I’ve been avoiding the New Years Resolution hoopla. Have you noticed? It’s not that I think there is anything wrong with resolutions. I just think we (and this is going to be a gross generalization) make them too frivolously. Every year I, for as long as I can remember, was "going to lose the weight once for all". I was going to get into a size whatever. Exercise everyday. Only eat vegetables. Drink nothing but water. Yada yada.
I was really good at making resolutions, just not so good at keeping them. :) Mostly because they were un-keepable.
Last year I talked a bit about the difference between unrealistic resolutions and attainable goals. I set a few goals for myself in 08. Some I reached some I didn’t but in the end it doesn’t matter. The journey was the most important part. It wasn’t about reaching a certain size or unrealistic body image. It was about me feeling strong and in control. I enjoyed the journey and have no regrets.
So instead of asking what your resolutions are this year I wanted to wait a bit, let the glow of the New Year die down, and ask not about your 2009 resolutions but your 2008 achievements. They could be as small as "I reduced my soda consumption" or "I walked once a week". Maybe you changed your diet? Ran a marathon? Lost a significant amount of weight?
I know you did something you are proud of last year, I just know it. Now BRAG! Brag away. :)