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Do You Know What You Really Want?

December 28, 2017   48 Comments

It is almost New Year’s Eve. Do you know what you really want?

New Years Resolutions 2017

A glass of champagne, a big kiss, a facelift....no, that isn’t what I mean!

Yes, it is time for that self-reflection that comes when we are faced with a shift in the calendar. 2018 starts in five days and many of us are thinking about how we will be different in the new year.

Isn’t it fun to think of starting fresh? I’m guessing that if you read this blog, you are thinking hard about how to be healthier. I’m also thinking that the last couple of weeks have made you feel like a Christmas cookie (okay, maybe it is just me that feels like a Christmas cookie).

What I want you to do is to type in your resolution in the comment section below. Hey, you are already reading this, so you might as well take a minute and tell the world what you REALLY want out of yourself this year.

I will go first:

  • Do a serious workout twice a week at my new gym (got a membership in December).
  • Eat more fruits/vegetables at breakfast (I only eat toast).
  • Feel good about what I got done instead of lousy about what I didn’t.
  • Be nicer to my husband (especially when tired).

This is what I want to work on for the year. I tried to make them all positive. For example, I could have written “Stop being such a jerk when tired”.

Every year I write down some resolutions and I am always amazed that some of them actually happen. I will leave this post up and then you can look at what you wrote December 28th, 2017.

I can’t wait to see what you guys write. I am sure you will inspire me.

How about you? Please type your New Year’s resolutions in the comment section.


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Lose those last 25 lbs; keep up my journal; quit tobacco; Relish and rejoice every day that the good Lord allows me to remain on this earth.

learn to speak spanish
yoga twice a week
cardio workout twice a week
clean out my junk room
$ savings challenge with my children
read 50 books

Retire in April to become a full-time writer.

Exercise with my youngest daughter twice a week.

Stretch 3 times a week.

Create arts & crafts space in basement.

Ask more questions, instead of telling.

I want to be healthier.
Finish college and graduate
Get a job in my field.
Go to church every Sunday.

Go to Mo. To see my son for my 66th birthday

* Work out three times a week at Curves
* Eating healthier
* Improving health by losing weight

Lose last 15 pounds
Keep up with my daily bible reading
Organize and donate!

Structured workout 3 days a week minimum.

Add fruit to lunch.

Focus on God for strength and direction on life and eating in a way that glorifies Him.

Improve strength and flexibility.

No stressing over weight, it is counterproductive.

What an ambitious bunch!! Thanks so much for sharing.

1. Consistent quiet time with God

2.Get back on track with my weight loss efforts

(Tracking and being conscious)

3. Excercise consistently

4. Drink more water (unfortunately I️ can go the whole day not drinking- not good)

5. Let everyone figure out their own “stuff”

Lose my last 27 pounds and become lifetime.

Get back to my exercises.

Be the best person I can be to everyone!

1. Daily 🧘‍♀️ Practice
2. Lose last 20 pounds
3. Meditate daily
4. Be kind to my hubby

Have a more positive attitude about myself and the things

Really work on my weight loss (I am so tired of yo-yoing)

Get back in church

Be the best employee I can until retirement - hopefully end of 2018

Let people finish what they are saying before I interject

loose weight I bought a pair of jeans I love they are snug I put them on a hanger in my bedroom so every morning I get up and think ok follow the plan watch what you eat and get your walking in my goal is to be in the jeans where the fit good and I feel good about myself

Walk a minimum of 10 miles a week🏃🏼‍♀️

Do a random act of kindness for a stranger weekly!

Eat mostly vegetables and eventually rule out all red meat.

Be grateful for the opportunity to start a healthy lifestyle

I want to see and hug my delightful cousin Nona a lot more than I have,

Happy and healthy new year, sweetheart!

Lose 9 pounds

reach step goal at least 5 days per week

become a more forgiving person with family issues

1. Eat only when I am truly hungry

2. Stop mindless snacking at night

3. Alcohol in moderation -- none during the week

4. Don't be nasty to my husband for reasons that are not his fault

5. Be content with what I have

Include fruit and/or veg at every meal.

Walk and exercise daily - "just 10" if nothing else.

Learn to play the ukulele.

Start living with less stress. Breath deeply when I feel stressed and walk away from the situation. Meditate for 5 minutes each morning when I have my coffee. Give up sweets and try to eat healthy clean foods. Loose the weight I gained this year plus a few pounds more. Be the kind gentle person I use to be. Smile more and enjoy life. You see I am 78 years old and in pretty good shape except for the weight I have gained while stress eating.

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