New Year, New Me?

It’s that time of year again!  Time for Ye Olde New Year’s Resolutions and the inevitable guilt their failure will bring!  Time to swear to go “all raw” overnight, to pick up a 10 hour per week exercise devotion, to quit your vices cold turkey…because you can!  And because your willpower will carry you across the next 12 months unscathed!
Absolutely, right?
Or not.

I’ve long since given up on “proper” New Year’s Resolutions.  I know that drastic life changes made just because it’s a new calendar year just aren’t going to do it for me.  (That’s not to say that it doesn’t work for anyone, and if you’re one of the chosen few who successfully pull of resolutions, go for it!)  I also am not so naïve as to delude myself into thinking that I can craft a reasonable 5 year plan.  Though, once again, I know plenty of people (who are not currently employed by the government of the People’s Republic of China) that can and do create fabulous 5YPs.

Seoul, ROK (Image via Jezebel via AP)

Because I’m not one of them, I’m trying a new New Year’s Tactic, the 1 Year Plan (1YP).  Or, at the very least, the one year loose guideline.  Thusly, one year from today I will:

-Have (finally) developed a healthy and sustainable exercise routine that will (hopefully) make sense for years to come.
-Be at a “happy” weight.  (But we can talk all about weight at a later, less festive date.)
-Be a proud and happy college graduate and largely productive and financially independent member of society.

Alright, seems easy enough.  Except for that part where it requires lots of work and lots of planning, but like all serious things, we can discuss them when we’re done celebrating.

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2 responses to “New Year, New Me?

  1. Hee hee. I hope you discuss them soon. Perhaps you’ll find the little steps of accomplishments actually enjoyable!

    Happy New Year!

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