Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Resolutions

last year my NYR was to read 30 books.  I made it to 20.  I think that is pretty good!

Here is what I'm toying with this year:
1) Running a 5k
2) Reading 21 books :P
3) Drinking only once a week
4) Writing a letter to a friend once a week (I have a list of 50 people who get letters... I need 2 more!!)
5) Go to the gym 150 times
6) Take 52+ spin classes
7) Save 10% of my income

I want one that is meaningful... last year's was... I don't know why, but it was a goal that was measurable and attainable (almost), and I didn't feel like a failure when I didn't meet it, because I made a good effort to try and I still got to read 20 great books.  The problem with running is that I don't want to do it.  I've tried the couch to 5k program and I make it to the 3rd week and quit.  I just don't want to feel like a failure.  I'd like to learn to cook, but realistically, could I say "make 1 new meal per week" and actually stick with it?


  1. I've ran a 5k before without even prepping for it. I can't take the daily grind of running. It's not my thing. So, I know I could never ever run any further then that. At least you are realistic with your goals. Good luck on reaching them.

  2. That's quite the list! I'm curious when you write letters to people do you mean an email letter or letters you send in the mail?

    If you have endurance from spinning classes and other forms of cardio you should be able to do a 5k with minimal actual running training.

    ~ Harlow