Resolutions

I'm not waiting till New Year's to make my resolutions. I already know what I need to do:

1. Eat right.
2. Sleep right.
3. Exercise right.

If I do all these, I think everything else will pretty much fall into place. Also, unlike most people, I'm not planning to stick to this forever--one week would be good enough. I figure if the one week goes well, I could try it again for a second week. Today I had a healthy breakfast, so guess what? I've already started! Just six and three quarters of a day to go!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow you sure set the bar high. Great resolutions though. I used to make them, but found it discouraging to never follow through. I am seriously considering a "to do list" though in place of a resolution list.

Steve Davis
http://stamperdad.wordpress.com

Wayne said...

I don't do resolutions. I simply eat right, sleep right, excercise right. ;-)

Stephen Parrish said...

I got number two (sleep right) down pretty good, but the others are proving ambitious.

Charles Gramlich said...

Amazing willpower. I never make it through the first day.

plaidearthworm said...

Reach for the stars! I'll cheer you on with a bag of Cheetos in hand. Fitness resolutions never work out for me; I get hungry and cranky. But I do take advantage of all the Lean Cuisine sales those first two weeks!

Travis Erwin said...

I wish you luck, but it would take much more than that for me to make those goals.

Danette Haworth said...

Steve,
I read a good way to make a to-do list: Do things first, then write them on a list and cross them out.

Ha! Wayne! I aspire to your greatness. : )

Stephen,
I find all of them ambitious. When my day is finally done, I stay up too late reading books. During the day, I scrounge. I really do eat rice cakes--just 'cause they're handy and I like that mmm-mmm good artificial cheese flavor. Sometimes I eat nuts. If I'm lucky, there'll be some kind of dinner leftover.

Exercise happens only in cycles for me. It's not a priority, but I am happy even for the cycles. (I sort of leverage them out for the year.)

Virginia Lee said...

Bless your heart, hon.

You do realize that you're doing this BEFORE the end of the year holidays with all the parties and excellent snacks and feasting.

Danette, honey, if I haven't dubbed you one yet, you have now entered the realm of goobdom. I hereby dub thee Goobalou!

Brenda said...

I read somewhere that you can start your resolutions at anytime during the year. This keeps the pressures off of you during the holiday season...

So I start my new resolutions every morning and I do great through lunch, then I have the chocolate bar, drink the soda and am up all night...but not to worry, tomorrow morning comes around every 24 hours...so I only have a few more hours before my new start...begins...grin...

Danette Haworth said...

Charles,
Ha! I know what you mean.

I wonder if I've overstated my goals. What I really meant was eat better, sleep more, and get a little exercise. If I try for more than that, I will be doomed!

Danette Haworth said...

Plaid Earthworm,
Thank you for your cheese-coated cheers! I will make it to the finish line!

Travis,
I don't know why I'm doing this.

Virginia,
Good point! My timing is impeccable, since I plan to end this thing in one week. I like being a Goober.

Brenda,
That is totally me with reading. I cannot put my book down at a decent hour. Except for this week.

Ello said...

I so need to follow these exact same three. It's all about time isn't it? Good luck to you!

courtney said...

Well, those are pretty awesome resolutions are far as resolutions go. I am totally cheerleading you on!

(& just so you know this is volcano-loving courtney! am too lazy to sign into my google account).

Church Lady said...

I love watching other people make resolutions. Sometimes I hang around them and hope some of their willpower rubs off on me. But they usually end up sharing my box of donuts and giving me dirty looks.
;-)

Stella said...

I usually give my resolutions up for Lent (even though I'm not religious). Seems like a goodnuf reason, though.

Mary Witzl said...

Good for you! If you want encouragement, just drop by my place and I'll give it to you. I'm as obnoxious about exercise and good nutrition as a lot of people are about religion or politics. Worse, probably. As a notorious exercise-hound and health freak, and apart from being crazy about chocolate and coffee, I figure I'm already okay on 2/3 of these.

Sadly, the sleep thing completely eludes me. I'm a life-long insomniac.