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New Year’s Resolutions

The end of 2011 is here. Can you believe it? It seems like it was just the fall…and here we are ready to ring in the New Year!

Like most everyone, I like to start the year fresh, with good intentions, of course. While I always make resolutions mentally—I stick to them and inevitably they fall to the wayside. My resolutions aren’t extravagant or over-the-top, meaning they shouldn’t be that hard to stick to. But nonetheless I usually slip a little. So this year, instead of making these resolutions in the back of my mind, I’m writing them out. Not just on a list in my planner, but here on this blog so everyone can see them and hold me to them 🙂

Here we go:

1. To tone up/get fit/shed some vanity pounds. It’s something we all want to do every year. One of the most common resolutions, actually. I already work out diligently, usually 4 days a week. But this year, I want to get more out of my workout. I’m going to vary them with different formats, not just running on the treadmill. Here’s how:

 –Pure Barre: PB is my absolute obsession. I love the classes so much and honestly feel BETTER when I leave the class. If you haven’t tried PB, do it! They also have a new cardio class called “SweatLex,” comprised of butt-kicking cardio.

CrossFit: Lexington is lucky enough to have their very own CrossFit studio. After hearing rave reviews from several of my fitness-loving friends, I’m taking on the challenge myself.

Training for my first 10 miler: I hate running. It’s no fun at all. But it’s good for me, and of course I feel better afterwards. I don’t have a specific race picked out, but I’m on the lookout.

Varying workouts is imperative to success. Excited to start my new regimine!

2. Cook more. Yes, I’m a true southerner and proud of it. But there’s one thing my Tennessee roots didn’t give me that most people find surprising: I don’t cook. I’m not domestic. In fact, I don’t even have the slightest desire to cook. I’d prefer to eat a bowl of cereal for dinner. So this year, I am resolving to get in the kitchen more, and not just to thaw out a Lean Cuisine.

3. Gossip less. As a journalist, I inherently talk a lot about things that are going on, people in my work, etc. But often that bleeds over into my personal life. It’s a guilty pleasure and not one I’m proud of. So here’s to sticking to the facts!

What are your resolutions?

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