Tuesday, December 2, 2008

365 days?

It's December 2. I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions yet it is that time of year when one starts to think of such things. It is quite possibly spurred by that turkey, gravy, dressing, coconut cream pie coma that I'm just coming out of. I can't seem to get the healthy, fit & balanced mantra out of my head during these last days of 2008. That is a good thing. If only it would stick.

And you? What is playing in your head? Are you thinking of all you can eat or drink during the month of December because you are going to resolve to lose it in 2009? Don't kid yourself, compadre. Are you too stressed about gift giving to think about next year's resolutions? Don't stress. Giving should be purely about joy, not obligation (although I strongly disapprove of the word 'should'). I am proud to have eliminated that stress from my life. I love to give and that is the only reason I do it. If nothing jumps out at me to give you then, well, you probably won't get anything.

I've been toying with the idea of resolving to post something every day during 2009. I love to write. It is a great outlet for me. I wouldn't want it to be a chore. However, sometimes those types of challenges are necessary for growth. I've also been thinking about a real resolution to be a vegetarian in the new year. That would be a great challenge and something I truly believe in. I think it would be the perfect thing to take me outside of my comfort zone. It's not really a challenge if it's not outside your comfort zone, right?

I would love to hear the resolutions that would push you outside of your comfort zone.

I am also really excited about the new Bachelor starting January 5!!! Totally in my comfort zone. I will snack on only vegetarian snacks while I watch it : )


Natalie said...

i have been thinking about such things a lot lately. i really wanted to "be done with the weight in 2008" but it appears that i will still have at least 10 lbs to lose in 2009; however, losing those pounds won't require a resolution just a continuation of the new way i am living my life and have been living most of this year. I am not looking forward to the crowds at the gym and at Weight Watchers in the new year but at the same time am excited about the "thing" that happens in the brain that will help my resolve. i also look forward to a few weeks of healthy recipes on the food network and the extra group classes that will be offered at the gym due to the crowds!

so now, i'm off to think about what i could decide to try for the new year that will take me out of my current comfort zone. (maybe give up my diet dr. pepper...probably not, but maybe!)

Anonymous said...

I can't go vegetarian with you - EVER! - but I think we both want to set some goals that work together for 2009. I am good to start before year end so let me know. I want to be looking healthy by my 40th birthday. xoxo

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