All these resolutions I didn’t keep….

First of all let me wish you all a very happy 2013!!! 2012 had its ups and downs but I have a feeling that 2013 will be an amazing year.

So last year I posted the following new year resolutions on this blog, let’s see how I have done with that. As we will guess, not that great as I wanted to as I forgot about most of these resolutions as soon as February started.

1) I will be more consistent in my training: NOT REALLY, Yes I did workout and ran my second half marathon in a time I was really happy with but I wasn’t as consistent as I wish I would have been!

2) I will graduate (that’s for sure) with a 1st class degree! : YES! It did happen, happy days 🙂

3) I will STOP stalking people on Facebook and Twitter when I am bored: NO!  that didn’t happen. At all. I am not sure if it is stalking but I am doing a lot of Facebook/Twitter procrastination. Especially when I am in the library..

4) I will cook more often  and  try to avoid spending money on crappy food. NO! I had FAR too much of this in 2012. And let me tell you, after seeing this KFC brain picture I think I’ll stay away from junk food for a while !

5) I will lose a bit more weight : NOT REALLY, I think I lost a kilo compared to last year. That is after a week of gym. So ermmmm

6) I will get a new job and move forward : YES and NO. Right so I am still in the same job but I also have a new job at the General Assembly where I am a teacher for their user acquisition marketing course. It is really relevant to what I want to do so I guess to this extend I moved forward..

7) I will visit a new country (at least) : NO! And if there is one resolution I wish I would have been able to keep it is this one. Bring on 2013 and its travels!

8) I will read more and perfect my English: YES! I think the reading part is a big yes. Indeed the main difference between being an undergraduate and a postgraduate student is definitely the amount of required reading. The last three months of 2012 have been spent reading, day, night, lunch,at the gym, in bed, in the tube, everywhere!

9) I will call my mum more often YES! That I did, O2 is certainly happy about it and my bank account isn’t. But I am glad I did. I love my mum and living away from home actually brought us closer. And I know she misses me so let’s make her smile more and call more 🙂

10) I will learn to sometimes put myself first :YES! I actually did that a lot more. And it feels great!

VERDICT: 5 out of 10 

Right, not great but hey I won’t beat myself up too much. Instead I’ll try to actually make these 5 missing resolutions happen. To this I’d add

1) Pass my masters: And not especially with a distinction although it would be great,a merit would be good too!

2) Get a new job in my field of studies: This is THE resolution of the year. IT’s not even a resolution really but is HAS to happen

3) Spend more time with my friends and family: A normal Monday to Friday rota should hopefully help doing that!

4) Keep going to the theatre classes: Because I love it and it helps me to learn a lot on myself

5) Stop drinking diet coke on an everyday basis: Because let’s be honest as much as I love it is isn’t really good for my body. And now that I am soon to be in the 30’s side I might as well show some love to this body.

That is it I think. What about you? Any good resolutions this year?

In 2012 I will

So here we are, a new year and the good resolutions that comes with it. I guess I don’t have any crazy resolution but some goals. Some are definitely do-able and some other… oh well you know 😉 So here are my resolutions for 2012.

1) I will be more consistent in my training: Yes in 2011 I have been exercising a lot. I ran my first half marathon, dived, went to the gym even had some sessions with the personal trainer. But I haven’t been consistent at all. I’d train 5 times a week at times and then nothing. Bad Cora bad, consistency is the key… consistent I will be.

2) I will graduate (that’s for sure) with a 1st class degree! : Failing that I’ll happy and proud to have a 2.1.

3) I will STOP stalking people on Facebook and Twitter when I am bored, instead I’ll go running: Dear reader we all do it, don’t lie. You start by looking at one picture of this “friend” that you don’t even like and you end up spending 30 minutes looking his profile.

4) I will cook more often  and  try to avoid spending money on crappy food.

5) I will loose a bit more weight : I did manage to loose a bit in 2011 and i’ll keep getting fit in 2012.

6) I will get a new job and move forward : Because one year and a half in the same position seems just too long, especially without pay rise…

7) I will visit a new country (at least) : because travelling is the shit!

8) I will read more and perfect my English: I already read a lot but yet, I am not as good as I wish I was. The more you read the better you will write/ speak.

9) I will call my mum more often

10) I will learn to sometimes put myself first : because no one will do it for me and that in the end of the day I must think of myself

What about you? What are your resolutions/ Goals in 2012?

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