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I don't do New Years resolutions

Monday, December 31, 2012

Just never been my thing. I always thought if there is a change I want to make, why wait until the first of the year to do it? If I really want or need to make a change, why not do it NOW? Whenever NOW is?

At the start of 2012 I did not resolve to lose weight, get healthy, start exercising, nothing like that. But there was an itch, a tickle, a tinkle, in the back of my brain pushing my toward making some changes. And so, about mid-January I started making some changes. Slowly at first and then building momentum.

Lately the little tickle in the back of my brain has been less noticeable. Not gone, but diminished. Maybe I'm just ignoring it because I'm tired of heading its call. I know I need to get back to it. I know that itch has my best interest at heart, but I'm just not sure I'm ready to listen to it yet.

So tomorrow is the first day of a new year, but yesterday was the first day of a new week. So as of yesterday I am slowly attempting to tune in to that little tickle. I'm starting small, going back to the basics that got me rolling in 2012.

For the month of January I am working on the following:
at least 10 minutes of exercise every day
at least 4 cups of water every day
at least 2 fruits and vegetables every day

Mixed success yesterday with a party last night. Another party tonight, so I'll do my best.

But why wait until tomorrow? Why not do it today? Some may want one last "splurge". I've been splurging since Halloween. It's time to kick myself in the backside and do what I know needs to be done!
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    You have set some reasonable goals. I think I was also on a splurge the last part of of December. Time for me to get back down to business!

    1898 days ago

    Thanks for sharing!


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    1901 days ago
    I have always felt the same way= why wait? But this year I had some major life chances in thought that all came about this last week- and I'll still take it! Let's do it this year!
    1901 days ago
    May the new year bring you success and happiness. I like your idea of focusing on fruits and vegetables. I didn't think to do that when I wrote up my goals for 2013.
    1903 days ago
    I wish you success in your plans for the month of January.
    Good Luck!

    1903 days ago
    Love your thinking!! You are right..no reason to wait and also love the way you are setting reasonable goals instead of trying to change everything at once! Great job!!
    1903 days ago
    "But why wait until tomorrow? Why not do it today?"

    A very good question. If something is worth doing tomorrow, it's worth doing today. So then it's a matter of overcoming the inertia and just doing it!

    Thanks for the motivation! Here's wishing you an awesome 2013 :)

    1903 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2012 7:21:49 PM
  • _KATHY
    I don't do resolutions either. I still have that tickle as you say. It's what keeps me exercising everyday even though I know my calories will be high for any specific day. A mixed success. Who knows what the new year will bring. I know I will be exercising and hopefully, the calories will comply and success will be more often consistent rather than mixed. We will all have to stick around and see what happens for each of us.

    You have had a great year Lisa. Here's to an even better new year!
    1903 days ago
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