Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Wow.  Ok, I owe you an apology.  Well, if I had any followers, I would... regardless, life has gotten in the way, and this blog was the first thing to get cut from the to-do list.  Sorry.

That said, I thought I would take a quick look at last year's goals - I say goals, because I didn't really set any resolutions - actually, I didn't really set any goals, either, I stole them from Runner's World.

No, not mine. I don't consider myself a runner yet. But here's what Runner's World has to say about it...

Simple explanation:
1. Think like an athlete, not a dieter.  -  Failed.  While I did more running in 2011 than I have ever done before, I can't legitimately call myself a runner yet.
2. Nix late-night snacks.  -  Epic fail.  Especially while on duty at the station.  Surprisingly, my weight stayed steady, even when I wasn't running.
3. Take notes (aka food journal).  -  Hmm, I don't even remember this one.  Obviously, didn't do it, either.
4. Plan ahead.  -  I did plan ahead, but not to the extent I should have.  Especially with meals.
5. Eat breakfast - every morning.  -  Umm... I had a bigger lunch?  Ok, ok.  Fail.

Wow, 2011 wasn't nearly as good as I had thought it was.

I had an eight hour drive today to think of the past, the future, and a whole lot of nothingness.  Here's what I came up with for 2012's goals:

1.  Look back less.  No looking back at lost love, lost friendship, lost opportunity.  Everyday should focus on the future.
2.  Cook more.  This blog was started as a cooking blog, and I am ashamed at how little it has happened.  No time like the present to start cooking more... and blog about it!
3.  Run my marathon.  Which includes staying healthy ALL YEAR, so that I can train through the summer, and be adequately prepared for it this year.
4.  Lose twenty pounds (or so).  Honestly, I'd love to lose a good forty pounds or better, but let's start slow.
5.  Cut my frivolous expenditures.  I have a pile of unread magazines in the corner, an entire bookshelf of unread books, and more than a few watched-once DVDs.  Time to cut the fat.

I wish each and every one of you a positive, fortunate, dream-filled 2012.

What are your goals for 2012?