All right everyone, get ready because the first of the year is coming up, and we all know what that means. Time to make a new year’s resolution that can be broken as quick as possible so that we can move on with our lives.
Men are funny about New Year’s resolutions; typically it’s the “I’m going to get in shape” resolution. Hence, on the first of January there will be a gaggle of men across the country that will walk into a fitness center, write a $1,500 check for membership, hand it to the guy behind the counter and then tell them “Thank you very much, you will never see me again”.
Women are equally as funny. Their New Year’s decree is to lose 47,000 pounds in five months, you know, just in time to slip into that new bikini that is no bigger than a string of dental floss and an eye patch. Jay Leno once said “Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution”. That about sums it up for me.
New Year resolutions might have a better chance at success if they fall into the realm of reality. Not that losing weight or getting into shape is unrealistic, but it’s better to know your limitations.
How about trying a New Year’s resolution that is fun. Still want to get into shape? Make a New Years resolution to swim once a week. Remember how much fun it was to swim when you were a kid? Guess what, it still is. Or how about learning to surf, or snow ski. In fact, a great New Years resolution would be to make a list of activities you’re never tried, or haven’t tried in a while, and meet those goals. Want to eat healthy? You know where to go. Our portion-controlled meals have got you covered.
Try hiking a nature trail. It’s beautiful and you may lose an extra few pounds. Or, if you’re really the adventuresome type, how about canyoneering. If you live near the water try kayaking or snorkeling.
How about a New Year’s resolution of making a list of all the fun things you always wanted to do, but never did.
The point is to have fun, and it doesn’t even have to start at the first of the year. Happy New year. everybody!!
Wendy Tree, Guest Blogger