Oh those 3 little words, that I never really think about until the last week in December. Or really the first week of January if I’m being honest. I don’t really worry about resolutions or put pressure on myself to accomplish them, but I do always make a few each year. As far back as I can remember, one of my goals has ALWAYS been to lose weight, and I ALWAYS failed! Well, I am happy to report that this year, “losing weight” is NOT one of my New Year’s resolutions. Hallelujah, praise the Lord! Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely still
some lots of improvements to be made (although I’m a million times happier with myself than I was at this time last year). It’s just that this year, my goals will be focused on health and strength and not all about trying to be skinny!
I’ll start off with my resolutions for last year:
- Lose weight/get in shape. Obviously
- Run a half marathon
- Run a full marathon
- Start reading
Yep, that was my whopping list right there! I’m happy to say that I accomplished #1 (for the most part) and #2 (run/walk). I’m also happy to say that I did not accomplish #3, because if I did, I would probably be having knee replacement surgery right now. I’m gonna go ahead and sweep that goal under the rug, never to be mentioned again! And #4 was semi-accomplished during long rides on the subway, but I’m just not a reader. There are a million other things I’d rather do with my free time than read, and that’s just the simple truth.
Now, moving on to this year’s resolutions:
- Continue to live a Paleo lifestyle and become healthier
- Start working out in the mornings so that I can spend more time with my husband and make healthy meals for us each night
- Workout a minimum of 5 times a week
- Get stronger (more specifically, I want to be able to do a pull up on my own with no assistance. I am TERRIBLE at these, so this will definitely be a challenge! And abs. I want abs, however vain that may be. I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication)
- Communicate with my family and friends more and be more involved in their lives
- Figure out how to effectively budget our money so that we can save for the future
- Be more adventurous in the city and enjoy everything it has to offer
I think this pretty much sums up my list of resolutions, and kind of trumps last year’s list! #2 and #3 are definitely going to be the toughest, but I feel confident that if I put my mind to it, I can make both of them happen. I realize that all of my goals are mainly about health and fitness, and that’s okay. After all, that is why I have this blog in the first place!
I’m super excited that I’ve found a CrossFit gym literally 5 minutes from my apartment to help me accomplish some of these goals! Hopefully it will make it easier to workout in the mornings – something I have never been good at, but it only makes sense to get it out of the way and start my day off on the right foot so that I can relax after work. The last thing I want to do after work is spend another hour at the gym only to get home at 8:00!
Side note: for anyone that does CrossFit, I’m curious how many times a week you go? Is it best to do 5 days in a row, or go every other day? Please weigh in if you have any advice!
Here’s to 2014 and getting back on track after all of the holiday shenanigans!
Q: What are your New Year’s Resolutions
Q: What are some healthy changes you are making for the New Year?
Adios for now!