Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolution?

When talking to people this time of year, I always ask them if they made a New Year's Resolution. Usually the answer I get is "I don't believe resolutions work". Well, no, they don't. That is they don't work by themselves! A person has to RESOLVE to make a resolution work.

I googled New Year's Resolutions and Wikipedia said: A New Year's resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. Perhaps it's the 'commitment' part that is the trouble for most people.

I love to make New Year's Resolutions. Much thought gets put into what it will be this year. It's the perfect time of the year with no distractions. The beginning of a new year is like a clean slate. It's a time that you can RESOLVE to improve an aspect of your life.

For me resolutions have been about healthy living for the last few years or so. Some of them have been big things like losing the weight and keeping it off, others not so big like taking my supplements everyday (not just when I was feeling run down).

Making a resolution (notice how I say A resolution - not 10) is like taking baby steps. Baby steps is how I got to good health. And that's what I tell our Health/Nutrition and Weight Loss class on Wednesday nights - baby steps. Don't try to change every habit you have overnight! It will be too overwhelming and then you set yourself up for failure!

What do you think the number one New Year's Resolution is every year?

Mine is a little different (oh, yes) this year, but nonetheless it has to do with good health. I'll share later in the week.

Happy New Year -Wonderwoman