Put together a strength training program (and stick to it)
I have been running for a couple of years now, but I do absolutely zero weight training and it shows. I'm sick of my flabby arms and gut, and this year, I'm going to do something about it by pumping some iron.
Run one race every month
In June, I ran my first half-marathon, and in 2013, I want to run the Chicago Marathon. To achieve this goal, I need to stay in shape. When I sign up for races, it forces me to train, so this resolution will keep me in my Brooks all year long.
Host a dinner party for 8
We registered for fine china and recently purchased a dining room table that seats 8 people. I want to put these things to good use, entertain our friends, and increase my cooking skills. Super pumped for this resolution!
Visit at least 5 new Chicago neighborhoods
There are 77 separate neighborhoods in Chicago, and I have visited a pathetically tiny number of them. This year, it is my goal to explore more of my beautiful city. Look out, Hyde Park, Chinatown, and Ukrainian Village! I'm comin' your way!
Make mole from scratch
Mexican food is my absolute favorite kind of food. I could eat it everyday. Mole is one of my favorite Mexican dishes to order when I'm out, but it's incredibly time-consuming to make from scratch. 2013 is the year I give it a shot. Anyone have an abuela with a secret family recipe they can lend me?
I'll keep you posted as I achieve my various resolutions over the course of the year. Hopefully I can keep them all!
What are your new year's resolutions?