We are now FOUR months into the New Year of 2012! Hard to believe. Do you even remember if you made New Years Resolutions? Mine are hard to forget because I blogged about them! “New Years Resolutions or Changing our Habits”
My January update, “New Years Resolutions January Update” was brief and focused on what I was doing to keep on track. We all need to make choices that keep us moving in the right direction.
I did an update about my resolutions at the end of February. That update was all about the debate over frozen vegetables, “Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Verses Fresh.” I want to eat more vegetables this year.
Considering all of the upheavals in my life I think I’m doing very well in working towards my goals. Unfortunately goals are supposed to be measurable and if I actually measure how I’m doing I don’t see any progress.
Yes I’ve parked my car further away from the store, racking up extra walking time. I’ve picked the salad bar over the deep fried food. I’ve eaten more veggies and had more water to drink. But the scale hasn’t moved downward. Perhaps I should be happy that it hasn’t moved upwards!
I’ve spent hours and hours sitting in the hospital with family. I’ve eaten much more processed and fast food than I normally do. I have almost given up hope of exercising regularly again. Having multiple sick family members means I truly haven’t had time to make the healthy choices that take extra time. But I can tell you what salad I order at several popular fast food restaurants.
During a weekend event in April I ended up walking quite a bit. How much? I don’t know. Enough that my feet really hurt. My friend had a pedometer and said we were averaging 14 miles a day! Hard to believe. So in an effort to keep track of my walking I’ve bought a pedometer. Here’s an article on Medicine Net about buying a pedometer. The part of the article I found most useful was the section on checking pedometer accuracy. So the first day I owned it I kept resetting my steps to zero to check it’s accuracy.
My plan for May is to keep track of my steps/miles walked and instead of trying to walk 14 miles a day, find a number I can work into my daily life. That’s how I’m making my New Years Resolutions a priority in May. How are you making your New Years Resolutions a priority?