I know some people wait to make a resolution until a week or so into the new year. I’m not personally one to make resolutions; they just bring too quickly to mind the awful “I WILL lose weight” mantras which dominated many of my new years in the past; creating more and more disappointment as I set myself up each time to be a failure.
So in the spirit of trying other adventures I found someone suggesting instead making 2010 a year of “52 adventures“. With the thought that never should you hold off for a thinner tomorrow what you can do already today I wanted to pass the link along as a suggestion and also a reminder that life doesn’t have to wait for any particular weight (hah, see what I did there? Ahhh I’m such a clever writer sometimes…)
For myself I still think of the “adventures” as being too reminiscent of those weight-challenge lists I made as recently as 2 years ago (drop waist size to this number, get weight to this number, etc) so I will leave it to those who don’t fear it triggering such a weight-loss mania. Though some of the lists people are creating are generating some very interesting ideas: Carve something out of wood, Pick fruit, Make a French recipe.
However, I am toying with endeavoring to read one book a week as it seems reasonable and fun and vaguely job related as I am a librarian. Currently I’m reading “Life is not a dress size” and “The Arkadians” and should have some reflections on those very soon to share. I still hesitate to call it a resolution but maybe I can make it a fun challenge for the year instead? Is that the same as calling a diet a lifestyle change?
What sort of adventures would you like to have this year that may even have to do with your own personal health or fitness but yet are not so tied to simple calorie reduction diets and over-exercise mantras?