I Resolve... to Stick to My 2011 Resolutions with Gimmees
The books have closed on another year and it’s time to start off 2011 with a fresh slate. What will your resolution be? Will you organize your kitchen cabinet? Drink more water? Lose 10 pounds? Spend more time with family and loved ones? Resolutions are wonderful, but it’s easy to see why after a week or two most get abandoned. People make resolutions with the best of intentions but setting your goals too high can set you up for failure. Start with a tiny hill to get over before you put on your hiking boots to get over the mountain. Instead of heading out the door to run a marathon, start small. Get a jump rope and a yoga mat to start your resolution off right. Try a pilates class. Go for a swim at an indoor pool with a new pair of porpoise swim goggles. Take your pooch for a few laps around the block. Take baby steps to get yourself going and within a few weeks, you may find that you have stuck to that New Year’s resolution – long after most people have bailed.