Don’t Make Resolutions

Posted on January 2, 2008. Filed under: Stop the Drama | Tags: , , , |

Photo by Darwin Bell

water.jpgYesterday was New Year’s Day, but I have no resolutions. I’m just trying to stick to the current program—small improvements that will hopefully add up to big results.

Rather than waiting for the New Year to roll around to make a bunch of big resolutions that are hard to keep, treat each Monday as a fresh start to make a single small change–or recommit to an existing change. I find this is easier to manage, and allows me to take on improvements in small bites. It also gives me frequent, weekly, reminders of the small changes, and to keep at them until they become habits. This is an approach used in weightwatchers. They basically recommend checking in each week to monitor your weight loss, and to think about your food goals on a weekly basis. Small weekly goals are how I started running. First by walking regularly, then, when that was a habit, I added a minute of running until I worked my way up to a 30 minute run.

My next change? To drink water before every meal. That’s it. I remembered after lunch today. Forgot at dinner. But I will keep working at it.

Happy New Week!

Anne

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