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New Years Resolution

It is New Year’s Eve. Do you know what you really want?

A glass of champagne, a big kiss, a facelift....no, that isn’t what I mean!

Yes, it is time for that self reflection that comes when we are faced with a shift in the calendar. 2013 starts tomorrow and many of us are thinking about how we will be different in the new year.

Isn’t it fun to think of starting fresh? I’m guessing that if you read this blog, you are thinking hard about how to be healthier. I’m also thinking that the last couple of weeks have made you feel like a Christmas cookie (okay, maybe it is just me that feels like a Christmas cookie).

What I want you to do is to type in your resolution in the comment section below. Hey, you are already reading this, so you might as well take a minute and tell the world what you REALLY want out of yourself this year.

I will go first:

  • Do a serious workout twice a week at my new gym (got a membership in December).
  • Eat more fruits/vegetables at breakfast (I only eat toast).
  • Feel good about what I got done instead of lousy about what I didn’t.
  • Be nicer to my husband (especially when tired).

This is what I want to work on for the year. I tried to make them all positive. For example, I could have written “Stop being such a jerk when tired”.

Every year I write down some resolutions and I am always amazed that some of them actually happen. I will leave this post up and then you can look at what you wrote December 31st, 2013.

I can’t wait to see what you guys write. I am sure you will inspire me.

How about you? Please type your New Year’s resolutions in the comment section.


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First 20 Comments: [ see all 67 ]

Be nicer to hubs when I've had a rough day
Drink water with every meal
Maintain my weight on Ww

on December 31, 2012

1. Focus more on delayed gratification
2. Keep all my relationships strong
3. Continue practicing Yoga every week
4. Quit smoking
5. Read a little every day

on December 31, 2012

Try not to worry so much about things I can't change.

on December 31, 2012

Making myself a priority
Drink more water
Working out at least 3-4 times per week
Get back to my healthy eating habits

on December 31, 2012

Be kinder to myself :-)

on December 31, 2012

Drink more water.
Make a meal plan and follow it.
Get more sleep.

on December 31, 2012

Make quality time every day to play with my son or just talk/snuggle.
Exercise and eat better (I am hypoglycemic)
Make personal days for myself and playdates with MY friends each week.
Be more romantic/flirty with my husband and make him feel desired.
Bake and cook new recipes.
Try to RELAX more and not feel so anxious and stressed

on December 31, 2012

Oh boy I actually made a list of 10 things to change for 2013! # 1 is exercising more, eat more clean, save money and look at 2013 with a positive attitude!

on December 31, 2012

Oh, I meant to tell you Happy New Years!!

on December 31, 2012

Focus on non-food ways to reward myself.
Find the positive to working out instead of whining to myself that I don't want to do it.
Learn to cook.
Be more understanding and less judgemental of others.

on December 31, 2012

Eat good food in the amounts my body needs/burns, not just because it's time or others are eating.
Daily activity - if it's not a day I full out exercise, spend 5 minutes taking a walk or strength training to keep from injury on other days.
Keep sweets from being a distraction/obsession by snacking on healthy fresh foods instead.
Feed my spirit/soul daily.

(thanks Snack Girl, you just helped my check off my first goal before the new year even started - Sort the hundreds of things going around in my head to a few simple goals. Now I'll stat working on ONE of them today)

on December 31, 2012

1. Feed my family cleaner (even if they complain)
2. Run more (with goal to run Air Force Half Marathon in September)
3. Trying Vegetarianism on for size this year
4. Live more simply

on December 31, 2012

1. Have a stronger, more fruitful faith. Trusting in God fully.
2. Continue to lose weight- doing Crossfit is my goal!
3. Reduce my stress level

on December 31, 2012

Eat more of what is really good for me, instead of what I think I want.
Break up reading/computer time with more movement and stretches.
Continue aqua-aerobics and tai chi, add more walking.

on December 31, 2012

1. Make taking care of myself a priority
2. Continue my weight loss journey (WW)
3. Drink more water
4. Activity and/or Yoga (at least 3 times weekly)
5. Show my husband I love him on a daily basis
6. Save more and spend less

on December 31, 2012

Relax (I'm type A)
Run a 10k - I'm up to 3 miles... 3 more to go!!
Enjoy my life and my family - it goes by quick!

on December 31, 2012


Continue to exercise and eat heathy and to keep off the
43 lbs I lost this year.....

on December 31, 2012

1. Read bible in a year
2. Journal and write a letter often
3. Exercise when i don't feel like it
4. Drink a glass of water before a meal
5. Eat fruit and vegetables
6. Play often with my husband and children

on December 31, 2012

I'm inspired by your note of eating veggies at breakfast. Why not? I like this. If we start earlier in the day than we will get more in!!! Brilliant. I know adding this to my regime will help me keep off my large weight loss. Thanks.

on December 31, 2012

Become more committed to Bible study and prayer
Either walk or do treadmill 5 days/week
Decrease the sugars and carbs in my diet
Drink more water.

on December 31, 2012

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