My New Year’s Resolution this year was NOT to make any resolutions! Like many other people, the ubiquitous “Lose Weight” is always at the top of my resolution list. Every year I swear that I’m going to work out and I’m going to watch what I eat and I’m going to accomplish all kinds of miracles.
Within about two weeks, all my resolutions are broken and my feelings about myself have suffered a blow that was not necessary or needed. This year, no resolutions, no pressure, no timelines. When my mindset is right for dieting, I will. Right now, it isn’t. So, instead, I’m just going to try to be moderate for a while and try not to gain any weight. Heck, just being moderate after the holiday indulgences turns out to be a big cut-back. So, not to be cliché but I’m just taking baby steps.
As for exercise, one of my friends has started the Couch to 5K program. She has an app for her Iphone and highly recommends it. The idea is to start running 90 seconds, then walking for a while, then running 90 seconds, etc until you build up the strength to run continually. It sounds like a great idea! But, even 90 seconds sounds like a long time for me at this point.. Maybe I’ll try it. I probably won’t. I already know that I hate to run.
I have, however, bought a hula hoop. I feel like a little kid which is actually a really fun feeling! I put on some lively music and just hoop to my heart’s content. It’s terrific ab exercise and I enjoy it. Like New Year’s resolutions, I’ve decided that the key to all of this is to figure out what I enjoy and will actually do.
What about you? What do you enjoy? What will you do?
P.S. I bought my hula hoop from Lindsay Follett who is known as “The Siren of the Circle.” Her Facebook page is www.facebook.com/SirenOfTheCircle. You can watch her video below. Next I’m going to take a class to learn how to do some of those tricks! Right now I’m just happy to keep it up on my waist!