Wednesday, January 5

Creative Resolutions

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately—everyone is on one of two wagons: the Weight-Loss-Resolution Wagon or the Resolutions-Don’t-Help-Anyone Wagon.  But I’ve been seeing a lot of really creative resolutions!
Vicky, my oh-so-sexy Body Attack instructor, is committing to drinking more water.  A friend of mine is going to give another shot at quitting smoking.  My husband hasn’t explicity said so, but I’m pretty sure he’s going to try his darnedest to cut soda out of his day.  Great resolutions that make big steps toward making their lives healthier.
Here are a few more creative resolutions I’ve seen:
  • I will not compare myself to other people.  I will be content with myself, my home and my possessions.
  • I will not be so busy that I do not have spare moments for myself or anyone else.  I will make sure to leave margins in my schedule.
  • I will read 30 books in 2011 (and magazines don’t count but graphic novels totally do).
  • I will not acquire any new debt in 2011.
  • I will not eat any fast food.  I will either eat at home or be discerning with the places I do choose to eat out at.
Some of these creative resolutions could potentially have a greater impact on your life (and your weight) than simply a resolution to lose weight.  Have you seen any other interesting resolutions?  Have you thought about adjusting your own resolutions?


Kristen said...

These are great ideas! Donald Miller had an interesting take on resolutions - basically saying you should keep your goals a secret:

I'm not sure I agree with him, but its an interesting take on the whole "making resolutions" idea.

Floriana said...

Those are great ideas, Becky. Very inspiring post! :)

Becky said...

Oooo, this is a new one that I'm so adding into my own resolutions: taking care of the skin on my face better. The gal over at suggested this one today.

Personally, my best skin care routine ever is: one hour of hard cardio exercise followed by immediately washing my face. It’s AMAZING how well sweat cleans out your pores! And I’ve used several different face soaps (different kinds and different brands). I think the key is that the sweat keeps my pores clean and then I wash the grime off right away.

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