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?