It’s about that time of the month where 98% of the people have bailed on their New Year’s resolutions. Only about 10% even remember what those resolutions were anyway. And most of those resolutions were made while people were slightly hung over from a hard night of bring in the 2013. The first in a log time without Dick Clark.
The first week of January at my Health Club is always very crowded. All these new people fresh from setting New Year’s goals for themselves and writing a big membership check hit the equipment, pool, and exercise classes with the zeal of a Marine hitting Omaha beach. But today when I went to the health club they were all gone.
I’m not sure where they all went but I’m afraid they bailed on their “Get More Fit” New Year’s resolution.
According to the US Government the top New Year’s resolutions include “Drink Less Alcohol”, “Eat Healthy Food”, and “Get A Better Job”. Are you surprised that drinking less is number one? I’m not. That nice government site even includes handy links to help you get started on your way to achieving your resolution.
By now I’ll bet the hits on those web sites has slowed down.
It’s so easy to get dismayed, distracted, and demotivated when it comes to those traditional New Year’s resolutions. That’s why I would like to suggest a set of more easily achievable resolutions that might even be more fun.
1) Drink more wine – This is a good one now that drinkable wine is available for as little a $3 a bottle.
2) Sleep more – If you are only getting seven or eight hours of sleep every night go for ten and see how that changes your perspective. Sure you may have to go to beed at 8PM but the benefits could be incredible.
3) Eat only food from Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives list – This guy have found places in most states where you can get a meal that is positively wonderful. Most are made with fresh ingredients and most a deep fried. There is even a list by state.
Let me know if you can’t keep those resolutions. And there’s no expensive health club fees involved.