Monday, January 02, 2012

Welcome to 2012

So over 18 months and not a single blog post! That's a bit crap/lazy (delete as applicable)

It's not that I've not had anything to say, just that I've been saying it elsewhere on twitter and Facebook.

Anyway, new year, new start. I'm going to try and journal what I think will be an interesting year for me, both at work and personally. I want to be able to look back, this time next year and see how it panned out.

New years resolutions

"Failing to plan is planning to fail" - Someone more intelligent than me said that, but it's true so I have a few plans for 2012, the first being to work on my fitness. To do this I'm giving myself a target. That is to travel 1000 miles under my own steam (no engines or motors) before December 31st. Walking, cycling, rowing etc. should be achievable but won't be easy. It averages at just over 19 miles per week.

Hopefully, if I work on the fitness, the diet will fall in line. Since my weight loss in 2008 where I dropped 8 stone, I have put some back on but have not allowed myself to buy bigger waisted trousers so have hit a ceiling and then managed my weight there. I've had a couple of 1-2 month stints back on the diet to keep things in check but if I'm honest I'm still about a stone and a half heavier than I want to be.

I'm pretty sure that this time next year my job will be very different. I have to embrace the change and hopefully good things will come.

I'm going to be 42 this year and they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. We'll see about that, I aim to learn something new this year. I don't know what yet, maybe that lifelong ambition to play a musical instrument, or write a novel, or perfect some wonderful new skill.

Anyway, that will do for now, off for a bike ride to make a start on the 1000 miles.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steve, all good stuff there. You've made me blog something similar, so thanks for that.

    You should find 1,000 miles in 2012 ok - if you make bit of time for it. I'm hoping to do double that this year, which I think is going to be tough.

    If you find yourself in October with none of your personal ambitions done, look up NaNoWriMo. 2011 was the year I finished my first novel (first draft at least). It's 50,000 words long and was written in one month.

    Good luck with everything Steve - lets have a pint to celebrate progress sometime, eh?