Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Yesterday when I wrote the blogpost "Letter to My Body" I was really annoyed: my body was not cooperating with me. It still isn't. However, I'm feeling a little more zen about it today. Probably getting a good night's sleep instead of waking up at 2am with a migraine helps. So, in my slightly better state of mind, I thought I would reflect on some of my achievements in 2010 and what I want to achieve in 2011. Some of these are not strictly health related, but I consider that Sparkpeople helped me with my academics as much as it has helped me with my physical health because I learned how to more effectively budget my time, deal with stress, and make reasonable decisions for myself.
Accomplishments of 2010:
-Graduated with a BA
-Finished my undergraduate thesis and presented chapters at 2 conferences
-Started taking pilates and stuck with it for the last 4 months
-Realized that flexibility and strength training were important in a quest to stay healthy
-Got a teaching job
-Realized slip-ups can be rectified: I gained 10lbs back, but have re-lost 9 of those pounds.
-Learned to like almond butter
-Ran a 9 minute mile for the first time since high school (although I have to get back to that)
-Started doing yoga
-Started improving my Greek pronunciation, including learning how to roll my "r"s.
-Started a blog in my field (classics) that people actually read
-Managed to be able to consistently do 10 military style push-ups in a row, and sometimes more
-Found some clothing I feel great in
Goals (Resolutions?) for 2011:
-Finish a bootcamp (I keep starting, but never finishing)
-Do at least 10 minutes of strength training and 10 minutes of cardio every day
-Get to my goal weight, finally, by May 2011
-Feel comfortable in a bikini by May 2011 (and post a picture on SP)
-Get a flat stomach by May 2011
-Finish (and be proud of) my graduate school applications
-Run an 8 minute mile by the end of December 2011
-Be able to do a headstand by the end of December 2011
-Finish 1/3 of my reading list (http://fragmentsofsulpicia.blogspot.com/p
/reading-and-rereading-list.html) by end of December 2011
-Be able to pronounce Ancient Greek with pitch accents, confidence, fluency, and appropriate meter by the time I enroll in graduate school
-Be able to ice skate backwards once around the rink by end of December 2011
I have my work cut out for me, but I am going to try to make it all happen. Next year, I shall attempt to remember to write an evaluation of how I did on all of these goals.