Resolve to be healthy this year
I’m going to be honest in this post. I did my share of backsliding in 2008 and now I’m going to work hard in 2009 to be a healthier person. I need to lose some more weight, and I need to add activity back into my life. It seems that it didn’t take much time at all to lose a habit I had developed and maintained for nearly two years—daily exercise.
This year, I’m resolving to get that habit back. Exercise is one of the simplest ways you can improve your health and fitness level. Walking, running, all those activities were easier when I was maintaining an active lifestyle.
One way I’m going to accomplish my goals is to begin using my Home Management Tips Calorie and Food Log Spreadsheet again. I didn’t use it much in 2008, but now that I’m gearing up to lose more weight, I know it will give me the motivation and accountability I need to keep me on track in 2009. My Simply Daily Food Log can also keep up with a daily calorie count, but I want to be able to watch my progress on pretty charts and graphs.
This year, I’ve also convinced my husband to try losing some weight with me. What helped me convince him to participate? John Tesh does a radio program called Intelligence for Your Life. On one particular night Tesh was discussing how to be successful at keeping your New Year’s Resolutions going. He mentioned that losing weight with a partner made you much more likely to succeed. We were both listening to that program that night, so when I wanted to convince my husband to participate in my efforts to lose some weight, I told him I really needed his help and we would both be more likely to stick to it if we did it together. He agreed. I don’t know how much John Tesh had to do with it, but I sure don’t think it hurt anything to have someone backing me up.
What about you? Do you want to lose weight or become more active? What have you resolved to do this year that will have the biggest impact on your health?