Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!

It's that time again - New Year's resolution!

"First Day of the Rest of My Life" in 2010 worked out fairly well I think. I faultered at first, but I finally created the habits (with the help of 2008's "Better Living through Technology") necessary to move toward the person I want to be. Admittedly, 2009 failed on the resolution front, but still I take the resolution seriously and try to really use them to be a better person.

I think the foundation is built for my sweetie and me to start living better!

So, what of 2011? When creating resolutions, or any type of lofty goal, it's important to identify specific actions that you will need to do in order to accomplish those goals. That being said, here is what I've come up with so far.
Resolution 1 - Make sure I'm spending quality time with my sweetie
    To support this goal, every Monday is Date Night - Whether a 5-star restaurant followed by the symphony or chicken wings on the couch watching a Netflix movie - this is a sacred time for us. If it needs to be cancelled one week, it should be rescheduled. DVRed shows don't count - its not 'special'.
Resolution 2 - Be more active and get rid of the last of my weight
    I've done very well so far on this by doing Crossfit and generally eating right. I think I'm far enough along to kick this up a notch....bam. Starting January, I'm taking swimming lessons - I am a poor swimmer at best (odd since both of my parents were divers). Starting at the beginning of this year, I'll be learning at the local YMCA. When April rolls around, I'll be doing Triathlon training as well. No, I'm not competing in one, I'm just doing the training. I'll be doing this WITH my sweetie, so it also supports resolution #1 of spending more time with her.
    I also intend to do some adventure races this year to support this and make it fun!
Resolution 3 - Play more games
    I AM a gamer nerd among other things. I feel like I've not been playing enough games to scratch that itch. So, I'll play more board games with my sweetie (see Resolution #1), make sure RPGs and miniature wargaming is on a schedule, along with more computer gaming. RPG and Wargaming is currently scheduled and should stay that way. I need to nail this down to some more specific tasks, but I have a good start.
Resolution 4 - Be more social
    We need to regularly have people over or go out with friends to keep in touch. It is a joy of life that we should partake in.
I think I've got a good foundation here, and I'll be identifying and adding tasks to support these goals as time goes on. We shall see how it goes!

Got any resolutions? A sure way to help achieve them is to share them with people. What's yours? Comment away!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I wish we lived closer to one another. Your resolutions for 2011 mirror some decisions that my husband and I made back in the summer. I would love to help out with Resolution 4. You and my husband have so many common interests; it would be fun for me to sit back and watch you two have a conversation.

I haven't given sufficient thought to my resolutions for this new year. All I have so far is that I want to add a schedule of ab exercises at least 3 days a week.

I wish you and your sweetie well in 2011!


Rachael Storm said...

Welcome him over to my blog or my Facebook! If he's a gamer, I'll be on Star Wars: The Old Republic when it comes out.

As to exercise, I can't recommend Crossfit highly enough. Yes, it's a total body workout, but all of the movements are functional and have given me a HUGE improvement in my ab strength.

Also, check out - one of my fav sites.

Hope you two had a good New Years Eve!