First let’s define the word “resolutions” - (1) a resolving to do something. (2) a course of action determined or decided on.
In past years I have NOT made any New Year resolutions as most are broken within the 1st week of the New Year. Years ago when I had attempted to make any, I too would set myself up to fail by making decisions of huge or radical changes. Changes that I “wanted” to make but were far from the probability of being attainable in the short term.
Resolutions for the New Year usually fall into the long term goals but as humans we want it NOW! And likewise when I didn't see immediate changes I would give up - within that 1st week or so. So I've decided this year to make New Year “resolutions” but (1) to remember Rome was not created in ONE day!; (2) Note which are short term and which are long term; and (3) to work in BABY STEPS to accomplish the greater goals. I want to set myself up to succeed this time, opposed to previously how I set myself up for failure.
So with these thoughts in mind I’ve decided to make the following New Year’s Resolutions - a few choice course of action I plan to work on and or continue during 2014 which will better myself as I follow through on them all - in Baby Steps - not expecting to conquer completion the 1st week out!.
1) Remain consistent on & with SparkPeople!!
2) Wear my SAT daily and SPARK 10+ minutes per day
3) Track food daily and choose wisely
4) Complete 1,000 minutes of activity every month
5) Attain goal weight by July 1st - loose 8 to 10 lbs
6) Maintain goal weight through end of year - 12/31/14
7) Read “ONE YEAR BIBLE” daily for my devotion
8) Learn to play the piano to some degree
Although this list may seem “huge” and I explicitly mentioned not having “huge” expectations, I feel these are all attainable as I am already doing the 1st four items. But I did just return to SP only on 11/12/13 and am already feeling the momentum beginning to fade in just one and a half short months. So as the New Year begins, I want to remain on track by focusing to continue strong on the 1st four and to begin adding in my “new” goals, 5 through 8. Again all these are very attainable, but only by staying focused and know that by doing so will only produce a better me in 2014.