Remember when I made goals a few months ago? Time to check in and see how it’s going!
- Up the workout intensity. Go hard or go home
- Make a to do list at the beginning of every week. Include the following as it applies.
- Eat good meals at home more often–meaning cooking veggies, salads, and fresh foods, not nachos and Manwhich.
- Try one new recipe a week
- Join something–a book club, class, or running club. Something that gets me out of the house doing something with new people.
- Contact one old friend every week just to chat (even on Facebook chat. That counts, right?)
- Host a party
- Get rid of ill fitting clothing or things I don’t wear. This is embarrassing, seeing as I fix ill fitting clothing for a living
- Ignore my phone during work hours. This includes “just checking” my e-mail
- Really celebrate thankful Thursday. I like made up holidays
- Read one positive book a month. For me, these are usually biographies of people I admire.
- Hit my happy number in my savings.
- Finalize all the business paperwork. Blech.
I had the fam over for Christmas! It was great!
Yup. I’ve also instituted Smug Bastard Mondays, where I review Facebook status updates that hit the trifecta of douchebaggery–a check in, a Instagram photo (preferably of food), and a douche-y update (Nothing like a glass of Pinot after a day of reading Shakespeare to underprivileged blind orphans!)
it’s been an expensive few months between root canals, weddings, and Christmas. Savings can wait.
I have answers, so somewhat?
Self improvement goals
- Stop taking things personally
- Find that silver lining!
- Truly work on fostering friendships. I’ve been lonely, but it is truly my fault for not making more of an effort.
- Stop with the @*$&# internal drama.
I did well on these. Except the last one. Drama llama, table for one.
So what is next for the new year? I have no specific racing goals (just run consistently and for fun); keep the workouts fun and challenging–perhaps it’s time to get certified as a spinning instructor?; and keep my head on straight, alter some dresses, create a presence on Facebook, and enjoy the hell out of it. Whatever it is, I’m sure I’ll anxiously blah blah blah about it here.
It all boils down to defining what I want, communicating what I need, and cherishing what I love. 2012 has had some very difficult parts, and inevitably 2013 will as well. Even through the bad dark places, the world still looks bright. I hope it always does.
I hope your year has you as happy, content, and smiley as this :