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A Brand Spanking New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I'm jumping on the New Year band wagon!

What is it about this time of year? How is it that this Tuesday is soooooooooooooo different from Monday? It’s amazing how our minds can shift so in the span of 24 hours! I’m sitting here with a mimosa, contemplating how blessed I am and how this year is truly going to sparkle.

Even though it is kind of a fluke that this one day seems to change so much, I will take it! Particularly because the last three months has been a huge struggle for me! Time to turn this boat around. I’m thankful for the new energy.

So here’s what I’ve learned about myself in the previous years:
1. I need to set big goals without a million tiny details to overwhelm myself.
2. I need huge visual reminders to keep on track.
3. I need to set myself small manageable and fun goals to keep myself on track.

Hence my list. Less about specific workout goals, more about things I want to do! This list has gotten me through some hard times. They keep me motivated, they keep me moving, they keep me on my toes. So without further ado, here is my list for the year:

In 2013 I will:

• Run a half marathon
• Camp more (at least 5 times!)
• Handstand without the wall
• Complete yoga teacher training
• Learn more about wine
• Get organized
• Stay organized
• Exercise regularly
• Find a new job
• Write more
• Do Beach Body Insanity
• Do P90x
• Be thankful each day
• Hike something big
• Remember Christmas cards
• Go riding again
• Love more
• Do 100 Pushup Challenge
• Do 10 Pullups
• Zumba
• Buy a bike
• Get my next tattoo
• Go fishing
• Think before I speak
• Change my attitude at work
• Be a better teacher
• Learn how to do a cartwheel
• snowshoe
• Be a better friend
• Do 52 random acts of kindness
• Take an art class
• Volunteer
• Read 25 books
• Not buy anything new for a month
• Unplug one day a week
• Cook 10 new recipes
• Fix my safety net
• Renew my passport
• Lose 40 pounds
• Write in my journal more
• Organize my recipes
• Pay off a chunk of my debt
• Live more frugally
• Use what I have
• Cultivate my yoga practice at home

Not a crazy list, but a fun one. If you can’t have fun on this journey, then what is the point?

2013 is going to be amazing. I can just feel it……….

Happy New year Sparklers! I hope 2013 brings you all that you are hoping for, wishing for and working for!
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    Love it! Makes me want to get to work on my own list for the year!
    1965 days ago
    emoticon Wow thats an ambitious list but all good. I have 3 pair of snowshoes and now live where there isn't enough snow but I'm still hopeful I can head north and use them. emoticon Here's to the new year! emoticon
    1965 days ago
    Great list! You're going to have a fabulous year!
    1965 days ago
    Great plan - you got it down!
    All the best!
    1965 days ago
    oh gosh, you know, I was thinking I was the only person on the planet that couldn't do a cartwheel =]

    I also read that you wanted to "change your attitude at work", and girl...I feel you on this. Apparently my interpersonal skills suck at work but I fail to notice. Then people get upset with me and it makes me miserable at work. If I didn't have a bad attitude before, I certainly do now.

    anyways! small novella comment, haha.

    You can do everything on that list! My fingers are also crossed that 2013 will be so much better. It already feels better.

    1965 days ago
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    Happy New Year! emoticon
    1965 days ago
    Awesome! I have a long to-do list today, but you've inspired me to make a list too! I'll have to plug away at it and post tonight. It helps to see it in print.

    Best of luck with your to-do list!

    Happy New Year!
    1965 days ago
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