When is it too late to make a New Year’s Resolution? The third week in January might be late in the month, but 2013 has really just started so I’m going to say it’s fine. Also, in life, it’s never too late to make some changes. I mentioned before that I’m not much of a resolutions kind of girl, and that’s still pretty true. But I’ve noticed in the last few weeks that I’m trying to take on some new challenges. I’ll call them that to avoid the whole resolution thing, still not a resolution girl.
I’m working on improving my posture. One of the people I work with mentioned she was going to make an attempt to stop slouching, and I thought that was such a good idea. It’s sort of easy enough to do throughout the day. I’m always hunched over my keyboard, staring into my computer screen, and that’s not going to lead anywhere good. So for the last 10 days or so I’ve been sitting up straighter when I notice myself doing that. I remember when I was younger my mom drilling into my head not to slouch, to put my shoulders back and to stand up straight. I had such good posture when I was younger, and now look at me; I’m old and slouchy with a weak core. So this will hopefully help to strengthen my back and abs and help me be a better runner. Hey, a girl can hope, right? I’ll probably give up before the month is out.
I have declared this the year of the push up. At this time last year I could easily do 50 push-ups at one time. I’d been workout out with the Jillian Michael’s DVDs and my arms were stronger than they had ever been. Sometime in the last 12 months my arms have turned to jelly and now I can barely do 10 push-ups at once. I’m working on changing that though! My own personal push-up challenge is basically to do as many as I can until I’m no longer able to lift my body off the ground. It’s working out pretty well so far, except that I’ve given myself push-up elbow. I imagine it’s a lot like what tennis elbow feels like, but I don’t play tennis so it doesn’t apply. I’ve probably hurt something like a ligament in there, it’s tender to the touch and pretty sore when I attempt to lift my body off the ground. I’m going to have to take a few days off from making my hulk arms to let my elbow heal, but so far I am up to about 70 push-ups through out the day and that’s a big change for these jelly arms.
And that’s it so far. I’m not really a go big or go home kind of girl with these
resolutions challenges. I’ve got to start out small and work my way up. That way if I give up, I’m only giving up on a couple of things, not a long list of goals.
Have you changed your mind about any resolutions you’ve made?