When 2010 rolled around a month ago, I made some goals. Now, I didn’t write them down. Or tell anyone about them. And actually, I didn’t really do anything about them until yesterday. Is it a bad sign when you don’t really act on your New Year’s Resolutions until February? Does that doom me to failure?
Like 99.9% of Americans, one of my goals this year is to eat healthier and go to the gym. I now have a whole day and a half under my belt. And, I’m feeling pretty good about myself. Yesterday, when I made cookies, I only ate ONE. Well, if you don’t count the one I ate later. But, still, two is pretty good. I’m going to work on the “not making cookies at all” part at a later date. Baby steps.
And, I’ve even been to the gym two days in a row. I rock. I have to admit that I have been using my sprained ankle as an excuse to not go to the gym. Yes, I know I sprained it the beginning of December. It hurt, darn it! I read in an article that in the month of January, gym related injuries are at their highest for the whole year. Apparently, a bunch of people who never work out go to the gym (as part of their New Year’s Resolutions) and then proceed to fall off the treadmill or drop heavy weights on their feet. So, not only did I go to the gym two days in a row, but I DIDN’T FALL OFF THE TREADMILL. Although, to be honest, I don’t run on the treadmill for that very reason. I’m pretty sure I would lose my balance and land on my backside. I’m coordinated like that.
All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about my progress. I’m determined that my diet will have more food groups than just chocolate. And, it’s probably safer to start working out in February. There is way less of a chance that I will be injured by someone dropping a weight on my foot or running into me as they fall off their treadmill. 🙂 Wish me luck!