Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year's resolutions: 2011 edition

I have one resolution for this New Year. Just one. To fit in two 30 min work-outs a week. It's now Jan 10, and I can grandly say that I've kept this up for an entire week. With discipline, I might even be able to keep this up for a month!

(It helps enormously that my Institute has opened a small fitness center in the basement. Really, I don't have any excuses now.)

I was fairly pleased at how my resolutions for 2010 worked out. I might not have kept all of those up for an entire year, but I did have a good run at them, and I did actually cross several off my list.


Health goals

--Exercise at least 2-3 times a week.
--Take a pilates/yoga class (went to the first class last week—public humiliation).
--Eat more fruits, veggies and whole grains.

During my five month stay-at-home stint, I actually did all those things. I took a combination Pilates/yoga/tai chi class which was utterly humiliating for the first three sessions. By the end, I found that I really enjoyed it, and of late I've found myself missing it. I would love to take a class like that again, but there is simply no logistical way to fit it in.

Creative writing goals

--Finish second short story, send out to some trusted readers, eventually submit and hopefully publish somewhere.

--Start a new story.

--Revise and submit a very old story.

--Try daily journaling/writing.

I finished that short story, sent it out to a trusted reader, and realized it just didn't work. It's still sitting in my desk drawer.

I started and completed a new story. Score! Was accepted to a small, but up-and-coming online literary journal.

Revised very old story, submitted it to a few literary journals, got some form rejections and one seemingly nice rejection.

Daily writing? HA! This blog is as close as it gets.

Home goals (domesticity)

--Sort and donate old clothing (done!)

--Sort, get rid of, organize the toys taking over our house.

--Organize the home office

--Print and organize backlog of family photos

Progress on these home goals? HA HA HA HA!!!

Yes friends, I'll be pretty pleased with myself if I can just keep up a weak workout routine for the next year.