Monday, December 28, 2009

Preparations for a New Year

I have never been one to believe in "New Year Resolutions", per se. Instead, I look at the past year....the good, bad AND ugly. This year, however, I am going to make some goals for myself of what I would really like to do to improve myself and my life.

This past year, I have accomplished so many awesome things:
  • I began a lifestyle change and actually stuck to it! This has made me so proud of myself!
  • I ran my first 5k! I did it in 32:21, which was less than the 33:00 time I had hoped(on the inside) for!
  • I worked on building my relationship and growing stronger with Love! Our relationship is better than it ever has been and I am thankful that we grew together, rather than apart!
  • I learned to cope with one of the hardest experiences! I talked about it, instead of throwing it to the wayside and pretending everything was fine.
  • I learned to ask questions...even if they seemed stupid! A first in my life!
  • I worked through my self esteem issues and can honestly say that I love WHO and WHAT I am and have become!
For the upcoming year:
  • I have purchased a pocket size day planner and WILL use it to note my workouts, water count, dates with friends, reminders, and noting things I learn from day to day!
  • I am definitely going to work on my writing skills and maybe turn my other blog into more of a creative writing/life experience type of blog.
  • I WILL REACH MY HEALTH GOALS BY THE SUMMER!! I have 110 in my mind as the weight I would like to be, but I can't logically depend on the number alone. I will make it more about HOW I feel, not what I look like!
  • I will be a better friend/bloggy buddy!
I will definitely be adding to this list, but now, it is sleepy time!

So, tell me. What are some of your goals for the New Year? How do you feel you did in 2009?


Anonymous said...

Great goals! I like the way you look at the previous year to see what you have accomplished. We will be right here to cheer you on! Good luck to you!

Tiff said...

I'm so glad to hear that you learned to love who you are this year! That is a priceless goal that you have achieved there missy!

Foodie Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by! I have added you to my favorites. I can't wait for this week to be over with! Out with the old, in with the new!

Morgan said...

I love this list! Congrats to all your accomplishments and cheers to 2010 being another great year!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

fantastic goals! i want to go to nashville, get a publishing deal and take a trip to greece. AND play a major music festival.

Missy said...

Love your reflection on last year and your plans for the coming year. You'll do great.

Lisa said...

I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! I have probably already told you but I just love your dog Pics! I am so inlove with my "Kids"!!!! And how funny we have sweeties with the same name! Chad is just the best name ever :) I look forward to reading more future posts! Be safe tonight!

Tricia said...

I've got a 1/2 marathon goal for February. And my resolution for the year is simply to be heatlhy.

Happy New Year!

Foodie Girl said...

Hey there! Just checking in on you to see how you are doing. Hope all is well. Let us know how you are!