Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Resolutions Are All the Rage!

'Tis the season to make resolutions and to reflect on the ones you may or may not have kept from 2011.  Last night I took a look at my  2011 New Year's Resolution post and decided that even though I was pretty ambitious (with SIX resolutions), I actually did quite well for myself.  Here's a look at where last year's resolutions stand:

1.  Complete 36 items on my 101 in 1,001 list.  Okay, so I came up a little short on this one, having completed only 16 of these tasks.  However, at least I didn't give up on it completely and since I revised the list in December, I think I'll get back on track in 2012.

2.  Lose 10...maybe 15 pounds and keep it off the remainder of the year.  Well, I know that I lost 15 pounds this year...and yes, I may have gained SOME of it back...however, not nearly as much as I have in year's past.  In fact, the last time I weighed myself in 2011, I was only .8 pounds away from having kept 10 of those 15 pounds off...I consider that a success!  =)

3.  Run in six 5Ks during 2011.  I actually ran 7 5Ks this year:  Resolution Run (January), Zoo Run Run (January), 4th of July 5K (July), Tomato 5K (August), Franklin Classic 5K (September), Race for the Cure (October), Resolution Run (December).

4.  Run/Walk a Half Marathon This Year.  Done and Done!

5.  Simplify My Life!  While I don't feel I really figured this one out until December this year, I actually think I have a pretty good handle on this one.  =)  We'll see how long that lasts!

6.  Be More Positive.  While I feel this is a constant work in process, I'm still trucking along, and hope I'm in a better place now than I was a year ago.

Now, for the 2012 resolutions...I'm going to try to keep them a little simpler this year.  I've only done 3, but I think they will be the best resolutions for me to continue on my quest for a happy life!  So, without further adu...

1.  Exercise at least 3 times per week.  This sounds easy enough, but even though I am in much better shape than I was a year and a half ago, I've never really been consistent enough.  I do realize there will be some weeks that I just can't live up to this; however, I'm not giving up...I REALLY hope to become a more consistent exerciser.  =)

2.  Blog every week day that I go to work!  I love blogging and even though I have really slacked off lately, I have missed it like crazy!  I feel that blogging is a great way for me to express myself in a positive way.  However, since I haven't really been able to fit it into my life enough lately, I have decided that I need to figure out how I can still keep it up...my solution to this problem?  Get up an hour early before work on week days. This means that I won't make an obligation for myself on vacation days/holidays/weekends.  However, hopefully, I can make this a habit and really get back into one of my favorite hobbies!

3.  Get to my goal weight and stay within 3 pounds all year.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what you are thinking...if I had just done this last year, it wouldn't still need to be on my list.  WELL, it is and there's nothing I can do about that...except work on it continually throughout the year and do my best to make sure it stays OFF my 2013 Resolution list.  =)

That's pretty much it!  What are some of your 2012 resolutions?  Do you tend to keep them or do they end up being pipe dreams?


Christina said...

Happy New Year! Nice work on the resolutions! Good luck this year! Any new races you're looking to do??

Caroline said...

These are great resolutions. I need to sit down and think about mine. Happy 2012!