Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Power of Resolution.

...and the joy of defeat.

Resolution #1 of 6:

When I finally crawled into bed yesterday, or today I should say, at 4:00 a.m. -I realized that I had been up all night, because I was excited about all the resolutions, goals, and plans I was making in my head for the new year. I am a big fan of the concept of starting new - Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin. I find this quote very refreshing, especially the part when it talks about being a better man - or in this case woman!

One of my resolutions for the new year is to finally get over my defeat at last years failed exercise goals. I chose today to dawn my running shoes, which were actually boots - because most of the sidewalks weren't plowed yet! I can't say I was too excited about running in boots, in 15 degree weather and in almost a foot of snow, but I did - and I am a better woman for it. I am glad that I was defeated last year, because I plan on completing my exercise resolution this year. I hope that all you exercise and running enthusiasts will help me conquer this goal!

Did you add exercises to your new years resolutions?
Do you make resolutions and if you do, do you start them at the new year or before?


jenny said...

I went running today as well, but the temperatures were about 15 degrees warmer. You are the woman for running in boots. Not too sure I could tackle that one. Good luck with your goals!!

Happy New Year!

crystal said...

Running in BOOTS! You sound like you're in the army--in boot camp! hahahaha! You GO! Proud of you.

Scribbit said...

Okay I love how cute and rosy your cheeks are!

And you're good to get back into things.

Kelly said...

Michelle! Running in boots and 15 degree weather? I'm quite sure I would never be brave enough to take that on! Go YOU!

I also love the fresh start part of the new year. It seemed to sweep up on me so quickly, that I'm still sorting out what my goals are. You're inspiring! And thanks for my cute package in the mail. It's been so crazy, I'm a bit behind in the thank you department.

donna said...

Good for you girl!!!!!!! Wow running when it is 15 degrees outside. I would still be in BED!:)

I am on my way out the door, to the nice warm GYM!

HAve a wonderful day :)
You look so cute in the picture.

michelle said...

Good for you for getting out there, and running. I have to say, I am totally impressed that you gave it a try in boots! :) Happy Nnew Year my friend! Thank you sooo much for the sweet mail you sent to me. You really did make my day.

Holly said...

Hooray for you--boots and all!! I haven't made any formal resolutions yet, I'm still processing.

Lauralee said...

wow.. boots 15 degrees?... WOW!

lelly said...

love the quote from benjamin franklin.

dedication and resolution are powerful, powerful instruments. wishing you all the best on your exercise quest this year!

Marie said...

Are you completely insane!?!

I set an exercise goal, but I am doing it INDOORS where boots are not required; I use an aerobics video.

More power to you, you silly, brave, committed, and inspriring woman!

Heffalump said...

I can't be doing any running until after I have the baby...but walking more would be good. I am so out of shape, but was surprised at just how much walking I was able to do while we were at Disneyland last week.
My only resolution is to improve myself over last year. Every time I make major resolutions I fail, so I am keeping it simple.

Barb said...

Well, you are shooting down my reasons for not running right now. I have been fairly consistant with my exercise, so what I'm really looking for is a change, something new, to get me excited in the exercise area this year.

Rachel Bagley Wurtz said...

Such a gorgeous Self Portrait! You GO girl!!!!!!

Nicole said...

I love new year resolutions. They give you another chance without the guilt. BF quote is great-I'll have to remember that one. It's so fitting.
Love your rosy cheeks! U GO GIRL!