The Anti-Resolution Craze

Now that 2009 is here, many people are once again filling their lives with resolutions. Resolutions are wonderful, but the truth is so many of us let them go months/weeks/days into the new year. So why do we do them? My guess is a lot of it is thanks to peer pressure. No, that is not something that goes away after our teen years. It still exists as an adult and even when we are parents.

This year I am not making any resolutions. Instead, I am making life changes. I want to go back to healthier living. This includes being aware of what I am eating. Making a conscious effort to eat more fruits and veggies and less junk food. If I am hungry, carrot sticks and hummus are a great snack with lots of fiber to fill me up. I will also be sure that I drink lots of water (my main beverage of choice anyway). Of course the item that I am most guilty of is not exercising enough. WiiFit and I need to become more friendly with each other. It is not good that it asks about me and if I stil exist when hubby uses it. Seriously, it really does and it has gotten annoying. Of course I am not simply going to step it up thanks to a machine mocking me.

Having something to look forward to, and being more healthy for my kids is a huge motivator. By starting this now and working on things I could lose 20-30 pounds by the time we go to Disney World. That would be amazing and I like the sound of it. Of couse, I need to drop a lot more weight than that, but it would be a fabulous start.

On that note, I leave you with a link to TechyDad’s fun new Anti-Resolutions for 2009. You will laugh and love them, so please stop by and check them out. Oh and let me know if you are going to write some yourself.



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  • Lori says:

    I have the same exact goals as you lady. I am hoping that the both of us can stick to it! Good Luck.

  • sandra says:

    You know my main resolution – and after this year I will never have to make it again! I am making NO OTHERS than to stay on path with this goal for myself. I wish you luck on yours. I used Disney to motivate me the year we went. I lost several pounds and went there feeling better, eating healthier and able to keep up and not peeter out through the day. I ate what I wanted at Disney and kept losing! Had I known I would have eaten better while there! LOL. Those Disney malted milk balls are just the best! Anyhow, I wish you lots of luck. I will be on your team rooting for you and we can keep each other headed for the end prize!!

  • Great resolutions! I wish we had a Wii fit. Sounds like a lot of fun. I need to drink more water. Maybe that can be my resolution. My only problem is that I just can not stand plain old water I have to add some sort of flavor to it. Maybe I should stop drinking Kool Aid and switch to something with less sugar like Crystal Lite. I hope you have a great 2009!

  • Kim says:

    Good luck keeping to your plan. I’ve got similar resolutions myself. Let’s keep each other on track.

    Strange, I couldn’t get to TechyDad’s blog through GoogleReader, had to come here to click through.

  • Wow, so I’m just now getting caught up here! I’m so glad you all had a great holiday. Sounds like the weather was a little uncooperative, though. I know you all are looking forward to your trip! We’ve never been to Disney…we hope to someday when E.B. is a little older.

    Good luck with those life changes. Change is hard, but I know you will feel fantastic when you reach your goal! Go for it!!!

  • phyllis says:

    i did laugh at his anti-resolutions.
    i made 101 in 1001 last year so i’m still covered by those. whew!

    i actually went back through the list and refreshed my memory, tho, on the ones i’ve conveniently “forgotten” about…..

  • sheila says:

    I like your way of thinking.

  • I’m not sure I’ve ever made a new years resolution. I have to agree the idea of making a change in your life makes far more sense and those can take far longer than one year to accomplish. Eating healthy is certainly a good one. I have my good days and my bad ones when it comes to meeting that particular goal.