12 Changes in 2012 (Also Known as "Resolutions")

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Here I am on a bandwagon! But it's a good one that I can totally get behind (er, on? No one wants to be behind the bandwagon...), so I find it acceptable.

Fellow bloggers Stephany & Katherine rounded up a bunch of folks who want to make life changes in 2012; "resolutions," you might even call them. The difference here is that instead of setting lofty or ambiguous goals, each month, we'll each focus on one smaller goal, building better habits that we'll hopefully integrate into our lives.

I haven't come up with my entire list yet, but I've set goals for the first three months of the year. Here we go:

  • January: Use my juicer every weekday. Nathan got it for me us for Christmas, & we've juiced every day since setting it up on Tuesday. We just spent $30 on fruits & veggies & are planning to hit the juicer once a day, weekends optional.

  • February: Drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day. I had to put some extra thought into February's goal because I'll be in Israel for almost half of it, but this is something I can (& should!) absolutely do while abroad.

  • March: Wake up by 8a.m. every work day. I've never been a morning person, & working from home hasn't helped me on that front. I start work at 9a.m., often in pajamas & a hoodie until I shower around, say, lunchtime. And this? Is embarrassing. It's time to start waking up at an adult time. Every single day.

Other potential goals include: take vitamins every day; go to bed by 11p.m. every weeknight; work out three times a week; don't eat after 8p.m. (a.k.a. no snacking); go a month without alcohol/Diet Coke/meat... Yeah, we'll see. Let's start small, OK?

Starting... today!

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