A new year is always full of promise & often resolutions that aren't kept. I've made plenty of resolutions & most fall to the wayside before too long. So this year I decided to take a long hard look at what I want for this next year of my life (and my family's lives).
Resolution #1 - take better care of myself, mentally & physically. This last year brought a lot of changes for me, most of them for the better but there's always room for improvement. So I have set some goals for myself for this year:
- Run 9-10 minute miles.
- Stop smoking all together - I love to smoke when I drink or get stressed. I made a bet with my son- $100 to him if I smoke this year, if I don't smoke, he has to run the DAV5K with me in November.
- Tone up - I spent most of 2016 working to lose close to 30 pounds. I've achieved that goal but it's not enough for me. I now want to tone up which may result in more weight loss but that's not the goal - the goal is not to jiggle anymore.
- Stop saying "yes" to things I don't really want to do. I've struggled with this for years. I've gotten better this past year but I've still got work to do.
- Eat healthy! This is something I've gotten pretty good at after doing Weight Watchers but there's still room for improvement!
- Let go of the mental trash that drags me down & stop worrying about things I can't change!
Resolution #2 - Make family a priority - I've done more of this over the past year but again, there's always room for improvement. Goals for this year:
- Family game night
- Family movie night
- Family outings several times a month - hopefully these will include hiking once spring & summer roll around
- Continue family dinners on Sundays & add games after dinner
There are always little things that I want to change along with some big things but these are two big priorities for me over this next year. I also think that these are resolutions I can keep! I'm contemplating running a 1/2 marathon which would be an amazing accomplishment for someone who swore they'd never run for exercise & stress relief.