Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Day 186's resolution

I hope I’m not digging myself in too deep here, but this year, for once, I have a hefty list of “New Year’s Resolutions,” for lack of a better term. I haven’t formulated much of a plan yet (which is probably a bad sign), but I’m thinking maybe I’ll tackle them one month at a time.

First off, I’ve got to get rid of a few pounds. As cliché as it is, it must be done. 2006 was great. I lost about 15 or so pesky pounds that I acquired during college, and I did it the right way: I went to the gym, I cut Dr. Pepper out of my diet (well, for the most part anyway) and I reduced my meal portions. It was surprisingly easy, and I got rid of all my clothes with double-digit sizes on the label. Best of all, I felt GREAT. I was a lot more comfortable and I felt strong and healthy – like I could do anything.

I don’t know what happened in 2007. Well, I guess I do. Nothing. I got some combination of complacent and busy, and suddenly all of my pants are freakin’ tight. Gah. It’s time to get serious. Wes bought this trainer deal for his uber expensive bike so he can ride it in spite of weather and traffic, so I’ve vowed to get back to the gym, even though it’s not as geographically convenient as it once was.

This brings me to number 2. If I’m going to be spending more afternoons at the gym, I’ve/we’ve got to get a better handle on the housework. Doing piles of laundry, stacks of dishes and sweeping up mounds of cat hair isn’t my idea of a relaxing Saturday, so the only solution I can come up with is just to nip it in the bud during the week. I’m not the neatest person in the world, so it’s definitely going to be a feat to convince myself to put things away after I use/wear them. Convincing Wes to do the same will be conquest all it’s own ...

I don't really have a choice on number 3. The first car payment is due in t-minus five days, and I'm already feeling its strain on my pocket book. No more lunch-hour trips to Banana Republic. Dangit.

There are a few more things I'd like to improve in 2008, but this list is already giving me the hives, so that's it for now.

Happy New Year!


Lindsay said...

I hear you on the housework. I mean, have you seen our kitchen floor?????

No but seriously. Putting things away right after we use/wear/eat from/cook in/read it is a struggle for us all.

Let me know how the giving up Dr. Pepper goes.

Jennifer said...

I just finished off my second the day. Sheesh.

BUT, they were the last two in the fridge, so at least they aren't tempting me anymore. AND the vending machine at work is on the fritz, so if I want one, I'll have to huff over to building three. Things are looking up!