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I Hate New Year's Resolutions

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Because you should always choose to make good changes in your life any time of the year, it shouldn't be based on the change in an arbitrary number in a calendar that was invented by man. However, it always seems after the holidays (and one of the busiest times of the year for me at work) that I should get back on track since I have a bit more time to devote to making food and exercising.

That being said, I am trying again with setting goals for myself (daily, weekly, and monthly), using a calendar to keep track of those goals, and hopefully regularly blogging about my progress.

My weekly & monthly goals this month are to:
- Work out at least 5 days a week
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Only eat out twice for lunch and twice for dinner, the rest are healthy packed meals for lunch and dinner at home
- No more cigarettes! I wasn't a smoker, just enjoyed one occasionally. NO MORE!
- Do my nails nightly and care for them more. One of my rewards is to have a manicure
- Blog every Sunday about my weeks and how I did.

So this first week, I worked out Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. I took a break on Friday due to tiredness & soreness, and because I went out to dinner and a movie. I also am taking a break today, Sunday, because the workout I did yesterday involved a lot of squats and strength training with cardio, and my entire lower body is HURTING. I did work some good muscles though as I can feel soreness in the muscles around and above my knee, which need to be strengthened from a knee injury. Monday is my yoga day, so I look forward to a good stretch!

I had a little bit of candy at work - damn NERDS, but didn't go overboard. The boyfriend and I ate out on Friday night for dinner to celebrate some good things happening at my job and we had lunch out on Saturday at Findlay Market while shopping for some yummies to make for the week. I also had a glass of red wine on Friday night and two glasses of rum & vodka with apple cider drinks on Saturday. I should drink less next week!

Looking ahead to week two - I hope my soreness goes away quickly so I can keep at exercising. I'll go to yoga on Monday, and to the gym on Tuesday.

Sidenote: I have a kinect for xbox and the Your Shape Fitness Evolved game will KICK YOUR ASS. It's got tons of different types of workouts, but it's really good at incorporating strength training into cardio and it makes it easy to work out at home. I'm lucky to have this opportunity! However, I'm still alternating that with going to the gym and doing ellipticals, weight machines, and hopefully more swimming in the pool.

Maybe the weather will continue to be mild so I can ride my bike to work sometime this week!
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