I know I've talked about this before, but I've never been a fan of New Year Resolutions. Apparently I'm not a fan of any kind of goal setting, either, because this was a massive fail (mostly due to THIS, but I digress). I am, however, a fan of this idea of Katherine's. Instead of setting huge New Year resolutions, I'm going to focus on one small goal each month of the year that I'll work toward.
The following are my goals for the first 3 months of 2012:
January - Sober January. I think most of my calories between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve have come from alcohol. There might as well be wine flowing from our faucet. I'm feeling lethargic, bloated, and all around unhealthy from the booze I've consumed lately so I want to start the year off exactly the opposite of that. I want to get out of the almost daily habit of opening a bottle of wine or having a cocktail (or several) in the evening. I'm also thinking of putting the money I'll save on alcohol into our wedding fund.
February - Rise and shine February. I'm not a morning person. I never have been, never will be, and I'm ok with that. I'm NOT, however, ok with sleeping in 'til noon when I don't have class until 5 pm (or on days when I don't have class at all). School has really messed up my sleep schedule, so I'd like to get back into a regular pattern of waking up at a decent hour. My goal for February is to wake up by 9 every day. And for those of you who think 9 is sleeping in? You can kiss my ass, because for most of my adult life I've had jobs that have started at 7 am or earlier.
March - Meal planning March. The Scientist and I both love to cook, but we're terrible about planning ahead for our meals during the week. This leads to going to the grocery store almost every day of the week and/or eating later than we would like. I don't mind the latter, I've always preferred a late dinner, but walking to the store every night for just a few things gets old after awhile. I used to keep a well stocked fridge and pantry when I lived alone. We don't have as much space for that in our kitchen now, but I would love to keep some big staples on hand at all time, and create a menu for at least 4 days out of the week.
If you're interested in participating in 12 Changes, stop by Katherine's blog and leave her a comment!