I've given up on making New Year's resolutions because it's the same stuff: lose weight, get fit, blah blah blah. I do it every year and every year goes by without me having done a damn bit of it because resolutions come with such a heavy workload. We all know how hard it is to lose weight and get fit because there are so many little "sub-resolutions" that we need to identify first.
So, I'm coming up with smaller, more attainable goals for the year. They're like resolutions, but not; they're more behavioural changes and (in my case) more adventurous.
1- go tramping at least once a month. There are so many tramping and walking tracks here in New Zealand that I've narrowed it down to 12; one for each month. All of them are over 3 hours worth of tramping and only one (far North Island in Kaitaia) is away from where I'm living.
2- track myself better. I'm okay
with writing down what I eat and how long I exercise for, but I want to keep better track of it to find out where those extra calories might be coming from. That includes my exercise, my food diary and my binge diary.
3- replace coke with water. I'm a Diet Coke junkie; I admit that I love the stuff enough that our recycle bin is filled with Diet Coke bottles and cans. I'm going to replace one glass of Diet Coke with a glass of water until I'm only drinking two "normal" glasses of Diet Coke per day (one at lunch and one at dinner).
4- write a list of what I need at the market and plan my meals out for the week. I figure this will save me money and keep me on track better. Subsection A: plant fresh herbs and eat out of the garden more since DH is an avid (and very good) gardener.
5- treat myself as my best friend, not my worst enemy. I sabotage myself through negative self-talk (though I feel that I'm getting better as time goes by). I will speak to myself as though I am my best friend- with respect, love and admiration rather than hate and loathing.
I do want to lose the last 20kg this year before I go back home to the States for a visit- it's only a pound/450 grams per week.
Anyone want to share their goals for 2010?