Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolutions 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

Ok - it is that time of year again...time to set my new goals for 2012.

In 2010 and 2011, my goals were centred around losing weight, hitting my goal, blah blah blah.  I want to get away from that this year.  I want to focus more on the healthy living aspects that come after the big weight loss.  I am busy.  I can't require myself to focus on numbers anymore.  It takes too much of my energy.  I'm not at my goal weight yet, but I don't want to think about it anymore.  I want to throw away a few notions that have cluttered my one-track mind and focus on betterment.

So my goals this year are simple:

Eat Better.

I would like to get away from the highly processed foods we have been eating and start to eat cleaner. I will eat proper portions of better foods. 

Strive Harder.

My fitness has gotten a bit complacent.   Ok - more than a bit.  So I am going to try to challenge myself this year.  My immediate goal is as follows:

Try to race a 5K in under 30 mins and try to race a 10K in under one hour.  I think these are attainable and, even if it takes the whole year to get there, I am sure I will :)

But mainly, I need to find consistency again.  I want to work out at least 5 days a week so I will strive for that.   This will mean planning out my week and that is my resolution..I will plan out my week (for both fitness and meals).

Get Stronger.

I also need to bring strength training back into my routine (what, am I saying that hefting 2-30lb toddlers around isn't strength training?).  Real strength training.  So, my goal is to do 2 strength workouts a week.  That should be do-able.

Live Lighter.

I'm still striving to pare down our belongings and that will continue into 2012.  I foresee there being a fantastic garage sale in Langdon the first Saturday in May this year...consider yourself invited...

Living lighter also shifts my focus on physical momentos and my attempts to archive them digitally.  My hope is to get all of my photos and scan-able keepsakes scanned and stored in my shutterfly memory box

Focus Creatively.

I need to give myself the gift of time to pursue creative endeavours.  I will start small and give myself an hour a week to write or draw or long as I get a chance to express myself. This is also an excellent time to be creative with my girlies.   I'd like to say I will finish my book in 2012, but for now I can only promise to try my best...

There we have goals for 2012...

Do you set new year's resolutions?  Are you able to stick to them?  What goals are you setting for yourself in 2012?


  1. Living lighter is a great idea! I've been clearing things out in the last couple of weeks, and it's so easy to hang on to "things". Happy new year!

  2. Great goals! I like your Strive Harder - that is something I'm going to work on too. I thought of your Live Lighter goal today as I was cleaning things up and putting away Christmas decorations. I have started a nice little yard sale pile.


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