Happy Labor Day! Here are my resolutions …

Yes, I am setting resolutions for this Labor Day.  I know, everyone else sets goals and makes resolutions for New Years.  But I am a little different, and Labor Day seems like a great time to make resolutions to me.  Here’s why:

  • Another school year starts tomorrow, and so with a new school year comes a feeling of “fresh start” … new school supplies, new school clothes, new teachers, etc.  It’s a start to a new season.  Take a deep breath of that crisp Fall air!  So why should the kids have all the fun?  And …
  • Starting new resolutions on September 1st give me 4 months … roughly 120 days … to accomplish some short/medium term goals.  This is a much more manageable time frame to work with than staring down the barrel of 12 months … 365 days … and wondering if you can stick to those new resolutions for that length of time.

So here are my goals for the next four months!

September – OK, so we live about 5 miles from a beautiful state park with wonderful hiking trails.  And I have every intention of taking advantage of those hiking trails!  So every weekday morning, Monday through Friday, I will hit the trails after dropping off my daughter at school, and hike for at least an hour.  Total time exercising for each week:  5+ hours

October, November & December – Since the weather changes a lot during these months, I am not going to count on being able to hike during this time.  Plus, my schedule at work changes and I will need to get to work earlier in the day.  So my exercise times will have to be at night – which is fine, because I won’t have any late evenings at work.  So here’s my plan:  use my Zumba workout CDs on the weekdays, Monday through Friday.  Total time exercising for each week:  5 hours, give or take.

Also, another health resolution I have is to drink 90 oz of water each day; that means roughly 3 32-oz water bottles each day.  Right now I am drinking about 64 oz each day, which is about 2 of my 32-oz water bottles.

Well, there you have it – I will let you know my progress!  🙂

 

5 thoughts on “Happy Labor Day! Here are my resolutions …

  1. GOod luck on your journey! Exercise and water intake are fantastic goals and it’s great that you are breaking them down into smaller portions. Having a well thought out plan helps lead you to success!

  2. I like your idea of making Labor Day resolutions because, to me, it feels more like the start of the new year than actual New Years Day does because of the kids going back to school. I actually recently put myself up to drinking 3 liters of water a day last week instead of my two, so that is a coincidence! I’m on day 6 of it and I can already feel a difference! Good luck to you. I like your goals!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your comments. So glad to hear about our coincidence. 🙂
      So far so good; yesterday I did my hiking and met my goal for water, and today I have done my hike and am on track to meet my goal for drinking water.
      Have a great day, and a great week with the kids going back to school.

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