New Years resolutions for me are in vain. At my age (64), I've got enough things I should be doing to keep myself in some sort of decent shape. I walk 60-75 minutes everyday and try to eat healthier. If I keep at it, I feel so much better. Life is getting more stressful; why bring more of it on yourself?
I share my new year's resolutions with my grandchildren. Last year I set a goal to communicate more frequently with family and loved ones. I started by writing a letter to each grandchild each month sharing family stories and challenging each of them with positive quotes I have collected along the way. I really don't want to disappoint them and also 2ant to inspire them. So I have kept this resolution. This year I am focusing on recognizing all that I am thankful for. I will share this in my letters and again challenge them. Believe me, I will not let my grandchildren down!
I made a resolution three years ago to lose some weight (I've kept about 17 pounds off sucessfully). I had to think about what my major "weakness" was - and realized that my willpower evaporated in the evening at home if there was junk food easily available.
I wrote an article about it for Ideal Living Magazine - it may interest others if they have the same issue.
I'm not one for making or keeping resolutions. Making a list is impractical and can only be overwhelming. I do set certain goals when the need arises, and mostly try to deal with one issue at a time. This is easier for me due to my ADD from childhood.
For example, when I started heart medication I gave up drinking wine, replacing it with alkaline mineral water, and started an exercise routine. I made it a habit to exercise or walk at a certain time every day and gradually increased distance and effort. I can easily walk 2.0 to 3.0 miles at a vigorous pace. I really hate it when the weather is so bad that I miss my daily walk, but I settle for some indoor exercising on those days.
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
I don't recall ever making any new year's resolutions. The whole concept of doing something just because I opened a new calendar just doesn't register with me. If I want to do something new or make a change in what I do, I just do it whenever I have the desire to. The date is irrelevant to me.
If it's something I really want to do, I put an alert in my iPhone so that I'm reminded regularly. For example practicing my French every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 pm, or doing a plank every morning at 6:00. I think it's important to schedule goals into your week in a specific time. I don't always do what I'd planned, but most of the time the guilt at not doing it outweighs my laziness or business. If I can't keep u with a goal I rethink the scheduling so that I can be more successful. If it's something more general like losing 10 pounds I would schedule in exercise sessions and reminders to eat small amounts slowly, etc. This seems to work for me.
No, I don't keep my New Years Resolution like most people I keep it maybe the first 2 months of the year. I will try again this year like most its to lose weight after reading the information regarding body fat especially in the stomach is not healthy. Low carb diet here I come. Please pray for me to keep my resolution this year for health reasons. And pray is the best way.
I have no secret way of keeping my resolutions. My main one this year is to lose 20 pounds. The only way I have done it in the past is on a low carbohydrate diet.I will try it again. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Go on a vegetarian diet, you will lose 50 pounds in a year, your cholesterol will vanish, you will have good blood pressure, your thyroid will go back to normal, if it’s out of whack. For breakfast, try Tofu Ginger Soup- put all vegetables of your choice, no rice or noodles.