Did you make New Year’s resolutions for 2007? If you did, are you sticking with them? It’s March 31st, so the first quarter of 2007 is already over. Three months have passed by pretty quickly, and I think it’s a good time to look back and see how things are going.
I had/have a few resolutions, and some of them include going to the gym (weights and cardio), eating better, getting more sleep, and updating this blog more often.
So far, I’ve been very consistent in attending the gym three days a week to do weight training, but haven’t been keeping up the cardio very well, averaging maybe one run or jog every couple of weeks. I’m thinking of getting a new bike and riding to and from work three or more times per week once the weather gets better. That would be 14km of cycling a day, which I would probably have to work up to, so I better start training soon…
In the past month, I’ve really improved my diet by planning ahead, making my own meals and eating more fruits and vegetables. I’ve also been keeping track of what I eat, which has also been helpful in managing my diabetes. I still have some work to do, but so far, I think I’m on the right track.
Regarding sleep, I’ve been going to bed slightly earlier lately. In the lunchroom at my work, we have a health bulletin board, and February’s topic was sleep. After looking at it every day for a month, I think it actually had an impact on me, and I started looking at just how much sleep I get. Over the past few weeks, I started going to bed earlier and earlier and I now get about half an hour to an hour more sleep per night. Some nights (like poker Wednesdays) I still stay up kinda late, but for the most part, things have improved.
As for updating this site, things haven’t been so great. My first post of 2007 was yesterday, but I have been inspired by my friend Peter San, so I’ll really make an effort to post something here at least once a week. I’m still doing better than Dave and Mike… lol.
I’m not trying to be self-righteous or anything here. All I’m saying is if you’ve made resolutions or set goals for yourself, you should revisit them once in a while to see how you’re doing. That way, you can look back and see where you’ve been succeeding and where you might need to step things up a bit. I’ll have another look at this topic in three more months (but it won’t be my next blog entry)…