A woman I worked with many moons ago introduced me to something called 'SMART' goals. To make it very brief, instead of saying that you are going to do more of something, you make it tangible. "I'm going to run 5 miles in the next two days" instead of "I'm going to run more". When I learned of this method of goals and resolutions and ways to succeed in life, a seed was planted. I've never been able to shake this mindset ever since, and it's actually given me amazing results. If you don't have a way to achieve your goals, if they aren't specific, measurable, attainable, realistic or timely - you don't really have a goal. You have an idea.
So, here are my five New Years Resolutions which are absolutely achievable and attainable and measurable and and and whatever else and most importantly for me, fun. Or the end result is fun. Whatever.
Read 24 books in 2013. No specific genre. Nothing extreme. Two books a month, bam. My Goodreads list gets a little meatier.
At least one meal a week in the slow cooker. The end results? Less food from the good ol' freezer.
Four hours a week logged back here. Ya know, the space now dubbed the Cardio Room of Doom. (Ignore the boxes - they are Emma's favorite toys when she's watching her mom run or do a Jillian video.)
Spend an hour a week dedicated to my blog. Even if no one is reading my life, that doesn't mean I can't write about it.
Finally, rock some red lipstick once a week. It's not so much about the color as it is the attitude. I'm a strong, intelligent, beautiful, modern woman. At least I am when my lips glisten crimson.