Love/Hate Resolution Relationship

hate One of the reasons I don’t like resolutions is that they just don’t happen. I resolve to lose 20 pounds and they just don’t come off. Eat healthier? That doesn’t stop me from having a late night bowl of ice cream. Write more! Who can find the time? I certainly can’t. Life just keeps getting busier and busier.

I used to be the one who would sign up for step aerobics and attend class faithfully. (Yes, this was years ago. No one knew what Zumba was back then.) The classes would be busting at the seams in January. I would have to squeeze into the back corner of the room and if I was really unlucky, there wouldn’t be any steps left. I would have to do the routine on the floor, which was good, but not good enough. I couldn’t wait for all those New Year resolution-ers to give up.

Slowly, they filtered away, and by March, our class was the steady group of faithful attendees, and there was plenty of room (and aerobic steps) for everyone.

I haven’t been the faithful exercise class attendee for years.

And that’s why I

I lovelove New Year Resolutions. Every January, we have a chance to start over. To start again, make some goals for ourselves, and try to accomplish them. To revive old resolutions that we once accomplished and want to try again. To “keep on keeping on.” (Bonus points if you know which 2012 best seller that quote is from!)

I just love fresh beginnings. Don’t you?

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I resolve to EXERCISE MORE!

Mama’s Losin’ It

I’m writing about 4.) Resolutions. Love’em? Hate’em? Tell us why. Make one? Talk about your resolutions or goals for 2013 for Writer’s Workshop today. Gretchen over at Second Blooming prefers the term “missions.” Stop by again tomorrow to read my Spin Cycle post on 5 missions for 2013!

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5 Responses to Love/Hate Resolution Relationship

  1. Ugh, I hate resolutions! I prefer the term "goals," because I can make goals whenever, not just in January, and there's no deadline. Well, some have deadlines, I guess. The one things I do like setting in the beginning of the year are book reading challenges/goals! :)
    My recent post G is for Ginormous Gingerbread House

  2. I love your look on resolutions and each year having a new start. My goals are usually the same each year, read more books, declutter the house, eat healthy and lose weight. I didn't even make a resolution in 2012 but I reached that moment of do or die, started eating better and lost 36 pounds in 2012! Happy New Year to you and your precious family.

  3. I was going to write that I have a love/hate relationship with resolutions…but it's really just a hate/hate relationship. I never follow through with them, and then I just feel bad. I'm going for the "theme" of the year kind of deal this year instead because then it's not such an all or nothing proposition. My theme is "Get Moving" because I want to keep some forward momentum on many things this year. (actual exercise included).

  4. I hear you about the love/hate relationship with resolutions! I find that if I make them "official" they never happen, but the ones I just think about tend to happen. Ironic, right? :)__If you have time, I'd love if you linked this post up to my link-up on Fibro, Fit and Fab! It would be perfect! :) If you don't have time, I understand, but I wanted to offer, anyway. :)__Happy New Year, Ginny, and I hope it's an amazing one!
    My recent post 2012:Year In Review/New Year, New You! {Link-Up}

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