Time again that everyone is making resolutions for the new year. I did OK on my goals set last year. This year though I wanted specific action items to tackle. Some big, some small, some easy, some hard, some a bit more vague then the others, but they all work towards a better me. Here are the eleven key things to accomplish in 2011.
- Run a Race a Month.
My running goes better when I am working towards a goal. The big races are great, but I want to have more frequent goals. I ran seven races last year, this year I want to do more, a few shorter distances. I think it will be fun to try and find a road race to participate in every month.
- Lose Minimum of 10% of My Current Body Weight.
I have been working on this for far too long.
- Start Swimming Laps
Our gym has a pool and we have never used it. I love swimming and this will be a great addition to keep my exercise routing from getting boring. I intended to get to this last year and never did.
- Cash is King
We’ve been living debt free (except out mortgage) for some time now. This year I want to go cash only in effort to be more aware of what is being spent and sticking to strict budget. Hopefully the end result is a more money in the bank.
- A book a month
Read a book or month, joining a book club will help. It also will result in less screen time on the TV and laptop.
- Volunteer at the Food Pantry
We don’t have a ton of money to give away, but I can certainly find some time to donate. My daughter and I will be doing this together. We’ve been talking about it for awhile, now is the time to just do it.
- Volunteer at the Chicago Marathon
All the volunteers really make the race so time for me to give back to this community.
- Accountability to Myself
Being accountable to others is no issue, but when it comes to being accountable to myself is an issue. For instance I’ve been wanting to get a personal trainer, but really I shouldn’t need one. I should be able to do it for myself.
- Time Investment Overhaul
A lot of the other items on the list will force this issues. Essentially I need to evaluate my time and spend it where I get the biggest return.
- Make Myself Uncomfortable
Get out of my comfort zone. This applies to many areas and will have to be a work in progress, hard to pinpoint specific items to list, though #3 definitely falls in the uncomfortable zone.
- Send Holiday Cards
It has been three years since I last sent them!
Wish me luck. What do you hope to tackle in the new year?