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?