2010 recap: I did a single resolution last year and was able to accomplish most of it. My resolution focused on my weight. Over the last several years or so I had gained a lot weight and really gave up on eating healthy. I was at 220 pounds. For my 5’7″ height I was borderline obese. I had no energy and struggled to keep up with my nine year old son, when he played soccer. I needed to make some major changes in my life. During the 2010 year I lost 35 pounds (I’ve blogged about how I did this in a prior post). My goal was 50 pounds which would bring me to 170 pounds. I haven’t been at that weight in over 15 years. So it was pretty ambitious goal. I knew very little about weight loss and made a lot of mistakes during the year. But I feel so much better about myself after losing what I did. People notice the changes. I’ve had to start buying a whole new wardrobe to replace the clothes I have now. I’ll continue this resolution in 2011 till I meet my goal.
This year I am planning 6 New Years Resolutions. All much smaller goals but equally ambitious as last year. Here they are:
- Continue last years resolution. 170 pounds is not impossible. I’m much better informed now. Much more comfortable at the gym now. I know how to cook and eat the foods to accomplish this. I’m excited to try some of the food from Tim Ferriss’s book.
- Pay off the last of my debt. I don’t have much left. This will free up a lot of monthly income and make it seem like I was given a monster raise.
- Get my NABCEP certification. Solar is an interest of mine and I hope to do something in the industry someday.
- Help others with minimalism. Many people have asked for assistance. It is time to teach the things I have been taught by so many people.
- Assist others with weight loss. I have learned so much in the last year and really want to help others do the same.
- The most important resolution for the year is all about my son. I want to create some amazing memories this year for him. I’m not sure exactly what we will do, but age 10 for him will be memorable.
If I am able to complete even half of my goals for the year, it will be a pretty amazing year. I want to make my resolutions public for a few reasons.
- First I am a big believer in people helping other people. I have never completed amazing things in my life without the help or support of others.
- Second I think if I display my progress, I am more likely to push myself to not disappoint others.
I will create a new page on my blog to track the progress, get feedback and suggestions form others.
Good luck with your resolutions!