Well, it is April. That makes it about three months since many of us discussed the things we were planning to improve on or achieve in this new year.
I think traditionally the expectation is that resolutions are forgotten by about March. This always seemed to be the trend when I worked in the gym. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that resolutions were forgotten AND spring break was over since I was usually working on a college campus. (i.e. no urgent need to look good in a bikini once spring break is over)
The last week or so, I’ve had my resolutions on my mind. I chose some that I really wanted to stick with this year. They were not my typical lose 10 lbs, eat more veggies, but these were things that I really care about and felt motivated (still do) to accomplish.
Let’s see how I’m doing. Thanks for holding me accountable, by the way.
Stay in the moment. It is going to be a busy year for us and I don’t want to get distracted looking ahead to the next step all the time. I want to remember to enjoy the present.
Um…I’m going to have to go with so-so on this. Among my resolutions I think this has been the hardest one. I have to admit I’m enjoying what I can in Brazil, but I also can’t wait to move back to the States and the adventures I will have again there as well. Note to self: I definitely need to work harder at staying in the moment.
Improve my running ability.
I’m proud to say that this one gets a check. I’ve been sticking with my program since mid-January without giving up. I’m planning to get in a 5K in May (I haven’t done one since we moved to Brazil in 07) and am looking at longer distances later in the year. Also, if you are a runner I’m looking into this event in Kentucky in October – The Bourbon Chase. I’m trying to form a team so if you are interested and located nearby or want to consider traveling in, let me know.
Get away from standard gym workouts and increase my exercise variety. I am taking squash racquets back to Brazil with us and I want to do more hiking.
Half check. My husband and I have been playing squash on the weekends and I love it. However, Saturday morning is our only option since the gym is closed Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. So I have to admit that things can get in the way of our weekly meetings such as waiting for the Internet repair go to show up like last weekend. The hiking hasn’t been accomplished, but that is to come. This is something that will be much more accessible later this fall when we make our move back to the US.
Explore the option of getting back into teaching group exercise. Pilates and yoga instruction are starting to appeal to me more.
I’m still exploring ideas and I’m pretty sure I will get back into teaching later this fall. I just can’t progress with any certifications until then, but I am researching my options.
Expand my web writing and get an article in a print publication this year.
I’m getting there with this one. The book that I mentioned which will be a compilation of ideas from previous blog posts for Charity Mile focusing on planning fitness events will certainly be a print publication, but I had magazines in mind when I wrote this resolution. This month I will be focused on developing more article ideas and queries. My goal is a print pub by the end of July. I’ll let you know.
Do you still have your resolutions in the back of your mind? Which ones have you accomplished and which are you still working on?