Exercise every day.
- Because I want to have a healthy body, not because I have to.
- Even if it’s just a stroll through the neighborhood.
- Mix it up. Running is not the only thing out there.
- Continue with strength training 2-3 times per week.
- Schedule at least 2 “long” runs per week.
- Big goal: run 3 miles in 27 minutes or under. I’m a slow runner. Can I run ONE 9 minute mile? Sure. Can I run THREE consecutive 9 minute miles? Sure. I just haven’t done it yet.
Experiment in the kitchen.
- Try a new recipe at least once a week.
- Find delicious ways to prepare vegetables that I wouldn’t normally choose.
- Learn new skills (pie crusts, bread with yeast, etc.).
- Use new ingredients.
Eat good food.
- Planning ahead = better food choices. So plan ahead.
- Check ingredients on all labels. No corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
- Listen to my body. Eat the foods that I know make me feel happy and energized.
- Eat a large serving of vegetables during lunch and dinner, include vegetables in snacks.
- Drink at least 100 ounces of water every day.
- Big goal: eliminate artificial sweeteners. That means you, diet coke. I’m not sure I’m capable of kicking this, but I’m going to give it a try.
- Aim for 1 book per week.
- Learn a thing or two about history and geography (the two largest gaps in my education).
- Continue to update and improve this blog.
- Stop being so hard on myself. Believe that I’m alright as is.
- Develop an evening routine conducive to restful sleep.
- Meditate for 5 minutes per day. Increase if possible.
Some of these are still kind of vague, and I’m sure more goals will be added throughout the year. What are your resolutions?