Yesterday I showed you all of my resolutions, and I broke down the financial resolutions. Today I am going to go through my marriage and health resolutions.
1 date night a month
This is pretty self-explanatory, but honestly Hubs and I are terrible about making this a priority. I have been pinning quite a few ideas on Pinterest for date ideas that are cheap/free and can be done at home. Now that we have a munchkin, even though there are a number of family members who are willing to watch her, I don’t like having to rely on them all the time.
Hubs’ schedule is going to change next week, which is going to make this a bit difficult. He will start working on Saturdays, which takes away one of the days that we are able to go out together. Luckily he won’t be working late (just 7-5), so we will be able to do something in the evening.
I don’t have anything arranged, but we do have a gift card for a restaurant. I think that may be our first date night. We may go out on a Sunday afternoon, or maybe even wait until Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I am off work that day, and that is a day that Hubs doesn’t have to work. I guess I need to make sure that I have child care available.
*Run at last 35 miles: I started running in October haven’t looked back. I enjoy it so much more than I thought I would. In November, I was a beast. I ran 30.20 miles (and I feel good about that, as a beginner). In December the weather was a bit colder and the month a bit busier. I only ran 27.07 miles. Our treadmill should be arriving tomorrow, so I should be good to go and think this will be a pretty easy goal to reach. It will increase each month, as my endurance increases. My one stipulation with the treadmill is that if the wind chill is above 32, then I am going to force myself to get outside and run.
*Start muscle strengthening workouts: Now that I feel comfortable with my running, I need to round out my workouts. I am doing a “Plank Party” challenge with a facebook group, so that will be a good core workout. I need to do other workouts so that my muscles are getting stronger as well. I have some hand weights, so I will have to just deal with those at this point.
*Yoga at least 3 times a week: There is going to be a free yoga workout after school on Tuesdays starting in January. Hubs new schedule will have him off on Tuesdays, so I am able to go! In February, I will have to start paying, but this a great place to start! I have a yoga DVD I can also do, and there are a ton of youtube yoga channels as well. I would love to go to classes, but it is just not in our budget at this point.
*Eat more veggies: Pretty self-explanatory. I am terrible about this. I need to do my Sunday veggie prep so they are ready for the week. I do great when they are ready to go, and I don’t have to think about it in the morning. In addition to this goal, I want to try and find some good veggie recipes. All we eat around here are steam fresh veggies from the frozen food section. They get boring after a while.
*No more pop! I try this goal every month, but I really need to stick with it. Pop has absolutely no nutritional value, and it is just increasing my sugar intake which is already too high. I didn’t drink pop for a few years in high school, so I should be able to do this again.
*Drink at least 5 cups of water a day. I hope to increase this as time goes on and get up to 8 cups a day. One problem I run into is that my job is not very flexible with just going to the bathroom as needed. I can’t just leave my classroom unattended to run to the bathroom every hour. I do have a para in my room for most of the day, so I guess I need to take advantage of the time that he/she is in there. Water is essential for good health, good skin, and other good things. I really need to get on this one!
I think all of these goals are attainable. I didn’t put anything out there that was just out of this world. I think I will do pretty well with these!