Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Resolutions

I don't know about you but I gave up on making a list of New Years resolutions a while ago. But don't worry, this post won't be too depressing ;).

The truth is that I used to make a long list of areas that I wanted to improve in my life only to find myself wallowing in self-pity two weeks later when I realized nothing had changed. So instead of setting several broad goals for the year, I try to set goals for each month with one of my roomies. This month we post them on the fridge...can you spot them?

Neither can I :P.

I can't quite believe I'm referring to this but in one of our classes we talked about setting "SMART" goals. Ones that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. And I think that's why the monthly goals work so well...because they tend to be all of those things.

With all that being said, I did set one goal for the year.

Run A Marathon

I think a shiver just went down my spine. The whole idea still freaks me out a bit but luckily I have my cousin to keep me accountable. In fact, she's running a marathon with me! So I'm slowly getting back on my running legs (after 17 days of utmost lethargy) and already have 2 runs under my belt. But believe me, it was like pulling teeth to muster up the motivation, especially this morning. Thankfully I knew that a yummy brekkie would follow:

My new favourite! Green smoothie in a bowl with dorset cereal and chia seeds.

So I guess now I have everyone who reads this to keep me accountable as well! I'll be posting more about my running progress in the months to come :).


  1. Yay! I'm so happy you are going to be running a marathon this year! You are going to rock it. I can't wait to follow you on your journey, it's truly an amazing experience!

  2. Thanks Britt! I'm terrified but excited all at the same time. haha. Reading your marathon post actually helped inspire me to finally run one myself :).

  3. Best phrase of life: "utmost lethargy". Hahaha!

  4. Whoa! I didn't know anyone else who drank (or ate, for that matter) green smoothies.