If you read my title, I suspect you’ve got a pretty good idea where today’s post is headed. If that wasn’t apparent, well then I’m less witty than I thought.
I realize I’m a couple of days behind, but only because I wanted to wait until you’ve had absolutely enough New Year’s Resolutions posts before springing yet another one on you. Besides if I had gotten my act together and published this on Tuesday, it would have been lost in the swarm of other resolution posts. There’s no fun in that, and you want to pay attention to my resolutions because they’re extremely exciting….er, maybe not so much, but I like them.
Since I am a list-loving, OCD maniac (all self diagnosed, but no less valid), the very idea of creating a To Do list for the entire year is not only right up my alley, but an exhilarating concept. I’m the type of person who creates lists for the day, the week, the grocery story, the drug store, things to pack on vacation, the list goes on and on (pun intended). So you can bet your sweet ass I’m creating a New Year’s Resolutions list, although this will be my very first time sharing it with the masses. Yes, I’m a virgin; be gentle with me. Not that kind of virgin; you dirty birdie. Oh, that was just my thoughts in the gutter. Ah well, there’s always next year for that kind of resolution.
For me, a New Year’s Resolution list is special. It’s not the typical list where you pick up dry cleaning, make granola, wash the kitchen floor, clean out the linen closest….this is typical, yes? Instead, it’s a guide, a bucket list, and a self-improvement manual rolled all into one. It also must be short, and each item must be obtainable because otherwise what’s the point? If it’s too long, there’s not enough time to accomplish everything, and if it’s unobtainable, well then, you are shit out of luck.
Time to get our resolutions on…. or really just my resolutions on, but if you want to borrow one, I say go for it.
- Meditate Once a Week. I’ll be honest, this was on last year’s list, and I could count on one hand the number of times I did it. My problem is I can’t sit still for any period of time, which is also exactly why I need to do it. I know it’s good for me, so I’m going to keep trying and hopefully I’ll make it a habit in 2013.
- Belgium Trip. I have family living in Belgium, so I have no excuse not to go. And really do you need an excuse to visit Belgium (waffles anyone)? I think not, especially when my favorite nephew spends his days there, in this adorable hat. Maybe he’ll let me borrow it. I have a small head; it could work.
- Blog Shit. This is super serious code for update my recipes, improve the overall layout, find another comment widget (any ideas?), and make myself a book of my favorite past posts. Do you ever go back and read your past work? I do, and I crack myself up, until I find an innocuous typo, which pisses me off. How did I miss that the first eight times I read it? I digress.
- Spinning Certification. This one is self-explanatory. The only thing I enjoy more than spinning is actually teaching spinning. Might as well make it official.
- More Romantic. I suck at being romantic or sentimental. It makes me squirm and not in a good way, but I know this would make the Hubby happy and sometimes when you’re married, you try to do that for the other person. Stupid compromising…see, I suck at this.
- Tough Mudder. I’m a fool to want to do this, but it doesn’t make me want it any less.
- Juliet Trip. One of my BFF’s lives über far away or really in Texas, which is the same thing to me. I haven’t seen her, in person, in over a year, and I miss her (look at me getting romantic already) so come hell or high water, I’m seeing her in 2013. Side note: why do people say hell or high water? It’s so dramatic, which is obviously why I like it. Maybe, we should make this the new code for our mail carriers. Forgot rain, snow, and sleet; let’s roll with hell or high water.
- Fitness Goals. A three-minute plank, and yes, I know there are some of you who can plank for fifteen minutes while reading a book and filing your nails. Your abs could eat mine for lunch, but no matter, I’m shooting for three minutes. I’m also aiming for one hundred boy push ups in a single day (knocked out forty yesterday; Bam!) and ten pull ups. The Hubby recently installed a chin up bar, and I try to do some every single day. Currently, I haven’t gotten past the dangle like a fish stage, but damn it, I will get my chin above that bar. Mark my words.
- More Spontaneity and Less Structure. Much like romance, the idea of less structure plus spontaneity, makes me squirm. This is another repeater from last year, so I’m wondering if that makes me less spontaneous already, and is it too structured if you have to write down “less structure?”
There you have it. Nine goals; all obtainable (well maybe not the less structure, but I’m going to try) and most even enjoyable, although the jury is still out on the enjoyment factor of the Tough Mudder. I fully expect to break a nail during the event, even though I’m already planning to double my nail strengthener that day. I don’t think that’s too structured either because my nails are at stake, which is serious business and not to be messed with. No, I don’t have ridiculously long nails, but I don’t want them to look like a train wreck on my hands either.
Noticeably absent from my resolution’s list (you did notice, right?) is anything dealing with weight loss or healthy eating. Both were on the 2012 list and pretty much every list which came before it, but I’m not feeling it this year. Don’t get me wrong; I plan on eating more veggies and fruit than you’d think possible for a five foot two person to consume, but I feel like I’ve got a good handle on it. It’s how I eat now, so there’s no goal to achieve. As far as weight loss goes, I’m not trying to lose any weight. Not a single pound and man that’s weird, but it feels really good too. I’m going to work on firming things up (hello planks, pull-ups and push ups), but the number on the scale still makes me happy.
How about you? Any New Year’s Resolutions which are repeats from prior years? Any resolutions which you know are crazy, but you want to do anyway?