Wednesday, December 29, 2010


 I don't really believe in New Year's Resolutions.  In part, I think it's because I live in the school year and we're nearly halfway through, not just beginning.  I also see so many "Resolutions" hyped by the media in January...and I see the influx of people into the gym.  For the month of January and into February, I need to be at the gym a little earlier than usual to get my spot in class...then the crowds abate as people fall off the resolution wagon.

That said, I do the power of goal setting.  Knowing where you want to end up and then planning how to arrive there is extremely empowering.  I don't have new goals specifically for the New Year...but I am in the middle of working towards a couple things...
  • I plan on running an Olympic distance triathlon this summer.  Over the past two years I have run four sprint distance triathlons and this summer I will run two sprints before my Olympic.  This fall I needed to learn to love running...which I have!  Starting in January I will head back into the swimming pool once a week in addition to my weekly routine of running, spinning and weight lifting. 
  • I am writing an article / book on a professional development protocol that I have been facilitating at work.  In early November, I presented the protocol at a symposium and it was so well-received that I finally have the confidence to put it into print.  
  • I have twelve pounds left to lose before my birthday in April.  Since joining Weight Watchers last spring I have lost quite a bit...slow and steady.  I knew that what I really needed to learn was portion sizes and nutritionally filling options.  With those in place, I am not on a diet but working towards a much healthier me.
  • I guess I do have one resolution...a conviction rather than a goal.  I have slipped into the bad habit of being a bit of a push over with my boys...not drawing a firm line.  The result has been kids that push and push thinking they will get their way...because they have.  I have resolved to be more firm with expectations up front so that everyone will be happier in the long run.
I am linking up today with the other working moms at Working Mommy Wednesday!


  1. Those are some great goals! Good luck with your Olympic triathalon (super impressive btw)! & keep up the hard work with WW - you can do it!

  2. WW helped me drop 30 pounds! I LOVE it because it is a lifesytle change! Great job and good luck in 2011!!!

  3. YOU. CAN. DO.IT!!! Running, writing, there are no limits for you my friend. I'm so proud of your positive attitude towards a healthier you :)

  4. Wow! Olympic distance triathlon - so exciting!!! I can't wait to read about this.

  5. great goals!! good for you on the weight loss!! keep it up!! i can't wait to hear more about your book too!


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