I know, I know. There’s something about a new year that gets me a blogging mood.
The last time I blogged here was September. You wouldn’t know that because I deleted everything. If I had been consistent last year, I would’ve kept everything. But I wasn’t so I didn’t. Clean slate time.
The original premise of 30 Day Baby Steps was a goal every month. But the problem was a) running out of things to do, b) some sort of financial, physical or emotional impediment or c) plain forgetfulness. I can’t say that this will totally be different, but I can sure as hell try.
I think I’ll keep trying to do a few monthly goals–some of the ones on the ideas page are solid, attainable goals. Some may not take me 30 days, but I won’t kick myself if I can’t do it in 30 days. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. 30 days seems more solid. You’ve formed the habit and had a few days to sit with it as a normal part of your life. I’m hoping to keep away from the bad habits though.
The true purpose of this blog will be as a sounding board–a place to write when the mood strikes or even when it doesn’t. This is going to be a big year for me. I joined a gym, have a fantastic job and will be getting married in September. 2010 had some serious changes in the last half of the year and 2011 is forecast to be the same only this time—it’s going to be year round. Let’s set up some long term goals, shall we?
1) Get in a healthier state, both physically and mentally. I will not let delicious recipes or stress get me down!
2) Exercise more. I signed up with a kickboxing gym. The first class KICKED MY BUTT. But it was fun enough and I realize that it’s a kick in the butt that I need to make it work.
3) Find staple recipes. I always try new recipes which is fun, but I need those staples that are delicious, healthy and I can always rely on.
4) Keep the apartment clean. I’m a messy person by nature so it’s hard for me to want to clean up and do laundry and all that jazz. I do like a clean place to live so I’ll try to keep it clean myself.
5) Get married. That’s an easy goal.
6) Don’t kill anyone due to wedding stress. That’s what kickboxing is for.
7) Read more. I used to be a voracious reader but my schedule lately doesn’t permit me to read as much as I would like. That’s gotta change.
I’m sure I can think of a few more, but for now these should work. I’ve got to have some fun in my life and I want to have fun getting healthy. Isn’t that the plan for everyone?
Any questions? Thoughts? Concerns? Ideas?