Saturday, January 1, 2011


In 2011 I want to finish the book I'm working on.

I'm not big on resolutions in general. But I like to make one every year just to give myself something to do. And I never make one unless I'm absolutely positive that I can do it. That's why I've had such a good track record with keeping them. This year's one is a little more difficult than previous years, but I still know I can do this. Just need to not be so lazy.



Austin said...

The popular 'lose weight' for me.

Jacob I. McMillan said...

But how much weight? And how to accomplish your goal?

I try not to make my resolutions too vague. That way I don't have as many excuses to give myself when I fail to keep them. But maybe I've set the bar too low in the past. Here are some resolutions I've kept:

- Don't quit smoking (later on I broke it, but I kept it for the year)
- Keep a journal
- Write more in my journal than I did the previous year (when I wrote in it 9 times)

Austin said...

Well, I didn't think you wanted me to be more specific. Silly me.

I would like to lose 40 pounds this year. I plan to do it by start working out just 10 minutes a day for January, move it forward to 15 or 20 in February. I also have started eating less, stopping eating not when I'm full but when I'm 'satisfied.' (One helping instead of several, for example.)

We have several workout videos where the trainer/host isn't too peppy/annoying, and we also have our WiiFit and now Wii Dancing, which makes exercise FUN!

I agree, specific goals get specific results. The more clear, the more likely it is to happen.

Wendy McMillan said...

I wish I worked out now as often as when I was pregnant. I went from every day to nothing. Do TMac's prenatal yoga video as a warm-up to your workout. Shiva is very soothing and Poppy is adorable. But that bitch Britta...

Jacob I. McMillan said...

Is there anybody named "Britta" that you don't hate?