Why do people make New Year’s Resolutions? Is it some kind of masochistic desire to encourage guilt and self-pity? I don’t know a single person who has kept their resolutions, myself included. For awhile I stopped making resolutions so I couldn’t break them. One year I even resolved never to make another New Year’s Resolution.
I’m breaking that now because it’s no fun. Everyone else is making resolutions and sharing them but what do I have to share? In the beginning it was new and enjoyable to say I had resolved to never make another resolution. But that’s no longer new or different. Lots of people say it now.
If I make no resolutions to better myself, what reason do I have to push myself forward? Honestly, I’ve ceased to need a resolution to push myself harder. I push myself all the time and have succeeded and failed at a myriad of goals. I don’t need a resolution, but I think this year it would be enjoyable to say I have one.
I’ve lost running speed. I gained belly fat over the summer (odd that it should be in the summer and not the winter but there are very good reasons for that). I’ve gotten lax with my writing. I’m a terrible housekeeper.
So what do I “resolve” to do this year? Pretty much the same thing I do every year except this time I’m giving it the title of being my New Year’s Resolution.
- I resolve to work harder on my fitness, eating, and writing
Here are my main goals to accomplish this year:
- Get my 5k speed back to under 35 minutes
- Train for a half-marathon
- Finish the fitness challenges I give myself
- Write/Edit at least 15 minutes every day
- Finish the circuit fusion demo class once and for all so I can start subbing
- Clean the apt twice a week
- Finish 30-Day Shred
Considering how good I am at staying on task, I’m really only aiming at getting better at some of those items (like cleaning and writing). But if I could manage to keep with it all entirely, wow…that’d be great!