My friend Hillary made a post about Goals instead of Resolutions. It makes sense. Every year, I make (and usually break) the same Resolution - to lose weight. Last year, I didn't make a resolution at all, because I knew I would just end up giving up on it half way through the year. But this year, I'm setting up some goals.
- Get Healthy. I think it's really important for me to set a goal to be healthy, rather than make the "Let's try to lose 100 lbs" resolution. We all know that never works. I want to feel good about myself and not always feel so large and uncomfortable. I think that I need to do a few different things to encompass the entire Get Healthy Goal:
- Exercise at least 4 times a week (upcoming goals 2 and 3 will help with this one). This shouldn't be too difficult. Not only do I have a free (yes, free) fitness center right in my building at work, I also pay for World Gym. I currently hardly ever use either....I need to get in the habit of bringing clothes to work with me, and either using the gym at work, or stopping at the gym after work. I want to find exercises that I like and that don't bother my back.
- Continue to follow Weight Watchers. The program works, I just need to follow it.
- De-Stress. This may come in the form of exercise, or even yoga or meditation. I bring a lot of stress on myself by letting things bother me all the time. It's time to work on that!
- Prepare for the 60-mile Tour de Cure and ride in May. We purchased road bikes back in April, and we've gotten a decent amount of use out of them. We rode last year with the Johnson & Johnson Team, and while we signed up for the 15-mile ride (as new riders, we weren't too sure if we wanted to go for the big ride right away), but we ended up riding 30 miles, and really enjoyed it. It's time to bump it up and go for the 60. Time to Train
- Run the CVS 5-K in September. You may think this is a whimpy goal, when other people are out there training for half-marathons and marathons. Well, my goal is to run a 5-K. I haven't run much since I tore my PCL two years ago. But I think that a workout strategy will help me achieve this goal.
- Read more. I read (really re-read) a lot of Harry Potter. I would like to read more variety.
- Continue cooking and baking (and blogging about my food). I really want to make more dinners and work on my repertoire.
Here's to a great new year!