2012 has been very, very good to me. I was incredibly blessed. I started working after being laid off for 2 years (and have been learning a lot!), celebrated the mister’s 30th birthday with him and made my first ever carrot cake (to delicious reviews), set a personal record for a 5k race, celebrated my 31st birthday in Olympic style, wandered around Yosemite National Park with the mister, and mentally and physically tested myself in a half marathon. All in all, this year was pretty great.
I’m looking forward to 2013 because I know this will be an even better year. I do have some very exciting news I’m bursting to announce but I’ll hold off for now (no, I’m not engaged. I promise I’ll let you know when that happens). Just trust me, you’ll be excited too.
Aside from my annual resolution to make 2013 better than 2012, here are a few of the other things I’d like to work on in this new year:
My resolutions for 2013:
1) Continue getting stronger
After donating my gym fees for the majority of the year last year, I reintroduced myself and started getting my $10 worth each month. SO far it’s been almost 2 months since I started back up and while my weight loss has been pretty stagnant, I am feeling stronger and better, which is a pretty awesome thing. I’ve been doing a bit of cardio and then weight lifting a couple days a week and I look forward to my gym nights. I have a new gym, I have a semi-solid routine I do each day (I moved from the predetermined circuit section to using the other machines on the floor) and I’ve been slowly adding in new machines. Maybe by the end of the year I’ll be using the free weights!
While, yes I’m really gunning to lose weight (which won’t happen until I rehab my eating habits) I’m really glad to be active again. I just feel better overall when I’m active. We’ll see how things go when the weather warms up again and I dust off my running shoes. I do believe my gym work will help improve my running, which leads us to…
I do plan on continuing to run (I have a clever DIY project I made over my Christmas break to display my racing bibs to share with you all) and I am hopefully going to be able to run 2 half marathons this year. I’m definitely going to revisit the Healdsburg Wine County Half Marathon and hopefully will be able to fit in a second one. I do plan on doing a couple of shorter runs as well because I really enjoy the race experience. And also the medals. Okay, I do it for the medals.
3) Practice Korean
Yes, this is on my list again. Don’t judge me! I do hope to carve some time out during my busy week to practice some Korean, even if it’s only for a few minutes. That’s better than nothing, right?
4) Have fun
Life is for the living. My goal is to have fun, whether that means going for a run, hanging out with friends, or spending some quiet time alone. I will enjoy what I’m doing and strive to do the things that I like to do. I want to explore and have new adventures, laugh, love, and have those moments where Instagramming/tweeting/Facebooking is the last thing I’m thinking about. I want to live less through my smartphone and more though myself.
Here’s to 2013.