Resolved

Welcome, 2011.  I hope we will have a happy and fruitful 365 days ahead of us.  I expect you to do everything you can to contribute to a year that makes me healthy, wealthy, and wise.  For my part, I will do the following:

  1. Move more – even if it’s walking to Charles MGH for the train when I could just get on at Park St, or going for a long run on Sunday mornings, I’ve got to get moving.
  2. Reconsider nutrition – I was talking to my Mom over Christmas and realized that my typical weekly fruit and veggie intake is two servings. No wonder I have no energy!  More veggies and fruit and less of everything else in 2011 please.
  3. Savor the moment, and the meal. – I need to cut down on multitasking.  At the end of the day, my mind is still going a mile a minute, partly because of the number of windows I have open on my computers all day and partly because I just never take the time to center, focus, and be in the moment anymore.  Also, this article made me rethink distracted eating – our dining table is getting cleaned off tonight and I’m vowing to spend more time there and less in the living room this year.
  4. Have no regrets – I took a hard hit last month when one of my campers passed away, and I felt like I hadn’t done enough to help her.  I want to spend this year taking time for people I love, and spreading happiness in a way that will make me feel like I gave life my all, no matter the individual outcome.
  5. Try something new – and I don’t mean calamari.  I mean something that totally stretches my limits.  Maybe kickboxing or auditioning to be in a band, or crossing something serious off my five year plan.  I hope to find something relatively nutso that I can be proud of – or at least laugh about – at the end of the year.

I love my lists, but like everyone, I need to be held to my promises.  So friends, please ask me in three days, five weeks, or seven months how I’m doing with these goals.  And share you’re own – I’ll help you stick to them as well!

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4 thoughts on “Resolved

  1. These are great! How far are you willing to go with #3? Does this include not reading while eating alone? Inspired by you, I tried it today. That has always been very hard for me, but the food sure does taste better and I can see how it would leave you not needing more because you missed fully experiencing eating the food!

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  3. School is out on Friday for me and I think teachers need to have their resolutions on the first day of summer. So here are a few for me (yes you inspired me on a couple):

    1) Expand my typical reading choices beyond history/biography/coaching/teaching (currently reading 2 history books, a teaching book and a volleyball book…AND just started 7 habits of highly successful people…that should count, right?)

    2) Exercise 30 minutes a day at least 4 days a week. Grrr…just do it!!!

    3) Build something for our back yard…not sure if the garden pond or starting a picket fence will happen this summer, but new grass is a good start!!!

    4) Use smaller plates (for meals) and bowls (for ice cream and cereal).

    5) Pick 4 things to give my spare time to after work and my relationship. Do not overextend myself beyond those 4 things.

    Anyway, Sally, I hope you hold me accountable…By the way, how are you doing on your resolutions?

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