Well, we’re a week in (a short week, but I count anything that ends in a weekend as a week). How am I doing so far with my goals?
Well, so far so good for the most part. I still suck at sleep, but I’m writing more, exercising a lot more, and I even at a salad for breakfast this morning. I’d say that’s a good start to things, but the start isn’t the finish so I still have more to do.
As for healthy time out with my wife, we’re going out ice skating tonight. It’s awesome.
I’ve been pretty motivated as of late, and have been reading and discovering a lot of good blogs. As you would expect from the time of year, there have been a lot of posts about New Years resolutions goals and other things. One item that really stuck with me was the need to state a goal and be held accountable for it. So, while I don’t feel any need to publicly state how much water or anything I’m drinking, I do want to go out and state my intentions for exercise.
When I did my biking challenge with Steve, my crazy motivating blogger friend, I biked 800km in a month. It was insane. I didn’t think I could ever do it, but I managed it – at the expense of any real trace of a social life for that January.
I’m going to start slightly more sane this year, and instead commit to 100km a week of biking on my exercise bike. There will be other forms of exercise as well, but my eventual goal is to get back to where I only watch TV when I’m biking.
Experiment for this week
I’m finding that my sinuses have been bothering me a bit with the winter air, so I’m going to try an experiment with nasal strips to see if that let me sleep better.
What I’m reading this week
Well, there are a TON of great blogs I’ve been discovering lately. Here are just a few of the posts I’ve been enjoying reading:
Modest Money: Not only am I really enjoying what is being posted, but the link posts are introducing me to lots of great new writing and bloggers. Thanks for the mention this week!
Money Life and More: A great post on New Years Resolutions and why you shouldn’t wait for New Years to make a change you need to make today.
Making Sense of Cents: Another great post about New Years resolutions and how to stick with your exercise program. This was another post motivating me to state my exercise goals.
Work Save Live: This was a post about how to connect with recruiters. It’s not an angle I think I’ll be taking in my career plan as I create it, but it’s valuable information for anyone thinking of making a change.
And lastly, over at Vanessa’s Money, a fun thought for how malls could be redesigned. I don’t like how the men’s section is so small, but I love the creative thinking!