No New Year’s resolutions for me. No mileage goals. No fad diets, no promises to do X, Y or Z this year. That’s all crappy, crap-crap.
Thought I’d put my “intentions” down in writing though, so I can remind myself daily:
Keep riding… a lot. More than 2010. A lot more. How much more? A lot. How will I measure it? I’ll be stronger.
Work harder. At work, at home, on the bike, in the gym, on my relationships with friends, my wife and kids and my family. I’ll know if I’m not.
Eat better and sleep better. Laziness is a great excuse to not take care of myself, but in the end there are no excuses. I know the difference between right and wrong. I know the difference between crap food and good food. I feel better when I take care of myself, cut out caffeine, etc. I’m the only one who can control this one.
Get rid of stress. I invite all the stress in my life. People who say they are victims of stress are right, but you ultimately control how much stress you take on. Stressed about finances? Make the tough decisions. Stressed about work? Make the tough decisions. I need to make the tough decisions and cut out the stress.
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” Epictetus