Here were my resolutions from last year (go here for more detail on these resolutions):
1) Maintain a minimum level of strength during all the grueling endurance training I have ahead of me this year.
Grade: A. Working out with Arlo at Competitive Edge made this very achievable. He draws on a theory called Vertical Integration (Vertigo Intimidation). If you want a grueling, yet fun workout, pay him a visit.
2) Make an effort to ensure people I am close to know they mean a lot to me.
Grade: F. I give myself the grade of “F” not because I’m some kind of raging asshole, but more because I didn’t make any effort in going beyond my status quo. Complacency is a goal wrecker.
3) Improve my take downs and take down defense.
Grade: B. I competed twice this year, and took down every one of my opponents without giving up a take down. This should be an A, but since I wrecked my biceps I ended up spending a good chunk of 2011 not working any stand up at all.
4) Become more well rounded in keeping Katchie smiling.
Grade: C. The criteria I’m using are picking up my contributions with house work, and giving random tokens of appreciation. I don’t think I did one extra chore beyond the status quo, so that knocks my score. I feel like I did better with the whole tokens of appreciation thing, though.