Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Is it Too Late For New Year's Resolutions?

My gym finally opened. I have been there 2 times already and I am going back tomorrow and Friday. It is beautiful if a gym can be beautiful. All new equipment, carpet, showers, lockers, pool, sauna, etc. I have never been a "gym" person and now I belong to one. I told Danielle when she was thinking about joining a gym that if everyone showed up that had memberships there would be no room for them all. I told her they make their money selling memberships hoping that no one will come. I went on and on..... I told people that all they need is a good pair of walking shoes and the great outdoors.

Every year when the weather finally breaks I put on my shoes and start walking. I try to walk for an hour a day at least 5 days a week. My clothes start out in the spring quite snug and by summer I am fitting into summer clothes quite nicely. By fall, these clothes are sloppy looking and people are making comments like, "You aren't planning on losing more weight are you?" Then winter comes, and I sit on the couch, watch TV and gain weight. I get depressed. I get fatter. And I wait for spring so I can walk again.

This year I decided will be different. I was thinking that a gym membership would help with my winter depression. I thought that this would be a good place for me because they have a pool and I never get to go swimming. I could walk on a treadmill until I am exhausted without slipping on the ice and sloshing through the winter mess we call Michigan.

1) I will go to the gym at least 3 times a week, more if possible.

2) I will get in shape BEFORE spring.

3) I will take my vitamins. I had been taking them for a long time. I take them to work in the morning and I take them home at the end of the day.

4) I will strive for 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night.

5) I will put myself first for the first time in many years. Wait a minute, I have
never been first in my life.

6) I will TRY and have a better attitude and enjoy each day. (Today doesn't count. I spilled tomato soup on my white scrub pants and got clipped by another car at lunchtime. I am not filing an insurance report. Just don't feel like dealing with the insurance company, getting a rental car, and putting up with the dealership. They know my car by name. I don't' want to go back there again.)

7) I will make more time for reading. I get into bed every night and start reading and after a page I am ready to turn out the light. I love reading and want to seriously increase the amount of reading material I can devour.

OK I think that is enough for now.

Happy New Year!


T said...

It is never too late for resolutions. Your list has some good ones on there. I wish you all the success. Sounds like you are off to a good start.

I am bad with taking vitamins, and hubby is always harping on me, as I set all of his out every morning, and all the dogs theirs, but never take mine. I need to work on that!

Samurai Beetle said...

Those are some GREAT resolutions! Best of luck. It sounds like a really nice gym.

My word verification is regis, wonder if kelly is next?

Andrea said...

Love your resolutions...and it's never too late to make them! :)

Debbie said...

These all sound great. And I think now is actually a better time for resolutions than during the holiday rush.

Anonymous said...

Those are great resolutions.

I know a lot of people hate gyms, but I absolutely adore mine. As a bonus, they have good childcared so I get to take a mom break and work out. It helps keep me sane.

Neil Bytes said...

You're making resolutions while most people have already broken theirs by now. LOL!