I have a fear…..a fear of the New Year…
I have a New Year’s resolution fear! I could easily be coaxed into the holiday mood, however lately the first thing that pops into my mind is New Years!
Here we go again! I love how so many moms say they have just stopped making resolutions but in the next breath they vow to go the gym cut out carbs and spend more time with family the coming year. Let’s face it, most of us jump on the new years resolution bandwagon whether we want to or not.
It’s the middle of November and it’s seems that I’ve been going non-stop since , well… the last 22 years. More recently, I’m realizing that I have enjoyed all the spirits, treats and goodies over the last summer extending into the fall with weeks here and there of being diligent about my health. It’s clearly not enough.
New Year’s Resolution # 1: Get a grip with my nutrition on a consistent basis. I really don’t want the story of my life to be about weight. I certainly don’t want every New Years resolution to be about losing those 10-20 stubborn pounds. I should be grateful I released 80 healthfully. So what am I complaining about? Sometimes I need to just go shhhhh……not sure if I want to make that a resolution yet…
This past year, I’ve allowed myself to be overly stressed……
New Year’s Resolution # 2: Take up meditation/breathing techniques. Slight hurdle to overcome, I always fall asleep when I’ve tried meditation in the past. Yes you’re right, that was me in your meditation class snoring away!
New Year’s resolutions are supposed to be bigger than our every Monday commitment of losing weight and eating right, yet our resolutions tend to be vague, somewhat ambiguous and you probably might have noticed, non committal… Sure it all sounds good, but how many of us write down our resolutions. Forget that, how many of us write down our goals and plan of action on how to get there. Many studies over and over again have showed that it is a single digit percentage of people who actually do. Why is that? I bet you’re wondering if I’ve written down my goals……. New Year’s Resolution #3: Write down my goals and plan of action and go as far as a daily plan of action.
A few years ago, I was really into fitness, I still am, but coaching other people is a lot easier than having to deal with myself. Let me tell you I can whine and complain when I’m exercising and I end up dropping myself as a client! Let’s face it, exercising is as important to our bodies as eating healthfully, essential to our longevity and effectiveness everyday yet most of us put it on the back burner and try to squeeze it in when the ‘more important’ things in our lives are done.
New Year’s Resolution #4: Choose exercises I will enjoy doing along with various sporting activities to add into my daily life and putting it at the top of my priority list. Does horseback riding count? I make up my own rules, so yes it counts.
Lists…..I’m laughing right now….I’m the queen of lists. In fact, I bet I have the world’s longest list of things to do. It’s actually daunting, scary some days and I often think I can’t go to my grave until everything on this list is done! Really?
New Year’s Resolution #5: Review the importance of everything on my list, delete or delegate. Put a time limit and plan these things efficiently, not allowing daily distractions to take me off course, however still allowing time for spontaneity.
With the help of the More Time Moms Organizer I will be starting my plan now and banishing the fear, the fear of the New Years resolutions.