Yes, I am setting resolutions for this Labor Day. I know, everyone else sets goals and makes resolutions for New Years. But I am a little different, and Labor Day seems like a great time to make resolutions to me. Here’s why:
- Another school year starts tomorrow, and so with a new school year comes a feeling of “fresh start” … new school supplies, new school clothes, new teachers, etc. It’s a start to a new season. Take a deep breath of that crisp Fall air! So why should the kids have all the fun? And …
- Starting new resolutions on September 1st give me 4 months … roughly 120 days … to accomplish some short/medium term goals. This is a much more manageable time frame to work with than staring down the barrel of 12 months … 365 days … and wondering if you can stick to those new resolutions for that length of time.
So here are my goals for the next four months!
September – OK, so we live about 5 miles from a beautiful state park with wonderful hiking trails. And I have every intention of taking advantage of those hiking trails! So every weekday morning, Monday through Friday, I will hit the trails after dropping off my daughter at school, and hike for at least an hour. Total time exercising for each week: 5+ hours
October, November & December - Since the weather changes a lot during these months, I am not going to count on being able to hike during this time. Plus, my schedule at work changes and I will need to get to work earlier in the day. So my exercise times will have to be at night – which is fine, because I won’t have any late evenings at work. So here’s my plan: use my Zumba workout CDs on the weekdays, Monday through Friday. Total time exercising for each week: 5 hours, give or take.
Also, another health resolution I have is to drink 90 oz of water each day; that means roughly 3 32-oz water bottles each day. Right now I am drinking about 64 oz each day, which is about 2 of my 32-oz water bottles.
Well, there you have it – I will let you know my progress! :)