It’s the last day of the first week of 2018 and I’m finally sitting down to figure out what my resolutions are going to be for this year. I know it’s not something that I necessarily have to do, but after my success with my resolution last year, I feel like it would be weird not to resolve to do something. In 2017, I resolved to be healthier and exercise more often, and those two resolutions worked together to reach a goal that I hadn’t specifically set for myself in terms of numbers. But I’m proud to say that in 2017, I lost 70 pounds and I feel like a completely different person. I’m happier and healthier, and that’s really what I was trying to get out of those resolutions last year.
So, when it came to figuring out my goals for this year I went into it confidently but slowly, because it’s kind of hard to follow that up, right? This year, my goals are more specific and a mix of health, lifestyle, and professional resolutions.
1. Burn fat and build muscle
I’m super proud of what I was able to accomplish in terms of weight loss this past year, however, I still have a couple of goals that I would like to reach this year. According to BMI calculating and some research, I would benefit from losing a bit more weight, more specifically body fat, so I will continue eating right and getting in my cardio every day. In addition to this goal, I would like to start building muscle in my arms, legs and abdominals. I’ve already started working on this goal, which may or may not be going well as you can see below.
2. Update this blog more often
I haven’t posted on here is sooooo long and I’m super sorry about that. As most semesters go, the end of fall semester 2017 was crazy busy and stressful and is the biggest reason why I didn’t post more often like I wanted to. I also forget how much I enjoy writing until I sit down and actually have the time to do it. I write a lot of blogs for my job at the CLDC and so sometimes I just don’t want to take the time to write down my own thoughts, but I totally should!
It’s really nice to get out what I’m thinking and feeling in my personal life onto this laptop screen and out into the world, even if only one or two people read it. So, I’m not giving myself a quota or anything, but you can definitely expect more frequent blogs from me this year.
3. More me time
One of the reasons I think the end of last semester got so stressful for me, was because I wasn’t taking time to do things I enjoy or things I really wanted to do. All my time was taken up by classes, work, extracurriculars, homework, eating, exercising, and sleep. All of those things are definitely important and but there wasn’t much time for me. Since I wasn’t able to take much time for myself I know that lead to more stress and strain on my mental health, which is not cool but it happens.
Next semester, I’m taking some time off from one of my extracurriculars and three out of my five classes are online, so I’m hoping those two things combined will give me a little more time to do things I enjoy that can alleviate a little stress. I’m looking forward to cooking more, reading the three novels that were stacked on my desk all semester, and hopefully getting to hang out with my roommates more often because I miss their cute little faces very much.
4. Cherish experiences
I’m starting 2018 as a junior in college and I will finish 2018 as a senior in college.
I really would like to say yes, but I’m going to be positive! Well, I can say that for right now, but I’ll have to come back to that when I’m a senior.
Anyway, I am really going to try to take this realization and make the most of it, especially this semester. In three months, I’ll be traveling to Barcelona, Spain for spring break for one of my journalism classes and I cannot be more excited. I want to make sure I make the most of that experience and hope to come out of it not just having traveled abroad for the first time, but with excellent professional experiences.
Jumping off of that, I’m going to try to make the most out of my position at The Post and my job at the CLDC to learn as much as I can and use my knowledge and skills to hopefully get an internship this summer.
So those are my big four resolutions, what have you resolved to do this year? I’d love to hear them so share them in the comments.
Thanks for reading!