Not a New Year’s Resolution


I don’t make New Year’s resolutions and I rarely set goals. I know those who succeed in life at many things do set goals, I just always end up disappointing myself by not following through. But this past year, as difficult as it was, taught me an important lesson – go with your gut. So I decided that I want to par down my weight and get into better shape. That’s not a resolution, it’s a personal goal, but not one I feel I have to keep, though…now that I’ve put it out there for others to read…

Anyway, after belonging to a gym for 15+ years, and using the pool often and rarely doing much else, I decided to meet with a fitness trainer and I have to say I got the perfect match. He’s also a physiotherapist. Why’s that important? Well, let’s just say I was armed with several reports from X-Rays and CT scans. But the point is, he can provide me with a workout that won’t compromise my physical issues (bad back and a host of small things) and maybe even make them better, while helping me to meet my weight loss target.

I had my first session (gratis  trial) tonight and decided to continue with it. So, diet and exercise, though totally cliché in January of any year, are part of my routine now. I figure if nothing else it may increase the positive endorphins which, I understand, may actually give me a feeling of euphoria, or at least a more positive outlook during the bleak, cold days of winter. And so yet another lame cliché: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Are you doing something new this year?

8 thoughts on “Not a New Year’s Resolution

  1. Veronica Leonard January 8, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Nice. Love the new look of the blog site too. Who is doing your graphics?


  2. Images by Ceci January 8, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    Great way to work through the fog. Enjoy the journey.


  3. Suzanne Boles January 9, 2014 / 3:24 am

    Thanks Veronica. It’s a WordPress template. I’m using the free WordPress site for my blog. I saw the template, tried it out and love it.


  4. Lauryn January 9, 2014 / 4:09 am

    Yay that’s awesome Suzanne! You are a strong and beautiful woman – keep your head up and keep trying new things – deep breaths and positive thoughts. All the best : )


  5. Doreen Pendgracs January 9, 2014 / 5:41 am

    Good luck with your fitness goals, Suzanne. Whether we call them goals or resolutions, I think it’s important to have a focus. I certainly don’t believe in being rigid. Flexibility is my middle name! But without a clear vision/focus/intent, too often we’re just spinning our wheels.


  6. Suzanne Boles January 9, 2014 / 6:11 am

    Glad you were able to leave a comment Doreen. Thanks for your insight. I know you are a goal setter. I admire those who do it and stick to it. I’m more of a “wait to see how the world intervenes” type of person. Not very focused and yes, spins the wheels a lot.


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