Remember in January when I posted my 2012 New Year's Resolutions?
If not, here is a little reminder.
Now that it is January 2013, it's time for an update.....
#1. Run a 5k.
Yes!!! This was my most documented resolution here on the blog, with one, two entries about it.
#2. Take singing lessons
This was the hardest for me, by FAR!!!!! I wimped out, I got scared, and I delayed. It started off well enough in January when I put out a plea on facebook and in real life for a voice coach. I was full of enthusiasm and had little fear. I did not find a vocal coach until about June when a friend and my research came together in the same name. Did I call then? Nope. I lost her number. I put it off until about September when I reread my resolution list and asked my friend again for the number again. Still did not call.....
fear had set in.
December rolled around and I thought, 'Now is the time to call' and actually did, but got the voicemail of the vocal coach. It turns out that December with all of the Christmas concerts and other activities is not best time to schedule a lesson. I have since talked to her and have scheduled a lesson in January.
So, does it still count? Not sure.....
#3. Take 10 minutes off my 1 mile swim time.
Nope. I can count on one hand how many times I got into a swimming pool this year. I think my mistake was doing two resolutions that had fitness goals attached. Running dominated my mind and exercise time this past year. I am going to re-resolve this one and actually make a plan to make it happen.
#4. Get up earlier on weekends and my days off.
I did ok on this one. I am not a big napper, so when I am tired and overstressed, I recover by sleeping in a bit. I learned with this one to listen to my body and rest when I need it.
Not a bad result, I think. There is a lot of talk about how resolutions do not work and set you up for failure, but I have always like them. I do not always succeed, but when I don't I always try and see why.... Sometimes, it was just a lack of a plan, like #3, but others, it's a lack of overcoming a fear (#2) and you still end up making progress.
I'm still forming all of my 2013 resolutions, so I'll be posting them later this week. It was really nice and encouraging to get the comments on the blog and in real life. They kept me motivated and honest in my resolutions, so THANK YOU!!