January – The Month In Review

ImageThis is my progress report on the Resolutions and Goals I set in my 14 in 2014 post. 

  1. Run at least 4 times every week, minimum mileage of 12 miles per week. I blame my inability to accomplish this goal on January’s weather and my fear of reliving the sprained ankle incident in the snow of 2005. I tried to atone for the lack of road miles for running in place in the living room and doing strength training and aerobics indoors. Hopefully, February is less icy and I can work on making up my miles.
  2. Be more organized – get rid of some of the clutter in my life – physical and mental – to make room for something better (see post https://runwright.net/2013/12/31/give-so-you-can-get-something-better/) I parted company with some things that were cluttering my closet that were getting no outings and I gave them the potential for a new home. I worked on organizing my computer files and paper files but that is such a big job, a month’s worth of free time could not complete the task. I keep trying to keep my calendar updated. It’s an ongoing struggle.
  3. Stop procrastinating. This is such an ingrained habit, that it is difficult to break. No accomplishments to report. Quite the contrary, I missed a couple deadlines in January and had to scramble to catch up. Needs work!
  4. Maintain regular contact with my family members. I kept in texting contact with some cousins and wrote a hand-written letter to a favorite aunt and snail-mailed it to her. Sadly, I didn’t get to many others yet, but I’ll keep chipping away at this.
  5. Eat better. I cut my daily added-sugar intake to about 24 grams per day. It temporarily shocked my system but I kept at it. I had a minor setback at the Superbowl party but I will not be deterred. I am determined to win this fight.
  6. Utilize ALL my talents so I can develop others In January, I self-published my book “Growing Up Wright”, I maintained my blog and started submitting articles to online magazines. I began a Give it 100 project to practice French everyday for 100 days. See my videos here. When I started thinking like a writer and French speaker, it became easier to continue and that kept me going. 
  7. Read more lasting things I read a lot of blogs and articles this month, not necessarily what I had in mind for “lasting things” but they did impact my perspective so I am happy.

None of my 7 Fitness Goals for 2014 have been met yet so I have a lot to look forward to this year.

The possibilities positively excite me!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I really like your resolutions, you include a bit of everything (health, family, personal growth), I hope you accomplish them all.


  2. runwright says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. I am trying to keep them in focus so I am always working on being better. Hope you keep reading. It makes this all worthwhile. All the best with your goals too.


  3. Chatter says:

    Good resolutions and honest assessment. Keep up the work and progress.


    1. runwright says:

      Thanks, Chatter. All the best to you too.


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