A nasty cold, planning a wedding, and perhaps a little bit of procrastination have all kept me from posting my new years resolution’s until almost the last day in January. Not the great start to the year I was hoping for, but hey, what are you gonna do, right? I had a list of ideas but just couldn’t get it narrowed down until now. Having said that, here they are:
Learn A Foreign Language
This is something that I have wanted to do since I graduated college, and have never really gotten too far, I started teaching myself German two years ago, but that only lasted about a month and never got very far. This year, I am going to do it! I don’t know what language, I might try German again or I might go for something completely different.
Visit One Foreign Country
Traveling intentionally is another thing that has been put off since graduating college. There are a ton of places I would like to visit, but all I really care about is getting out of the country at least once this year, not really where.
My post-triathlon workout last year consisted of eating pizza and watching tv, so I have a little catching up to do in the weight department. Thirty-seven pounds will get me back to a good weight for me, but isn’t so much that it seems unreachable.
100 Push Ups, 20 Pull Ups
Speaking of triathlons, I really wanted some kind of fitness goal this year, and instead of a sport, I thought I would focus on two exercises that have frustrated me my entire life: push ups and pull ups. Perhaps it is left over emotional baggage from being the “hefty” kid when I was younger, but push ups are never easy and pull ups are downright intimidating to me. Even when I was in good shape I would max out at about 60 push up and maybe 7 pull ups. Well, this is the year to take them on! Before the end of the year I want to complete 100 consecutive standard push ups, and 20 consecutive pull ups.
Launch three websites – at least one personal
I really have been enjoying website design lately, and want to continue to create new sites. This year I want to create at least three new sites from scratch, with at least one being a personal project that I come up with myself.
Volunteer More (250 hrs.)
One thing I have really disappointed myself in lately is not volunteering more. I want to fix that this year, and putting a hour total to it will be a good way to keep me motivated. I am hoping to get back in touch with Habitat for Humanity in Kent County, but if anyone else has good volunteering ideas in the Grand Rapids area, let me know!
Have the best wedding ever!
I’m getting married on June 30th, 2012, so obviously, making that the best it can be will be the most important thing I do this year!
Well that about sums it up, hope everybody has a great 2012!