Oh, wait, it’s June.

Really?

Like June, June?  Like halfway through the year June?

Whoa.

So much of my life has changed since the beginning of the year I felt like it was really important to look back on my New Years resolutions and re-assess.

Back in January I had resolved to:

  1. Quit the Gym.
  2. Ban the Bookstore.
  3. Cut back on Convenience Foods.
  4. Prioritize my Personal Life.

These were the right resolutions for me at the end of 2010.  I was miserable at work and that that feeling seeped into every aspect of my life and all I wanted was to find peace in some aspect of my life: in my budget, in my diet, in my home life.

Once I got laid off the way I saw my life did a complete 180.  I think it’s time to come up with new resolutions for my new life.  While my personal life once felt like it needed spiffying up, right now I feel like it’s okay for me to be a little selfish and focus the majority of my energy on my career and my personal goals.

  1. Split-day workouts.   Working from home is amazing, it’s everything I want it to be, but I definitely feel like the lethargy it lends to is effecting my general energy levels.  I’m not suggesting I do hardcore workouts twice a day on weekdays, but I need to establish a routine of getting away from my keyboard and moving a few times a day.  My weekends tend to be less structured in terms of exercise and more about wandering about and enjoying New York, during my work-days I want to aim on breaking up my workout into multiple parts of the day in order to get me up and moving at regular intervals.
  2. Eat small frequent meals.  If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you’ll have noticed by now that my snacks are few and far between.  I like three square meals a day, but again, I’m really trying to up my energy levels now that my work schedule has changed, and I’m hoping the 5-6 small meals a day will help me keep my blood sugar in check.  Since this is a fairly unnatural style of eating for me, I’m actually going to put together a meal plan for the first couple of weeks, complete with calendar reminders.
  3. Keep alcohol to once a week.  Because I review the New York City bar scene on a regular basis, I can’t exactly cut drinking out all together, but I don’t like how often I find myself sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine these days.  If I can keep alcohol consumption to once a week I think it will help my body work more efficiently.
  4. Book report.  At the end of May I sent over my chapter outline to my literary agent.  Her review was good, but she did give me some critiques to work with.  I promised to expand my research and narrative aspects in places and send it back to her with some sample chapters.  My goal for June is to finish two sample chapters and revise my outline.
  5. Get Group.  Now that my spin certification is renewed, I have some other fitness related career goals to sort out.  I want to put some thought (and scheduling) into getting a general group certification and renewing my CPR certification.  In the meantime I want to hit up more group fitness classes (that aren’t spin or yoga) to get solid grip on what’s popular right now, and what I enjoy doing.
  6. Sunny D.  Now that the weather is hot and sweaty (my favorite kind of weather) I want to make sure that I spend more time in the great out doors.  Of my ten workouts a week, I’m aiming to make at least four of them outdoors.  This could mean running in the park, or a long stroll.  Whatever it is, I’m hoping the suns magical rays will help to energize me.

As far as resolutions go, this month is pretty ambitious for me, but no one ever said it was easy being awesome 🙂

How are you doing on your New Years resolutions?  Are you changing things up now that we’re mid-way through the year?  What are you resolving for June?