Feeling a little cliche

Happy New Years! I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve and are looking forward to the new year!

I had a low key New Years Eve. I spent the majority of the day running errands to the bank and a few other stores. In the afternoon I settled in to watch the Hokies take on UCLA in the Sun Bowl. It was not a pretty game for us Hokie fans and that’s all I really want to say about that. Barry and I both managed to stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop and ring in the new year with a toast in the only champagne glasses we have- the ones from our wedding.

Today was a holiday for work, so I spent my last day off getting a bunch of stuff done around the house. Most of it was the typical dishes, laundry, and putting stuff away that you have to do after traveling. I also spent awhile “moving” into my new daily calendar. When it comes to my calendar, I’m very Type-A because it’s how I function. Everything goes in there- birthday and anniversary reminders, holidays from work, races Barry and I are going to run, and reminders for the dog’s monthly flea and tick treatment.

Then I did something that made me feel very cliche. Bearing in mind it’s New Years day, I did a brand new workout. It was one of my new Jillian Michaels workouts that I purchased while we were visiting my dad and sister last week.

I really enjoyed this new workout and I like having more at-home options for cross training since I don’t belong to a gym. Doing any kind of workout on New Years day and in the days following the new year makes me feel a little cliche. Even though I workout regularly and it’s nothing new for me, I feel like you kind of get lumped into the “New Years crowd.” I even feel that way at home, where no one would even know I worked out if it wasn’t for this blog.

Hank kept an eye on me while I worked out, while Scout was out cold

I love seeing more activity out on the trails in the days and weeks following the start of a new year, and I wholly support those folks embarking on a resolution to be more active. I hope their new routine becomes a habit and they stick with it. I saw the same increase in activity in the first two months of a new year at the gym when I was in college. As history has shown, a lot of those resolutions fizzle out within the first few weeks. In the meantime, I continue to feel stereotypical working out regularly at the beginning of a new year.

What did you do to celebrate New Years? 

Do you feel like a cliche continuing a regular workout routine in the new year? 

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  1. Happy New Years! I did a great 5 mile run today, felt fantastic, came home, and then ate potato chips. I hardly ever eat chips, but they were there and they tasted great. I thought to myself: “I am glad I am not doing any kind of diet thisNew Years because I failed on day 1.” So I guess I did not feel cliche, really, but my run was great 🙂

    1. Haha, that sounds like the perfect New Years Day! You’re so balanced 🙂

  2. Quiet New years with a friend. Flank Steak and grilled veggies, a good bottle of wine and some champagne at midnight. Amazing how quickly 2 am arrives on New Years Day!

    Cliche? No. My workout stays inside until the weather gets better.

    LUD.

    1. It was such a struggle to make it to midnight, and then all of a sudden it was 1:30 AM. Not sure how that happened.

  3. Nothing wrong with a cliche! I think a new year makes everyone want a fresh start in some area.

  4. Good for you for getting your workouts in on a holiday! Since I run and workout all year long, it doesn’t bother me at all if people think I’m working out only because I just made some New Year’s resolutions. Remember, I’m over 50 so I don’t care what people think anyway! 🙂 And since I no longer work in a large gym, I don’t have to worry about the crowded conditions for the first few weeks of the new year!

    1. I had the day off of work, but Barry was at work, so I didn’t have anything else to do 🙂 I bet it’s nice to no longer have to deal with the “New Years” gym crowd.

  5. I totally understand your need to get your calendar situated… I feel the same way.
    Glad you liked the new Jillian DVD. I am thinking about gathering up all of my DVDs and using a different workout once a week.

    1. At least someone gets me 🙂 I think Barry sometimes thinks I’m a little over the top with my calendar!

      Gathering up all of your DVD’s and doing one a week sounds fun. You should put them in a bag and draw one out at random, so that it’s a surprise!

  6. Happy New Year, Meagan! So excited to see what 2014 has in store for you. Let’s hope it’s a better year for the Hokies, too!

    1. Happy New Years to you! Ugh, I hope we have a better football season that this last one.

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