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12/26/08 3:44 P

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This was a very good article. I do not do resolutions either. I set my small goals and try to make them a good habit. I have been successful with this in the past.

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12/26/08 1:38 P

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I also don't do resolutions, but give myself "challenges" instead. Last year, I challenged myself to run or walk 100 miles each month. I have just 10 more miles to go and I'll have made it.

I find it helps to be more specific, rather than make a resolution to exercise more, I made a specific challenge to myself.

I do this in other areas of my life as well.

My fitness challenges for this year are to:

Run the Groundhog Gallop (I'm a wimp in cold weather)
Run the Mackinac Bridge (I'm terrified of heights.)

I'm also challenging myself to exercise 7 hours a week.

Good luck:)

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12/26/08 10:17 A

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I live one day at a time, so I don't do New Year's resolutions. The New Year isn't a big time for me.

I do, however, do Lenten sacrifice and discipline, so that for 6 1/2 weeks I do the things that sound like New Years resolutions. I have support from my religion though, so it makes more sense. And 6 1/2 weeks is enough time to start a new habit or break old ones.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,422
12/26/08 10:06 A

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Lisa

I also don't make New Year Resolutions anymore because I never was able to follow them.

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I do like to make short goals through the year and long term goals too.
I always NEED to have goals right in front of me, no matter how small they are.

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12/26/08 9:59 A

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When I first read that question (without knowing there was an article) I said to myself "Easy! Don't make them!"

I don't make New Year's resolutions because they don't work. Even with the best of intentions. That's just my opinion. I DO however make goals that I would like to strive for during the upcoming year. I work on lifestyle changes that will help me accomplish my goals but I mostly just continue to walk down the road to a healthier me. Both physically, emotionally, spiritually and even financially. It all works for the betterment (is that even a word?)of my life.

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12/26/08 9:35 A

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How can I make my New-Year's resolutions last this year?


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