The start of a new year encourages one to think of resolutions and goals for the forthcoming year. When I think of New Year Resolutions, I tend to think of one or two goals that I would like to focus on during the year. This year, a few have come to mind.
Firstly, I would like to continue with my exercise. I have been doing Zumba for 18 months now and I have noticed that my fitness levels have increased. I began with one class a week and am now attending three classes. What I would like to try during 2018 is to increase the numbers of times that I go to the gym every week. Unfortunately, I am unable to do Zumba everyday – the class times are not always suitable. I will, therefore, have to try other classes. I am thinking of trying BodyPump because it is weight training and I have read that lifting weights would be a good way to increase my bone density.
I will try out the class sometime this week while I am on break and then see how I can fit it into my weekly routine.
My second resolution is to continue blogging. On the first day of 2018, I received a notification from WordPress that I had been blogging for 6 years. Six years ago, my resolution had been to blog and I have managed to continue blogging until now. During the last year or so, I have not always been able to keep up with daily blogging, but the writing and sharing on this medium is something that I wish to continue when I have the chance. I enjoy the connections that I have made with bloggers over the years; and I enjoy the writing piece that works hand in hand-in-hand with posting. Blogging is not something that I would like to give up anytime soon.
Last year, one of my resolutions was to write an entry every day in a 5 year journal that had been given to me. This is a resolution that I kept up and intend to continue this year. I have learned to summarise my day in a sentence or two – and focus on the positive. So far it has been interesting to compare this year’s entry with last year’s.
My final focus for 2018 is to continue with my goal to lose weight. The scale needle has not moved too much during 2017. I have become more toned, however, and my clothes are fitting better. The exercise is helping me to lose fat and build muscle. Hopefully during the forthcoming year, I can lose more fat. It is so hard, though, to stop eating chocolate!
These are my resolutions and goals for 2018. I may think of others later on in the year, but these will be on the top of my list.
What are your resolutions for 2018?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt is: resolution