I don’t do New Year’s ResolutionsÂ per say, but I do like making new goals for the new year. Â 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. Â 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. Â I, for one, love reflections, so this is the perfect time of year for me. Â My new year goals are as follows:
1. Â Run a half marathon this year. Â I have run 4 full marathons and several half marathons, but last year I didn’t do any. Â I had a back issue that kept me from running for several months and now I’m attempting to get a solid base back. Â 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. Â I go through major phases with workouts as well. Â I did the Insanity challenge this past summer, which was perfect for me. Â I have a love-hate relationship with weights. Â 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. Â
4. Pass the required national boards and submit my thesis to get an L.ac. after my name.
5. Â Have a positive net worth of “XXXX” amount. Â 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). Â 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. Â Call family and friends at least once a month. Â 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. Â We’re going to change this this year.
8. Drink 60 ounces of water daily. Â I have a problem drinking enough water, not everyday, but enough days. Â As I’m sitting here, I realized that I’ve barely had any water today and I’m parched! Â This has definitely gotta change.
9.Â Try to breathe when the going gets tough. Â This is a hard measurable goal, but one that needs to be included. Â I have a lot on my plate with school this year, but I know that I can get through it. Â I have gotten through it thus far and I know it’s downhill especially after this Spring semester. Â 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. Â Along the way, little goals with come up and I’ll tackle those then. Â Off to figure out a realistic half marathon to train for!