New Year's Resolutions 2016

Same old, same old

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Happy New Year! We're still recovering from last night's festivities, but I have been thinking about my New Year's resolutions a bit. It's not difficult. One thing about my New Year's resolutions, I'm consistent. I always resolve to do the same things and I rarely accomplish them. Take a look at my 2015 resolutions, for instance, four simple items …

Resolved for 2015 ...

  1. Lose some weight by eating healthier (and less!) and avoiding junk food
  2. Exercise regularly … especially back exercises
  3. Finish and publish another book … a cookbook, maybe?
  4. Be kinder and better-natured – I have the propensity to be more cranky the older I get

Sad to report, these resolutions look suspiciously the same as 2014, 2013 and 2012. Had I resolved to gain 10 pounds this year, not finish a book and exercise irregularly or not at all, I'd be happily resolved and totally pleased with myself. I'd still be working on the kinder, better-natured item.

So for 2016, I'm really getting down to business and the list is a little longer. Resolved …

  1. Lose weight … eat less, eat healthy, less alcohol, blah, blah, blah
  2. Exercise … walk, floor exercises, blah, blah, blah
  3. Finish a book … I have four started. You'd think with a whole year before me, I could get one finished, huh?
  4. Work on the new website. I have a mental block using the new software. I need to get past it. I was thinking if I promised myself a tasty snack every time I finished a page, that would be a good incentive, but then resolution #1 goes out the window again. An unresolved conundrum!
  5. Continue writing a daily blog … this one's easy that's why I included it.
  6. Be kinder, gentler and better natured … one can only accomplish so much in a year's time, but I plan to keep trying.

This year, David added his own resolutions …

  1. Eat healthy and smaller portions
  2. Write a blog once a week
  3. Finish a book
  4. Quit smoking

“But, David, you haven't smoked since 1980.”

“Yeah, I figured I needed a ringer.”

Check back in about a year...we'll see how we did.

Please resolve to travel with us in 2016.

Happy New Year everyone!