265andfalling has a quote on his blog: "Do, or do not…there is no try" – Yoda. Thought that was appropriate for a checking in on resolutions post. Plus, then I get to use my jedi squirrel pic. hee hee.
I. Lose 40 lbs Was 185, Now 179.5
A. I will consistently track calories consumed
I was doing very well with this until I started low carb,
may be altering this a bit. I tend to stick right around
1300-1400 calories on low carb and don't see the need
to be as dilligent tracking, maybe will change to once
a week just to stay on top of things.
B. I will workout 5 or 6 days every week
Did well with this most of the month. This week I slacked
II. Improve my 5k time My intended race may have been moved to September, grrr.
A. I will incorporate more speed workouts in my routine
Anytime I run now, I run fast (relative term). No more slow
runs for me. If I want to up my pace, I have to up my
pace. After a warm up I never set the treadmill lower than
5 mph and work my up to 6 and 7 mph (although I can't
do 7 very long yet). I think 7.8 is the fastest I've tried.
B. I will run 2 or 3 times every week
Have not done well with this. Need to reflect if it is a
reasonable goal. If I want to do so many other types of
workouts it's hard to fit in that many runs. Something
needs to shift here.
III. FINISH a writing project (eep, did I really say that out loud???)
A. I will try working from an outline :p(have not done)
B. I will write at least 3 days per week(have not done)
I have however begun networking with writers, and
through that realize I need to set some goals of what I am
going to get done and make myself stick to them.
Possibly an accountability partner even. I have three
projects I'm looking at and trying to decide which to pick
as the finish no matter what! Just finishing any of them
would be progress for me; even if the final product stinks.
IV. Improve my Japanese
A. I will continue taking Japanese with my oldest son
B. I will practice, practice, practice.
Not so much. Have gotten busy and let this go. Need to
be more aware for myself and my son.
V. Get rid of the rest of my packrat tendencies
A. I will continue giving away ANYTHING we don't truly
USE, truly NEED, or truly LOVE. Took more to goodwill.
B. I will be more consistant in throwing away magazines;
I will let subscriptions lapse that I don't faithfully read
Most of my subscriptions lapsed this month, and I have
not renewed any. But, still have a pile 'to read'. Gotta
read and/or throw away!
C. I will re-do my filing system
Haven't done :(
I know that a lot of people set their gung ho New Year's Resolutions, then by February it's eh, not so much. That is not what I want, so I choose to keep on truckin'. Did you make goals for this year? How are you doing?