Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year!

I have never been one to make resolutions – mostly because I don’t really enjoy failing at things. I have only made one successful resolution in the past and that was to try something new every month. I could repeat that resolution, but I can’t think of twelve new things that I really want to try. Anyway, my point is resolutions aren’t really my shtick – I usually can’t even stick to them for a day so a year is out of the question.

This year I decided to attempt to make some resolutions and I figured the trick to being successful at keeping them was to be super specific. My first resolution is to be more healthy, specifically by following the training schedule I printed off from Runner’s world, which means running every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday and cross-training with yoga. I also specified only three excuses that were valid for me missing my workouts: 1. I have a test or project due that week, 2. Family emergency, and 3. I feel nauseous. Of course, on Sunday I really didn’t feel like running so instead I pretended I was nauseous – see how well that works! But I haven’t given up – I will run today and from now on NO EXCUSES! Actually, I just thought of a fourth excuse – I really can’t run if the weather isn’t permitting aka no running in snow or thunderstorms, but other than that I HAVE to run. HAVE TO. Do you hear that Megan?! You HAVE to run today. Man, I hope it starts raining…

I also might give up soda at some point this year, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I were you – that stuff is like crack cocaine to me. Seriously, if for some horrific reason Diet Cherry Pepsi was made illegal tomorrow I would be out on the streets giving blow jobs in an attempt to get my fix. So, yeah, I’d like to think in six months I would be willing to give it up, but I’m really not that optimistic about it.

My second resolution is to be more organized this year. I am quite scatterbrained, which makes everything I do a giant fiasco. My room, car, office all constantly look like they have been recently torn apart by a hurricane. So. I need to fix this, but given my complete lack of focus this is difficult. My plan so far is write everything down in my date book and I mean everything. For example, today I wrote down “Cook dinner” and I followed that up with exactly what I’m cooking because, you never know, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that I would get home and absentmindedly turn on the TV only to discover there’s a Law and Order marathon on and next thing you know it’s 11 o’crotch and I haven’t moved from the couch or it’s possible that I would plan on making biscuits, but then absentmindedly start boiling water for no apparent reason. So obviously I need everything written down since my brain is never focused on what I am actually doing. While I’m at it I should probably schedule in sleeping because this whole surviving on six hours of sleep doesn’t really work for me – I mean yesterday I got on the freeway and had gone a couple exits before I registered that I was going north when I really needed to be going south – see? Scatterbrained.

My third resolution is more of a fun resolution: to be more adventurous with my style. I spend a fair amount of time (and by “fair” I mean ridiculous) perusing fashion mags and fashion blogs like The Sartorialist and Garance Dore and yet my style is way too conservative. I am just so much of a pussy I always go with the safe outfit, but this year will be different. This year I plan on wearing outfits that are “Sartorialist worthy”. Basically my goal is to try more daring and different combinations. Sooo those are my resolutions for 2009 feel free to take bets at how long it will take for me to fail.

19 comments:

Chris said...

A little secret that I don't want to get out until my book hits the shelves, but the trick is to write your resolutions down after you do them. Does wonders for your self esteem.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I loveee your resolutions. One of mine is to work out more, and right now I'm praying that this ice storm gets bad enough that I can't POSSIBLY drive safely to the gym. Haha, I hate myself! Justttt kidding.

I like your "get organized" resolution. I love being organized!

rs27 said...

Diet Cherry Pepsi was just made illegal.

Jane said...

You sound so much like me in the brain department. (I sometimes wish someone would come in and vacuum out all the extra thoughts.) One thing that really does help me focus is regular exercise. It's kind of one of those vicious circle things, because when I'm disorganized, I never feel like I have time to work out, but it really does help. Anyway, this is a roundabout way of saying your #1 resolution might help you with #2. Good luck! :)

Liam said...

I resolve to not make any more resolutions... oh... dammit...

Dingo said...

Have you looked at Getting It Done? It's definitely helped me be more organized. Not in filing all my papers organized but in not forgetting to do stuff and scheduling. If it's on my list, it gets done. Maybe I should put "file the crap that's on your desk" on the list.

Andy said...

I need to go back to running. ASAP.

heatherdc said...

Nice! I like your resolutions. I never make them either, but have been considering it..... if nothing else at least it's blog material and then it's 'on paper' so maybe I'll be motivated. :)
what is your RW training schedule for?? I'm following one for the first time too, just to see how it works. but um, totally slacked last week. gah, it's rough.

Kez said...

Good luck!!!!
I don't make resolutions anymore. I'm a person who rebels against "rules" so I just take each day as it comes and try to be a better person all year round...yeah, it's a cop out. But I'm happy haha.

Maxie said...

One of my resolutions is for my room to not be disgusting. I'm going to be realistic and say it will never be clean, but sometimes I let it get so freakin gross.

Bayjb said...

Good luck with your resolutions but don't be too rigid in them, otherwise you're guaranteed to slip. Cut some slack.

April said...

Good luck with that!
Check out flylady.net. It could help out a lot with your first 2, and maybe even the last!

little miss optimist said...

I like your resolutions! The third one definitely sounds like it will be lots of fun :) I'm trying to be more organized too!

Brett said...

Great post

Matt said...

You should bring back legwarmers and the color "Hot Green".

Just saying...

surviving myself said...

For helping with #3 - might I suggest Topless Thursdays?

Kristen said...

I try to do more daring and different outfits all the time and I think I look super until I go out in public and realize I look like I have Down's Syndrome and I dressed myself.

Angela said...

I gave up soda one year for Lent, and it was actually pretty easy. I rarely drink soda any more now, and I feel better about it. It's so unhealthy! Instead, I've switched to flavored sparkling waters from the grocery store! It's JUST water, no sugar, no caffeine, no calories. But it tastes JUST like soda. Try it!

amindinmotown said...

I, too, would be on my knees if soda became illegal. I'm terribly addicted to Coca-Cola (note, I didn't say Coke...people might take what I'm saying wrongly if I had).

Good luck with your resolutions!