I like making New Year’s Resolutions although like most people I’ve probably broken more of them than I’ve kept. I know that the more realistic and concrete they are the more likely I am to succeed at keeping them. “Eat better” or “Exercise more” probably just won’t happen. It’s too vague and too easy to give up.
So this year, I’m trying something a little different. I will be 40 in two years and my overall goal is to be healthier at 40 than I was at 30. Or at least healthy in the areas I have control over. My idea is to make one small change a month towards better health rather than to make big resolutions for the year. I figure that this way I have a better chance of succeeding and hopefully of making those small changes become habits that stick. At least that’s what I hope.
For January, I’m giving up Diet Coke. Now, I don’t think Diet Coke is terrible in moderation but the problem is I drink way more than I should. I’m actually embarrassed to even publicly post here how much that is, but we’ll just leave it as way too much. I knew it would be easier for me to just do this “cold turkey” rather than cut back so that’s what I’ve done. So far, 4 days in, it’s going ok.
How about you? Any resolutions any of you made this year?