Resolution 1 - Exercise more so I can feel better about myself
Of course I would love to lose some of the weight I've put on but more importantly, I want to feel better about myself. Whenever I exercise regularly, I always feel more energetic and confident. I do better at work and at my relationships. I think this is important. I don't want to focus on a number of pounds or inches to lose. I think that's just a losing battle. Instead I want to focus on setting a goal for the number of times I should exercise each week. Prior to the holidays, I was doing pretty well at getting some form of exercise around 3 times a week. I think that's fairly reasonable. To help me stick to my resolution, I've come up with a list of actions to take.
How to get there:
1. Hire a personal trainer. I had a personal trainer for awhile when I was in AZ. I found it very motivational to have someone to answer to each week. Trainers are cheaper here for some reason so that makes this action alot easier to act on. I've already got a list of three trainers to contact for quotes.
2. Go to bed earlier. Right now, I'm in bed anywhere between 11pm and 1am. This isn't good. This means that I can't wake up in the morning to exercise and I'm too tired after work. I'm going to try and be in bed by 11pm at the latest.
3. Log eating habits and exercise schedule. Whether or not I blog this info - I haven't decided yet. In the meantime, I have an app for the phone which will allow me to track all my food, exercise and weight. I'll start using it more regularly.
I'm hoping that by putting these online, I'll feel more obligation to actually do them since people I know read this and will probably ask on my progress.
Resolution 2 - Practice my photography
I've seen online that alot of photographers do a 365 project - meaning that they take or edit a picture everyday and post it somewhere online. I'll be honest - I'm not going to do a picture a day. So knowing that, I'm going to do a 52 project - one picture per week. I will take or edit at least one picture per week and post it to the blog. I'll include all the details on it and any actions/edits I might have done.
Mom - do you want to join me with this project??
So, here is Week 1 Photograph
|Christmas Dinner Table|
I've applied two actions in PhotoShop Elements - Pioneer Woman Colorized and Pioneer Woman Fresh Color
Thanks Mom for turning me on to Pioneer Woman. She has a great blog for photography.
What's everyone else's New Year's Resolutions?