2016 New Year’s Resolutions


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Well, it’s sort of tradition at this point, so I figured I would make a few 2016 New Year’s Resolutions.

As with every year, I’m starting with “lose weight.”  But more importantly, my goal this year is to stick with the principles I learned during Swim Bike Fuel.  I’ve managed to kick some bad dietary habits and I’m seeing the changes in my body.  I’m starting this year at least ten pounds lighter than I was this time last year, and I need to see that continue.  It’s not just about the weight loss – I’m also noticing a difference in how I feel and in my skin.  For once in my adult life, I’m not constantly battling acne.  (Well, I am right NOW, but I blame Christmas for that.  Plus it’s really mild.)

I also need to stick to my training plan.  I did a pretty good job of that last year, but I need to keep that up.  I also need to be sure that I’m pushing myself during my workouts. Sometimes, it’s good to have an easy workout, but only when an easy workout is called for.

My other resolution is to get my house in order.  There are so many things that I want to do around the house, but with work and training and travel, it never happens.  My goal is to find sometime during the year where I can take a five day weekend and just do stuff around the house.  My boss is always supportive of this idea, but it’s still tough to find the time.  Plus I tend to be a vacation leave hoarder.  My leave carries over (well, up to 240 hours, a number I have never hit), so it’s not like it’s going to hit an expiration date.  I just feel like I should save it for a real vacation, not just for a staycation.  This year, I’m going to force myself to take one staycation to sleep in and work on my household projects.

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