Now that the insanity of Christmas has (barely) passed us by, many people immediately turn to thoughts of what they want to resolve to do --or not do--in the new year. I know many of us probably resolve to do the same things many other people resolve to do...they want to lose weight, exercise more, fit into those jeans from high school, whatever. That's all well and good, but how are you going to get there? What are you going to do for yourself to get you to that goal?
I challenge all of you to come up with at least one resolution, AND a way to get there. I'll start:
1) I resolve to do yoga at least three times a week. IN order to do this, I'll schedule it into my day, likely Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, in order to avoid conflicts with school providing excuses not to. I will transfer my yoga audio instructions to my ipod so that they are clearly heard and easily accessed, and I will make sure my yoga dvds are accessible and in the appropriate cases.
2) I resolve to eat less refined sugar. I will limit myself to 1 treat a day, the way I did while living in Europe (the time of my most effective weight loss), and I will remove sodas from my diet. Again. I will switch to drinking water and natural fruit juices in their place.
By breaking them down into managable parts, I've lost a lot of the daunting fear that comes with these kinds of resolutions. What do you resolve for 2011?