A New Me in 2005

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I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, but this year I have one. This year, I resolve to get into better shape.

Before you roll your eyes and think, “That old resolution? =Everyone= makes that resolution and never keeps it,” consider what my resolution is saying. I’m not saying, “I resolve to go on a diet” or “I resolve to lose weight”. What I want to do is get into better shape overall. I’m not trying to make a body change, I’m trying to make a life change.

I resolve to eat right. I’m not going to go on a diet, I’m going to change it completely. For life. I’m going to reduce red meat, refined sugar, and refined wheat products. I’m going to eat carbs in the morning and protein in the evening. Most importantly, I’m going to reduce portion sizes and eat five times a day instead of three.

I resolve to work out more frequently. Morah and I bought an elliptical machine and she has some pilates DVDs. If she and I can sort out a schedule and help each other stick to it, I think we can lose a lot of weight and really help our cardiovascular health.

I resolve to floss. I have never flossed with any regularity and every dentist always knows it. If you ask a dentist which they would rather do for the rest of their lives if they could only choose one, brush or floss, they’ll always choose floss. I want my kids to floss, so I need to set an example and do it myself. Whatever it takes, I need to start flossing.

I resolve to do my traction. My chiropractor =has= to know that I don’t do my traction and frankly, my back knows I don’t do it. My back still hurts and I’ve recently begun to get headaches on an almost daily basis. I need to get my back sorted out before the bones in my neck begin to fuse.

I resolve to save money. Better shape doesn’t just mean my body, but extends to all facets of my life. I have immediate needs and long term needs and I need to start saving up for both. Now that Morah’s ring and our trip to Hawaii have passed, I need to sit down and seriously think about what lies ahead and earmark money for the future so that Morah and I can live where we want, how we want, when we want, and at the comfort level we want.

Morah and I (being the same person, only not) have the same basic resolutions. Ergo, it should be easier for both of us to keep our resolutions for better lives, provided we help each other and offer the support needed to make it happen.

Good luck to you all in the new year and I hope you are able to achieve your resolutions, whatever they may be.

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