It is New Year’s Eve. Have you made any resolutions?
One year I decided not to eat any french fries. For an entire year. I love french fries, so that was quite a challenge for me. I had a cholesterol test that did not come back very well. My doctor suggested trying to change some eating habits and if that didn’t work then medication would be in order. I figured that cutting down on french fries would be a good start. That was also around the time that my husband and I discovered (and indulged in) the Friday Fish Fry, a Wisconsin tradition. I am sure that was not a contributing factor to my bad cholesterol levels. 🙂 I was committed to getting the bad levels down and not taking any medication. Giving up french fries resulted in healthier eating in general.
It worked and I have had good cholesterol tests since that year.
Since that resolution I have tried to focus more on adding good habits vs eliminating one bad habit. I also like to set goals instead of making resolutions. Resolutions can be too broad. Goals are attainable and measurable. If you reach them, you can reward yourself. 🙂
Last year my goals were mainly running related and running was my focus for most of the year due to training for my first marathon. This year I would like to continue running but also be more well-rounded and add other activities such as strength training and flexibility to my workout routine. I started yesterday. Why wait?
Another goal will be to declutter my house. My house is small and is filled with “stuff”. I found a website that offers monthly calendars to declutter, with daily activities that should only take 15 minutes. Seems doable.
I like New Year’s because it’s a fresh start and a clean slate. We are approaching the starting line. I’m ready!