Journal Entry: Jan 7, 2022
Well I’ve started the new year off pretty good. I made a few new year’s resolutions and so far I’m sticking with them. Well, close enough. I’m reading more – at least 10 pages of a good book. I’ve almost finished my first book. Another goal I have is to drink 8 glasses of water every day. I am so grateful someone suggested adding lemon to it. It makes drinking water so much easier. It’s so much more refreshing. For my body I came up with a floor exercise routine comprised of 20 simple stretches. I can’t believe how inflexible I’ve become. It’s depressing to think that at my age there are some days I can hardly touch my toes. Urgggg
And I also committed to using the rowing machine I bought last Christmas that I hardly used. My resolution is to row 10 minutes 6 days a week. That seems so doable!!
Gosh it feels so good to turn that calendar page from 2021 to 2022. Wow! Did I need a change. New Years always reminds me of a fresh start, a new chapter. Boy was I ready for that this year. I have to say on one hand I’m filled with optimism. But then on the other there is a part of me that wonders how long my optimism will last. How long will I be able to hold out that this year will be better than last year? I remember so many years where I wimped out on my resolutions. I fell back into my old habits and ended up at the end of the year not much farther along.
I think this year might be different though. I’m keeping my resolutions simple and with a little wiggle room. I’m giving myself parameters instead of hard fast rules. It’s ok if I miss a day with something. Just not two days in a row. That seems to take the pressure off and my goals seem so much more realistic. If I thought about it there aren’t that many things I do absolutely every day, except maybe brush my teeth. I think giving myself a little wiggle room makes me more motivated to keep working my goals and not give up. At least that’s how I feel after the first week. Let’s see how I did come next December.