Long ago, I made a New Year's resolution to stop making New Year's resolutions. You know the drill. Resolution: "Starting January 1, I will change my careless eating habits, get off the couch, and maintain a healthy diet while getting regular exercise, in order to lose 25 pounds." Sound familiar?
Then reality sets in. By January 7, a week after your resolution kicked in, you are so sore from your "exercise" that you can barely get out of bed and make it down the steps for your pathetic little bowl of Special K. Plus, your dog and cat find new places to hide from you because you're so cranky from being hungry and hurting all the time. That, in a nutshell is why I stopped making New Year's resolutions. I've found that making significant lifestyle changes work better when they kick in during the summer months. It might have something to do with the weather being more accommodating.