2014 – Here I Come

As we start a new year, there is a tradition to make promises that one tries to keep throughout the year. I’ve attempted to do this over the years, with some success … and some failures. What I have learned is that what holds me accountable the most, is just writing these down. So here are my current resolutions for the new year.

The fitness resolution: I will exercise at least 3 times every week, and work to reduce my weight by at least 1 pound each week. By March 31, I should have lost 12 pounds and by May 31, I will have lost at least 20 pounds. I will monitor this and intermittently post updates on how I am going with these goals.

The writing resolution: I plan to write more. I will make this happen through an increase in my blogging on my various sites. I’d like to set a goal of a number of words each week or month, and this may be an adjustment I make to the goal later in the year.

The reading resolution: I read a lot every day. The major issue I have is that I am not reading books. I am making a goal to read more books, though they may be in electronic form. I’m compiling my list of books to read  in the coming months. This goal will give me a chance to reacquaint myself with Shelfari (which I have just discovered is now owned by Amazon).

The social resolution: Chris and I have been working to plan more social activities, and spend more quality time with our friends. Having the pool will help with this over the summer, so that will be an easy way to meet this goal. This goal will include planning social events with friends at least twice each month.