Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Resolutions

In addition to my continuances / evolutions of my 2011 goals, I'll be picking up a few extra nuggets. Here is what I've come up with so far:


Walk Slightly More
2011 was a big data tracking year for me and one of those things I tracked was my walking distance with my fitbit. I walked just shy of five miles a day this past year. I haven't actually run the numbers quite yet, but this resolution will be to increase the total steps taken by 20%.



Read one book every month
I know, I really should read more - but it's so easy to get distracted by other things. This year I will read a book each calendar month.  This could be any type of book, including an audio book - the goal here is to really keep it up and make it a habit.

Meatless May
This one is not all that difficult, but I'm putting it in here for completeness - no meat in May. I have done this several times, but it has always been March. This year I'd like to enjoy corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's day.

Agua April
A co-worker told me that a friend of his was drinking nothing but water for a month. This is right up my alley, so in April I'll not consume any drinks other than plain old water.

Android and App Engine
Develop a useful (to me) Android application and App Engine app. I have been wanting to do this for a long time but have just never done it... now all I need is a problem to solve.

Finances
With buying the new house and selling the existing houses our finances are a bit more chaotic than I would like. Add to that that I have just not been too focused on our finances over the past couple years. This resolution is to get organized with our finances.

Hard Flip
I've got a few flippity type tricks in my skateboarding repertoire, but one glaring omission is the hard flip. It seems like every other little whipper snapper out there has them, but I've never landed one. This goal is to land one hard flip in 2012 - my shins already hurt just thinking about it.