August 5


My Health and Fitness New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

By Prisqua

August 5, 2011

New Year resolutions

Is there something harder than compelling every single New Year’s resolution? I know I never succeed! At least, not all of them. Last year I could fulfill one (keeping regular postings on my blog), but before it was March I had pretty much given up on the rest. And I think I know why. Keep on reading and let me know if you agree.

My Health and Fitness New Year's Resolutions for 2011I believe that, when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we definitely set our goal way too high. For example, last year I said I wanted to lose 10 kilos (I guess I was carrying some holiday weight. I don’t remember…). Days passed, then they became weeks, and months… it was already spring and my weight was still experiencing its ups and downs… so I said that’s it”. I gave up, and I crossed the resolution from my list. However, I still managed to lose a good 5 kilos during the spring and the summer. Did I fail? Or was it that I was going for an unrealistic goal from the beginning?

This year, I decided to make a change. I have split my resolutions in four parts each (one for each trimester), so I can keep up and, in the worst of events, I still won’t lose all the resolution, but just a part, in case I’m late with my schedule. As the Romans would say, divide and conquer! By the way, I read somewhere that it was the Romans who came up with all the New Year’s resolutions and stuff. I wonder if they could accomplish their better than we do today, and I guess not. For example,

New year’s Resolution #1: Lose weight (10 kilos)

1. Cut down sugar by eating only fruit for dessert.
2. Go for a 50 minute walk at last three times a week.
3. Join the gym and attend twice a week –maybe give up walking as the weather gets hotter.
4. Attend a third time at the gym.

Oh, and another thing: I’m going for just five resolutions. They are easy to keep track off, and they are much less than last year (when I would make the scary number of… 30!). This also is meant to set for a realistic goal.

So without further delay, I leave you with my New Year’s resolutions for 2011!

1. Lose weight as always, LOL
2. Make contact with my old friends from school with Facebook, I have no more excuses!
3. Learn to play a musical instrument I’ve got an old guitar in my basement that is asking to be played!
4. Read at least four great books I’m not very fond on reading, but I wish this would change, and I believe setting this goal may really get me to gain a new habit.
5. Start doing some volunteer work.

Well, that’s it! I really hope I can make it this time! How about you? What are your resolutions for 2011?

Happy New Year!


About the author

Coffee in the mornings is a must! I hunt and shoot aliens as therapy a few hours every day. Work sometimes demands that I tweet, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. I never leave home without my 5 inch stilettos, iPhone and of course a possible good story.

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