I don’t really go for New Year’s Resolutions. I generally try to pull my eating back on track after an indulgent holiday season, but resolutions, in and of themselves, just don’t work for me. I like Mark Remy’s take here. It is an exercise in moderation – and not sweating the small stuff.
That being said, I do want to drop some pounds. I have my goal race in April, and my sister is getting married in May. I have a hell of a semester coming up, so I want to maximize this slightly quieter time in my life.
So, my plan is:
- Track my food
- Follow the Level 1 nutritional challenge from Girls Gone Strong (more on this later)
- Keep on track with my running/training for my goal race
- Remain injury free (maintain mobility, especially)
- Do some yoga (good for mobility AND stress relief)
- Manage my stress
- Get plenty of sleep
If I can follow all of these principles 90% of the time, I should be in good shape by spring (pun intended).