oh yeah, of course I am doing a New Year’s resolution post. Why wouldn’t I? I LOVE to wipe to the slate clean and start over- if you didn’t know that, check out my “Day 1-itis” post.
But seriously, I have new challenges I have been ruminating over during the fall and winter, and new challenges that have been handed over to me for which I hadn’t planned. This semester, I will be working full-time for the first time since Sarah was born, about 6 years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long, but I am excited to do the work (mostly because it’s temporary…as in temporary until my husband looks at our bottom line without frowning for the first time in 6 (7? 8? 9?) years and makes his own resolution for me to stay working full-time. Love ya honey! wink. wink.)
So that said, this year I resolve to do the following things:
- I will track my food on my (new! shiny!) iPhone until I get to my goal weight of 150 pounds. (wow, yup, there it is. I said it. That was harder than it looks.)
- I will run a half-marathon, preferably on trail. Preferably at the appointed date of March 10. Preferably in unseasonably sunny and dry conditions. Preferably in an amazing fashion.
- I will complete a half-Ironman triathlon this year. At least one, and again, preferably in amazing fashion.
- I will use the following mantra and attempt to follow it at every opportunity:
which of course will lead to all kinds of wonderful things like yelling less, working out more, keeping everyone happy and calm. I can see it now- the vision is a little blurry, but I can see it, and we all know this one follows that:
I do have some more plans for 2013 (of course!), but I am still having commitment issues and need to consult the gurus like Mr. Prepared (my husband) and the Evil Genius (I didn’t think I should stalk her about my goals during the holidays, but I kind of wanted to) and get settled in to my new position at work. And I don’t want to feel weighed down by too many goals, since the ones above are pretty big. I want my resolutions to light my path forward, keep me focused, excited and positive about the future. And I can tell you from experience…it’s working!
Share your resolutions with me! I love to hear from you!