This cartoon really does capture how I’ve been while on this two week vacation. In fact, there was a bit of confusion the other day over some plans with my sister because I had no idea what day it was. Not that I don’t have access to a million calendars or anything, but sometimes it’s nice not to even look.
I have to say, I really used this Winter Break to refocus myself, which I needed. I was really burnt out physically and emotionally right before it began. I knew I needed to really center myself and think about the way I wanted to live out the rest of the school year. I figured a few things out, and hopefully I’ll go into tomorrow and the remainder of my work year with a calmness that I didn’t have at the outset.
I also used the break to get back on track in terms of exercise and working out. I’ve come up with a good plan for fitting more intense workouts into my workweek, and I look forward to taking on that challenge beginning tomorrow.
It’s so nice having this extra day off. I need a bit of a transition before I have to go back to reality (work). Since it’s Monday, it’s time for Friend Makin’ Monday (FMM).
If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
FMM: Goals for 2012
Being that it’s January 2nd, I’ve already written at length about my goals for 2012, which you can read in their entirety here. I’ll highlight just a couple of them for you:
#3. I will make time for working out 5-6 days a week, even when I’m stressed out and exhausted. Life is filled with frustrations sometimes, but I won’t let that excuse become an obstacle anymore. I will look at working out as “me time,” a time when I’m doing something so good for me and my health. Because I love moving my body once I start doing it, and I love the sense of accomplishment I get from it afterward even more.
#4. I will meet Scale Warfare over the summer in Vegas. She and I are still working out the details of when, but it WILL happen, and I cannot wait.
#6. I will read more books in 2012. I’m an avid read, but this year I only read 26 books in all of 2011, which is unacceptable. I know the problem is that I am online too often, especially before bed when I used to read. So beginning tonight, I am going to put the iPhone down and make sure I read as I go to sleep. I also want to set aside at least 1 hour per weekend and devote it to reading. I love TV, but there has to be more of a balance, especially because I have tons of amazing books just waiting for me on my Kindle. I’m currently reading 3 books: Hunger Games (a gift from my friend, Ani), Big Boned (I really like this series by Meg Cabot), and The Life You’ve Imagined (ScaleWarfare and I are reading this one together). I’ve challenged myself to read 30 books in 2012, and if you’d like to follow my progress and see which books I’m reading, you can become my friend on Goodreads.com.
Now it’s your turn…have you set goals for 2012? Don’t forget to go back to Kenlie’s blog and link up.