1. Get Healthy. I felt like I was in the best shape of my life in October when I ran the marathon! I was toned and felt amazing, then "the mono" struck and I was incredibly frustrated. I didn't work out for almost two months because at first I was too tired, and then I was told not to get my heart rate up. Now, however, I'm back on the workout train and ready to get in shape! I haven't actually gained any weight, but I know that I lost a lot of muscle and endurance and I have gotten what I lovingly refer to as "squishy". I want to get toned again and I want to feel good. So here is the measurable part of the goal...I want to work out at least 5 days a week this year. Two rest days a week will keep me balanced. I'm not defining what a "workout" consists of because right now, it isn't much, and I don't want to limit myself later on in the year when I'm in super good shape (wishful thinking!). I also am aiming to lose 10 pounds. That is a way to help keep me on track and help measure my success.
2. Spend less money on clothing. I'm actually pretty good at saving money, but I do tend to buy a lot of clothing. A lot more than I need at least! I just cleaned out my closet (for the second time this year) and I have a huge pile of things to go to Good Will. I am embarrassed to say that a few things even have tags on them still!! Ahhh. I don't buy expensive clothes, but I do buy a lot. And I cannot resist a good deal. This year I pledge to stay away from the malls and only buy what I really really need. I'm even going to take some of my current stuff to the tailor so that I can still wear them without replacing the item. If anyone in the area knows of a good tailor, please share with me! (Sidenote: I realize that there is no way to measure this goal. (Oops)
3. Run at least one half-marathon this year. I would love to do another marathon, but a half would do. I want to make sure I keep up my long distance running!
4. Finish work on my house. I bought a new townhome three years ago this past December. I love it! and it truly has become home to me. When I first moved in I bought the necessary furniture to live, painted most of it, and I have slowly decorated it so that it is becoming cozy and it reflects my personality. I stopped doing stuff around my house about a year ago and there is still a lot to do.
House To Do List:
- Paint both upstairs bathrooms
- Replace mirrors and light fixtures in the bathrooms
- Get towels and bath mats (that actually match)
- Hang a rod for coats in the front hall closet
- Weather strip the front door
- Hang curtains in my bedroom
- Get a nightstand for my room
- Hang curtains on the living room window
- Organize the garage
- Put a backsplash up in the kitchen (maybe)
- Look around for bargains on granite or nice kitchen counters and see if I can redo mine (dream)
Now that I've written this list, I see how long it really is...Yikes! I have my work cut out for me! But most of them seem doable.
5. Get myself to Quonnie this summer!!
If this isn't motivation...I don't know what is.