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Paige Waehner

Vote: Are you making health or weight loss resolutions for 2013?

By January 7, 2013

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Making New Year's Resolutions that we know we'll struggle to keep come February is an American tradition. For example, one year, I made a promise (which sounds less serious than resolution) to become an enthusiastic and proficient cook. At this time, I can say that I've become more proficient - if by proficient, you mean less likely to burn everything beyond recognition. I've pretty much given up on the 'enthusiastic' part.

This year, I haven't made any specific promises to myself, but I have decided that there's one resolution all of us should make. One that can actually lead to all the things we really want in life - Weight loss, more energy, better sleep, less stress and shiny, manageable hair. That is: Taking care of ourselves. Taking care of ourselves may be the hardest promise to keep because it means resting when you're tired, dealing with your emotions rather than avoiding them or eating them away, exercising your body and learning how to cope with stress.

There are lots of other things in there, too, but those are the big ones and the ones we often deny ourselves.

So, thinking about that, are you making resolutions for the coming year? If you had to pick one thing you really wanted to work on, what would it be? Vote in this week's poll and tell us about your plans for the coming year.

January 7, 2013 at 10:16 am
(1) itsme says:

I’m just going to maintain what I have been doing the last 2 years, I love where I am.

January 9, 2013 at 11:47 am
(2) LKS says:

I’m focusing on small, measurable goals, one at a time, to arrive at a healthier place. e.g. “Eat two servings of fruit every day.” After that’s in place every day, try, “Eat three servings of vegetables every day.” Then, maybe, “Expand my four 30-minute workouts per week to five 30-minute workouts.” A little at a time, I want to get healthier.

January 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm
(3) Cathy says:

I’ve returned to the gym to start walking the treadmill after an absence of three years. I am not calling it an New Year’s resolution — I’m just doing an activity I’ve enjoyed in the past, and I’m committing to a regular routine of exercise.

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