I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year. I haven’t in a while. I know that I’m horrible at keeping them, and then I feel guilty, so I just avoid that whole thing.
I do, however, tend to take stock around New Year’s, which I think is pretty common.
A few thoughts I’ve had are:
- Jeez, I’ve eaten a lot of crappy stuff over the holidays. Better cut that out.
- Golly, I’ve gotten pretty lazy. Better get moving.
- I like books. A lot. I should make time to read more of them.
That’s about it. Simple, right? And yet maybe not. So no, I didn’t make any resolutions, but I’m trying to eat better, move more, and read more. So far, so good.
Eating at home has been a help, and so has the passage of the holidays. There are fewer temptations, and less justifying this little treat or that little indulgence. Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from perfect, and just today we were discussing the fact that vegetables really need to make up a larger portion of our meals, but January is better than December was in this regard.
As far as exercise goes, the fitness challenge at work couldn’t have come at a better time. There is plenty of support for getting up and getting moving throughout the day, and it’s been helping. My Fitbit has been much happier since I’ve been giving it more steps to count each day.
That leaves the reading. I was lucky to get a new Kindle as a gift, along with a sleek new case for it, and I’ve been enjoying it. I also read a “real” book a friend loaned me a while ago, and it was fabulous. I’ve read six books so far in 2018, so I’d say I’m off to a good start.
So that’s where I am with all this resolution-type stuff? How about you? What are you trying to do in the new year?
January 22, 2018 at 2:40 am
healthy eating, doing much better, not perfect, and that’s okay-
January 22, 2018 at 5:44 am
Good for you! Better is the whole idea, perfect is unrealistic. So glad we’re on this quest for incremental improvements together. Thanks for chiming in, and Happy New Year.