People seem to fall into two camps when it comes to New Years Resolutions. Either they love the idea of setting goals for the year or they think that it is stupid, that if you set a goal for yourself, you should not have to wait for New Years Day to do so. I’m in the “I like resolutions” group. Really, I just like finding ways to better myself and I like making lists. I also think it’s fun to look back and see what I have and haven’t accomplished.
So, without further ado, here are my 2010 goals/resolutions (is there a difference?):
1. Run faster. This is my top goal. I have not set a PR in a very long time and I am dying to set one in an upcoming race. Last year I did eight races and I’m hoping to do around the same this year, so I have plenty of chances to PR. I really don’t care what the distance is.
2. Keep the house cleaner. This is actually very hard for both me and Jason. We are not the neatest of folk. Slobs, really, if you will. The mess annoys me but I still contribute to it. I know that we’re never going to be the type of people who keep an immaculate house, but I want to keep the house neat enough so I’m not embarrassed if friends drop by unannounced. Yes, it’s that bad.
3. Treat my body better. This is sort of an all-encompassing goal. To me, it includes not eating as much processed food, eating more organic and sustainable foods and not drinking to the point where I feel bad the next day. Oh and getting a better skincare regimen going. I am going to turn 32 this year; I am going to start to need to ward off those wrinkles!
That’s it. I can think of a whole laundry list of other things, but when it gets too lengthy, I end up forgetting things. Notice, however, that there are no weight loss goals. I’d love it if I lost 10 pounds but I’m hoping that by running faster and treating my body better, the weight will come off on it’s own. And maybe keeping the house clean will burn some calories?!
Jason and I kinda sorta decided to do an alcohol detox for the month of January. Meaning that we aren’t going to drink all month. Honestly, I don’t think we can do it. If I was just home with Jason on the weekends, it would be fine. But the problem is when friends call me to meet up at bars. It’s going to be very hard to go to a bar and not drink. I’m going to try though. I actually was hesitant to even announce this because in a way I sort of feel like I’m setting myself up to fail. Umm, 29 more days? Wish us luck.