Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I got the notification that "The Spark" has shipped... anticipating it on my porch step soon! Meantime, the links to the special bonus stuff have shown up, and my fingers are itching on the mouse, but I'm not going to be pre-mature: book first, click after it gets here & I start reading!
I've been giving careful consideration to my New Year's Goals. I will not call them resolutions! But that's another whole semantic discussion. Being my age, I find that I have a wealth of past years' experience to draw on in knowing what works and what sets me up to fail.
What works is reasonable, and balanced. What doesn't work is trying to add the last straw to a camel that's already straining under the load. So, here they are, my hopes, my dreams, my goals for 2010.
1. I want to leave 2010 in at least as good a shape as I enter it. I am so close to my stated goal of 150 pounds, I hope to achieve that in January. That's do-able. But far beyond the number of the scale, my desire is to maintain and increase my level of fitness.
2. What does that mean? My level of fitness? From a functional perspective: to be able to actually shovel the snow, even if I complain about it, and not endanger my back or my cardio-vascular system! To have choices of activities that are fun or useful. More specific fitness goals or activities to achieve it will be defined as I go along, I tend to use shorter-term ones to support the long term ones.
Beyond that, aspirations for things to do in 2010:
Attend at least one live concert, play, ballet, opera, etc... i.e. culture!
Get to at least one "game night" with friends or family... have fun!
Ride a horse! (I haven't done this in probably 30 years)
Get a massage! (Three years since I last did this!)
Tramp some "different" territory with the dog once a month (i.e. take her to a different park, lake, etc. than the back yard or immediate neighborhood.)
"Re-do" the lower level of the house, clearing out the junk the kids left when they moved out 3 years ago!
Welcome my son home.
That's it for me for now... what are yours?