Yes, they’re sometimes cheesy and cliché, but they’re fun to do. And really, I don’t think I’ve “done” resolutions in a LONG time! I use Lent as a time to give up things/change things. I know, it’s only 40 days and not 365.
So I’ve decided to actually write out my resolutions and revisit them throughout the year, much like Chandra did. That’s the great thing about blogging – it helps to hold you accountable, right?? Plus, next year I turn the big 3-0, so it’s a great year for change. (And Botox? LOL).
Gosh…where to start.
- Try at least three new workout routines. I know I’ve blogged about this before – needing to find some type of fitness routine other than running, since I am unable to do that right now. I have been getting back into swimming and have recently started going to Zumba with my sister (which I love), but I’d like to try some other things. Possibly yoga (which I’ve done before, but I’d like to get back into it), kickboxing, maybe rockclimbing?
- Work on my faith. This is a big one! Long story short, I was raised Catholic and even went to Catholic School from 1st to 8th grade. My father is devoutly Catholic and has only missed 7 (!) Sundays of church in his life. He is 59! Needless to say, if I continue on my path I will not win the ”Daughter of the Year” Award. I’m really open to trying out other churches, maybe a non-demoninational Christian (just typed “Christmas”….awww!) church. I seem to get more out of their services than the traditional Catholic masses. I know this really hurts my dad, but I’d like to think at the end of the day he just wants my faith to be strong and present in my life – no matter what church I attend.
- Quit my job. Yes, I’m listing this as a resolution! I’ve been very unhappy at my job for quite some time now. Yes, it’s a “good job” in that it is stable, it pays the bills, and I’m able to save a little bit each month. But it is NOT at all what I want to do for the rest of my life! I’m obviously thinking about nursing, but even if I decide not to go back to school in the fall, I want to find something else that will bring me closer to a fulfilling career.
- Find my dream man. What? This isn’t a resolution? Hmmm.
- Work on my temper. Thankfully I don’t show my temper that often to those I love, but it’s usually strangers (i.e. people in traffic!) that wear on my nerves easily.
Though I didn’t make resolutions this year, I am proud of myself for a few goals I met:
- I PR’d at the Indianapolis Mini Marathon in May! (1:46:15!)
- Instead of continuing to complain about my job (uh…okay, I guess I still do that), I decided to try and do something about it. I’m taking classes and possibly thinking about going back to school for Nursing!
- I’ve maintained my weight, even though I’ve not been able to run since May. And I’ve toned up thanks to strength training and swimming!
What goals/accomplishments are you proud of this year? Please, brag! And do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?