12 in 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012
I've seen many blogger's posting their new years resolutions/ things that they're looking forward to in the new year, so I thought I would give it a whirl.

  • Eat healthier. My job keeps me constantly on the go for anywhere from 4 to 10 hours a day, so typically my only breakroom is in my car. It's hard to remember to pack a lunch (or to eat lunch period) and often I find myself cruising the drive-thru lane between appointments. This year, I plan to purchase healthier food options at home and to pack my own, car travel friendly lunch more frequently.
  • Exercise more. In 2011 I became a calorie counter using an App for my smart phone, and I briefly began exercising regularly by attending a Zumba class and accompanying The Boy to the gym, but in recent months my exercising dwindled as my long work days began to conflict with Zumba and then I caught a nasty cold. This year, I'm hoping to exercise more by utilizing my Zumba 2 Wii game or accompanying The Boy to the gym a minimum of 3 days per week, and using my hand weights twice per week.
  • Earn my third work training certificate. I recently received two work training certificates for attending diversity trainings and professional development trainings and there's only one certificate left that I can earn without being a supervisor/manager...and I hope to obtain it by the end of 2012.
  • Make time for art. I feel like I make this resolution every year. This year I plan to schedule at least one day per week for me to work on my art (or knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching) projects.
  • Spend some quality time with The Boy. This year The Boy will ship off to Air Force bootcamp and technical school so I want to spend as much quality time as I can before he leaves.
  • Read. I love to read (especially before bed), but often by the time I reach the bed I'm too tired to pick up a book. I want to read more books in 2012.
  • Play more video games. This may seem silly, but until recently I haven't spent much time playing my video games on the PS3 and Wii. But recently I got really into Back to the Future the game and Lego Harry Potter and now I am a trophy addict. I also aim to spend more time with my game systems using Zumba 2.
  • Support local businesses. I love visiting local shops and eateries.
  • Knit. My ravelry to do list is out of control. This year I hope to whittle it down by knitting up some projects.
  • Go to the movies. The Oscar's will be here before I know it, and there are so many movies out in theaters that I've been wanting to see, but haven't yet (The Muppets, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Young Adult...just to name a few).
  • Take more outfit photos. I did not post very many outfit photos in 2011, namely because my outfits weren't spectacular or I didn't have a camera near by. 
  • Give myself a break. I tend to be my own harshest critic on every level. This year I want to allow myself to relax, take a deep breath and breathe. I also hope to give myself kudos for all that I have accomplished.
  • Travel. In 2011 I took a fabulous trip with The Boy to St. Louis. I don't have any 2012 travel plans yet, but I hope that we'll have time to take another trip together in 2012.
Oops! That's 13 in 2012! Did you make any new years resolutions or a 12 in 2012? Let me know in the comments below. 

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