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Real Resolutions for 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I am typically the person who refuses to make New Year's resolutions. I have always felt that you don't need January 1 to start over, but that you can start over any day of the year. But, this year, I decided I wanted to step back and re-evaluate my goals and what I wanted for me. So here goes nothing!

1. Continue on my current fitness trend! emoticon
I have been doing well with working out on a more consistent basis and I want to keep going on that trend. However, I need to not let little things deter my focus towards my fitness goals. If new plans creep up, I need to reschedule my workout rather than just letting it slide.

2. 35 pound Kettlebell! emoticon
Once this year I was able to use a 35 pound kettlebell for kettlebell swings. This year, I want that 35 pound kettlebell to become my norm for both swings and deadlifts.

3. Keep learning how to say no! emoticon
Saying no is a very powerful thing and something I have struggled with my whole life. I have been working on saying no throughout the year, but still let guilt from others affect me when I do (it just happened yesterday even though I knew it was the right decision). I need to resolve to keep saying no and get better about the guilt.

4. Improve my teeth! emoticon
I know this one is weird. I am great about using my awesome toothbrush in the morning, but I am not as great about it at night or with my flossing. I have gotten my flossing up to about twice per week, but all of this needs to get better. I want to focus on brushing my teeth nightly and flossing at least 4 times per week. I can't believe I just admitted my oral habits to the public.

5. Improve my home organization! emoticon
I am still working on how to make this one measurable but it is an important goal. I have spent my winter break organizing and cleaning my condo and it has felt great. I love walking in and seeing calm rather than chaos. I often find that I become so stressed and overwhelmed with organization for work that by the time I get home, I have nothing left for my home. But, I have this gorgeous, amazing condo that I have spent a small fortune renovating this year and I want it to shine and glisten. By keeping my place clean and more organized, I can invite people over a lot easier! So I am going to work on figuring out how to make this measurable and manageable.

I know they say to not have more than three resolutions, but I look at these more as goals which are all connected to making myself into a happier and healthier person. One leads into another and they are all necessary (okay, maybe not the kettlebell goal) for a healthy life.
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