Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Well, Christmas has once more come and gone. I am kind of sad to see it go. It is always fun and full of surprises. I received wonderful gifts that I very much appreciated. And I am still working on some of the gifts I need to send out (I am so bad). The fudge has been made. I have finished with the vanilla and coconut marshmallows. Next are the peppermint and also the orange flavored ones dipped in dark chocolate. If you have never had home-made marshmallows - you do not know what you are missing!! I was thinking of making candied jalapenos, but only a select few like those so I will wait till later. Maybe for a spicy Valentine gift.

The New Year is now here. The lights and decorations will soon disappear. It always seems so drab once everything goes back to "normal."

It is now time to start looking towards the future. What do you plan on accomplishing in the coming year? Did you write down some resolutions/goals or is that something you do not do? Well, this year I wrote some down.

The most obvious for me is:

**Lose weight, slim down and firm up – i.e. train better!!
    Ultimate goal weight = 140 lbs or less by the time I am
    40 years old (and that does not happen in 2007!).

Some of the others that kind of go along with goal #1 are:

**Participate in a Half-Iron distance triathlon
**Eat healthier (more fruits and veggies, less refined sugars and starches)
**Finish a 10 K in less than 1 hour
**Finish a 5 K in less than 30 minutes
**Participate in a half-marathon and finish in less than 2 hours 30 minutes
**Finish a marathon in less than 5 hours 30 minutes
    (IF I do another marathon besides Houston in 2007)

And some others are:

**Take vitamins on a daily basis
**Floss on a daily basis
**Be more positive
**Be more timely (like in getting Christmas gifts off before Christmas!!)

I have a few others, but they are not really New Year's goals - they are life long goals.

Okay, I have put them out there. Now let's hope that I can mark some off by the beginning of 2008!!


Mojo said...

Homemade marshmellows? Yummy! I'll have to try to make those sometime. I'll be sure to floss my teeth afterward too. :)

You are going to do a marathon this year? Wow! And a half? Good for you!

I can't wait to see you meet all your goals! Happy 2007!

Cagey said...

I'm sure you won't have any problem accomplishing your goals. We actually have few in common: eating better, taking vitamins, improving race performances,..etc.

By the way, Happy New Year!

Bolder said...

may 2007 be your best!

you are already off to a great start with these resolutions!!

TX Runner Girl said...

Great goals...I have many of the same ones! BTW, homemade marshmellows sound great...wanna share the recipe? Hope to see you out there in 2007!

Vic said...

Great goals! I know you're gonna do it. You're doing the full on Jan 14th? See you there.

Hey, my big goal is to make that cutoff. I hope we can cheer each other on.