So here comes a new year. So many chances to embrace constructive change. If only I had more control over some of the things I wanted to change, like, I resolve not to catch either a cold or the flu this year. But those type of things aside I’ve embraced the following resolutions:
We will maintain budgetary discipline. How?
- We will use cash only to make purchases.
- We will leave our debit cards in the car wherever we go. (accessible for emergencies but inaccessible for impulse buys)
- Only one dinner out per month.
- Make and live by a budget.
- Allison will be in charge of meal planning and grocery shopping (we found that too many chefs in the store led to too much waste in the refrigerator).
I will reestablish physical and nutritional discipline. How?
- Back to a high protein, low carb lifestyle.
- Make my high water intake more consistent.
- Get back to my tires and sandbag.
- Get on Freecycle and find more outdoor equipment (I am thinking of an old barbell and some old weight plates).
- Aside from Jan. 1st, I will cut back on sleeping in and late bed times. Not to mention 7 hours of sleep a night.
- Be more consistent with recording my nutritional intake and exercise. I am much better at journaling workouts than I am nutrition. Could be because writing down reps is a good way to get rest between sets, I usually don’t have to rest between bites- if I did that would mean I was disturbingly out of shape.
Goals to achieve by December 31st, 2010
- Publish article
- Get 1/2 way through my dissertation
- 100 consecutive push-ups/sit-ups
- 55lb Turkish get-up (@10 reps)/50 burpees/12 chin-ups (or 1 one-arm chin-up)
- Design or build at least 3 new workout toys in the backyard (Keg full of sand is my next project plus replacing my broken slosh bar)
- Weigh in at between 159 and 165lbs
- 31 inch waist or less
- Lower cholesterol
- Run a 6 minute mile
- Not essential, but it would be nice: rediscover my six-pack mid-section.
How about you?