Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Okay, so it's January 1st. Time to look at the year past and make plans for the new year just started. I don't like the idea of resolutions, at least not for me. They seem too easy to put aside after a couple of weeks. So, instead, I have some specific plans. Semantics? Yep.
Plan #1: I'm going to read an average on one book per week. I just finished a book today, so I'm starting very close to the beginning. So, at the end of 2014, I will have read 52 books. Please be aware that I do not read educational material. This is pure entertainment.
Plan #2: I will lose 12 pounds by the end of April. That's three pounds per month. Totally doable. I will revamp my eating plan and actually stick to it! My exercise quantity is pretty good.. Quality could be improved. I will add HIIT to two workouts per week and start lifting two or three times per week.
Plan #3: I would like to have more definition in my arms. Right now, I have bat wings that continue to wave for hours after my hand is done. I love Kelly Ripa's arms! I don't think I'll quite reach that level, but there has to be a happy middle ground, right? I'll take a picture in the morning to show where I'm starting.
Plan #4: I will save $1 the first week of the year. I will increase this by $1 each week until the end of the year where I will save $52 that week. Should have quite a chunk of cash for Christmas by the end of the year. I plan to make a list with each week listed and cross off the week as I save that number. I do not have to save in order. For example, this week, I may have $60 to set aside. I can cross off the $52 week and the $8 week or some other combination. The goal is to cross off (and save) each number by the end of the year.
That's it. Four goals. That's enough.
Good luck to all my "Sparkles" (thanks John, great term!) on their plans for the new year!