For Someone Who Hates Being in Pictures…

…perhaps starting a blog was a really stupid idea! Ugh…this probably should be my goal for March, huh? Two steps: #1 remember to take the pictures, and #2 get comfortable being in pictures. I always tease my friend Brenda whenever she wants to take a picture of us (she is the picture-taking queen!) because I hate being in pictures, BUT, I really love that those moments are documented to enjoy in the future.

Also, I suck at taking pictures:

IMG_20130307_110031Awkward smile, WEIRD colors, back-lit, etc.

My intention in the above picture had been to document one of the last times I’m going to get to wear my penguin hat running before the cold weather leaves us (which should be VERY soon), but after four or five attempts, this was the best I could do and even it looks weird. So, I guess my picture taking goal now has three parts: #3 try to take decent-looking pictures.

Along with the picture taking, I want to start incorporating strength training into my exercise routine. I’m so bad about this because it’s not something I enjoy. I am signed up for this summer’s Warrior Dash again, and I’d like to be able to complete more of the challenges (or rather FULLY complete the challenges – I at least attempted everything last year). Hey look – I have a picture from last year’s Warrior Dash!

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Our shirts proclaimed that we “Leave No Warrior Behind”

So to summarize, in March I plan to:

1. Enjoy taking decent-looking pictures

2. Incorporate strength training into my routine

Do any of you make monthly goals? If so, please share in the comments!