The one thing I love about the new year is the feeling that you get a fresh start.Â So I guess you could call these resolutions, but basically I call it getting my act together.
So, as everyone knows I’ve been in weight watchers for a while now.Â I’ve been struggling with the weight loss (who knew that the second time around would be that much harder!).Â But I am losing (10 pounds as of last Wednesday), and that’s what counts!Â Then, back in November, I signed up to walk in the Iron Girl 5kÂ in December.Â I’m not sure what sparked it, but I decided that I really wanted to run the event.Â Now, I’m not stupid.Â No, really, I’m not!Â So knew I couldn’t train to run the 5k in a month.Â Especially considering thatÂ my attempts at running in the pastÂ has beenÂ to run a lap at the track and then collapse.Â But I did decide that I would train over the next year and run the event in 2008.Â I was talking to a woman in my ww meeting who did run the Iron Girl and she mentioned the Couch to 5k program.Â Over 9 weeks you use interval training to eventually run 5k.Â I started the programÂ last week and just started week 2 today using the these podcasts.Â So far so good!Â I’m even going to attempt to make 100 miles by April 1st.Â I think I managed about 5 miles for this last year and since I’m at 6 miles as of today (or is it 8 – I need to check my log), I’ve already beaten last years attempt.Â Woot!
So let’s see, lose weight.Â Check.Â Get in shape. Check.Â So that leaves one other common resolution – get organized.Â I’m horribly disorganized in every area of my life.Â I’ve generally justÂ accepted this as a character flaw.Â ButÂ after discovering some very expensive mistakes that I made over the last few months simply becauseÂ I wasn’t organized enough to know what was going on, I decided itÂ was time to do something about it.Â One thing I think I’ve learned about myself that I might contribute to this is that I might have ad*d (the asterisk is there so people don’t accidentally stumble across my blog while trying to find real information on this).Â I need to talk to a doctor about this before I’ll know for sure, but I’ve been reading some books and articles on the disorder and it would explain so much about my personality!Â I realize that I might not have this, but I’ve decided to try working on some behavior modification in the meantime (can’t hurt, can it?).Â
Anyway, I’ve decided to start with my office, since that’s where I discovered my costly mistakes.Â I’ve literally pulled everything out of the office and put things into like piles in the hallway outside the office (even the cats are tripping over the crap that’s in the hallway).Â My next step is to set up the office as I want it to function and then bring everything back into the office and put it where it “belongs.”Â I’m still trying to figure this last part out.Â ugh.Â Once I have everything set up and functional, I’m going to try and spend at least 15 minutes every day going through mail, paying bills, and responding to things that need to be taken care of.Â Not sure how long this routine will last, but I’m going to give it a try.Â Anyone out there with ad*d that can relate or give any advice?