2013 Resolutions & 2012 Resolutions Revisited
Happy New Year’s Eve (I’m sure that’s a thing)! I hope you all have some fun celebrations in place for tonight. This year is a bit of a change from mine and Jimmy’s low-key celebrations in our Korean apartment last year. Tonight we are going to a house party in France with the new people we’re house sitting for. Apparently we have to dress fancily! I’m not sure how Jimmy’s going to pull that off when he only owns a pair of jeans and some ripped travelling type of pants! We’ll see.
Firstly, I wanted to revisit my resolutions for 2012. I have to tell you, I didn’t actually achieve any them. However, my main goal of 2012 was to stay fit and healthy. While I didn’t do it in the ways I’d originally intended, I think I did quite a good job a keeping healthy throughout the year, no matter where we were. These were my goals:
Run in at least one race – I started in the right direction for this. I signed up for the Great North Run. However, the training didn’t happen and then the race happened while I was frantically trying to organise mine and Jimmy’s wedding. So I didn’t do it in the end.
Complete the 90-day challenge of the P90X - Again, I started out well with this one. However, I didn’t manage the full 13 weeks. You can see my P90X review for travellers.
Improve my flexibility - Hmmm. I didn’t manage this one at all! Maybe my new resolution should be to revisit my resolutions a number of times throughout the year to make sure I’m doing the right things to work towards them!
Meet new people & Keep in touch with old friends
Jimmy and I have always believed that it doesn’t matter where in the world we are, our experiences are enriched by the friends we make. This has been true for every country we’ve visited. 2013 is going to bring more travelling for us and making new friends is going to be more important than ever.
I also think it’s so important to keep in touch with the friends you’ve made. My friends are scattered all over the world and while I do try to keep in touch, I’m not always the best at it. This year I’m going to make the extra effort to keep in touch with people, no matter how far away they are.
I’ve learnt my lesson from last year! This year I’m not going to be quite as specific. My goal is to make healthy food choices and stay active, no matter where our travels take us. I’ve realised it’s impossible to say exactly how I’m going to stay fit, because I don’t know what type of accommodation we’ll be staying in or if it will be easy to run outside. I’m keeping my options open.
This year, I’ve found myself becoming more easily stressed when we’ve been travelling. While some situations are stressful, I’m going to try to be more carefree and happy and enjoy the moment.