1) Love Myself. Unfortunately this is something I've struggled with for a long time. Like many people, I'm my own worst critic. That added to some lovely character traits like being a perfectionist and slight over achiever don't make for the best self esteem all of the time. This will probably be the hardest of my resolutions.
2) Enjoy Life More. Don't get me wrong...I absolutely love my life 95% of the time. I have an amazing family and amazing friends, and I live in one of the most amazing cities in the country. This applies more to my stress levels than anything else. Thanks to some genetic tendencies towards anxiety, along with some of the lovely character traits from resolution #1, I stress myself out very easily. I used to be a lot better at getting a grip faster, but in the past 6 months or so I just feel like I've been spiraling. It makes it a lot harder for me to enjoy life, and it makes me not so fun to be around sometimes (I thank God that I have a roommate who is so good at putting up with my crazy and making me feel better). So I'm trying a few things to try and alleviate some of that. Like playing music again. Working it out in the gym. Writing it down in a journal, etc.
3) Finally Winning My Battle With My Weight. Considering my less than positive mental state the past 6 months, I've made some great strides in this. However, it's time to really kick it into gear and just take care of it. I'm uncomfortable in my own skin, and I have been for a long time. I don't want to feel that way anymore. I'm back on South Beach, and I got the Zumba DVD set for my birthday, so I've started that as well. I think as I work on resolutions 1 and 2 I'll have a much easier time with my weight. As of the end of December I've lost 16.5 lbs. In the next couple of weeks I'm hoping to finally get to that 20 lb. milestone.
So there you have it, Sarah's 2011 New Years Resolutions. I'm ready for you 2011...bring it on...