It’s the end of another year and a great time to reflect and set goals for the upcoming year. I’ve decided to make a public New Year’s Resolution list this year to help me stick with it. Here are my resolutions for 2017.
This year I published 1 blog post (not including this post). That’s terrible! In 2015 I challenged myself with publishing 100 blog posts in a year, which I failed at. My goal for 2017 is to publish 1 blog post a week, for a total of 52 blog posts. I feel this is a much more reasonable goal for myself. I use to blog pretty regularly and I really enjoy looking back through my old archives of posts. What am I going to blog about? Good question! WordPress (derp), growing a business, life, random thoughts, who knows, but I do know I will start clicking the publish button more regularly in the new year!
One of my favorite games to play since I was a kid was chess. It’s a thinking game and one of the main reasons I’m drawn to it. Even though I love the game, I’ve never been great at chess. My goal for 2017 is to play one game of chess per day. I’m going to use the Lichess website, which is free and open source chess server software project. The site allows you to play against online players all over the world, which will make the game more interesting than a computer opponent. If you want to challenge me to a game you can find my profile at: williamsba.
Everyone’s favorite resolution is around losing weight, right? A few years ago I made a huge lifestyle change and lost some weight. Since then going to the gym and working out have been a regular part of my life. Over the years I’ve switched gyms a few times and now am a regular at T1 CrossFit. I have gained some of the weight back, but I have also added more muscle in the process. The one area I haven’t been good at is eating healthy. I have a 1-year old son now, which makes the excuse of ordering unhealthy delivery food that much easier. My weight goal for 2017 is to get closer to a weight of 200lbs and stay there. This will include hitting the gym more often, getting back into running (ugh!), and maintaining a healthier diet.
I want to set very reasonable goals for 2017 and I think I have done that. I am going to push myself to make sure I stick to my goals and will report back with how I’m doing throughout the new year!