We are finally back in Pennsylvania! It was so hard to leave Kentucky, but it does feel nice to have life back in order. On the 10 hour drive back to Bethlehem, I had quite a bit of time to think about New Years Resolutions. I am that super crazy person that likes to make a wide variety of resolutions that fall in 3 different categories: Health, Relationships, Investments.
This may sound super lame, but in the chaos of everyday life I totally forget to drink water. Being hydrated makes me feel SO much better and it allows me to run longer and recover faster. Today I am going to buy a new water bottle to help motivate/remind me to drink up. My goal is going to be to drink at least 4 water bottles (24 oz each) per day.
2) Do yoga at least once a week
3) Eat more vegetables
I want to eat at least 5 servings of VEGETABLES each day. While eating veggies comes rather naturally on Paleo, I still come up short. My goal is to include at least 2 servings with lunch and 3 servings at dinner. I think trying to adding a salad a day will allow me to meet this goal.
4) Run a Marathon/Half-Marathon
I know I want to run another half marathon this year and MAYBE a full. 2011 was the first year in 6 that I did not run at least one half marathon. I am pretty excited about moving to the DC area because the running scene is incredible. I think having a race to train for will help amp up my love of running. (Right now running and I are in the “like not love” stage). If anyone is interested in running a half or full in Maryland/Virginia let me know!
1) Kiss every single night
Chase and I will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary this year and even though I still feel like a newlywed, I totally forget the simple things like kissing him when he or I get home or before we go to sleep at night. I am definitely a “tasker” and when I have my tasking hat on, I am basically a-sentimental. I really want to work on taking time to hug, kiss, and hold hands before I “task.”
2) Read the Bible in a Year
I have done this previously, but I want to do it again. I feel like with the craziness of life, I often forget to be mindful and have quiet time each and every day. In 2012 I want to make this a top priority. Chase is also joining me for this resolution, so I think having this as a shared resolution will be excellent for accountability and for discussions!
3) Reduce the amount of Reality Television I watch.
I ashamed to admit that I can identify every single person in this photo and tell you their life stories. This is not something I am proud of–that is so much brain space that could be used for something more edifying. Don’t get me wrong, I will not be abandoning all Housewives, but tuning in religiously will no longer be happening. Hopefully 2012 will have more reading and less watching.
1) Buy New Towels
Guys, you have no idea how much of a commitment buying new towels can be for me. I am TERRIBLE at parting with old towels and buying new ones. I feel like selecting the colors is a commitment in and of itself. However, I am sick of our towels; we have had them for 5 years. It is time for a change. I vow to buy a new set of towels in 2012.
2) Buy a House
Um, yeah. If I have trouble buying towels, buying a house is going to be INSANE. However, I am super excited about making this investment in our future. We are currently house hunting and *hopefully* will be buying a house by May/June of 2012. YAY! Any and all advice is appreciated. 🙂
Do you make resolutions? Does anyone else have strange commitment issues (i.e. towels…)?