New Year's Resolutions?
A few years back I decided to forego New Year's resolutions. I could never stick to them and, in turn, I ended up feeling bad about myself for not being able to keep the few I made. The problem was I had unrealistic expectations of myself in terms of exercising, eating healthy, being an all-around good person 24 hours a day, all while raising my kids, doing the laundry and trying to figure out what to make for dinner. If I couldn't stick to my resolutions, then they weren't worth making in the first place. On the other hand, I do try to set realistic goals for myself through out the year and I find I do much better with these. They are simple things like getting my teeth cleaned by my dentist regularly, going for my annual check-ups, getting my eyes checked and remembering to take my vitamins every day. It's unrealistic for me to think that I can exercise every day. I not only won't, but I can't. Who has the time?? Also, it is unrealistic of me to think that I will ever be a size six again. I'm happy being a size eight and if that's the worst thing that ever happens to me, then I'm way ahead of the game. I won't ever have the perfect body and at this stage of my life, I'm happy that everything is still in relatively good-working order. My goal now is to exercise to keep limber, stay healthy and keep osteoporosis at arm's length. Having said that, I know that we will all be dealing with the realization that we've been eating and drinking without caution for the last week or so. We'll deal with that on Monday. If you do decide to make a resolution or two, keep them simple and easy to apply to your own life. Afterall, skydiving isn't for everybody.
Happy New Year people!