Every year I find myself making the same resolutions...lose weight, exercise, get organized, blah, blah, blah. I'm sure many of you do the same--its almost impossible not to. I used to go to our local health club every morning for years and around this time of year, we'd always take a poll to see how many new people would show up in January and usually be gone by February. Although, I was still there, I wasn't really accomplishing much. I've not attended the club regularly for years now; initially due to my two back surgeries, but also because I allowed things to get in the way.
I have a forming plan for this year, however. There is a new club in town that isn't filled with college kids, where the owners are very active and knowledgeable and actually help you rather than acting as if you're bothering them when you ask for assistance. I want to join this club. Unfortunately, before I do, I have to determine what's going on with my back this time. I'm having the same pain as before, but down my left leg this time. I've had x-rays and an MRI and will know the results on Wednesday. Based on those results, I'll either be joining this club or visiting my back doctor. *fingers crossed that its the former*
What this all boils down to is Christine Kane's Blog. If you're not familiar with it, you owe it to yourself to check it out. She advocates a "Resolution Revolution." Instead of addressing your resolution to what you're going to "do," you address what you're going to "be." You choose a word and for the entire year, you remember the word, ponder the word and do things to help you accomplish it. I'm choosing "health" for my word this year. One other thing I plan to do is live my life by the punch method...another Kane idea. I like it! Instead of beating myself up at the end of the day for doing things I shouldn't have, or eating things I shouldn't have, or not doing something I should have, I'm going to "punch" that action from my day and replace it (mentally, of course) with something better/different/new or just edit it all together.
Do you have a resolution? What word will you choose??