Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose-Resolutions

This Week's prompt is: Resolutions

I resolve to--  The steady stream of Christmas carols on the radio has been replaced by a myriad of ads telling us that we MUST resolve to change the way we eat, what we drive, where we go for dinner, even what underwear to  buy.  With all the hype, the idea of resolutions has been watered down to just a passing fad.  It seems that we don't have to use any thought process to find out on what we need to focus.  So it's hard for me to make a meaningful resolution and just as hard for others to believe that I really do mean it.
I try and make some goals that I want to work toward in the new year.  I list them, figure out how to achieve them, tell my friends, and track my progress.  I know some days, I won't make progress, or might even slip back a step or two, but it is a journey and I keep slogging along.  This past year, I had a goal of losing weight--I lost about 50 pounds, and exercising more--I joined a gym and go six times a week.  I also had wanted to spend more time on my art--that has been hit and miss.  

So I do set goals, evaluate them regularly, adapt them to my current situation, and try to remember that if I fail doing one, today I can try again.  It's okay to fail, it's not okay to just give up without a fight.


  1. Congratulations on the weight loss. The next goal will be to keep it off which I consider the hard part.

  2. Congratulations - your "goals" sound a lot like my "plans" - glad you're making progress!

  3. Great post! and congrats on the weight loss.....
    I like the theory of not giving up... but sometimes that is easier said than done...

    Happy New Year and thanks for Pondering with me!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss- that is never easy to do, is it? I hope you have such good success with this next year's resolutions. Blessings- xo Diana

  5. We only fail when we fail to try . . . :)

  6. I too should spend more time on my creative pursuits, blogging is about the extent of it right now.

    Visiting from Pondering with a Purpose.

  7. With a great plan like yours, who needs a resolution? Congrats on getting healthier by going to the gym and loosing so much weight. I am almost certain that you will also get your art going.

    This is my pondering this week @ ImagesByCW

  8. Sounds like you had a good year of keeping to your resolutions.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My New Year's Resolution