Sunday, January 8, 2017
Week 1 2017: New Year's Resolutions
Right now, I am calling her Jilly 2.0. She is going to be the skinnier, healthier, better blogging, more informed version of Jill 1.0. Its going to be great! Fantastic! Terrific!
What do I have in store for 2017?
1. Lose some damn weight!!
Well, I have already begun a running for weight loss program. Basically, it is an app that you can download for free. You choose your fitness level and it will map out an 8-week running program for you. I chose beginner and each week I run 3 days. If you follow me on Facebook, you have probably seen my updates.
I also am taking a yoga class at my gym twice a week. The stretching does a body good and they usually throw in some core/stomach exercises. Now my diet is a whole other issue. I need to cut back on the wine and fried foods. Every time I eat out, I somehow seem to zero in on the fattiest, most caloric dish on the menu. This will be my biggest challenge!!
2. Post regularly to my blog!!
I managed to make a blogging comeback in 2016. I started out strong, but the posts quickly seemed to taper off. Yikes!! That is not a good track record. I have decided that I need to post at least once a week. My goal will be to at least write one post on Sunday. Maybe it will be a recap of the week or a book review. I am going to try real hard to stay consistent with my blogging.
3. Read 75 books!!
I have decided to challenge myself to read a little bit more than I did last year. I managed 60 books last year and I am hoping to move that up to 75 for this year. That means I need to read about 6 books a month. So far I have read 1 book for this year. Can I get the pacing right?!?
On reflecting back on the week. I started out strong. I managed to get in two runs and two yoga workouts at the beginning of the week. But then I had to leave for a work conference in Savannah, Georgia on Thursday. Things took a serious nose dive when faced with many yummy seafood dishes and glasses of wine. Good news is that I managed to write this post! You have to take your victories where you can get them, LOL!
I hope you all have had a great start to your 2017. How have you fared with your resolutions?