Tuesday, December 28, 2010
One way to kill a few minutes of spare time is to make a list of resolutions for the new year.
Another way is to play psychic and try to predict upcoming events.
I could straighten up a little bit.
Or I could make prank phone calls, but now that my sister has caller ID it's not as fun.
Personally, I find resolutions depressing because I don't like to face the upcoming year with a list of things I'm currently doing poorly with. And that's what resolutions are, aren't they? A list of what you don't like about yourself stated in a checklist that you will lose early the next day.
No resolutions for 2011 from me, no siree.
Here is my list of 2010 Proclamations:
I am no longer obese OR overweight.
I stuck my neck out for a new career opportunity. When I was turned down, I learned from it and improved myself.
I did not binge eat this year. Not once.
I started exercising this year by taking a 10 minute walk on January 6th, 2010.
I walked for 30 minutes on March 9th. After that, I walked 5 days a week.
I started Couch to 5K on April 28th.
I ran my first mile on June 27th. It took me 16 minutes, 47 seconds.
I ran my first 3K race (1.5 mi.) on August 14th. I finished in 21 min., 6 sec.
I was running 3 miles by the end of the summer.
I bought my first pair of size 4 pants on November 20th. (Starting size was 18 in June 2009.)
And finally, at the end of 2010, I looked back on the year with happiness for what I accomplished and not disdain for what I haven't.