New Year’s resolutions are so cliché.
That’s what I want to say. But in all honesty I think they’re FUN and beneficial. I like the idea of evaluating where I stand now and where I’d like to end up. I like to make goals though, instead of resolutions.
Oh, and this may surprise you… but I do have a life outside of healthy eating and exercise. So some of these goals are not health and fitness related. (WHAT?!? Is that still allowed on this blog??)
- Run a full marathon. Regular readers know that training for my first full marathon has already begun. I’m all set to run the Oklahoma City Marathon on April 28, 2013.
- Make time for friends. Sometimes I get too caught up in everyday things (work, exercise, etc.) and forget to make plans with friends. This will no longer be the case. I already have a standing date for Yoga on Thursday nights, and will be working on my priorities in this area a little more.
- Be organized in the new house. In just seventeen days, B and I close on our first HOUSE! We are so excited. But one thing I’m worried about is that the mess and chaos of our small one-bedroom apartment will translate into mess and chaos in our new house. I am determined this will not be the case.
- Keep doing Yoga! Once-a-week Yoga was my Lenten resolution this year, and it’s one that I’ve kept up with. I want to keep keeping it up, because it makes such a different in my mind and body.
- Eat whole foods. This has been a gradual progression over the past couple of years, and while I’m not planning to become a “no-preservatives, organic-only” person, I want to move away from processed foods and focus instead on eating a plethora of whole foods.
- 7+ servings of freggies/day. What a fabulous goal this was for the holidays! I am looking forward to keeping it up. I find that I crave freggies more and more.
- Read 60+ books this year. The final count for 2012 was 56 books. I want to up that this year! My motto is: “So many books, so little time!” Got to make some headway if I ever want to tackle my TBR pile. (Actually, wouldn’t that be sad if you had literally read all the books you wanted to read?? Good thing I doubt this will ever be the case.) By the way, you can follow me here on Goodreads.
- Get 80% of my first-graders to grade level in reading. Professional goals on the blog? Why not? This is a serious goal in my classroom of so many English Language Learners. But, I did it last year, and I’m ready to do it again.
- *&#()%@*)(&!$@ This is not an expletive. This is a personal goal that I’m not sharing on the blog.
- &*#()%@*()@&%*( Ooops, one more personal goal!
What are your goals for 2013?