking new classes with strange names (like TRX, Ugi, and Bokwa) at my exercise studio, and by getting outdoors with my dogs as much as possible. I bought a juicer, and am experimenting with new recipes. I’m adding new kinds of music to my playlists, making an effort to read more, relishing the special times with my children as I watch them grow and change, and basically, savoring every moment!


January 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Ever since my brother was diagnosed with ALS my intentions about living have dramatically altered. I intend to live every day fully present. To not take myself so seriously and to laugh! I saw this tumblr about llbean boyfriends recently so my husband and I started a companion one: Helps me smile every day. And then go out and shred something.


January 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

To remember……..”I am worthy of my pursuit of happiness”.

Michele Phillips

January 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This year is about mindfulness and finding joy in the present moment. I will find beauty in simplicity and the pleasure in each breath.


January 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

My intention is to embody and embrace the higher self already within me, and to encourage my students, friends, family, and anyone else I meet to do the same. It’s so easy to operate from that lower place, to take the path of least resistance, and to let fear drive us. Instead, I’m stepping out on faith and into my inner wisdom and love. To that end, I’m stepping up in several areas of my life. I want to fully nail handstand this year and to host a Yoga retreat in a beachy, tropical setting. Good luck, everyone, with these intentions, and namaste.

Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )

January 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

my intention is to be the best person I can be!! appreciate life, we only get to live once!

leslee anne

January 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm

live your life as though it is your last


January 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

My 2013 intention is to renew my energy everyday by getting more sleep and to continue to strengthen my body by adding a Jungshin fitness class to my exercise routine.

Here’s why… Fortunately, I’ve always been healthy. But in late 2010, I had to have surgery due to a health problem. I continued to recover throughout 2011 and started exercising again. I was bored with working out alone in my basement and my husband suggested that I take a kickboxing class because I always said it was something I wanted to do. So I did and I loved it! I was very disciplined and went 3 times per week. I could feel my body getting stronger and stronger. But, my bad habit is that I stay up too late and am sluggish during the day. So now I have decided to get more and better sleep and I am already feeling the effects of making this small change… Refreshed with more energy throughout each day. I also recently discovered a new Jungshin fitness class at the YMCA and am loving that too. When I leave to go to one of my classes my daughter says to me, “Go get ripped, Mom!” And I have every intention of doing so!

Cecy Holter

January 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm

My intent is to visit a bricks and morter Athleta store in 2013.


January 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm

My intention is to reclaim my faith in myself. I will conquer my fears. I will conquer my anxiety. I will set an example of strength for my son & my step-daughter that if you believe in yourself, you can achieve ANYTHING!

As I have been inspired by watching other amazing women become Iron Girls, my intention is to inspire other women- of all ages, shapes & sizes to be Iron Girls too, when I become an Iron Girl in Syracuse this summer!

cathy mckeown

January 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I will strech the limits of whats is possible. I will strectch out of my comfort zone

Carol Lynne

January 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm

After losing my job(s), having my identity stolen, losing my good credit rating, losing my savings and retirement trying to save my home, but losing my home anyway, filing bankruptcy to pardon past health bills,(no credit cards in my BK) Just days after BK discharged…was hit in auto accident and lost my vehicle (which was paid for, of course).At age 46, I’m feeling like I’ve ‘lost’ everything I could possibly lose. I wrote down every horrible thing that had happened to me, and every negative word I was thinking about myself and my life. Then I made 2 fires …one in the trash basket and one inside of me. Realized if I kept looking back, I couldn’t see the future that’s right in front of me waiting to be experienced. It’s true, “sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug”…but I no longer live life looking in my rear-view mirror. And that fire inside of me, gives me the power to be a PLAYER not a spectator in my life. Every time I see “Power to the She”, it reminds me that it’s ok for me to say, “GO ME !!” for even the smallest of victories. From the minute I wake up in the morning,(through a long day of job hunting) ’till my head hits the pillow at night, that ‘fire’ I lit inside drives me….every woman should start a fire that says,”go me !! ” For all the world’s negatives, every woman should make and live and be her own positive, be her own cheerleader, and say ‘go me’. It’s more empowering than you think it ever could be. Thanks for listening. This is the first time I’ve ever posted a comment before . Is anyone out there?

Sherry Klein

January 24, 2013 at 4:00 am

My intention is to become stronger and more flexible than I ever have before so I can be the ultimate support system for my horse, whom I hope will also become stronger and more flexible, so he can support me right back, and we can be an unstoppable team. We will practice indoors all winter and spring so we can emerge and ride endurance and dressage together. We will practice even when I get home late from work and it’s 15 degrees out and I don’t want to leave my warm house to go outside and work with him. Because it sucks to get started, but it feels so good during and afterwards and is the only thing that will work in the long run.

Lori Streitmatter

January 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

I intend to focus on things that make me happy. It’s easy to take care of others’ needs and forget about your own. This is the year that I embrace that happiness. For me, that’s running. Everything that comes with running, the land, the air, the thoughts that go through my head. THOSE are the wonderful things about running. This is the year that I won’t get “too busy” for my runs….I will go out and DO IT!

Alyssa Shale

January 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

I will actively pursue a positive path


January 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

My intention this year is to catalyze success for others. I want to see others reach their full potential, and will encourage others to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, and the everyday goodness surrounding them. My students and professional learning network (PLN in teacher-talk) are taking my challenge of 365 Days of Awesome–and they are finding images that depict the “Awesome” and the “good” in their lives. It shows how relative awesome can be, but teaches us to be grateful for our many small successes, as well as our larger ones.

Tami Rowh

January 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I intend to be free of anger this year.

Karen Poole

January 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I will find strength from within.

Katie Vining

January 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I lost my dad to diabetes and obesity 5 years ago. I’ve decided to turn my life around and get in shape!

Dianna OSullivan

January 25, 2013 at 12:29 am

My intention is to realize joy and therefore absorb the feeling of love. I hope to accomplish this by seeing when I look, feel when I touch, and listen, not just to the sounds around me I can hear, but truly listen and comprehend.


January 25, 2013 at 2:09 am

To care for my step-children’s mother as she goes through another bought of cancer. Ten years after she overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Now she is battling a more severe form of cancer. I am no longer married to my step-chidren’s father. So she and I are officially the Ex-wive’s club. My intentions are to be there for her through it all, as well as for my step kids. She will beat cancer again. We will be with her all the way.


January 25, 2013 at 4:01 am

I have a husband, six children, and one son in law and for the next 5 months a French intern. My goal is to be the best mom, wife, friend, sister, and daughter I can be and part of how I will do this is to live by our family mission statement: love God, love Family, Care for Others, and Change the World.

By taking care of myself in body (running a marathon in 2013), and spirit (time with God) and caring for others I will become all I am meant to be.


January 25, 2013 at 4:50 am

My intention is
* To allow my thoughts to flow unhindered,
* Immerse myself in the fantasies that they lead me,
* Explore the feelings that I am left with and
* Revel in some of them and Forgive myself for others


Brittany B

January 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

I will be strong and balanced through any challenge

Helene Rosenberg

January 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

I will be the person my dog wants me to be– frisky, passionate about healthy eating (yum), loyal to him and to me, joyful, sexy (he is a soft,yet expressive kisser), cuddly, and full of the moment, yet optimistic about our future.

We are both intense swimmers (two mile open swim champions) with weak knees, and growing old gracefully (66 years young for me). This year’s goal is already bearing fruit — shaving another seven minutes off my time. Athleta makes me want to jump into my suit — Mosby doesn’t get to share that luxury. But he benefits from my energy and I his. We are a pair made in heaven. For that, I am so grateful.

Joanne G

January 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

I will remember to breathe. When life starts getting too crazy I’m not going to let stress dictate my reactions. I will take a deep breath and move ahead with a positive attitude.

Jen Larson

January 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I intend to continue to improve my running abilities and replace “I can’t” with “I CAN!”


January 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I will say thank you before I run. I will say thank you for the sacredness, the solace found each time I keep going and turn another corner in the trail. I will practice running as I practice yoga: with intention, with awareness of breath and community. It is going to be a wonderful year!


January 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Intentions? To be beautiful (and healthy) when I’m old.


January 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Conquer rond de jambe onlairs so I can try fouettes. Also to dance at my 50th wedding anniversary. I’m 13.

Megan Luton

January 26, 2013 at 3:49 am

I will run towards my goals and not away from my challenges.


January 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

My past will remain behind me as my spirit and body stretches forward with endless possibilities.

Kara Welte

January 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

My intention is to become the healthiest I’ve ever been in order to continue to move on from Post Tramatic Stress Disorder. I hope to be a voice to promote national awareness of the challenges female soldiers and veterans face when coping with PTSD and also be a role model for those who want more from their treatment than mainstream medications.


January 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

To live & love with my whole heart, even though there are no guarantees

Intention inspired by Brene Brown

Patty Kelly

January 26, 2013 at 11:57 am

I will move past my challenges and find the power that I have been searching for.


January 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Less than ten months ago I was in a rock climbing accident in which I almost lost my left arm. It has been an incredible year for me – full of challenges, and finding strength and support from all areas of my life. It has been a year full of fight and perserverance in ways I never imagined, and gratitude I will never forget. I continue on in my road to recovery every day, and I am incredibly lucky for everything I have been through.

My intention is to hold the lessons I’ve learned in the past year very close to my heart so that I will always remember how strong I am deep down. My intention is to climb hard. Laugh lots. Show gratitude. Face challenges. My intention is to always remember the little things, like hugging a loved one with two arms or tying your own shoelaces. It has been an incredible year for me. My intention is to carry these lessons and build upon them to become a stronger and better me for the rest of my life. Not in spite of my accident, but because of it. 🙂


January 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

My intention is quite big. But the most important and where everything else will stem from is to be one with myself. I have written everything down that i like/want to accomplish and so often life gets in the way but this year it’s MY year and i will succeed. I fell off the band wagon with yoga (because of life) and felt my path get fuzzier and fuzzier. But i have to come to terms with the sacrifices i have to make to see myself and feel myself again. Eat cleaner and give back to my body, mind, soul. Namaste.

Laurie Pardo

January 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

My intention is to live today in a way that nurtures myself. After the physical abuse I encountered in the early years of my adulthood I have cocooned myself in extra weight as a protection. I intend to shed those protective layers of weight and replace them with layers of physical and mental strength. I have been overweight for 28 years and this is now the time for me. I will give myself the gift of love and to trust my own instincts again. I deserve the best and I will no longer allow anything less from myself.

Angela Solomon

January 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Last September, we had our fourth child (in 5.5 years), our darling Eloise. Right before I got pregnant with Eloise, I ran my first half-marathon and was in the best shape of my life. After Eloise was born, I took a complete year to focus on taking care of her well. I ran regularly, but did not reduce my calories to ensure, through breastfeeding, that she had all she needed. Now that she is over a year old, I’ve begun to refocus on myself. I am taking 2013 to rediscover who I am. Not in any way that suggest that I have become lost to myself against my will or accidentally as a result of our busy family, but rather to find out who I am in relation to being a wife, mother, friend. I am planning to run The Flying Pig Half Marathon in May, find out what size clothing I actually wear after gaining and losing baby weight four times, and figure out what I like to do for myself when time allows.

Sarah Wetherell

January 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I plan on trying new things and reaching out of my comfort zones. Along with starting my new career, I want to start the true me.

Vickie H.

January 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

to be adventurous, take on new challenges and be full of gratitude for the wonderful life that I have

Lisa Gerke

January 27, 2013 at 5:42 am


Patricia Willson

January 27, 2013 at 8:18 am

I seek to accept myself “Just as I am”, just as God accepts me “Just as I am”
I seek to love and forgive others, just as God loves and forgives me.
I seek to bless and give to others the way God has blessed and given to me.
I seek to be strong in spirit, mind and body as God commands me to be.

Dawn K

January 27, 2013 at 8:35 am

My intention is to leave the past behind. I have endured 5 difficult years of loss and I intend to look forward with the goal to only remember the good stuff, leaving the bad stuff in the dust because it only holds you back.

DuAnn Chambers

January 27, 2013 at 8:39 am

My intention: Allow the awareness of my goodness as one, to be reflected into strength and flexibility for my body, as a whole.


January 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

Become healthy and fit enough to not only look good in clothes but look good in my birthday suit as well 🙂

Meg Fore

January 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I will release my inner goddess. I am woman… hear me roar!

Anna Romig

January 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

To give to others, what I have learned,how to take care of yourself mentally and physically, Be the best you can be and not worry what people think.


January 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I will conquer my first half-marathon during tthe NIKE Women’s Half this April! It will be just under one year from when I first started the couch to 5K program, 5 weeks after having my second son. Can’t wait to cross the finish line!

Beth P

January 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I am stronger than I think I am and this new year I intend to be as strong as I really am, athletically and mentally as an intentional mom to two young girls. How humbling to know that I am their example!

Melinda Brown

January 28, 2013 at 2:00 am

I will balance my need to fly with calming peace and tranquility.


January 28, 2013 at 4:21 am

Everyday I intend to grow in knowledge, expand my comfort zone, nourish my relationships, and renew my spirit in a strong, healthy body.


January 28, 2013 at 6:27 am

To incorporate what I learn on the yoga mat into my daily life. Compassion, acceptance, and love.


January 28, 2013 at 6:38 am

My intention is to allow every choice, thought and action an opportunity to manifest what is in my heart and keep me aligned with my goals and dreams.

Christina H.

January 28, 2013 at 6:45 am

I intend work on not only my outer strength but my inner strength as well. It so important to work on both. I do both yoga and distance running and there have been times when I have wanted to give up, but that’s when you have to dig deep and push through and find that inner strength to get through it. I lost my boyfriend about a month before a half marathon to a heart attack. He was my personal cheerleader with my running. When it happened I didn’t even want out to get out of bed at first. As the date approached I thought about how proud he was of me for running and how he was always the first person I spoke to before and after a race. I decided for him I would do it. It was not easy to do but even though he here on this earth anymore, he was here in my heart and my soul. It was that inner strength that got me through that day and its also what gets me through everything I do now. I want to live a life he would be proud of me. I hope I am succeeding.


January 28, 2013 at 6:55 am

simple. I AM ENOUGH. repeat.

Jennifer Austin

January 28, 2013 at 6:59 am

My intention is to be stronger for others by reminding myself of who I am. I know what I need to re-energize each day and by reminding myself of that, I can achieve it with the goal of giving strength to others.

Esther Howard

January 28, 2013 at 7:20 am

As a handful of pebbles thrown into water, create round ripples that interlock with each other, I desire to be one of those pebbles, creating a ripple that links with other ripples so we are all linked together. I hope to inspire the women I touch in my life and hope they do the same for everyone in their lives so we are all motivating and encouraging each other whether it be directly or indirectly.

Kristin T.

January 28, 2013 at 7:21 am

My intentions for the year are:
* to be positive
* to be more mindful
* to stay in the present and not borrow trouble
* to enjoy my workouts, pushing myself to do more – including walking in a 50 mile challenge and continuing to deepen my yoga practice

Heather Webber

January 28, 2013 at 7:40 am

My intention is to
Finish what I start, To finish Bold to finish strong to finish with a greater awareness of where I have been… and where I have yet to venture.

Ali Jennings

January 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

To be an inspiration to children, family and friends. To become all I can be.


January 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

I want to be right here right now , in the present, centered , strong and grounded like the roots of an old oak tree

Nicole Biddle

January 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

I intend to love more, give more, and do more, and inspire my children to do the same.

Erin Seals

January 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

I will practice whole-heartedness in everything that I do.


January 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

In 2013, I intend to find joy in being disciplined by celebrating how it changes my mind, body and spirit. I have always done diet and exercise restrictions focused solely on achieving results in my body, but at the beginning of 2013, I made major changes in my diet to invoke discipline as I prayed through some physical challenges my husband was facing and major life changes we are contemplating. Through this time, I have found so much joy, energy and peace that, although the time frame is complete, I have no intention of stopping now!

Erin Moussa

January 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

When I find myself bashing the person looking back at me in the mirror, I think of the miracles that have forever left their marks on my body. My body provided the best possible environment for my babies to develop their fingers and their toes! Fingers and toes…..there is nothing more beautiful than that! MY BODY DID THAT! Skinny jeans or a number on a scale will never be as life defining as those fingers and toes. Would I ever give up those miracles and all their fingers and toes to have my old body back? Would I love my children any less if they weren’t so unbelievably stunning? Of course not! So, why should I love myself any less if my body is perfectly imperfect? I’ve only got one shot at this life, and the vessel that I’m riding in can’t ever measure up to the importance of the journey itself. However, just as I nourish my children’s imagination, passions, health and well being, I shall too nourish my own so that together, we can carry out our intended journeys with light and purpose.

Heather Diggs

January 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

To belive in the power of kindness and to spread it daily.

Taryn Brooke

January 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

People have said to me, what would you do if you could be paid to do anything? Sure, I have my routine fitness goals, I can always hone skiing and climbing skills, and I could be enve more generous with time and money in ways that benefit others. Yet, the reality is I’m 35 and can’t articulate any specific dreams, at least not from any voice that calls me from deep on the inside. Everyone seems to know their dreams, I thought. This is crazy! Who doesn’t know their dreams? So, this year, I’m on a quest to connect with my dreams. As I discover these dreams, I am tracking how I found them. I am risking expression of my dreams and my committment toward them, to hold me accountable. This is the year of being a dream finder and letting dreams drive me one step at a time. If you are interested in seeing my path toward self discovery, follow me on Twitter @SnowScarlett

Vanessa Carona

January 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I will find balance by being present in the moment.

Amy C.

January 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

My intention is to focus on maintaining and caring for the relationships that bring light and love into my life.

Team Athleta

January 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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January 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I intend to set small goals that when completed, turn into dreams fulfilled.


January 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I want to be more positive. If things are not good- do what I can in my power to make it better. I want to be the best me ever.
I want to run faster & farther this year.

Carros Usados

September 08, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I believe in that formula. This year I will show more caring for those I love and love me. I will also focus on becoming business successful entrepreneur. Focus on getting fitter, healthier and helping the helpless ones.

Tamara Shelby

October 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

I intend on moving my daughter and family into a beautiful, safe neighborhood. Into a beautiful home where everything works. Surrounded by loving, fun neighbors who’s company we enjoy.

Lori Pivonka

January 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

This year I intend to focus fully on the moment, be aware of the abundance in my life, let the currents of grace flow around me and be grateful for all that I am.

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January 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

My intention is to respect the limitations of my body while nourishing it to the best of my ability through a healthy lifestyle.

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January 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

To strive to not only self-motivate but to spread a passion and love for well-being to as many people as I can. #powerofintentions

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