Every year we tell ourselves that THIS will be the year things will be different. We tell ourselves THIS year I will eat right, exercise more, work harder, be happier, save money & be a better person. Am I right?? I have very mixed feelings on New Year’s resolutions. I often “half” make them – I think to myself, “this year I’ll eat better…” but don’t do the action necessary to put my resolution into effect: actually figure out what the goal is & how it will be achieved. This year that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Here are my resolutions AND how I’m going to follow through (in no particular order):
- Be more FIT. How will I do this? Stick to a gym routine. (Whether that makes “sticking to a gym routine” or
“being more fit” my resolution, I’m not sure.) I was on a stead gym routine for about a year which seemed to fallapart in August when I moved in with Sean. Q. Why did this happen? A. Laziness. Pure & simple. I fell out of the routine and only recently started to sink back into it. I used to go in the morning, but the bus I take to work can’t get me there early enough & I often stay late enough at work which makes it hard to go at night, but if it’s important, you make it work, right? Also, I haven’t been as careful lately as to what I’m eating. This is also something that needs to get back to how it was before. Not only do I think I look better when I do this, but I FEEL so much better. GOAL: Gym three times a week. Since I used to do four times a week, this should be feasible, right??
- Volunteer. I’ve been wanting to volunteer more for a while & really want to start doing so. It’s so important to help others less fortunate than us. I have WHERE I’ll be volunteering down to about three options, now I just need to decide which.
- Save money. I always say this & it never happens. Recently I started actually using my ING account & having money transferred to it automatically every week. I had done this previously but stopped. I’m glad to have started back up again. This year, I’ll be transferring additional funds to the account. I like it because you don’t really feel the money being taken out of your regular bank account but it’s still accumulating in your ING account. It’s a beautiful thing. I’ve also been bringing my lunch to work, which saves up to roughly $30 – $40/week. Sometimes more. ALSO a beautiful thing. :)
Those are my main resolutions. I think they’re all obtainable & all things I truly want to do. Will it work this year? We shall see, we shall see.