Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year... New Me... I hope...

So... I know that new years resolutions are cliche... I get that. And I have never been a new year resolution person. But this year I have a couple. I refuse to put "lose weight" as a goal because that never works. So I decided to make goals that as a by-product would help me lose weight. My sister in law gave an awesome talk on sunday about goals and she suggested making goals in 4 areas, Social, spiritual, physical and emotional. I think that was them...

1: Spend more fun time outdoors. Daddy, and I and the brother and sister in law made a list of all the fun outdoor stuff we want to do this year, including backpacking in the sawtooth mountains and going on a whitewater rafting trip. We will try to get every one of those checked off! (this is social since its with friends and family)

2: Do one large craft project every month. (emotional. for my sanity)

3: Read my scriptures at least 3 times a week. I am not putting every day because I want to set realistic goals and since, I admit it, I am not good at reading my scriptures since I had kids, I am going to shoot for 3 times a week this year and maybe make it to every day next year. Also, Daddy and I have a goal as a couple to get back to attending the temple every month. We did that for the first 4 years we were married and I miss it. (spiritual)

4: And this is the big one... My sister in law is a runner. A real runner. I HATE running. But one of my old friends just lost a bunch of weight training for a half marathon. She inspired me. So Jenni is taking me under her wing. I am her project. :) She is going to help me train for a 5K and depending on how much i dont hate it maybe a half marathon in Logan at the end of the summer. But the 5K is my resolution. (physical)

Today was day one. She told me to go out and run for as long as I could without stopping, no matter how slow i was going. So I thought that i would maybe make it to the end of the block... Since it is freezing here, (Literally) I make a fleece nose and chin warmer thing that actually worked great! I started out very slow and kept going. 25 minutes later I was still going! But I had to stop because my knees were killing me. I couldnt believe it! Im really proud of myself. I know its not much but considering how much I hate to run this was a HUGE milestone. So I am going to keep up with it. Wish me luck!

I will try to keep the blog updated on my progress with these goals. I am hoping to make this year the best yet... I dont know if our financial trials will let up, but I am determined to have a good life even if we are broke. ;)

5 comments:

Erin said...

Running is my new goal too! Natalie has already forced me to register for the Ogden Half Marathon on May 15. I might die ...

Michelle said...

I can't say enough about the free podcast by Robert Ullrey on iTunes called Couch to 5k. It's really great for getting a non-runner (like I used to be) out and feeling really good!

If your knees are hurting, I HIGHLY suggest you go to a running store (one that specializes in runners, not just a sporting goods store) and get fitted for the right shoes. You may even need an insert to help your arch. If you don't have the right shoes, you'll totally mess up your knees and shins.

Enjoy, and good luck to both you and Erin!!

Melanie said...

I'm right there with you. We are totally broke but we really want to spend more time with the kids and do things with them. We are going to make a list for FHE tonight. Good luck to you!! I'm signing up at the gym again and I'm really excited about it. My girlfriend is going to take me under her wing and help me out...cuz she looks great!!

Just Nathan said...

Good luck with the 5k!

Heather!! said...

SO awesome, ignore any minor aches, they're temporary! wow, im excited for you, lauren!!!