Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Every year, shortly after midnight, my family shares with each other what their resolutions for the year are. Typically they're things like lose weight, eat better, spend less (or save more), etc. Lofty goals that often fall by the wayside in February, if not January. In the past, I've found the process of choosing what to resolve for the year somewhat stressful. I mean, when you think about it, these goals are supposed to carry you through 12 months. 365 days. However many hours that adds up to (yes, I'm too lazy to pull out my calculator). I've never wanted to be that person - you know, the one that deliberately chooses softer goals that are easier to attain.

This year I made one resolution, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, it didn't stress me out. I resolved NOT to have resolutions. Yes, I have goals and things that I want to accomplish, but none of it is a real change from what I've already been doing. I want to continue with the progress I've made with SparkPeople. I haven't lost tons of weight, but my lifestyle is different than it was 7 months ago. Exercise IS in my vocabulary now, and it's a part of my daily life. There are still days that I slack off, but I think about it all the time.

I have a long way to go - including learning to eat healthier and to be even more active. But at least I'm on the right road. That's something that I'm proud of, because this time last year it didn't even cross my mind that I could actually enjoy walking or doing DVDs or whatever.
So that's my non-resolution decision for 2010.


Ange said...

Good for you! I have managed to make a few resolutions myself...more reading, watching what I eat (and yes, just looking at it carefully will do in a pinch), exercising more often (not hard if you don't really do any to start with) and emailing my best bud more frequently.
I hope they don't fall off in February, but this year I find that I want to try.
So this year, you have NO resolutions (a change) and I DO (also a change)! Huh!

Brenda said...

I'm with you, I hate resolutions. I think you should just be the best you can be most of the time and be happy!
Happy new year to you!