I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions per say, but I do like making new goals for the new year. Like most other people, I am constantly making new resolutions for myself and I don’t let a new year define when I can do that. With that said, a new year can be a great new slate to chock up what went well in the past year and what went wrong and stop the inertia of life. I, for one, love reflections, so this is the perfect time of year for me. My new year goals are as follows:
1. Run a half marathon this year. I have run 4 full marathons and several half marathons, but last year I didn’t do any. I had a back issue that kept me from running for several months and now I’m attempting to get a solid base back. I have tons of excuses I could throw in here not to do this, but I love races and training, so this is something I’m going to get done this year!
2. Lift weights 2 times per week. I go through major phases with workouts as well. I did the Insanity challenge this past summer, which was perfect for me. I have a love-hate relationship with weights. If I’m going to workout, I’d much rather have an intense cardio workout, but as a personal trainer, I understand the benefits of strength training, so that’s it… I’m doing it this year.
3. Graduate from school this year with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture.
4. Pass the required national boards and submit my thesis to get an L.ac. after my name.
5. Have a positive net worth of “XXXX” amount. For my husband and I’s privacy, we’ll keep the actual number to ourselves, but I promise I have a real number.
6. Be moved to Denver by December (or in the actual process). I am finished with school on December 16, 2012, so actually having a place to live and a life in Denver by the end of December might not be a 100% realistic, but there should be big progress.
7. Call family and friends at least once a month. I don’t know what’s hard about this, but picking up a phone seems to be a real challenge for me and a few other people around me. We’re going to change this this year.
8. Drink 60 ounces of water daily. I have a problem drinking enough water, not everyday, but enough days. As I’m sitting here, I realized that I’ve barely had any water today and I’m parched! This has definitely gotta change.
9. Try to breathe when the going gets tough. This is a hard measurable goal, but one that needs to be included. I have a lot on my plate with school this year, but I know that I can get through it. I have gotten through it thus far and I know it’s downhill especially after this Spring semester. I need to not act like a raging lunatic when I am nervous and under pressure, but take it with style and grace!
These are my big goals that I have come up with for 2012. Along the way, little goals with come up and I’ll tackle those then. Off to figure out a realistic half marathon to train for!