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Monday, January 31, 2011

January's Resolutions--revisited

For 2011 I decided to go about my resolutions in a different manner.  Instead of making year-long goals, I decided t make goals one month at a time. 
My January 2011 goals were:
1)  To drink enough water
2) To get in some exercise, despite the knees
3) To give praise, kudos, hugs, high 5s and other expressions of positive karma wherever I can.

In terms of water, I've done really well. I'm back to keeping a 16 ounce glass where I sit at the dining room table.  That way each time I sit down for a meal, or even just to do paperwork l I make it a  point to have a whole glass of water.  I also have a glass in two of the three bathrooms. Again, when I use the restroom I have a glass of water.  Those two little changes have made a significant difference in my water consumption.

I didn't do so well on the exercise piece of it. It's been a month of knee and back pain. I'm starting to wonder if I'm getting
arthritis in my knees. Figures, wouldn't it? LOL  So starting tomorrow, it's back to the drawing board with a new
fitness-based resolution.

For goal #3, I wanted to spread gratitude, praise, hugs and general good karma. It's been so heartwarming.  Making someone else feel good, making them smile, making them feel valued just flat out makes me feel good. I'm going to keep this resolution around permanently! 

So in a day or two I'll post my February resolutions. I also have a couple posts in the pipeline showcasing some recent cakes, a piece in praise of going nude (with shoes that is), and some adorable fingerprint jewelry.

1 comment:

  1. Swimming. I joined a gym with a heated pool, therapy pool, and a hot tub because I knew I couldn't just "start working out", I needed to drop some weight and get used to moving again. No knee pain, no back pain, and even started to notice less ache when I wasn't in the pool as well. Plus, water next to your skin helps hydrate you with the drinking the water as well.

    Just my 2 penny comment...