Nearly everyone comes up with a New Year’s Resolution, something they want to improve on themselves at the start of January 1st. I would be willing to bet that “Lose Weight” trumps “Learn to Knit” every year. All the extra food around the holiday really must put people in guilty-mode, and the changing of the year seems like the perfect opportunity to rectify their calorie-transgressions. I don’t see anything wrong with that! Whatever motivation someone needs to change their unhealthy habits!
However…….anyone can SAY they want to become more healthy/quit smoking/smile more/floss daily. But how often are these resolutions carried out through December? Heck, half of the people probably don’t even remember what their resolution was eleven months later. The decision to change something on January 1st is the easy part. The act of forming a new habit daily is a little more challenging.
I know that come tomorrow morning we will start seeing a flood of new faces at the gym, strangers hogging our treadmills and looking curiously at the Oblique Twist Machine. As annoying as it might be to have more crowding in the gym, it is a positive thing that for a little while, people are prioritizing their health. The surge of new gym-goers is usually short-lived though.
For me, being “healthy” is an every-day-resolution and I also think it’s pretty vague. How are you going to be more healthy, lose more weight, or be more positive?
So what’s my 2013 resolution?
To drink LESS coffee and MORE tea. Currently, I drink probably 4 mugs of coffee a day. Honestly, the only 2 things I drink are coffee and water. I just like having a warm mug of coffee to wake up to and to sip while I’m reading, on the computer or watching a movie. But I suspect I would enjoy a mug of tea almost as much if I were to give it a chance.
I’m not cutting out coffee completely! That’s crazy talk. But after 2 cups in the mornings, I will switch to water and tea for the rest of the day. Starting today! My second cup is right next to me and I’m actually savoring it, knowing there is no refill ;)
Secondly: I still can’t do a pull-up! So this year one of my goals is to be able to do at least 1 pull-up on my own. (We have a snazzy assisted pull-up machine at the gym that takes as much of your weight off as you want, so I will slowly work down to nothing!) :)
One year I will resolve to overcome my fear of roller coasters. Not this year.
Missy has a New Year’s Resolution too!
What’s your resolution?! :)