New Year New Who?

So 2012 is over and done with and now we ring in 2013.  What does that mean for me?  What does that mean for you?

For me it has been a time of reflection.  A time to look back on the good and bad of the last year.  A time for me to decide what to do with the decisions I have made and where to go from here. 

Resolutions…..seems like everyone is making them.  I have decided that resolutions do not work.  We all make those promises to ourselves that we will do more exercise, eat better, spend more time with the family, but then after 2 to 3 weeks of a very concentrated effort we fall off the wagon, promising next week we will do better.  Unfortunately next week never comes.  So this year, I resolved (LOL) not to do resolutions, but to make goals.  I am going to set myself up this year with a very graduated and methodical plan.  Keeping in mind that there are markers that need to be met, these must be a challenge but attainable at the same time.  If you set your goals to high, you are destine to fail as you will never be able to reach them. 

Goals this year are important.  My particular goals include being healthier, by making healthier decisions, including physical activity in my daily routine.  I also have goals of learning a foreign language, and working in my garden more.

What are your goals this year?  What benchmarks have you set for yourself?  What do you think of resolutions?  Just a few questions you may want to ask yourself.