Monday, December 21, 2015


It's New Year's Resolution time! Just kidding, I don't make new year's resolutions. I've always been a firm believer that waiting until an arbitrary point in time to make a change in your life is useless, if you want to start something, stop something, or do something different, do it now, what are you really waiting for? Your life is not going to be easier if you wait until Monday. Days aren't suddenly going to have more hours in them on January 1st. You aren't going to have any more resolve to do it next week than you have right now, so stop procrastinating and GO FOR IT!

That said, there are a few things I've been letting slack in my life the last few months that I am on a mission to get better about in the new year:

1. Trying to write something for this blog once a week: I really love writing this blog, even if no one else reads it, I just enjoy getting things out of my head and on to "paper". It really helps me to put things that need to be behind me to bed and also allows me to look back when I'm struggling with stuff to see if I handled it in a better way in the past. Finding time to write has been my biggest "slack" lately, so I'm going to try to get better about it.

2. Not doing anything exercise-wise except and occasional run: I have been HORRIBLE about exercising pretty much since summer ended. I kept up with run training in order to not die during the half-marathon I did in October, but outside of that I haven't swam a single lap or even sat on a bike since my last tri (September 4th!!!), I haven't lifted a single weight since July, I did some half-hearted yoga a few weeks ago, but it looked more like a dying dog than a downward dog! I have managed to run at least once a week over this time, but most of those were "make it work runs", no speed work, no intervals, no negative splits, no hill-repeats, just running, which is great, but not really getting me into peak physical shape. And you know what I have NOT been slacking on during this same time frame? Eating. Oh no, do I ever miss a meal? Ha! I have been pretty much a human garbage disposal for the last two months...I mean, I'm a runner, I can eat whatever I want, right?!? Um, if the fact that I could barely button my jeans this morning is any indication, no, I cannot not.

3. Getting craft projects done: I have no less than 10 different craft projects in various states of done-ness. Some of them have been "almost done" for over a year! I have a crafting room in my house for crying out loud, so what is my problem?!? I have this idea that every week the kids and I will find a couple hours where we'll just hunker down in the craft bunker and I'll let them go hog-wild with glitter and ink stamps while I try to finish some of my projects. I'm sure we'd all enjoy this (until clean up time anyway). So, I just need to make it happen as my dream of magical little elves coming to my house late at night to finish them for me is seeming less and less plausible each day.

So, there you have it, my 2016 "Non-Resolutions". I really hate thinking of myself as a slacker, so now that I have called myself out publicly, I am sure to turn things around, right?!?