Okay, on to the question. Or rather, my answer. It’s the sort of answer you might expect:
· Lose weight. Is this the number 1 New Year’s resolution? I haven’t checked, but I suspect so. Those of us who live in the west and eat the typical North American diet could stand to lose a few pounds. I mean, not everyone obviously, but we do have a well-documented obesity problem. While I’ve never been in the obese category, I’ve certainly been overweight. A few years ago I lost 17 pounds on Dr. Mike Moreno’s 17-Day Diet. It might have been the last year I did a resolution even though it was clearly successful. The determining factor was that I was totally determined to do it. That can happen resolution or no.
· Exercise more. This one goes rather hand-in-hand with the previous. Again, at the time I lost the 17 pounds I also exercised more, usually doing in-home walks with Leslie Sansone. While I’ve fallen off the walking wagon in the last couple of years, I do walk with our dog during the nice weather. He’s not big on walks in the frigid temps.
· Write daily and read more books on the subject of writing. Still working on both of those. But if you’ve read my last few posts, you know that my word for this year is ‘intentional’ and writing is definitely part of what I plan to be more intentional about.
What about you? What resolutions have you made in the past? Did you keep or break them? Have you given up on making resolutions or found them a good way to form new habits?
I’ll still be putting up a regular post today, so check back at noon for that. You won’t want to miss it!