For the past few years I’ve stopped myself from making any resolutions. I don’t know whether it was my extreme youth or half heartedness when making previous resolutions that caused me to fail each year. I’m not sure if this is a purely American thing but every January it seems that every gym in the country has 10 times more commercials than usual attempting to get people who resolved to lose weight to sign a year long contract before said people go back to Krispy Kreme in February. New Year’s resolutions seemed like an empty promise people made to themselves, but this year I’m feeling differently.
This year I’m feeling motivated and think a New Year’s resolution is the kick in the pants I need to keep doing what I’ve already started. Being out of classes and not working much I’ve kind of gotten lazy about a lot of things I started this year. I did finally volunteer at a great no- cage, no-kill animal shelter by my house and do some reading for my thesis next semester but that’s about it. I’ve gained back 4 lbs sitting around the house eating latkes and watching every daytime tv show.
So I’m resolving to:
- Get my diet back on track with lots of yummy fruits and veggies
- Continue volunteering at least once a month at the animal shelter
- Starting January, post to this blog at least every other Friday
- Keep up my recycling and upcycling
- Stop panicking about grad school applications
I’m going to keep this post short, sweet, and to the point. I will have a new post up by January 6 at the latest!
Are you going to make any resolutions for 2012?