Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's the plan for 2011?

Last year, I made one New Year's resolution for 2010: TO BE HEALTHIER BY 2011. And, for the first time in my life, I followed through with a resolution!

There were two things I did to make this happen:
  1. Started exercising consistently
  2. Ate healthier and smaller portions
Although 2010 was definitely a year of change, I'm not finished. I still have 5-10 pounds I'd like to shed, and I want to be a faster runner (not like Kenyan-fast, just consistently below a 10-minute mile pace!). I think the two might be related, so I'm hoping it's a "kill two birds with one stone" kind of thing.

So what's on my agenda for 2011?
  1. To complete (at least) three half-marathons and get my time down to 2:10
  2. To try three new vegetables (I am still learning to eat like an adult)
  3. To drink more water (and less Dr. Pepper)
I'm still working on the plan of attack for the first (which I'm pretty sure you'll read about in the months to come!) and the second and third should be pretty easy to tackle. I'm battling caffeine withdrawals now from the Dr. Pepper reduction, but I know the benefit(s) will outweigh the temporary discomfort.

What are YOUR resolutions for the new year? Do you have a plan to achieve them? Nothing like posting them on the Internet for a little accountability...hmmm?

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2011!

1 comment:

  1. Good resolutions...achievable, too! Keep up the good work and I can see a 2:10 in your future with goals like this. You'll lose those last few pounds, too, I'm sure. I love posting my goals, ups and downs on my blog, too, for accountability. Somehow it helps me through the tough times. Would love for you to visit me at