As usual, I have a lengthy list of goals and resolutions for the coming year. I won’t bore you with all of them here, but I did want to share a couple.
First, I am determined to lose some weight and keep it off. I was not careful about what I ate over the Christmas holidays, and now I am paying for it. But January is a great time to make some much-needed changes, so that is what I’m committed to do.
If you are hoping to get in shape in 2017, as well, I invite you to join a private Facebook group I’ve created for the purpose of sharing accountability and encouragement. I call it A Lot to Lose for two reasons:
- Because I’ve set a pretty big goal for myself in terms of pounds I plan to lose
- Because I know there’s a lot at stake in terms of health, energy, and longevity, whether I lose any weight or not
And frankly, when I think about it that way, it seems too high a price to pay for the privilege of eating whatever I want without thought of how it might affect my body.
My second New Year’s goal has to do with my garage. Although I’ve made a little headway in unpacking all the boxes stored there since our recent move, there is still an unsightly pile awaiting sorting.
I’m going to have to spend what spare time I have working on that project, which means less time for blogging until I’m finished. Therefore, I’ll be limiting my posts to once a week until my entire garage is cleared out. (Once I’m done, I celebrate by posting a photo tour of our new place!)
Maybe I can find a way to play these goals off one another. Say, whenever I feel like snacking on something I shouldn’t, I’ll empty another box, instead! That way, my leftover cravings are put to good use! Ha!
Maybe your garage is already organized and you have no trouble maintaining your ideal weight. Still, there’s surely something you’d like to work on in the New Year. If you’ve not already settled on a few goals — and please make them challenging enough to push you outside your comfort zone — here’s a little worksheet that should help get the gears turning: