I’m not looking forward to getting back into normal life tomorrow. I’ve had a fun weekend though, so that helps, I guess. Like I said before, my friends Mariam and Ben are visiting from London (until tomorrow). Mariam and I went to high school together and haven’t seen each other in eight years so it’s been really fun to catch up and to meet her husband.
They did more sightseeing today but I opted to stay home to get some of my Sunday things done. My Sunday things included going to the gym and Kroger and doing laundry. I feel really unprepared for the upcoming week if I don’t have clean clothes and groceries in the house.
I was supposed to run 6 miles today. I just wasn’t feeling it. It was nice out too, but my legs felt like lead and I went to the gym and did the elliptical instead. I’ll try to do the 6 mile run tomorrow, I suppose.
While I was ellipticalling, I was thinking about New Years Resolutions. 2010 was a very, very busy year for me. While a lot of what happened was great, there was also a lot of stress involved so all I really want for 2011 is a calmer life. I thought about typical resolutions and how they mostly are comprised of stopping things. Stop drinking so much, stop eating badly etc. Instead of coming up with resolutions to stop doing things, I thought I’d go the opposite direction and come up with resolutions that include doing more of things that I like to do.
• I want to do more yoga. I enjoy it while I’m there. I mostly don’t go because I’m not that good at it and the yoga studio is a 20 minute drive away.
• This is sort of silly for a resolution, but I want to see more movies. I really enjoy going to the movies and it’s something that Jason and I really don’t do that much. Mostly because of his work schedule, I guess. I saw 127 Hours last night with Mariam and Ben. It was really good. Super intense. Besides liking the movie, although like is an odd choice for that movie because of the subject matter, it really reaffirmed my love for movies in general.
• Eat more fruit. I like fruit! There is no reason my fruit intake should be as low as it is. I want to choose fruit for a snack, especially if I’m snacking just to snack and I’m not even very hungry.
• Call my Grandma more. I only have one grandparent that’s still alive and she’s 89 years old. I feel bad that I don’t call her as often as I should. I really dislike talking on the phone in general and that’s really why I don’t do it, but it makes her so happy to hear my voice that I really need to call her more often.
What kind of things would you like to do more of in 2011?