Questionable. That’s how I’ve been feeling about making resolutions for 2010. I could easily relate to what one of my friends wrote on his Facebook status New Year’s Eve, “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I prefer not to set myself up for failure.”
It’s now January 7 and after the past week of being bombarded with non-stop commercials, emails, segments on the Today Show and web advertisements taunting me about making, and more importantly, keeping fitness resolutions. . . I’m finally ready to start my new year.
I’m not going to fail because I’m not setting unattainable goals. Instead of taking an all or nothing attitude, I’m taking small steps toward a healthier lifestyle that I will build upon. The first three that I’m instituting include:
1. Drink more water. I’m getting off the sugary stuff (bye-bye to two of my favorites Coke and Snapple Lemon Ice Tea) and replacing it with the recommended daily intake of eight, 8-ounce glasses of water. I actually love an ice-cold glass of water. Room temperature water, not so much.
2. Start eating breakfast. This is something I never do. I can barely get to work on time as it is let alone taking the time out to eat in the morning. This will be an adjustment, but I know I can do it. I’ll pack my breakfast and my lunch if I have to.
3. Exercise three times a week (at least). I’d like to build this up so that by June I’m doing some kind of physical activity five days a week. I’ll be here at Vertex twice a week strength training and the third day I’ll do another type of exercise like yoga or cardio.
I think these “resolutions” are more than attainable. What’s that saying—“Slow and steady wins the race”? Well, I’m slowly and steadily going to make this my fittest year yet!
What fitness resolutions have you made this year? Comment below and we can motivate each other!
Cheers to a New (and fitter) Year!