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January 5, 2017

Top Three (New Year’s Resolutions): January 2016

Welcome 2017! I hope that you had a great holiday season! As I have stated before, I prefer short-term goals over long-term ones. However, I do think the new year is a great opportunity to set some new goals for oneself. I have actually been thinking about making a vision board! Has anyone tried that?

I try to do a Top Three list about what I am looking forward to the most every month. But this month, given that it is a new year, I figured that it would make the most sense for me to list my Top Three (New Year’s Resolutions) instead:

  1. Health: I feel like everyone has this as a New Year’s resolution, right? Whenever I say that I am going to make it to the gym more, it doesn’t happen. It is best to have concrete, measurable goals. My specific goals in terms of my health for 2017 are to work on my core exercises 6X a week (necessary for my hip recovery), do cardio 4X a week, start doing upper body training 2X a week (gotta start somewhere!), find a new primary care physician and keep a food journal for one week. I never support calorie counting or restricting (it will legit drive you crazy), but just writing down what I eat will allow me to identify what nutrients I am missing/what I need to work on for my diet. Improving my diet will probably mean meal prepping days in advance, as well.
  2. Blogging: I admit it; I totally slacked on blogging the last quarter of 2016! For 2017, I hope to post at least twice a week.  This means using my days off to plan out, schedule and execute my posts. The first step is getting organized! Also, I am  long overdue for a new photo session with Stephanie Rita! I have met some really cool people through blogging (it is actually how I found my current rooming situation!), and hope to continue to network and build more relationships!
  3. Socialize: I was just talking to my friend Erin, and we were saying that we have both had so much going on in our lives lately, that we haven’t been as social. In addition to blogging, I let my social life fall to the wayside the last few months of 2016. My changing schedule often makes it hard to plan ahead with friends, as well, so it is not as easy as it used to be. However, I do feel like my changing schedule gives me specific openings of free time that I probably didn’t have before-allowing me to reconnect with my friends with non 9-5 jobs. I would love to have a Galentine’s Day gathering like I did last year, as well!

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