Sunday, January 11, 2009
My New Year's resolution was actually made weeks before Christmas - months even. I'm determined to get my lifestyle more health oriented and stop letting the daily work-outs go by the wayside. Seven years ago I lost a significant amount of weight, but even more important than that, I was working out and taking care of myself. I want to feel that sense of control and good health again. Thus my resolution this year.
Of course, I've made the same resolution every year for the past three years - since I started letting my daily routine slip so badly into sloth and lack of discipline - and every year for the past three years I've started out well but soon fell back into the patterns which have dogged my life since I was very young. I'm not going to let that happen this year.
I can look back at the last 3 years and point to reasons why things went from bad to worse - this past year has been an especially difficult one - but at the end of the day, they are all excuses. Enough with the excuses!
At my age I'm running out of time when it comes to getting healthy and feeling good. So I think its now or never.
In any case, I'm on the right track. And I intend to use this blog as a form of accountability. I'll make a progress report periodically. And I know that I have company on this trip. As the doctor said to me last year "Believe me, you're not alone in this struggle!" It's always nice to have company.