Alex (alexclau) wrote,

Happy New Year! and Resolutions

Happy New Year! I just received my copy of Final Fantasy 13 in the mail today, so before I go jump in on that, I thought I'd write up my 2010 thoughts and resolutions. Otherwise I won't get around to it for at least another week.

I haven't been blogging much lately, due to throwing my random thoughts onto Twitter instead. I've been averaging more than two "tweets" a day there, including replies to others.

2009, in a word, was a mulligan. I'd like a do-over, please. About the only good thing was that I ended up not losing money in the stock trading, which was relatively easy to do since the US stock market was up almost 30% in calendar 2009. Well, I also got to go back to Japan in early September, and that was fun.

The defining event of 2009 was my mom's lengthy hospitalization starting in February, but my aunt also had a heart attack and spent time in the hospital in late September.

I also let myself go a bit, due partially to stress but also due to being kind of sedentary.

So with that in mind, here are my three resolutions for 2010.

1. Get more exercise. Specifically, at least 15-30 minutes a day of walking or similar exercise (i.e. Wii Fit or the like), and 30 minutes of cardio exercise 3-5 times a week. So far, so good.

2. Eat healthier. Specifically, no potato chips. I have more on this, but I can't implement all of this until I'm cooking for myself more often, so I'll keep this simple for now. So far, so good.

3. Read more. I was surprised that I only read one book in 2009, and I didn't think it was very good. That's probably my lowest number since I learned how to read. So, my goal is at least two in 2010. (If I re-read a book, it only counts as half.) Gotta set reachable goals, right?

Anyway, may 2010 be safe, happy, and healthy for all.
Tags: 2009, 2010, happy new year, resolutions
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