New Year's Resolutions should be a 4 letter word! Kristin shared this quote as part of Monday Musings this week and I think it is just perfect!
"I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second." ~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones' Diary
So this year I'm starting my resolutions on January 2nd and encourage you all to join me. I've always been terrible about making my resolutions... exercise more, lose weight, learn Icelandic, etc. with no specific method defined to get there. I'm hoping with the resolutions I've come up with this year, my previous resolutions will be the result. So here are my resolutions as a plan of action.
Go to bed by 9:30pm
Wake up at 6am
Eat completely vegetarian at least 3 days a week
Eat fish at least 3 times a week
Have no more than 2 treats a week
Eat more high fiber foods
Always park as far away from the door as reasonably possible
Spend at least 30 minutes 3 times a week on aerobic exercise
Spend at least 15 minutes a day on stretching and strength training
Don't overcommit myself (Yes, it's general, but it needs to be my mantra!)
Spend at least an hour a week having fun with a girlfriend
Learn at least 5 new words in Icelandic a week (at least 1 each: verb, noun, adjective, adverb)
Write down 1 thing I am grateful for each day