I have fought the urge this year to declare all of my resolutions on this blog. Last year I ended up scrapping them totally – making all the planning and the tracking pointless. But it is one week in, I am doing pretty well, and I am feeling cocky.
My resolutions for this year:
1. Organize my house – every year I get a little bit closer.
2. Make my bedroom awesome fun funky. We did the kids’ bedrooms in 2011, I want to make ours kickin’ in 2012. I have lots of ideas – just need the energy.
3. Vegan 365 days – I have gotten so far afield of this part of who I am – but after a lot of searching, I am back. And it is going so well. So far 7 days and I am feeling great.
4. Run 3 miles in 30 minutes – I get goosebumps thinking about how awesome it would be to be able to do that.
5. Read 24 books.
I am focusing on behavior rather than weight loss – which is supposed to be a good thing. And last week and the weeks preceeding as I was practicing my goals, I have been exercising way more than I ever was before. I am not quite at the feeling great phase – exercise still feels like work – but I am getting better at getting started. Last week I exercised 5 times – which is way better than I have been doing. The last time I exercised I tripped on nothing and badly skinned my knee and sprained my finger. But I am *not* taking that as a sign and tonight am going to get back to it by doing something aerobic that doesn’t require me to use my hurt finger. 🙂
The thing that has worked for me ‘lo these three weeks is the 20-minute rule – If I can just get through no more than 20 minutes of prepping for exercise (changing clothes, moving the coffee table, driving 5 minutes to the gym), I will be in motion and can feel awesome and start reaping the benefits. And the good news is it usually takes way less than 20 minutes, but never ever more.