Friday, January 07, 2005

New Years resolution??

With everyone talking about their resolutions for 2005 it got me to thinking.

It's not that I'm afraid of failure, but I hate to make a promise to myself and not keep it. Last year it was to start going to the gym. I did halfway decent, I went for about 9 months, then work and my sleep schedule got in the way. Rick goes religiously every day.

The year before that it was to save more money. My savings account right now has $2.50 so you can tell where that went!!

The year before that it was to quit smoking. I was still with my ex at the time. I told no one so I wouldn't have to put up with the pity stares if I quit and then started back up. After my head quit spinning "The Exorcist" style and my ex came out of hiding I felt bad about the whole ordeal.

So this year I decided to make a resolution not to make any more resolutions. I will live this year on a day to day basis.

I'll continue to treat others well, eat as healthy as I have been, and try to stay on the right track-but I'm not making any resolutions or promises I can't keep. (This all sounds like a resolution to me, are any of you buying it???!!!)


letti said...

I did a post on resolutions earlier in the year when i was ranting about how my life had changed in this one year. Did you read that? :)

I think making resolutions and then failing at them can sometimes be more painful that the actual thinking up of resolutions in the first place too! *laugh*

Anonymous said...

It seems to me if you went to the gym for nine months, the resolution wasn't a total falure. You made it 3/4 of the way.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I heard an NPR story on resolutions. The ones that work out are usually less ambitious than the usual ones - baby steps. But what if you really need the giant leap? That's what I want to know. Anyway, it's good to have ideals, and goals, even if you can't really get there.

I agree with the other commenter that going to the gym for most of the year was a victory, not a failure.


Anonymous said...

I've made a few half-assed attempts at resolutions now and then, but have never had much success. My only "semi-promise" now is to write in my journal every day. We'll see how long that lasts. Russ