For the past few years I’ve been quite bitter about New Year’s resolutions. I felt that setting goals was another way to set myself up for failure.
But I must be getting over the overwhelmed and frustrated mommy brain because this year I’m excited and hopeful about creating some New Year’s goals.
1. Wake up at 6am every morning. I’ve been wondering why I need 10 hours of sleep and then still feel tired during the day. But I’ve been waking up between 5:30 and 6:30am for the past few days and amazingly I feel great. Maybe I was sleeping too much?
2. Pick a new fitness challenge each month. For January I’ll be doing the 30-day push up challenge. They also have one that starts with 3 pushups if this looks scary to you. I want to do yoga one month also. I’ve been terribly inconsistent with activities besides running. Maybe this will be a better alternative than doing everything at once.
3. Complete a sub-27 minute 5k. This means I must sign up for a few 5ks this year.
4. Conquer the half marathon. I want to run the entire 13.1 miles without stopping.
5. Run 500 miles in 2014. This is less than 10 miles average per week, which means 500 should be a breeze considering I’m scheduled for a 10.6-miler and two half marathons. But since this will be my first full year of running, this is more of a “be consistent and keep running” goal.
6. Complete 127 local hikes.
7. Research and experiment with minimalism. I grew up in an uncluttered home. No trinkets or items that didn’t earn its keep. I’d like my children to grow up in a home like that.
8. Sew handmade gifts for the kids throughout the year. This is because it’s just a nice thing and also because we don’t have anymore room for Legos, Barbies, stuffies and toy vehicles. A few things I want to make are puzzle balls, a Kiki doll for Eliza, doll clothes and pjs. Although I’m not sure how I will get these things done without them seeing and asking what I’m doing. I’ll just have to figure it out.
9. Finish my Get it Together binder. This is a binder with all important personal and family records. Not only will it be useful for me, but also for my loved ones when I pass away. Sorry to be morbid, but I checked this book out from the library but ended up purchasing it because it mentions things I would never think to add to a binder like this. For example, there is a section to list all memberships. I don’t think my SIL or mom would know who to contact to cancel our gym membership or Amazon Prime membership. And they won’t have to hunt around for our military discharge papers or car titles. See? Very helpful.