|New Year's Aftermath|
I actually look forward to New Year's Resolutions. They give me hope for something better in the new year. Once a resolution is chosen, it remains to be seen whether I will actually follow through. My track record is not good, but the year always starts out with promise.
The key to picking a good new year's resolution is to find one that you look forward to completing. This makes working out a bad new years resolution for me. I rarely look forward to working out, but I do look forward to specific activities that involve working out. Playing a sport, walking or running with a friend, and even taking on my daughter on "Just Dance" are work out options for me that don't feel like work. I have a much better track record of completing "work out" resolutions when they don't involve a generic amount of type at the gym. Those will fizzle out for me by February.
A new resolution we are making as a family this year is to have at least one family fun day a month. I am hoping most months we are able to squeeze in more than that, but we will make sure at least one day happens!
Another healthy resolution that doesn't involve working out, does involve medication. I am notorious about taking myself off prescribed medication early. This tactic makes flare ups worse when they happen. So, this year I am resolving to stay on prescribed medication for the period it is prescribed. Seems easy enough, but we will see how this one goes.