I am (Not) Resolved

Call me a rebel, but I don’t do resolutions. I know today’s The Day, and everyone’s been happily posting theirs online all morning, but I just can’t.

For me, it never made sense to wait until a certain day to start something. Going to start a diet? Start it. Don’t cheat for two weeks and wait to start on the first Monday of a new month.

So, here are the things I am (not) resolved to do this year (because I already started them):

  1. Exercise more – About a month ago, I started a new fitness program someone recommended to me. I have had five abdominal surgeries, and my stomach’s a wreck. This program is meant for postnatal moms, and while it’s been a year or eight since I last gave birth, I thought it would be perfect for me in my post-c-section-post-appendectomy-post-gallbladder state. I really enjoy it, and so far I have been working out four times a week with this program.
  2. Eat right – last year, I started the Trim Healthy Mama plan (any other THMs in the house)? Anyway, we’ve been eating this way for months now, and while I don’t plan on doing much differently, I am continually growing in my understanding of the concepts and branching out to try new recipes and ingredients. Newsflash: there are zucchini in my fridge that I bought because I like them. I’m not sure what to do with that.
  3. Write more – I am so bad about putting everybody else first. I’ve wiped a lot of things off my plate, so I won’t feel as guilty about spending more time at the computer. I’m finished with National Board Certification (woo hoo!), and I recently sent in my application to be a Google Trainer after finishing my Level 2 certification. There’s not really much standing in my way except, you know, me. So there’s that.
  4. Participate more in the writing community – Ya’ll, I’m bad about reviewing other people’s novels. Which is terrible, since I wish more people would review mine, but that’s neither here nor there. Last month, I’ve started writing a review every time I finish a book unless the author is long since deceased (and considering that I teach literature, that’s a fair concession, I think. Otherwise Shakespeare would be getting all sorts of favorable reviews from some chick in Kentucky).

So what about you? Do you “do” resolutions? If so, what are they?


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